October 9, 2019
7th Solar Energy Forum
The 7th Solar Energy Forum: Innovations that cut cost in photovoltaics is presented by Dr. Holger Neuhaus, Head of Department Module Technology at the Fraunhofer ISE.
We are very delighted with the way this forum took place. We found that all the talks and presentations raised our expectations; they were highly relevant and well presented. Special thanks to our speakers, science market start-ups, online and in-person attendees. Thank you for making this such a successful event!
Photovoltaics has shown a dramatic growth and cost reduction over the last decades reaching an annual installation of 100 GW and 20 c€ per Watt today. Being the cheapest energy source, solar electricity generation has a central role in most energy transformation scenarios. Key innovations that enabled this success are presented in this talk. We will take a glance into the photovoltaic fabrication facility of the year 2000 and of today to underline significant improvements; and we will take a look into the future to predict what is coming next. Since photovoltaics started to get cheaper than many other sources, it becomes more and more attractive to integrate photovoltaics into existing structures to inconspicuously produce electricity, in addition to their original function. We will present innovative material systems that are expected to surround us in the future.
Holger Neuhaus holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales in Sydney working on advanced material characterization. He started his industrial career as a development engineer at Pacific Solar Pty Ltd in Sydney. He worked more than 15 years for Solar world AG in Freiberg/Saxony, initially responsible for quality assurance and technology in cell production, later heading the global R&D activities along the entire value chain transferring technology from lab to fab in Germany and the US. In 2018, he joined the Fraunhofer ISE, in charge of the module technology.
When: Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
Schedule: 17:00 Arrival in the Foyer of building 101
17:30 Welcoming address by Philipp Bucher
17:35 Poster Pitch from SEE students
17:45 Talk by Dr. Holger Neuhaus
18:20 Question and Answer (Q&A) round
18:45 Special Guest: Young ISES (short presentation)
19:00 Open end with a buffet and room for further discussions & Science Market
Faculty of Engineering Building 101, Room 00 026, µ-Saal, Georges Köhler-Allee 101 79110 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (map)
Young ISES is the largest international solar organization, with extensive membership worldwide. ISES has members in more than 110 countries, and Global contacts and partners in over 50 countries with thousands of associate members, and almost 100 company and institutional members throughout the world. Young ISES, a network of students and young professional ISES members, is now connecting young solar professionals worldwide.
Renewable energy has always been important in the region of Freiburg. We have invited several regional start-ups and facilitators to present their work. SolarSpringGmbH, FWTM/Green City, ISES/Young ISES, WeTell, Kites warms and NexWafeGmbH will be present in the lobby after the main talk.
We invite you to explore the exhibition and join us for some drinks and snacks, right after the main talk.