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Solar aficionados! Apply to SolarWorld’s Junior Einstein Award 2014


February 27, 2014
By Anthony Capkun


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February 26, 2014 – Solar power system manufacturer SolarWorld is now accepting applications for the 9th SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award that, according to the company, “is the oldest and most prestigious prize for young scientists doing research relevant to the photovoltaic industry”.

“Today’s solar technology has its roots in our nation’s research laboratories and universities,” said Mukesh Dulani, president of SolarWorld Americas. “SolarWorld understands the importance of supporting young scientists, whose ideas will shape the way our industry powers the world.”

The award offers not only an attractive sum of prize money, says SolarWorld, but also opens professional doors for young scientists; as part of the award ceremony, winners meet important figures in the photovoltaic industry.

“After being recognized with the SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award, I was energized to implement new ideas,” said Johannes Weniger, winner of the award in 2013. “Participating in the competition is also a good opportunity to present your own research results to a wider audience.”

Graduate students in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, renewable energy, engineering, chemistry, physics, process engineering or a similar discipline with a thesis focused on solar technology or a related area are eligible to apply. The applicant’s scientific thesis (in English or German) must have been written between June 2013 and April 2014. The application deadline is April 15, 2014.

The prize will be presented during Intersolar 2014 in Munich, Germany.

Manufacturing photo © SolarWorld.