EXCURSION TO FRAUNHOFER CSP

EXCURSION TO FRAUNHOFER CSP: Silicon Solar Cells Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP – 25.11.2019 Specialized in modules for specific photovoltaic applications, Sebastian Schindler showed us lightweight modules to be used in buildings (BIPV – Building Integrated Photovoltaics) or in mobile applications (VIPV- Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics). Thanks to Sebastian Schindler for the insights and guided […]

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 […]

WORKSHOP: SILK SCREEN PRINTING & DIY DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL

WORKSHOP: SILK SCREEN PRINTING & DIY DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL 30.9./1.10.2019 The silk screen printing process is industrially used to apply the titanium dioxide layer onto glass plates and therefore plays an important role in the production of dye-sensitized solar cells. We completed a basic course in silk screen printing, in order to be able to […]

SYMPOSIUM: THE POWER OF…

SYMPOSIUM: THE POWER OF…  a symposium on the potentials and hurdles of solar energy – 14.10.2019 As a kick-off to the complex topic, we invited speakers from research, design and businesses to present their work and positions in short lectures at the symposium the power of… on 14 October 2019 and to discuss the potentials […]

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 […]