Department of Solar Energy
In the Department of Solar Energy at the Institute of Solid State Physics (FKP-Solar) at Leibniz Universität Hannover, research questions on the use of solar energy and its importance in the future energy system are addressed.
One focus is the simulation and calculation of phenomena that are significant for the analysis, characterization and optimization of solar cells and solar modules. A second focus is energy system analysis, which investigates the integration of renewables into the energy system, the transformation pathways of the energy system, and the influence of technology-specific developments on these pathways.
The solar energy department is headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rolf Brendel, who is also scientific director and managing director of the Lower Saxony Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hameln/Emmerthal (ISFH). The ISFH has played a major role in shaping the worldwide development of today’s silicon solar cell technology and conducts research on solar-assisted energy supply for multi-family houses.