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Photovoltaics is one of the most important future technologies. The solar industry has more promising prospects than most other sectors. But competition is fierce. Around the world, researchers and companies are striving for the best solutions and most economic methods.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) support the research efforts of the photovoltaic industry in Germany through the funding initiative R&D for Photovoltaics (German: “F&E für Photovoltaik”), or Solar Power Research for short. For a period of three years, the ministries provide a total of around 50 million EUR for solar power research. Learn more about the initiative.

Film on solar power research