Dr. Radovan Kopecek

Job Title
Director and CTO
International Solar Energy Research Center (ISC)

Dr Radovan Kopecek received his diploma in physics from the University of Stuttgart in 1998 and studied as well at Portland State University (Oregon, USA), where he obtained a Master of Science degree already in 1995. In 2002, he completed his doctoral thesis in Konstanz in the field of crystalline thin-film photovoltaics.
Until the end of 2006, he was group leader for n-type cell technology at the University of Konstanz. As one of the founders of ISC Konstanz, Dr Kopecek has been a full-time manager and researcher at the institute since 2007 and was managing director, CTO and head of the Advanced Solar Cells department until June 2023 and head of the Strategy and Education department since July 2023. He is the author of several books and more than 200 articles and holds several patents for the production of n-type PV technologies. He is the organizer of several workshops that he started in Konstanz, such as nPV, bifiPV, tandemPV and BCworkshop.
Dr Kopecek was on the board of EUREC (Association of EU's R&D centers involved in renewables) from 2016 to 2021. In 2018, he co-founded ATAMOSTEC - a research and development center for desert modules and systems in Chile and has been on the board since 2022. In 2022, Dr Kopecek was also elected to the board of the ESMC (European Solar Manufacturing Council). Since May 2023, he has been one of the spokespersons for the PV Production Working Group of the BMWK (Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection).

April 17, 2024Welcome & Introduction followed by Entering the Bifcial n-type Era PV Production and Include also Aspects of Human Resources

Sessions Further Content
Frank Haugwitz, Apricum
China: Global Energy Transition Leader

The smarter E Podcast Episode 147 | Language: English

August 24, 2023

We talked to Frank Haugwitz, Senior Advisor at Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory about China's role in the global energy transition.

Wes Stein, Chief Research Scientist for Solar Technologies at CSIRO
CSP – How Concentrated Solar Power Works

The smarter E Podcast Episode 150 | Language: English

September 14, 2023

With CSP we can achieve high temperatures of 150 - 1500 Celsius to drive power cycles or industrial processes such as cement production or green hydrogen. But how far along is CSP technology? Wes Stein will give us the answer to this and other questions.

Dr. Hamed Beheshti and Ahmad Sandid
How Solar PV Is Helping to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

The smarter E Podcast Episode 149 | Language: English

September 7, 2023

Africa has a huge untapped solar potential. The integrated solar water desalination project at Lodwar Hospital in Kenya is a flagship project that contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals.

Webinar Collection
Solar Energy in Africa – The New Role of the Continent


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The solar market in Africa is full of promise: from solar lamps and rooftop installations to utility scale PV including storage, numerous PV applications are increasingly being deployed on the African continent.

Jenny Chase, analyst with BloombergNEF's global Solar Insight Service
Global Market Development 2024: A Year of Solar Superlatives?

The smarter E Podcast Episode 160 | Language: English

December 21, 2023

We speak with Jenny Chase about the astonishing and at the same time controverse developments in the global solar market.

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