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    2023

  • “We are currently in a decisive phase for photovoltaics”
    Interview
    14.04.2023
    “We are currently in a decisive phase for photovoltaics”
    The HZB researcher Rutger Schlatmann has been elected as the new Chair of the platform ETIP-PV, which brings together representatives of science, industry and politics from all over Europe. We interviewed him about the current boom – and about why the photovoltaics ship has not yet sailed for the EU.

  • Ludwigsfelder Klimagespräche
    Nachricht
    13.04.2023
    Ludwigsfelder Klimagespräche
    Photovoltaik spielt bei Unternehmen eine immer wichtigere Rolle. Der Bedarf an grünem Strom und grünem Wasserstoff wächst und die eigenen Gebäude und Flächen bieten ein bisher oft sehr unterschätztes Potenzial.
  • RegioTALK: „Solarenergie made in Berlin "
    Nachricht
    24.03.2023
    RegioTALK: „Solarenergie made in Berlin "
    Im Rahmen des 8. RegioTALK des RIK Berlin Südwest zum Thema „Solarenergie made in Berlin – Potenziale und Herausforderungen“ am Donnerstag, 30. März, spricht Moderator Prof. Dr. Frank Schaal in der RegioTALK-Reihe gemeinsam mit den Referent:innen:

  • Soup & Science: Die solare Zukunft (Podcast-Interview)
    Nachricht
    20.03.2023
    Soup & Science: Die solare Zukunft (Podcast-Interview)
    Damit die Energiewende gelingt, sind erneuerbare Energiequellen von zentraler Bedeutung. Gerade in der Photovoltaik steckt ein enormes Potential. Strom aus der Fassade, bauwerkintegrierte Photovoltaik, neue Baumaterialien – sind dabei wichtige Themenschwerpunkte.

  • Perovskite solar cells from the slot die coater - a step towards industrial production
    Science Highlight
    16.03.2023
    Perovskite solar cells from the slot die coater - a step towards industrial production
    Solar cells made from metal halide perovskites achieve high efficiencies and their production from liquid inks requires only a small amount of energy. A team led by Prof. Dr. Eva Unger at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin is investigating the production process. At the X-ray source BESSY II, the group has analyzed the optimal composition of precursor inks for the production of high-quality FAPbI3 perovskite thin films by slot-die coating. The solar cells produced with these inks were tested under real life conditions in the field for a year and scaled up to mini-module size.
  • Webinar | Ausgezeichnete Solararchitektur: Ausgewählte Projekte aus dem Architekturpreis gebäudeintegrierte Solartechnik 2022
    Nachricht
    17.01.2023
    Webinar | Ausgezeichnete Solararchitektur: Ausgewählte Projekte aus dem Architekturpreis gebäudeintegrierte Solartechnik 2022
    Die Solarenergienutzung an Gebäuden ist ein zentrales Thema auf dem Weg zur Klimaneutralität. Solartechnische Systeme sollten selbstverständliche Bestandteile innovativer Gebäudehüllen wie auch Bausteine energetischer Sanierung sein.

  • 2022

  • World record back at HZB: Tandem solar cell achieves 32.5 percent efficiency
    News
    19.12.2022
    World record back at HZB: Tandem solar cell achieves 32.5 percent efficiency
    The current world record of tandem solar cells consisting of a silicon bottom cell and a perovskite top cell is once again at HZB. The new tandem solar cell converts 32.5 % of the incident solar radiation into electrical energy. The certifying institute European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) in Italy measured the tandem cell and officially confirmed this value which is also included in the NREL chart of solar cell technologies, maintained by the National Renewable Energy Lab, USA.
  • Hörtipp: Treffpunkt WissensWerte/Inforadio-Sendung & Podcast
    Interview
    17.12.2022
    Hörtipp: Treffpunkt WissensWerte/Inforadio-Sendung & Podcast
    Strom von Balkonien? Erneuerbare Energie aus Kleinstkraftwerken
    Ein Expertengespräch organisiert von rbb24 Inforadio und der Technologiestiftung Berlin

  • Podiumskdiskussion „Zukunft ist, wenn Häuser (gutes) Klima machen und die Stadt essbar wird!“
    Nachricht
    21.10.2022
    Podiumskdiskussion „Zukunft ist, wenn Häuser (gutes) Klima machen und die Stadt essbar wird!“
    Am 8. November 2022 zeigen die Berliner Zukunftsorte im POPkudamm wichtige Beiträge aus Forschung und Praxis zur Gestaltung des Klimawandels. Im Fokus stehen Lösungen mit Wirkung auf die Region Berlin-Brandenburg. In Vorträgen, einer Podiumsdiskussion und einer Mini-Expo möchten die Organisatoren mit Menschen ins Gespräch kommen, die sich für Innovationen zur Gestaltung des Klimawandels interessieren und/oder sich selbst aktiv einbringen wollen.

  • Zero Waste – Kunst und Wissen - Nachhaltiges Bauen und Kreislaufwirtschaft in der Architektur
    Nachricht
    21.10.2022
    Zero Waste – Kunst und Wissen - Nachhaltiges Bauen und Kreislaufwirtschaft in der Architektur
    Die Reihe Zero Waste – Kunst und Wissen beschäftigt sich mit unterschiedlichen Facetten ökologischer Nachhaltigkeit und urbanem Zusammenleben von Pflanzen, Tieren und Menschen. Ob in Architektur, Mode, Kulinarik, Mobilität, Gärten oder kultureller Praxis - was sind die Herausforderungen einer auf die Zukunft gerichteten Ausgestaltung von Stadt? Können dabei künstlerische Perspektiven etwas verbildlichen, fühlbar und verstehbar machen, dass uns reine Daten und Fakten nicht vermitteln können?
  • Fassaden-PV und die Bauwelt
    Nachricht
    04.10.2022
    Fassaden-PV und die Bauwelt
    Auf dem Programm stehen ein Rundgang durch das Reallabor des Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin gefolgt von Fachvorträgen sowie einem Austausch mit Experten*innen vor Ort.
  • 8th World Conference on PV Energy Conversion
    News
    19.09.2022
    8th World Conference on PV Energy Conversion
    The WCPEC-8 woll take place from 26 – 30 September 2022 in the Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy.
    Also scientists from PVcomB will present latest results about their research work to photovoltaics.

  • Seminar | Bauwerkintegrierte Photovoltaik – Grundlagen, Gestaltung, Ausführung
    Nachricht
    16.08.2022
    Seminar | Bauwerkintegrierte Photovoltaik – Grundlagen, Gestaltung, Ausführung
    Die Seminarreihe richtet sich an Architektinnen und Architekten, die sich für neue Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten in der Planung und Ausführung mit Photovoltaik informieren möchten. Es ist aber auch interessant für Verantwortliche in der Projektentwicklung oder TGA-Planung sowie für Investierende.
  • Architektur Award Building-integrated Solar Technology 2022
    News
    11.07.2022
    Architektur Award Building-integrated Solar Technology 2022
    The Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy is organising again a worldwide competition for excellent building-integrated solar systems.
  • Perowskit/Silizium-Tandemsolarzellen auf dem Weg vom Labor in die Produktion
    Science Highlight
    28.06.2022
    Perowskit/Silizium-Tandemsolarzellen auf dem Weg vom Labor in die Produktion
    KOALA/KOALA+ - Die am Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) errichtete Clusteranlage ermöglicht Wafer mit Perowskit/Silizium-Tandemsolarzellen im Vakuum herzustellen; ausreichend groß, um eine industrielle Produktion abzubilden. Diese weltweit einzigartige Anlage trägt dazu bei, neue industrienahe Prozesse, Materialien und Solarzellen zu entwickeln.
  • Exhibition: Intersolar 2022
    News
    22.04.2022
    Exhibition: Intersolar 2022
    11-13 May 2022, Munich, Germany
    Exhibition stand A2.570
    Meet us at the world's leading trade fair for the solar industry
  • 2021

  • World record again at HZB: Almost 30 % efficiency for next-generation tandem solar cells
    News
    22.11.2021
    World record again at HZB: Almost 30 % efficiency for next-generation tandem solar cells
    Three HZB teams led by Prof. Christiane Becker, Prof. Bernd Stannowski and Prof. Steve Albrecht have jointly managed to increase the efficiency of perovskite silicon tandem solar cells fabricated completely at HZB to a new record value of 29.80 %. The value has now been officially certified and is documented in the NREL-charts. This brings the 30 percent mark within reach.

  • Mehr als nur "Fassade": Nachhaltige Energieversorgung durch Solarfassaden
    Nachricht
    06.08.2021
    Mehr als nur "Fassade": Nachhaltige Energieversorgung durch Solarfassaden
    Ein Beitrag über die nachhaltige Energieversorgung durch Solarfassaden

  • 2020

  • Berlin Science Week: Research Delivers – What is Slowing Down the Expansion of Solar Energy?
    News
    27.10.2020
    Berlin Science Week: Research Delivers – What is Slowing Down the Expansion of Solar Energy?
    Thanks to new technologies from research, solar power does not cost more than coal-based electricity; but why is the expansion simply not getting off the ground?
  • Working from home / 15.04 / Samira Aden
    News
    15.04.2020
    Working from home / 15.04 / Samira Aden
    Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we all miss the opportunity to meet other colleagues in the hallway or in the kitchen. That's why we are shifting "kitchen conversations" to the digital. Today we introduce Samira Aden. She is an architect and works in the Consulting office for building-integrated Photovoltaics(BAIP) at HZB.
  • 2019

  • Reaching climate targets with building integrated Photovoltaics
    News
    28.10.2019
    Reaching climate targets with building integrated Photovoltaics
    By 2050, the building stock in Germany must be almost climate-neutral in order to achieve the climate targets - an ambitious goal. Especially in cities with multi-storey buildings, roof areas alone do not offer sufficient space to cover a significant portion of the electricity demand with photovoltaics. There is now a wide range of façade elements that generate photovoltaic electricity. So far, however, such building-integrated PV modules have rarely been installed. The Advisory Centre for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BAIP) at HZB wants to change this:

  • World record for tandem perovskite-CIGS solar cell
    Science Highlight
    09.09.2019
    World record for tandem perovskite-CIGS solar cell
    A team headed by Prof. Steve Albrecht from the HZB will present a new world-record tandem solar cell at EU PVSEC, the world's largest international photovoltaic and solar energy conference and exhibition, in Marseille, France on September 11, 2019. This tandem solar cell combines the semiconducting materials perovskite and CIGS and achieves a certified efficiency of 23.26 per cent. One reason for this success lies in the cell’s intermediate layer of organic molecules: they self-organise to cover even rough semiconductor surfaces. Two patents have been filed for these layers.
  • Photovoltaics are growing faster than expected in the global energy system
    News
    05.06.2019
    Photovoltaics are growing faster than expected in the global energy system
    Dramatic cost reductions and the rapid expansion of production capacities make photovoltaics one of the most attractive technologies for a global energy turnaround. Not only the electricity sector, but also transport, heating, industry and chemical processes will in future be supplied primarily by solar power, because it is already the cheapest form of electricity generation in large parts of the world. This is where opportunities and challenges lie - at the level of the energy system as well as for research and industry. Leading international photovoltaic researchers from the Global Alliance for Solar Energy Research Institutes describe the cornerstones of future developments in an article published in the journal "Science" on 31 May.
  • Towards the Climate Neutral City: Independent consulting office for integrating photovoltaics into buildings
    News
    04.02.2019
    Towards the Climate Neutral City: Independent consulting office for integrating photovoltaics into buildings
    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin is opening a national consulting office for integrating photovoltaics into buildings (BAIP) this spring. The consulting office will support building owners, architects, and municipal planners in activating building envelopes for power generation. The project is being funded by the Helmholtz Association over a period of four years as part of its knowledge transfer programme.

  • 2018

  • Perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration hits 25.2% efficiency
    Science Highlight
    14.06.2018
    Perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration hits 25.2% efficiency
    A 1 cm2 perovskite silicon tandem solar cell achieves an independently certified efficiency of 25.2 %. This was presented this week at an international conference in Hawaii, USA. The cell was developed jointly by HZB, Oxford University and Oxford PV - The Perovskite CompanyTM.
  • Alliance Building Integrated Photovoltaics: Björn Rau joins Management Board
    News
    13.06.2018
    Alliance Building Integrated Photovoltaics: Björn Rau joins Management Board
    The General Meeting of Alliance for Builiding Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) has unanimously elected physicist and photovoltaic expert Dr. Björn Rau, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, to the BIPV Management Board.
  • Oxford PV collaborates with HZB to move perovskite solar cells closer to commercialisation
    News
    09.01.2018
    Oxford PV collaborates with HZB to move perovskite solar cells closer to commercialisation
    Perovskite solar technology leader Oxford PV collaborates with leading German research centre to support the accelerated transfer of its technology into silicon cell manufacturing lines.
  • 2017

  • PVcomB and AVANCIS launch joint MyCIGS research project in order to improve outdoor performance of thin film CIGS solar modules
    News
    28.11.2017
    PVcomB and AVANCIS launch joint MyCIGS research project in order to improve outdoor performance of thin film CIGS solar modules
    The Competence Centre Thin-Film- and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB) is contributing its expertise to improving copper-indium-gallium-sulphide (CIGS) thin-film production in the MyCIGS collaborative research project. CIGS-module manufacturer AVANCIS in Munich is coordinating this project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (Oldenburg University) and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) are also partners in the project.
  • Solar based hydrogen generation: EU-project PECSYS aiming for technological breakthrough
    News
    30.01.2017
    Solar based hydrogen generation: EU-project PECSYS aiming for technological breakthrough
    Development of demonstrators measuring up to ten square meters in area planned