Photovoltaics – A Pillar of Sustainable Energy Supply

The smarter E Podcast Episode 14 | August 20, 2020 | Language: German

The sun provides 10,000 times the energy required in the world every year. No wonder that photovoltaics is an important pillar of sustainable energy supply.

But where are we on the way to the energy transition? Do we even have enough expansion space if e-mobility generates additional consumption? What are the target values for the expansion and what efforts are necessary?

Our moderator Tobias Bücklein talks about this with Dr. Jann Binder, head of the photovoltaics department at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW).

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About Jann Binder and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)

Dr. Jann Binder, Head of the photovoltaics department at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)

Dr. Jann Binder heads the Photovoltaics: Module Systems Applications (MSA) department at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW). Ensuring the quality and stability of photovoltaic modules and systems as well as the efficient use of solar power in the energy system are the subject areas of the department and its customers.

The Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) is involved in applied research and technology transfer in the field of lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, photovoltaics and regenerative fuels, as well as in policy advice and in energy transition monitoring for the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

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