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


17 th of April 2018

Optical “Overtones” for Solar Cells

Energy Conversion - Analogous to a phenomenon known for music instruments when overtones of two different fundamental notes get into resonance, SolTech scientists from LMU Munich have found a new effect regarding the optical excitation of charge carriers in a solar semiconductor. It could facilitate the utilization of infrared light, which is normally lost in solar devices.

11 th of April 2018

ERC Grant for Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner (JMU Würzburg)

Frank Würthner has been awarded an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council worth EUR 2.5 million. He wants to use the money to push the conversion of solar energy to fuel.

17 th of February 2018

Factory tour at the Siemens AG in Erlangen for PhD students of the SolTech network

On February 16, 2018, a factory tour was offered by Siemens AG in Erlangen for about 25 doctoral students of the SolTech network from all over Bavaria. Dr. Günter Schmid, Principal Key Expert Research Scientist of the Corporate Technology department, introduced the group to the H2 and CO2 electrolysis laboratories and presented the objectives and tasks of his department in the field of electrochemical water splitting and CO2...

03 th of February 2018

New project with industry on next-generation LEDs

LMU is a partner in a new research network which will explore the use of nanocrystals as the basis for environmentally friendly materials for the manufacture of innovative electronic light sources.

06 th of October 2017

6. SolTech Konferenz in München, 4.-5. Oktober 2017

Bayerische Wissenschaftler diskutieren mit Industrie und internationalen Experten zukünftige Nutzung der Sonnenenergie