With energy demand growing worldwide and greenhouse gas emissions on the rise, a sustainable energy supply is increasingly gaining in importance. Energy production must become more climate-friendly and at the same time give us greater independence from fossil fuels, power and heating. Renewable energies are one of the most important electricity sources and their expansion represents a central cornerstone of the energy turnaround.
We are developing processes for more efficient energy generation from sun, wind, hydropower, biomass and geothermal energy. Our laser-based solutions for organic photovoltaics, which have already successfully made the leap into industrial production, are a prime example. We also focus our research and development work on functional and high-performance coatings, such as wear-resistant coatings for hydropower plants or heating layers on wind turbine blades to protect against icing.