News Digest Item
29 Jun 2018

Joint German-French research initiative to test new materials for possible use as high-efficiency solar cells

University of Jena

A new University of Jena research project entitled “Quest for Energy” will seek to develop novel solar technology to assist the transition to a low-carbon economy, the university says in a press release. With support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the physicists in Jena want to examine a barely studied class of materials, so-called transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), to study their suitability for solar panels. “It would definitely be possible to accelerate the energy transition if, for example, we had better solar technology,” said researcher Michael Zürch.

Read the press release in English here.  

For background, see the dossier New technologies for the Energiewende.

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