Johannes Bernreuter, founder and head of Bernreuter Research, is an experienced observer of the polysilicon and solar industries. Because of his diligent research, clear style and unbiased approach, Bernreuter has become one of the most reputable photovoltaic journalists in Germany.

Long-standing specialized journalist

Since 1999 Bernreuter has been following the development of the solar industry: At first he worked as an associate editor at the German trade journal Photon for five years. There he covered the topics market developmentresearch and technology as well as energy politics. In the fall of 2004, Bernreuter started as a free-lance author and analyst, specializing in specific technology areas of the solar industry.

Analyses on polysilicon production since 2001

As early as 2001, Bernreuter authored his first analysis of the upcoming polysilicon bottleneck and alternative production processes. Major polysilicon market surveys followed in 2005 and 2006. You can download these articles as a free PDF in our library.

In order to analyze the booming polysilicon industry through in-depth market research and publish comprehensive market reports, Bernreuter founded Bernreuter Research in 2008. The 2010 premiere edition of The Who's Who of Solar Silicon Production instantly scored high in editorial reviews and customer opinions.

Reputation for accurate research

Bernreuter's experience is reflected in almost 200 magazine articles. Thanks to them, he has attained a reputation for extremely accurate research. In the solar industry and beyond, readers therefore highly regard his publications. That can be seen in the large amount of positive feedback. Bernreuter's focus on facts and his ability to make technological information understandable has earned him several journalistic awards.

Solid, diverse education

The know-how of Johannes Bernreuter rests upon a classic journalistic education. Thanks to interdisciplinary studies in economics and humanities at the University of Würzburg (Germany) and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California (USA), he has received diverse training: in dealing with economic data as well as in the careful analysis of complex connections.

Johannes Bernreuter, founder and head of Bernreuter Research