ProgramAnnouncement: The NGSE5 will take place in 2020 in a hybrid format

The 5th International Conference on Next Generation Solar Energy (NGSE5) will be held from 7th – 9th of December 2020 in close collaboration between the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies (HI ERN), the South China University of Technology (SCUT), 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).

The conference concept introduces the topic “Next Generation Solar Energy” with a series of 50 min tutorials. A series of 15 min long impulse lectures on current results and trends will complement the concept.

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 Guangzhou, 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 organic and perovskite photovoltaic technology and to exchange ideas and experiences with experts from around the world, particularly those are in close collaboration with i-MEET, ZAE Bayern and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies.


Participation in the NGSE5 is free of charge! To apply for a spot as a participant please register yourself via


NGSE5 – Next Generation Solar Energy Conference – 1st Announcement

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All speakers for the NGSE5 are now confirmed and the program is available. The titles for the hot topics will be announced shortly. Updates will be available on the schedule page. Preparations of the online seminar tool are ongoing. Registration information will be available soon.

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