YZ Consulting was founded by Yannick Zapf after he had spent over a decade in various management roles within the renewable energy sector in Europe, South Africa and Australia. Yannick is a renewables all-rounder with a strong background in both commercial and engineering aspects.
As Head of C&I solar PV for specialist engineering consultancy Clean Technology Partners, Yannick previously led a team of engineers and project managers to advance the uptake of solar PV in Australia. Having joined in its early stages, Yannick played a key role in growing the business significantly. Later on, as Head of Sales, Yannick focused on services for large-scale solar, wind and storage projects.
As a technical Project Manager at Germany’s largest wind energy developer and operator, WPD, Yannick had previously established expertise in project development for onshore wind projects.
Yannick is passionate about making a contribution to his community and is involved in several start-up incubators as a mentor, keeping his finger on the pulse of the renewable energy industry in Australia and internationally.