Ulrike Jahn Is Winner Of Becquerel Prize 2021

Ulrike Jahn Of VDE Renewables Becomes 2nd Woman To Win Becquerel Prize, For Year 2021 For Contribution To Solar PV Technology

Ulrike Jahn Is Winner Of Becquerel Prize 2021

Having announced Ulrike Jahn (in the picture) as the recipient of Becquerel Prize 2021, the Becquerel Prize Committee called her a role model for young scientists and engineers. (Photo Credit: https://www.becquerel-prize.org/)

  • Ulrike Jahn, a senior researcher with VDE Renewables, has won Becquerel Prize year 2021
  • She has won for her work on module reliability characterization and PV system performance assessment
  • Jahn will be awarded formally on September 6, 2021 during EU PVSEC

The Becquerel Prize for the year 2021 has found its recipient in the form of Ulrike Jahn, currently working as a senior researcher with VDE Renewables in Alzenau, Germany. Last year’s winner was Professor Henry Snaith of Oxford PV, awarded for his work on perovskite solar cells (see Oxford PV Co-Founder Becquerel Prize 2020 Winner).

Jahn has been focused on reliability and performance of solar PV technology with a view to bringing these to the market. Her work has evolved over the years from rooftop PV systems to module reliability characterization and PV system performance assessment. She has been contributing to define and establish good practices to reduce technical risks during implementation and working life of PV systems.

Having previously worked with TUV Rheinland in Colongne, Jahn has also been coordinating international operation Task 13 of the IEA PVPS program that deals with performance assessment, and operation & reliability of PV modules and systems. Organizers of the award call Jahn a role model for young scientists and engineers.

Named after French researcher Alexandre Edmond Becquerel who is credited with creating and analyzing the world’s 1st PV cell, Becquerel Prize was constituted by the European Commission in the year 1989 to recognize the efforts of scientific community in the field of solar PV energy. Jahn is the 2nd woman to win the award since 1989 after Mechtild Rothe won in 2008.

Jahn will be awarded formally on September 6, 2021 during the virtually held European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC).

Speaking of the chosen field of work for Jahn, reliability of solar modules is the subject of TaiyangNews virtual conference on August 31, 2021 titled Reliable PV Module Design Conference, sponsored by Trina Solar, Astronergy, Cybrid, and Jolywood. Registrations to the event are free, here.

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Anu Bhambhani

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