Karazhanov Smagul Yanabergenovich was born on December 30, 1963 in Muynak district of the Kyrgyz Republic. In the period from 1981 to 1986, he graduated from the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of Nukus State University with a degree in physics. In 1993, he successfully defended his thesis on the topic “Photoelectric and Electromagnetic Compatibility of Photovoltaic Modules and Photovoltaic Systems”, in 2003 at the Physicotechnical Institute in Tashkent. He is currently Professor of Energy and Technology in Oslo, Norway.