JAE HYUNG HWANG
is researching the next generation of solar cells.
More than 1,900 research cooperations worldwide** with universities, research institutes and industrial partners
VALUE FOR BASF
Winning a share of the future energy market
Innovations for global challenges Our research opens up growth areas of the future. In the areas of energy management and nanotechnology, for example, we are developing new materials for solar cells to replace silicon, which is energy intensive in production, with organic compounds. Organic solar cells are therefore made more competitive in the long-term through affordable manufacturing processes. BASF created a cooperation network of leading research groups within the framework of the initiative “Organic Photovoltaics,” initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
In the Joint Innovation Lab, Peter Erk and Jae Hyung Hwang, together with their colleagues, are developing products for organic solar cells.
VALUE FOR SOCIETY
Affordable electricity, clean energy
Contributing to sustainable energy production The contribution of organic photovoltaics to sustainable energy production unlocks new applications for turning light into electrical energy. Imprinted on transparent foil, the extremely thin photoactive layer makes solar cells light and bendable. With this, for example, house facades could produce electricity in the future.
Electricity from light: In the future, solar cells could also produce energy with organic photovoltaics. Source: Schott