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16.05.18 - From April 30th to May 4th 2018, the Swiss television SRF1 (in German) brought a series in its news magazine "Schweiz aktuell" about the future of electricity in Switzerland. Prof. Christophe Ballif commented on the role of solar energy and presented its potential as a renewable electricity source. Additionally, the Swiss radio RTS1 (in French) broadcasted a report on crossing the Arctic Ocean by a boat driven only by ultra-performing solar panels developed by CSEM. Prof. Christophe Ballif commented on the special requirements and their solutions for such a demanding task.

The Swiss television SRF1 (in german) broadcasted a series about the future of the electricity in Switzerland. In the news magazine “Schweiz aktuell” the most actual questions arising after the decision to phase-out of nuclear energy are discussed by renowned representatives from science and politics. Over one week (30.4.-4.5.2018), each day the focus is set to a different topic how the increasing demand of electricity can be covered. In the report about solar energy (Thursday, 3.5.2018) Prof. Christophe Ballif commented on the role of photovoltaics and presented its potential as a renewable electricity source. The corresponding video can be found here (additionally: all videos of the full week).

Additionally, the Swiss radio RTS1 (in French) broadcasted in its science magazine "CQFD" a report on Anne Quéméré who will navigate from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean through the Canadian Arctic without gasoline or a sail, only propelled by solar panels. A big challenge at the pole where the sun is never very high in the sky. For this task, ultra-performing solar panels were developed by the Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology in Neuchâtel (CSEM). Prof. Christophe Ballif, as director of the Photovoltaic Centre at CSEM, comments on the technical requirements and their solutions for such a demanding task. The corresponding broadcast can be found here, more information on the arctic solar expedition can be found on the site of Anne Quéméré as well as of CSEM.

Source:Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory
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