Illuminating Tomorrow: The Journey Towards Solar Supremacy

Join us for a series of enlightening talks at FAU Solar, where we explore the future of solar technology and its potential to revolutionize our world. FAUInsights will kick off on May 8, 2024, with a focus on envisioning a solar-powered future and examining the technical feasibility of such a transformation.

The lecture series will take place from 8 May to 17 July 2024, Wednesdays 17:30 – 19:00 hybrid.

Location: Energy Campus Nuremberg, Fürther Str. 250, 2nd floor, 90429 Nuremberg
Livestream:Link YouTube
Publication on YouTube: under youtube/encn

FAU TV: here
Flyer: FAU-INSIGHT_Flyer_Solar


Upcoming Highlights:

  • 08.05.2024: The opening topic of FAUInsights, ‘The Vision of a Solar World – Can It Be Technically Realized?’, will commence with a welcome from Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, the President of FAU. This will be followed by a keynote address from Prof. Dr. Christoph Brabec, discussing the evolution of silicon photovoltaics and the future prospects for solar technologies. Additionally, Dr. Markus Fischer from Qcells will provide insights into the challenges and advancements in c-Si-PV manufacturing.
  • 15.05.2024: Dive into “A Solar World Economy – How Does It Work?” featuring talks on the current challenges in climate policy from an economic perspective by Prof. Dr. Mario Liebensteiner and the urgent need for societal transformation in the face of climate change and resource scarcity by Dr. Harry Lehmann.
  • 29.05.2024: Explore “Solar Building Integration – Does Design Affect Efficiency?” Discover the potential of photovoltaic integration in urban architecture with Dr. Björn Rau and the future of organic photovoltaics in building design by Hermann Issa.
  • 05.06.2024: “Solar Mobility – Fact or Myth?” Learn about sustainable flying with solar airships from Prof. Dr. Christoph Pflaum and the reality of solar-powered transportation with Calin Gologan.
  • 12.06.2024: “Fields and Greenhouses as Energy Winners (Agri PV) – How Can Sun and Shade Be Used Simultaneously?” Join Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr and Niclas Heescher as they discuss the integration of agriculture and photovoltaic technology.
  • 19.06.2024: “Will Our Solar Cells Be Made Using Printing Technologies in the Future?” Explore the possibilities of printed photovoltaics with Dr. Hans-Joachim Egelhaaf and the role of photovoltaic-powered sensors in decarbonizing existing buildings with Dr. Michael Niggemann.
  • 26.06.2024: “PV as a Key to Self-Determined Living – How Can PV Improve Life Quality in Less Developed Regions?” Hear from Prof. Dr. Martin März and Fanta Yanna Coulibaly on the impact of solar energy on remote communities.
  • 03.07.2024 & 10.07.2024: Sessions on the integration of renewable energy into the grid and accelerating the transfer from research to industry, featuring experts from FAU and beyond.
  • 17.07.2024: “The Sustainability of Photovoltaic Technologies – Is Photovoltaic Really Green?” A critical examination of the environmental impact of solar modules with Ian Marius Peters and more.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to gain insights into the solar revolution from leading experts. Join us at FAU for a journey towards a sustainable future powered by the sun.


For more detailed information please visit (German) EnCN webpage or FAUinsights

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