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Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Teske joined the Institute for Sustainable Futures in October 2015 – he has over 20 years’ of experience as an engineer who specializes in renewable energy systems; energy infrastructural analysis and market integration.

Sven has extensive international experience project managing and providing specialist advise on projects across China, Japan, India and Australia in both a rural and urban context. Sven was instrumental in establishing The IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP). IRELP is the central hub for renewable energy education and training, currently offering free access to a global database of more than 3,000 workshops, courses, degree and certificate programmes, webinars and training guides.

Dr Teske is an internationally recognised expert. Sven is a member of several panels including Japanese Renewable Energy Foundation and has published over 50 special reports about renewable energies including the “Energy [R]evolution series, the “Global Wind Energy Outlook" and "Solar Generation – a solar photovoltaic market review”.

• Energy modelling
• Renewable Energy
• Smart grids
• International renewable market development

- Lead author for the IPCC Special Report Renewables (Chapter 10: Scenario analysis/ published 2011)
- Member of the expert review committee for the IEA World Energy Outlook 2010 and 2011
- Member of the advisory panel of the Japanese Renewable Energy Foundation


  • 2005–2011
    Lead Author SRREN, IPCC