Innovation by cooperation
Solar energy can become competitive for fossil energy carriers and also the bearing pillar in the energy mixture of the future. For this, tasks must be solved at the source of electricity and in grid integration.
The costs of generating electricity are to be reduced with new design concepts for cell and module and with new material systems. Epitactic hetero-systems on Si wafers for multi-junctions could mean a breakthrough. Stable operation of energy grids with very high shares of fluctuating energy must be guaranteed, taking the costs and the security of supply into due account.
In the Solarvalley peak cluster, the economy, research, science and education and relevant actors in society have got together in order to go about these tasks with work division and a close interlinking.