European Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaics

The European Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaics is being awarded on the occasion of the EU PVSEC Conference. This prize was established by the European Commission in 1989 to mark the 150th anniversary of Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel’s discovery of the photovoltaic effect in 1839, which laid the foundation of both, photovoltaics and photography.

For more information please visit www.becquerel-prize.org


Congratulations to the Becquerel Prize Winner 2021: Ulrike Jahn!

2020 08 28 Oxford PV Henry Snaith web

Ulrike Jahn has worked all her career long for the development of PV technology, with a focus on reliability and performance that new electricity generation technologies must demonstrate to be accepted in the market. Her activities have evolved from working for the 1000-Roof PV systems program in the 90s, to module reliability characterization and PV system performance assessment, up to the definition and establishment of methodologies for good practice to reduce technical risks during the implementation and working life of PV systems. She became not only one of the world leading experts, collaborating with 80 experts all around the world, but also one of the face in the field and thereby a role model for young scientists and engineers.

Ulrike Jahn is currently a senior researcher at VDE renewables in Alzenau. From 2008 to 2020, she was with TUV Rheinland in Cologne. Prior to that, she worked with ZAE Bayern and with ISFH. Since 2010, she has being coordinating the international operation Task 13 of the IEA PVPS program dealing with the performance assessment, operation and Reliability of PV Modules and Systems.

The official prize ceremony will take place online during the EU PVSEC conference 2021, on 6th September 2021, 9:45-10:15 CEST.

Christophe Ballif
Chair Becquerel Committee

 


 Former Becquerel Prize Winners

 

2020
2019

2019
Dr. Pierre Verlinden
Keynote speech by the awardee 2019

2018

2018
Prof. Peter Würfel
Keynote speech by the awardee 2018

2016

2016
Prof. Christophe Ballif
Keynote speech by the awardee 2016

2015

2015
Prof. Andrés Cuevas
Keynote speech by the awardee 2015

2013
2012

2012
Dr. Winfried Hoffmann
Keynote speech by the awardee 2012

2010

2010
Prof. Hans-Werner Schock
Keynote speech by the awardee 2010

2009

2009
Dr. Andreas W. Bett
Keynote speech by the awardee 2009

2008

2008
Mechtild Rothe

2007
2006

2006
Dr. Richard M. Swanson
Keynote speech by the awardee 2006

2006

2006
Dr. Dieter Bonnet
Obituary for Dr. Bonnet

2005

2005
Prof. Joachim Luther
Keynote speech by the awardee 2005

2004

2004
Prof. Masafumi Yamaguchi

2003

2003
Dr. Wolfgang Palz

2001

2001
Prof. Viacheslav Andreev
Keynote speech by the awardee 2001

2000

2000
Frederick C. Treble

1998

1998
Dr. Walter Sandtner

1997

1997
Prof. Adolf Goetzberger
Keynote speech by the awardee 1997

1995

1995
Dr. Karlheinz Krebs

1994

1994
Dr. Morton Prince

1992

1992
Prof. Antonio Luque

1991

1991
Prof. Werner Bloss

1989

1989
Prof. Roger Van Overstraeten