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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NGSE6 Program









On the 28th of September, Dr. Daniel A. Jacobs a Postdoc EPFL - PVLAB will give a talk entitled: Lateral Ion Migration Accelerates Degradation in Halide Perovskite Devices. Abstract:The migration of mobile ions has long been considered a source of performance degradation in devices based on h...

On the 22nd of June, Basita Das a PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jülich, will give a talk entitled: Parameter estimation in Perovskite solar cells using Bayesian Inference. Abstract:In a perovskite solar cell, the root cause for underperformance may originate from a large variety of differe...

On the 08th of June, Dr. Mohammed Azzouzi a postdoc at Imperial College London, who will give a talk entitled:Multiscale modelling of OPV devices: Reconciling models of interfacial state kinetics and device performance in organic solar cells.Abstract:Achieving the simultaneous increases in the open...

On the 25th of May, Dr. Safakath Karuthedath currently a postdoc in KAUST (KSA) will present his talk on:Role of Ionization Energy Offset in Binary and Ternary Organic Solar Cells.Abstract:Non-fullerene acceptor-based ternary organic solar cells have demonstrated better photo charge generation than...

On the 11th of May, Dr. Clément Maheu currently a postdoc at the Technical University of Darmstadt (DE) will present his talk on: Photoelectron Spectroscopies provide insights in solar energy materials and their interfaces.Abstract:Solar energy materials are crucial to convert solar energy in el...