Fraunhofer IZM catches some rays – Best Poster Award for life cycle assessment of solar power units

Berlin, Paris / October 05, 2013

What about the sustainability of photovoltaic systems, designed to draw environmentally friendly power from solar energy? How can the environmental performance of solar power systems be optimized? Fraunhofer IZM’s Karsten Schischke investigated these questions in two European research projects.

He won the 2013 Best Poster Award at the 28th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Paris for his research results. The poster on which Schischke and his colleagues from Poland and Spain presented their results was titled “PV Systems with Lower Environmental Impact: New Strategies and Analysis Tool”. 

The joint project was selected as winner from 1200 entries in the topic area “PV – A Major Electricity Source” by the EU PVSEC Scientific Committee.