Sharing is Caring: Community-owned Renewable Energy

Sharing is Caring: Community-owned Renewable Energy

Community-owned renewable energy gains popularity. For many communities, self-ownership of energy means independence, empowerment, and reliability of energy.

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Interview with ABSOLAR: Brazil's Solar Revolution

Leading Brazil's Solar Energy Revolution with Action: ABSOLAR

Get your place in the sun and read this insightful interview we had with Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia from Brazil, the CEO of ABSOLAR.

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Solar and Other Renewables in 2020 and beyond

A Review of Solar Energy and Other Renewables in 2020

The first year of the decade began with the hopes of change, a change for better environment, climate policies, and justice.

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Interview with Dr Rashi Gupta: Influential Women in Energy

Dr Rashi Gupta: Among Asia’s Most Influential Women in Renewable Energy in 2020

Apart from her BE, MBA, LLM degrees and holding a PhD title, perhaps “Batterywali of India” is the one that defines Dr Rashi Gupta the most clearly and fondly.

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From Oil to Sustainable Systems Engineering

From Oil to Sustainable Systems Engineering: How a Young Researcher Made the "Switch"

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.

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Solar Boat Twente

Solar Boat Twente: “We Want to Show to the Maritime Sector: It Can be Done Differently!”

Solar Boat Twente wants to contribute to a sustainable future by designing and building an innovative solar boat and joining solar boat races.

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Solar Grid Project in Yemen

Solar Grid Project Empowers Local Women in Yemen

Country’s first private solar energy grid brings hope to a local community and wins acclaimed international Ashden Awards for Humanitarian Energy.

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Welcome Message

Welcome Message to Students

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.

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E-vehicles in India

E-Vehicles in India

Electric vehicles are a key technology to reduce air pollution in densely populated areas and a promising option to contribute to energy diversification.

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Solar Thermal Energy can be a game changer part 2

Can Solar Thermal Energy be a Game-Changer? — Part 2

In the second article of the series, Mr Wissenz dwells on how solar thermal energy brings many mitigation benefits as well as education opportunities.

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Can Solar Thermal Energy be a Game-Changer?

Can Solar Thermal Energy be a Game-Changer?

Solar Fire Concentration’s CEO, Eerik Wissenz, discusses the importance of innovative and ambitious business models related to new uses of solar energy.

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Methods for Detecing Defects and Failures in PV Systems

Failures & Defects in PV Systems: Typical Methods for Detecting Defects and Failures

There are various methods to detect failures and defects in a PV system. This article explores the positive and negative aspects of these methods.

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New Podcast SolarTransfusion by Dr. Frey Brownson

SOLAR TRANS•FUSION: A Podcast about Inclusivity and Belonging by Design

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.

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UP Initiaive and PV Module Recycling

UP Initiative and PV Module Recycling

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. #UPrising

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Monica Oliphant Reflects on the Pandemic and Climate Change

Monica Oliphant Reflects on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Climate Crisis

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?

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8 Quick Tips for Exam Preparation

8 Quick Tips for Exam Preparation

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.

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Research with Impact

Developing Research with Impact

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.

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Globar Solar Council Webinar insights

Visions for Solar Energy’s Post-COVID-19 Future

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.

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Interview in agrivoltaics with Andreas Steinhüser

Agrivoltaics: The Untapped Potential of the PV World - An Interview with Andreas Steinhüser

"Of all integrated PV approaches, agricultural PV technology has the most significant potential," says FraunhoferISE Agrivoltaic project manager Mr. Steinhüser.

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Welcome and Congratulations Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich

Welcome and Congratulations: Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich

We welcome Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich to our team. We are excited about sharing her vision and passion for sustainable energy!

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Filagot Tesfaye Interview

An Inspiring Woman in Ethiopian Clean Energy Sector: Filagot Tesfaye

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!

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Anke Weidlich Interview

An Interview with Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich: New Director of SEE and a Successful Academic in Sustainable Solar Systems

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.

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We Recycle Solar

We Recycle Solar – A Pioneer Recycling Company in Solar Energy Industry

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.

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Monica Oliphant by Eve Krassovksi

An Interview with Monica Oliphant — A British-Australian Pioneer in the Renewable Energy Sector

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.

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Debunking Five Prejudices

Debunking Five Prejudices and Concerns about Online Education

During a time when online training becomes more popular, here are five misconceptions you might have about online education and how to address them.

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Sabrina Hasni

Fraunhofer ISE | Annual Report 2019/2020

Fraunhofer ISE’s report encompasses a great variety of solar engineering subjects which are all very important to the energy transition towards renewables.

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2019 Reports of Gender Equality in Renewable Energy Sector

Three Reports from 2019 about Gender Equity in the Renewable Energy Sector

In this short article, I present the highlights from three different reports about gender equity and representation in renewable energy sectors.

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A journey in to Solar - Dilara Jurt

A Journey to Solar Energy: Student Testimonial - Dilara Kurt

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!

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Tips for Adult Students

Tips for Going Back to Education as a Working Adult

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.

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ethics and good research practices

Ethics & Good Research Practice: What Students and Researchers Should Know

Ethical norms are so ubiquitous that one might be tempted to regard them as simple common sense; however, there are guidelines for responsible research.

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Hamza Samdi

PV Module Power Increase: A Glance Behind the Scenes

PV module manufacturers compete to increase the power generated per PV module under STC conditions; this is not only to meet the demand.

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Luis del Aguila in AI for PV

Artificial Intelligence Applications in O&M of PV Plants

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.

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Philipp Bucher

An Interview with SEE’s Program Coordinator Philipp Bucher

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.

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Solar Panels in Buildings

Failures and Defects in PV Systems: Introduction

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.

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Webinar in Pekin

Pekin - Webinar

Interactive, real-time seminar on solar energy and other renewables courses at the German universities. The seminar is aimed at Chinese students.

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Campus week spring 2019

Campus Week Spring 2019

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.

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Campus week autumn 2019

Campus Week Autumn 2019

Finally, it is time for students, alumni, and Lecturers to get together again! A week full of presentations, lab visits, conferences, workshops and more.

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7th Solar Energy Forum

7th Solar Energy Forum

The event is offered to the students of the Online Master in Solar Energy Engineering during the Campus Phase in Freiburg.

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Graduation 2019

Graudation 2019

Our Graduation Ceremony took place in a wonderful atmosphere. Accomplishment, pride, comradeship, and joy were in the air.

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Online Campus Phase Spring 2020

Campus Week Spring 2020

We are hosting our first Online Campus Phase due to the pandemic. Talks, conferences and time management workshops are just some of the activities.

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10th Anniversary

September 21, 2020 — Our 10th Anniversary!

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!

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SWC 50 - Session 1: Welcome and Overview of the Century of Energy Transformation

The International Solar Energy Society hosted it's SW 50 Conference and we want to share this great event with you. Session 1 highlighted major advancements and future visions and launched the SWC 50 virtual ISES Solar Energy Museum and the SWC50 celebratory booklet " The Century of Solar - Stories and Visions of Renewable Energy". Speakers of the session: Geoff Stapleton, Larry Kazmerski, Yogi Goswami, Klaus Vajen, Dave Renné, Gauri Singh, Paulo Frankl, Anna Skowron - all copyrights to

MEA Renewable Energy Summit: Unlocking wind and solar power for a sustainable future

9-10 March

The renewable landscape in the Middle East and Africa is rapidly evolving, with investment increasing and several countries in the region becoming global front runners in renewable energy development. Over the course of the MEA Renewable Summit, experts from UL and industry-leading renewable energy organizations in the MEA region will explore how developers can tap into the potential of renewable energy and how stakeholders can mitigate risk as they work towards their sustainable energy targets. Detail and registration here.

“Fraunhofer Green Deal Series” Webinar on Photovoltaics Renaissance

With the Green Deal, Europe embarks on the journey to become the first climate-neutral continent. More than ever, photovoltaics (PV) offer great opportunities to accomplish this goal but their full potential of today remains untapped. The 3rd webinar of the Fraunhofer Green Deal Series, »The Photovoltaics Renaissance- New opportunities for a key enabler of the clean energy transition«, held online on Tuesday, 9 March 2021 - 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. looks into the latest scientific insights into potentials for PV in the EU. More information and registration here.

Packed with Power: High-powered solutions for agile utility-scale solar projects

Utility-scale PV in Europe is set for rapid growth in 2021. But with opportunities come challenges, and new large scale solar markets are emerging in new regions and countries. This geographical expansion can mean complications when it comes to grid connection requirements, supply chain management, and system design and construction. Join this special pv magazine Webinar to hear from market analysts, technologists, and project financiers, to learn how the new generation of solar project components can unlock 2021’s market opportunities. More information and registration here.

Training Seminars 'Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency as key drivers for Energy Transitions' - Part I - Day 1: Renewables & Solar Energy

The training seminar aims to help project managers and engineers to identify opportunities for implementing RE and EE actions and projects and give them a background on the key issues to be addressed when developing suitable domestic and industrial clean energy projects including the economic and financial aspects. More information and registration here.

6th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum

EAIF is a well-established political exchange and business event organised by ARE with local and regional partners - aimed at assisting the private and public sector to get up to speed on the latest developments in the off-grid sector and do business. More information here.

ASES Webinar: SOLAR 20/20 Women in Solar Energy (WISE) Forum Recording

Happy Women's History Month! Let's celebrate women by taking a look back at our Women in Solar Energy (WISE) forum from SOLAR 20/20: Renewable Energy Vision.

The purpose of the WISE forum is to inspire women to become more technically involved in solar, not just peripheral to it. It’s easy for us to talk about what we do, but this isn’t a forum to just talk about our jobs, but about how we got where we are and the obstacles and barriers that we’ve come up against and broke through or just moved out of the way to continue on our path. Registration here.

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