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Simon Funcke


Simon Funcke

Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg
Zentrum für Erneuerbare Energien, ZEE
Tennenbacher Straße 4
79106 Freiburg

Tel.: +49 (0)761 203 3792
Fax: +49 (0)761 203 3690
E-mail: simon.funcke@zee.uni-freiburg.de
Web: www.zee.uni-freiburg.de

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Germany, Münster


10/2008 - 04/2011 M.Sc. Renewable Energy Management, University of Freiburg
10/2005 - 09/2008 B.Sc. Environmental Sciences, Leuphana University Lüneburg


Practical and scientific experience

05/2009 - 08/2011 Scientific assistant at ZEE, University Freiburg. Research projects "RE-Regions: Socio-Ecology of Self-Sufficiency" and "Municipal added Value of Renewable Energies".

08/2009 - 10/2009 Internship at the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ). Research on emerging biomass markets, especially wood pellets.

02 & 03/2008 Internship at the Energy Agency North Rhine-Westphalia. Public-private partnership campaign for wood pellets.


Ruppert-Winkel, C.; Hauber, J.; Aretz, A.; Funcke, S; Kress, M.; Noz, S.; Salecki, S.; Schlager, P. & Stablo, J. (2013): Cooperative Local Energy Transitions. A Guide for Socially Just and Ecologically Sound Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency - with an Emphasis on Bioenergy. ZEE Working Paper 06 - 2013. (Link)

Funcke, S. (2012): Municipal Added Value through Solar Power Systems in the City of Freiburg. In: Sustainability 4 (5), p. 819–839. (Link)

Hauber, J. & Funcke, S. (2012): How to Handle the Complex World of Renewable Energies? In: Alejandro Pelfini, Gastón Fulquet and Adrián Beling (Eds.): La energía de los emergentes. Innovación y cooperación para la promoción de energías renovables en el Sur Global. Argentina: Teseo, p. 125–143.

Hirschl, B.; Aretz, A.; Prahl, A.; Böther, T.; Heinbach, K.; Pick, D. & Funcke, S. (2010): Kommunale Wertschöpfung durch Erneuerbare Energien. Schriftenreihe des IÖW 196/10, Berlin. (Link)

Poster Presentation

Funcke, S. & Bauknecht, D. (2012): The future of electricity systems: Connecting the economic-technological question with discourses and actors in the political arena. Shown at International School on Energy Systems 2012, 01st to 05th of October 2012, Kloster Seeon, Germany.

Research Interests

  • Discourses and actors in the field of renewable energies
  • Regional/ local socio-economic effects of the deployment of renewable energies
  • Support schemes for renewable energies
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