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 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.
September 28 (Monday) – October 2 (Friday)
The SolarPower Summit is SolarPower Europe’s annual flagship event, which will bring together over 500 industry representatives from all major energy players, as well as SMEs and a range of decision-makers from across the EU and beyond. Due to remaining uncertainties associated with COVID-19 and since the health and safety of our attendees is our foremost concern, the SolarPower Summit 2020 is going online for the first time ever. Free tickets (limited and conditional on certain criteria). Visit https://www.solarpowereurope.org/events2/solarpower-summit-2/ for detailed information and registration.
The 3rd IRENA Innovation Week will take place online between Monday 5 and Thursday 8 October 2020 under the theme 'Renewable solutions for transport and industry'. There will be 5 technical sessions aimed at mid-to-senior officials and industry representatives, which will be co-organised with other partner organisations.
A particular session that might interest those in the solar energy field is "Smart electrification of end-use sectors: implications for the power system".
Find details and registration here: https://bit.ly/337vafw
The first international AgriVoltaics Conference is trying its best to enable all interested parties to participate in the conference. Depending on the situation of the pandemic, the conference is planned to take place October 14-16, 2020 in Perpignan/France.
Agrivoltaics combines the agricultural use of land with the production of electric energy by photovoltaics. It provides solutions for production of food crop and, at the same time, electricity generation under consideration of soil protection and water savings.
Visit https://www.agrivoltaics-conference.org/home.html for more information and registration.
The conference will bring together academics, researchers, engineers, students, and industry professionals, to address and discuss the state of the art of renewable energy systems and environmental issues.
The energy transition days thrive on the commitment of every individual: helping to shape is not only desired, but crucial for joint projects. From citizens' initiatives to associations, from municipal utilities to companies, from local authorities to plant operators - everyone can participate and present their ideas to the general public in campaigns and events.
The annual “O&M and Asset Management” event has been rebranded to “Solar Quality” to expand the scope and bring together experts from the fields of O&M, Asset Management and EPC to advance long-term quality of Europe’s solar power plants.
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.