EXCURSION TO MATERIAL-ARCHIV & MUSEUM FÜR GESTALTUNG ZÜRICH

EXCURSION TO MATERIAL-ARCHIV & MUSEUM FÜR GESTALTUNG ZÜRICH Zurich / Switzerland 23.9.2019 Material-Archiv Franziska Müller-Reissmann runs the material library at ZHdK (Zürich College of the Arts), which is part of the Material-Archiv network. The space encourages the multi-sensory exploration of a multitude of different material samples while also inspiring critical discussions on ecological, moral and […]

EXCURSION TO EMPA: PECs

EXCURSION TO EMPA: PECs Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics in Dübendorf / Switzerland – 23.9.2019 Artur Braun, a scientist working for EMPA, invented PECs (photoelectrochemical cells) to produce hydrogen. These solar cells use iron-dioxide as a catalyst for splitting water to gain hydrogen. The obtained hydrogen can then for example be used for fueling cars […]

EXCURSION TO EMPA: LABORATORY FOR THIN FILMS AND PHOTOVOLTAICS

EXCURSION TO EMPA: LABORATORY FOR THIN FILMS AND PHOTOVOLTAICS  a laboratory at EMPA in Dübendorf / Switzerland – 23.9.2019 The department of thin films and photovoltaics at EMPA deals with the most recent technologies of solar cells – namely the CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) and perovskite solar cells. Special about these solar cells is their very thin […]

EXCURSION TO OPVIUS

EXCURSION TO OPVIUS  a company producing organic solar cells in Kitzingen – 11.11.2019 In November we visited the company Opvius in Kitzingen, which produces printed organic solar cells. We got a great insight in the unique production, the potentials, the products and applications. Stephan Hildebrandt, a graduate from industrial design at the Burg, who now […]

EXCURSION TO EMPA: NEST

EXCURSION TO EMPA: NEST  a modular research and innovation building in Dübendorf / Switzerland – 23.9.2019 EMPA is an interdisciplinary research institute working in the fields of material science and technology development. The EMPA NEST is a five story building in which building innovations developed by both EMPA and their partners can be tested. The […]

EXCURSION TO EPFL – MICHAEL GRÄTZEL

EXCURSION TO EPFL – MICHAEL GRÄTZEL Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces EPFL in Lausanne / Switzerland – 24.9.2019 Lecture by Prof. Michael Grätzel Michael Grätzel is a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. In 1991, he developed the so-called Grätzel cell, a solar cell, that works on the principle of photosynthesis and could offer […]

EXCURSION TO SOLARONIX

EXCURSION TO SOLARONIX a company producing dye-sensitized solar cells in Aubonne / Switzerland – 24.9.2019 Solaronix is a small Swiss company, founded in 1993 by the twin brothers Andreas and Toby Meyer (T. Meyer, a former student of Prof. Michael Grätzel). The company was founded to commercialize the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC), under the assumption […]

EXCURSION TO FRAUNHOFER IAP

EXCURSION TO FRAUNHOFER IAP Potsdam-Golm – 9.10.2019 At the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Sciences (IAP) in Potsdam-Golm, research is carried out on the development of organic solar cells, a field in which the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Sciences (IAP) is located. Dr. Christine Boeffel, head of the department for OLED (Organic Light Emitting […]

INTERVIEW with VOLKER QUASCHNING

INTERVIEW with VOLKER QUASCHNING from HTW BERLIN by Leopold Seiler If you were a politician, Prof. Quaschning, what measures do you think can be implemented immediately in order to comply with the Paris climate agreement or the 1.5 °C limit?  That is always the question. I would formulate the question in this way: “What would […]

MakingSolar

MakingSolar Customized solar modules on demand “MakingSolar” is a service for customizing organic solar cells and adjusting them in size and shape. Using an app, the customer first selects the surface and then configures the desired pattern and colour. Thanks to augmented reality, the result can be viewed “on site” and ordered right away. The customization […]