The NGSE6 got off to a great start! Registration is still possible for day 2 and 3!

To register for free participation in the NGSE6 follow this link and the instructions in Zoom:

The NGSE6  is now running

Read about the sessions in our News-Blog:

Session 1 – Introduction, Fundamentals and state of the art

Session 2 – Hot Electrons, Singlet Fission and Disorder


Next Generation Solar Energy (NGSE) is an international conference series organized by the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies (HI ERN) in collaboration with other international institutions. It consists of an annual conference organized in December as well as a PhD-Postdoc series organized twice a month.
This year the conference (NGSE6) will be held from 6th – 8th of December 2021 in close collaboration between the FAU, HI ERN, the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL), the Erlangen Graduate School of Excellence in Optical Technologies (SAOT) and the International Research Training Group “Energy Conversion Systems: From Materials to Devices” (IGK 2495).
NGSE6 will focus on the topic “Concepts to break the Detailed-Balance Limit in Photovoltaics”. Similar to the 2020 NGSE5 we plan a series of longer tutorials, as well as shorter impulse lectures on current results and trends, to examine concepts for going towards the thermodynamic limit in Photovoltaics.
The conference will be held “hybrid” – with both digital participation via video conferencing and with on-site presence. The audience will be connected digitally, the speakers are invited to Erlangen and Boulder, but can as well participate and present purely digital if Corona travel limitations are still limiting.
The conference offers an excellent opportunity to learn about latest developments and current projects in the field of photovoltaics and to exchange ideas and experiences with experts from around the world, particularly those which are in close collaboration with i-MEET, HI ERN and ZAE Bayern.
This year, NGSE6 expands to a Latin American context (NGSE-LatAm) by offering a special three-day program in Spanish language. To contribute to the educational mission, NGSE-LatAm will offer a solid tutorial program in the area of novel photovoltaic technologies in order to enhance, update and expand the academic training of a greater number of Latin and Hispanic students.
NGSE-LatAm is also an opportunity to make the scientific, technical and productive capabilities in Latin America visible, with an emphasis on the investigation and implementation of photovoltaic energy. The topics of the NGSE LatAm will be focused on (i) Organic PV & Perovskite PV (ii) nanostructured PV, (iii) next-generation PV, and (iv) Innovative Photovoltaic Applications. These topics will be presented in tutorials, plenary talks short lectures held by recognized experts.


Participation in the NGSE6 will be free of charge! The application process for participation is now open. To register for free participation in the NGSE6 follow this link and the instructions in Zoom:

Registration for the NGSE LatAm is also open at:


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On January 26th, Simon Kahmann a Postdoc in Prof. S. Stranks’s lab at the University of Cambridge (UK) will present his talk on :"Taking a closer look: the power of optical microscopy to unravel the complex world of two-dimensional perovskites." Abstract:Studied since the 1980’s, research on two...

To kick off the NGSE6 Prof. Brabec greets the over 170 participants for the starting sesstion. The topic of the NGSE6 are „Concepts to break the Detailed-Balance limit“. As Silicon approaches this limit in the laboratory and in practical applications of solar cells new concepts are needed that allo...

The program for the NGSE6 - Concepts to break the Detailed-Balance Limit in Photovoltaics is now finalized. We are happy to present 18 Speakers in two days that give 45min Tutorials or 25min invited talks on -Detailed-balance Limit and Fundamentals -Multiple Exciton Generation -Up and Dow...

On November 24th, L. Perdigón Toro a PhD student in Prof. D. Neher’s lab at the University of Potsdam Germany will present her talk on :"What have we learned so far from state-of-the-art organic solar cells?" Abstract:Organic solar cells (OSCs) have experienced renewed and rapidly growing intere...