The laureate of Global Energy Prize 2017 - doctor Michael Graetzel spoke at the 21st International Conference on Solid State Ionics in Padua, Italy. The scientist told his colleagues about technologies, which can become essential for solar energy generation, and why perovskite solar cells are the biggest breakthrough in photovoltaics, while the material itself is the most researched in the world. It should be noted that the speech of Michael Graetzel at this conference was final in June 2017 in the framework of the laureate’s tour. In total, he spoke in three countries: South Korea (Seoul), China (Hangzhou and Beijing) and Italy (Padua).
In the framework of the Global Energy Prize Laureate’s tour 2017, Michael Graetzel spoke at the International STAR Conference at the Shanghai Technological University, where he told why many venture investors continue to finance the development of silicon batteries despite the obvious advantages of new technologies.
The global socio-economic and environmental challenges facing humanity require a transition to a low-carbon economy. It can be implemented only with the appropriate political will on the part of the states and directly depends on their fiscal policy. This was noted by the member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Advisor to the Chairman of the Group of Leaders and Experts on Water and Natural Disasters, Rae Kwon Chung during the World Congress of Engineers and Scientists WSEC-2017.
Laureate of the Global Energy Prize Michael Graetzel continues his work within the framework of the 2017 laureate’s tour. Today he visited Zhejiang University (ZJU) in Hangzhou, which is one of the leading and oldest universities in China. During the lectures on perovskites, he presented the latest achievements of his laboratory in the field of solar energy production, told more about perovskite technology and its main differences from silicon batteries.
June 16, Adnan Amin, member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) director general, met with the head of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Nursultan Nazarbayev in the framework of EXPO 2017.
The new energy paradigm requires technological innovation and creative political leadership that could advance economic reform, convinced member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Advisor to the Chairman of the Group of Leaders and Experts on Water and Natural Disasters, Rae Kwon Chung. This position he expressed today in the framework of the 10th Economic Forum in Astana. He was speaking at a round table and at plenary meeting with the participation of the President of the Kazakhstan Republic Nursultan Nazarbayev. The expert also noted that the new energy paradigm is not only an attempt to save humanity from a global environmental catastrophe, but also a key to the economic competitiveness of states.
Within the framework of the laureate’s tour of the Global Energy Prize in 2017, Michael Graetzel spoke at the 6th Sungkyun International Solar Forum 2017 (South Korea, Seoul). The scientist spoke about the progress achieved in the work on his invention - solar cells, which simulates the process of photosynthesis and are able to accumulate energy regardless of the angle of the sun's fall, with an efficiency from 15 to 28.9%. He also presented the development of a new class of devices that appeared due to these elements.
Within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum today, on June 2, the Solemn ceremony of presenting the Global Energy Prize took place.
Despite slightly dropping in popularity in the next 50 and 90 years, gas will dominate among traditional energy sources, comprising approximately 24% and 21% of total energy balance, respectively. Solar energy will prevail over other clean sources, comprising over a quarter of the total energy balance by the beginning of next century, experts believe.
Within the framework of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, world-renowned scientists evaluated modern energy trends and gave forecasts of the industry development. The main trend was the increasing role of renewable energy sources. According to experts, in 15 years the gradual reduction of the use of coal and oil will begin, and in 50 years renewable energy sources will take a prominent place among the resources.
Today, June 1, the St. Petersburg State Economic University hosted a Youth Day of the Global Energy Prize. It was held as part of the Laureate's Week of the Award, which is held annually in the northern capital and concludes with the traditional awarding ceremony at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.