Background and activities

Stanislas (born in 1986, French citizen) is currently undertaking an Industrial Ph.D. together with the company Multiconsult and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Trondheim) on Hybridization of Hydropower Plants with Floating PV: Design and Optimization.

From January to June 2020, Stanislas conducted a research stay at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

His Ph.D. work, started in spring 2019, is part of the Electricity Markets and Energy System Planning (EMESP) Research Group at the Department of Electric Power Engineering. Main supervisor: Prof. Magnus Korpås. Co-supervisor: Prof. Ole-Morten Midtgård. Industrial supervisor: Dr. Bjørn Thorud. Industrial co-supervisor: Dr. Bjarne Børresen.

Stanislas graduated a M.Sc. in Energy Systems and Renewable Energy in 2010 (University of Corsica, France, and University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain).

He is a core member of Multiconsult’s solar energy advisory team since 2013, specializing in solar PV projects in emerging markets: feasibility, due diligence, development, planning, assistance in procurement, design, yield assessments, structuring, engineering, construction supervision and commissioning. He started working with solar PV in 2008. The projects he has been working on have ranged from off-grid systems to utility-scale solar power plants for several hundred MW. He has extensive experience with grid-connected solar projects on C&I rooftops, ground-mounted and floating.

Previously, Stanislas has worked as Project Manager for the development of solar PV plants on C&I rooftops on IPP basis in Montpellier, France. He has also worked two years as Project Coordinator in the Department for Scientific Cooperation of the Embassy of France in Norway, where he has been active in setting and operationalizing high-quality R&D projects.

In addition to a wide range of projects in Norway, all related to solar PV, Stanislas has extensive international experience from solar projects ranging from Eastern/Southern Africa and Central/Southeast Asia to Antarctica. His solar energy competence is matched by his language skills in French, English, Spanish and Norwegian.

Countries of work experience: France, Ireland, Spain, Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Turkey, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Seychelles, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Antarctica.

Stanislas has also been board member of the Norwegian Solar Energy Association as well as Engineers Without Borders Norway (IUG), where he still leads the technical group Renewables. He has been awarded the prizes "Norway’s Young Consultant of the Year" by the Norwegian Association of Consulting Engineers (RIF) in 2017 and "Europe’s Young Professional of the Year" by the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) in 2018.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database


  • Merlet, Stanislas; Korpås, Magnus; Thorud, Bjørn. (2021) Operational Constraints of Hybrid Hydropower-Connected Floating PV Projects. EU PVSEC 2021 – 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition.


  • Merlet, Stanislas; Thorud, Bjørn; Korpås, Magnus. (2020) A Global Review of Hybrid Hydropower-Connected Floating PV Projects: Research, Status, Opportunities and Challenges. European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition 37th EU PVSEC 2020.



  • Granum, Christian; Asklund, Kim Ove; Merlet, Stanislas; Midtgård, Ole-Morten. (2014) Distribution Grid Photovoltaic Systems in a Norwegian Context. 4th International Workshop on Integration of Solar into Power Systems.