Solar Technologies go Hybrid
an initiative of Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst


02 th of May 2016

Mimicking the ingenuity of nature

A clean, climate-friendly energy source that is virtually inexhaustible: This is the promise artificial photosynthesis holds. Chemists from the University of Würzburg have now got one step closer to reaching this goal. The scientists present their work in the journal Nature Chemistry.

08 th of April 2016

5th International SolTech Conference in Munich, April 5 - 8, 2016

The 5th International SolTech Conference took place from April 5 - 8, 2016, at "Haus der Bayrischen Wirtschaft" in the city center of Munich. With 6 keynote speakers from all over the world, 30 talks and more than 100 poster presentations from participants of the five allied Bavarian universities, it was a very successful occasion to share the latest research news about photovoltaics and photocatalysis.

08 th of April 2016

Keynote Speakers at 5th International SolTech Conference, Munich, April 5 - 8, 2016

The following six internationally outstanding pioneers in the field of renewable energy conversion and storage and coordinators of international energy research consortia gave keynote lectures covering different aspects of solar technologies for hybrid applications:

17 th of February 2016

Excursion Energie Campus Nürnberg and Belectric OPV GmbH (PhD Workshop University of Bayreuth)

In February, the representatives of the Bayreuth PhD students in the SolTech initiative organized the PhD workshop “Excursion to the Energie Campus Nürnberg and to Belectric OPV GmbH” in Nuremberg. Both institutions provided an interesting insight into their current research on OPV by presentations and guided lab tours. In return, researchers from all universities of the SolTech network presented the key points of their own...

07 th of December 2015

New approaches for hybrid solar cells - Nanostructured germanium for portable photovoltaics and battery electrodes

Using a new procedure researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich (LMU) can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous semiconductor layers. A very promising material – for small, light-weight, flexible solar cells, for example, or electrodes improving the performance of rechargeable batteries.