Researcher, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Kostas Latoufis is an electrical engineer with a specialization in off-grid renewable energy systems and with an experience of over 10 years in the energy sector. After completing his electrical and electronic engineering degree at the Imperial College of London he commenced work as a renewable energy researcher in the Smart Grids Research Unit (SmartRUE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is currently pursuing a PhD on locally manufactured small wind energy technologies. He has co-founded the Rural Electrification Research Group (RurERG) of the NTUA, a group that conducts interdisciplinary research with the aim of providing open source technical solutions on small wind and pico-hydro systems for rural energy access. He has carried out several off-grid renewable energy installations in Greece and in rural development projects in Central America, South Asia and East Africa and is currently a member of the executive board of the WindEmpowerment association.