Eberhard Waffenschmidt (Prof. Dr. Ing.) received a degree in electronic engineering and Ph.D. degree at RWTH Technical University, Aachen, Germany. From 1995 to 2011, he was employed at Philips Research, Aachen, Germany, finally as a senior scientist. Since 2011, he is a Professor of Electrical Power Grids at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany. There, he participates in the Cologne-Institute for Renewable Energy (CIRE). He is an IEEE-member since 2005, meanwhile becoming a Senior Member. He is currently a Chairman of the Solarenergie-Förderverein Deutschland e.V. (SFV, Society to Promote Solar Energy Germany), Aachen, Germany. His current research interests include identifying and removing obstacles on the way to a 100% use of renewable energy.