Another milestone for Indo-German cooperation
The Institute for Print and Media Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology (pmTUC) recently launched a new laboratory for printed solar cells in Manipal, India. In a first step, the research activities of the new lab will concentrate on application-oriented tests of printed paper photovoltaics. This innovative technology, also referred to as 3PV (printed paper photovolatics), has been developed by the research group of Prof Hübler and offers an enormous potential. It could, for instance, be used to provide energy in poorly developed areas. In cooperation with researchers of Manipal University and other Indian institutions, the efficiency of the technology will be analysed under real-life conditions and possible business models for the market will be developed. An Indo-German Industrial Advisory Board will continually supervise the laboratory activities.