Nick Harder is a PhD Student who studied Petroleum Engineering in his bachelor. Now he is working on Grid Integration at INATECH at the University of Freiburg.Read More
Solar Boat Twente wants to contribute to a sustainable future by designing and building an innovative solar boat and joining solar boat races.Read More
Country’s first private solar energy grid brings hope to a local community and wins acclaimed international Ashden Awards for Humanitarian Energy.Read More
We welcomed our new students from all over the world! The map shows their locations; we are thrilled to have such an international student profile.Read More
Electric vehicles are a key technology to reduce air pollution in densely populated areas and a promising option to contribute to energy diversification.Read More
In the second article of the series, Mr Wissenz dwells on how solar thermal energy brings many mitigation benefits as well as education opportunities.Read More
Solar Fire Concentration’s CEO, Eerik Wissenz, discusses the importance of innovative and ambitious business models related to new uses of solar energy.Read More
There are various methods to detect failures and defects in a PV system. This article explores the positive and negative aspects of these methods.Read More
Prepare for stories of light, power, and difference. This is a show about people, pride of place, centering voices from the margins in fun stories of light.Read More
PV Magazine has a new agenda: the UP initiative. Through the UP initiative, PV Magazine plans to discuss issues of sustainability in the PV world. #UPrisingRead More
Undoubtedly 2020 will go down in history as the year of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In this situation, how do we tackle a pandemic and ongoing climate crisis?Read More
Online or offline, distant, or close whichever exam you are preparing for, here are some quick tips that can help you prepare for an exam efficiently.Read More
If you are in academia, you probably want your research to generate positive impressions and have an influence on other researchers and possibly on the world.Read More
Back in June, Global Solar Council had a webinar about how to "build back better" with the contribution of solar energy in the post-COVID-19 world.Read More
"Of all integrated PV approaches, agricultural PV technology has the most significant potential," says FraunhoferISE Agrivoltaic project manager Mr. Steinhüser.Read More
We welcome Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich to our team. We are excited about sharing her vision and passion for sustainable energy!Read More
A woman of many talents, Filagot Tesfaye, was so kind as to answer our questions. She is a consultant, an engineer and example of working for one's community!Read More
The SEE department has just welcomed Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich as the co-director! She took over the position from Prof. Dr Leonhard Reindl after his retirement.Read More
Have you ever wondered where do solar panels go at the end of their useful life? To landfills, if it were not for pioneers like We Recycle Solar.Read More
A woman who has inspired many for more than 40 years, Monica is strongly influencing the energy transition as a maverick researcher and a tireless advocate.Read More
During a time when online training becomes more popular, here are five misconceptions you might have about online education and how to address them.Read More
Fraunhofer ISE’s report encompasses a great variety of solar engineering subjects which are all very important to the energy transition towards renewables.Read More
In this short article, I present the highlights from three different reports about gender equity and representation in renewable energy sectors.Read More
By complete coincidence, I watched a travel documentary by Turkish journalist Coşkun Aral. It was called “The Utopia of Clean Energy: Freiburg”. I was hooked!Read More
Whether it is to widen their range of skills or to specialize on a subject, or to get promoted, more and more professionals go back to studying.Read More
Ethical norms are so ubiquitous that one might be tempted to regard them as simple common sense; however, there are guidelines for responsible research.Read More
PV module manufacturers compete to increase the power generated per PV module under STC conditions; this is not only to meet the demand.Read More
In the solar energy sector, AI is now being used to help push solar PV toward grid parity in markets throughout the world through two complementary approaches.Read More
This interview is, however, a bit more personal. Philipp tells how he started to work in this industry; from its challenges and to rewarding experiences.Read More
Identifying failures and defects is the first step to keep a PV system in high-performance condition as a part of an Operation and Maintenance strategy.Read More
Interactive, real-time seminar on solar energy and other renewables courses at the German universities. The seminar is aimed at Chinese students.Read More
Spring has come, so has the opportunity to reunite with our fellow students, lecturers, and tutors. This week is packed with lectures, workshops and networking.Read More
Finally, it is time for students, alumni, and Lecturers to get together again! A week full of presentations, lab visits, conferences, workshops and more.Read More
The event is offered to the students of the Online Master in Solar Energy Engineering during the Campus Phase in Freiburg.Read More
Our Graduation Ceremony took place in a wonderful atmosphere. Accomplishment, pride, comradeship, and joy were in the air.Read More
We are hosting our first Online Campus Phase due to the pandemic. Talks, conferences and time management workshops are just some of the activities.Read More
For the 10th year of our program, expect a special edition of our Autumn Campus Phase. Keep an eye on this page and save the date!Read More
The past year has had some really interesting advancements with perovskite and multijunction solar cells, which are going to have a big impact. Plus, the video explores how it might be possible to harvest power from shadows. Watch for interesting insights!
Wind turbines spinning in a field, solar panels on a rooftop...Creating a renewables-based energy future requires time, resources, and commitment. This video highlights the benefits and challenges facing a renewable energy system in the USA context.
The values of efficiency have been taken from NREL charts. The technologies covered include Dye sensitized, Thin -Film, Poly crystalline Silicon, Mono crystalline Silicon and Multijunction Solar cells. In addition to these, Perovskite and organic solar cell efficiencies have also been listed.
The sun delivers more energy to earth in one hour than all of humanity uses in an entire year. How can we make this power more accessible to everyone, everywhere? Solar designer Marjan van Aubel shows how she's turning everyday objects like tabletops and stained glass windows into elegant solar cells -- and shares her vision to make every surface a power station. (Thumbnail image by Mitch Payne)
Transforming buildings from energy consumers to energy suppliers? That is the vision of FraunhoferISE. Scientists and researchers explain how this can be achieved in this short yet informative video using the municipality building in Freiburg im Breisgau as an example.
The Earth intercepts a lot of solar power: 173,000 terawatts. That’s 10,000 times more power than the planet’s population uses. So is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy? Richard Komp examines how solar panels convert solar energy to electrical energy.
Policy Talk 3 - Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling in partnership with IEA and REN21
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 CET
Presenting the findings of the joint report on Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling report by IRENA, IEA and REN21, this Policy Talk will focus on policies needed to decarbonise heating and cooling in all end-uses. The discussion will include highlights from the study, which provides a comprehensive policy framework to overcome the key barriers that have impeded the uptake of renewables in heating and cooling. Interventions from policy makers will also be made to share experiences and best practices in the implementation of policies, while highlighting lessons learnt.
Register here: https://irena.org/events/2020/Nov/IRENA-Policy-Talk-3
In 1970 solar research pioneers met at the first International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Conference in Melbourne Australia. ISES is commemorating this Conference with a special 50th Anniversary Virtual Conference and Display called the Solar World Congress at 50 (SWC50). During these past 50 years solar energy has grown from being emerging technologies to a vibrant industry.
The Virtual Conference will be a series of six panel sessions over the 3rd and 4th December 2020 plus 3 follow up webinars during 2021.
Detailed programme and registration to the free sessions is here.
Climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, related economic challenges, and social inequity are among the challenges we are facing as we work to accelerate the clean energy transition. Join thought leaders to discuss opportunities to effectively scale new low- and no-carbon technologies, rapidly deploy capital to mitigate global warming and provide affordable, reliable energy solutions to all.
The symposium will consist of plenary sessions, award presentations, panel discussions, and a virtual reception with live student poster presentations.
For the first time, this normally invitation-only event will be open to all who would like to attend.
Detailed program and registration: https://www.c3eawards.org/2020
Solar Power Europe brings the world’s largest gathering of renewable energy buyers and suppliers is back – and after fantastic feedback to last year’s event, we have decided to continue our corporate renewable energy sourcing discussions in the same location: the exquisite Hotel Okura in Amsterdam.
The National Electrical Code® drives industry-wide best practices as well as product development cycles of manufacturers, so whether you’re an installer, designer, manufacturer, engineer, developer, or building official, it’s critical to stay on top of the game. This presentation will focus on critical updates and changes that impact PV system design and installation, for applications ranging from battery-based off-grid and all types of energy storage systems, to interactive PV systems of all sizes up to utility-scale solar farms. If your jurisdiction is making – or has made – the jump to the 2020 NEC® then this will be a great way to hit the highlights you need to know.
The webinar will provide a summary of the EU Market Outlook for Solar Power 2020-2024 with emphasis on:
Time: 11:00am CET, Duration: ca. 60 minutes, Free of charge - limited participation
More information and registration here.