Changes to the Conference Committee

Prof. Dr. Heinz Hullmann leaves his office as a technical advisory board at his own wish with ending of the 31st PV symposium.

Since 1996 Prof. Dr. Hullmann has supported us with his good ideas and the steady tips to the linking of the photovoltaic with the building-integrated photovoltaic. 

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the great collaboration and wish him the very best for the future.


Winner of the innovation award 2016

1st place:

product:  Mikro-Wechselrichter Letrika SMI260

company:  CarpeDiem Energy, Weingarten

2nd place:


company:  SMA Solar Technology AG, Niestetal 

3rd place:

product:  tubra®-eTherm

company:  Gebr. Tuxhorn GmbH & Co. KG, Bielefeld


Winner of the poster price award 2016

1st prize:
A6  Effects of the control response on the power flows in residential buildings equipped with PV-battery systems

Johannes Weniger, Tjarko Tjaden, Joseph Bergner,  Volker Quaschning, HTW Berlin

2nd prize:
C4   Investigation on parasitic capacitance of PV modules as a cause for higher leakage current and its feasibility as an indicator for moisture ingress in module encapsulation

Heinrich Berg, Min Hisian Saw, Daniel Philip, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg

3rd prize:
C6   Algorithm for the Automatic Detection of Defective PV-Modules in Aerial IR-Images of PV-Plants

Manuel Dalsaß, Segiu Dotenco, Paul Ludwig Winter, Tobias Würzner, ZAE Bayern, Hof



Sigmar Gabriel to Serve as Patron

Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, will assume the patronage for the Symposium Photovoltaic Solar Energy 2016.

In his letter to OTTI he pointed out the importance of the Symposium for the photovoltaic industry "to drive technological development". Photovoltaics are extremly important "for the success of the turnaround in energy policy". The Symposium contributes decisively to the exchange within the industry.


Call for Papers

The deadline for submissions has expired. The final date was September 14th, 2015.


Simultaneous Translation

The Symposium Photovoltaic Solar Energy 2016 becomes more international. Global actors in industry and research are going to get a word in edgeways. As a result of the worldwide networking and new employees the central European photovoltaic industry has to break new ground. As of 2016 we provide your English speaking staff members, business partners and prospective customers with a simultaneous translation of all lectures in English.


Changes to the Conference Committee

We welcome our new member of the Conference Comittee
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Schorn
Forum Netztechnik / Netzbetrieb (FNN) at VDE, Berlin


At the same time we say goodbye to two of our long-time committee members and we thank them for good cooperation, many constructive ideas and their support during preparation and staging of the symposium.

Dipl.-Phys. Udo Möhrstedt
IBC Solar AG, Bad Staffelstein


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Zacharias
University of Kassel




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