FAU Solar Outreach News


The members of FAU Solar have established numerous collaborations with national and international partners, e.g:

FOR 5387 – Printed & Stable Organic Photovoltaics from Non-fullerene Acceptors (P☼PULAR): The DFG Research Unit “Printed & Stable Organic Photovoltaics with Non-Fullerene Acceptors” focuses on solar cells made of novel organic semiconductors that can be manufactured using established printing processes. In order to understand and further develop this class of photovoltaic devices from a fundamental perspectivel, the Research Unit takes a strongly interdisciplinary approach and brings together researchers from chemistry and materials science as well as physics and mathematics to printing technology. Our Partners: Technische Universiät Chemnitz, Technische Universität Dresden, Durham University, Universität Bayreuth, Universität Bayreuth, Universität Augsburg
Solar TAP – A Helmholtz initiative for an emerging PV Technology Acceleration Platform headed by Christoph J. Brabec. Solar Technology Acceleration Platform (Solar TAP) will build a technology transfer platform with a clear focus on accelerating the development and the deployment of multi-benefit PV applications. In multi-benefit PV applications, PV adds more than the benefit of renewable power by fulfilling a further functionality relevant for the application. These functionalities are offered by emerging PV technologies, which surpass conventional technologies by being light weight, flexible, free form and free shape, have a tuneable color rendering index and tailored transparency properties while suffering no compromise in performance. Thus, emerging technologies have a vast potential for transcending the limitations of conventional PV and initiate new markets and applications. Our partners: Forschungszentrum Jülich, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and more than 40 Industrial Partners
To facilitate the energy transformation and develop scalable solutions for energy conversion, the researchers at FAU are collaborating with the the Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN) and the Bavarian Initiative Solar Technologies go Hybrid. This collaboration aims to promote technology transfer and establish practical technical solutions for the energy transition.
In addition to their research achievements, the members of FAU Solar have made significant contributions to the scientific community. They have been organizing the annual NGSE Conference since 2011, bringing together experts from around the world to discuss the latest advancements in solar energy. Furthermore, they have initiated the bi-weekly NGSE early career conference series since 2021, providing a platform for young researchers to showcase their work. To foster collaboration and knowledge sharing, the FAU Solar scientific community maintains the online database emerging-pv.org. This database serves as an open platform where researchers worldwide can share their findings on new photovoltaic technologies, fostering innovation and progress in the field