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SolarWorld seeks pioneering university-student applicants for prestigious solar research prize

Application deadline for the 2014 SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award is April 15

HILLSBORO, Ore., April 9, 2014 – SolarWorld, the largest solar manufacturer in the United States and Europe, will accept applications for the annual SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award until April 15. Now in its ninth year, the Junior Einstein Award is the oldest and most prestigious prize for young scientists who undertake research relevant to the photovoltaic industry.

The award offers a 5,000-euro prize. The SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award aims to awaken young scientists’ interest in the solar field and promote their innovative ideas. Winners will be announced at a ceremony to coincide with Intersolar Europe, the largest European solar trade show, in early June in Munich, Germany. For young scientists, this competition is an unmatched opportunity to present themselves and their work to a large group of scientific, business and academic representatives and make valuable contacts among them.

Eligible candidates include students focusing on electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, renewable energy, engineering, chemistry, physics, process engineering or a similar discipline who have developed research with implications for solar technology or related fields. Documentation of the applicant’s scientific research in German or English must have been produced between June 2013 and April 2014.

A jury composed of well-known photovoltaic experts will choose the winner.

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At the awards ceremony, SolarWorld also will present the SolarWorld Einstein Award to an international figure who has rendered outstanding service in the advancement of photovoltaics and its applications. Past Einstein Award winners include Hermann Scheer, Klaus Töpfer, Rupert Neudeck, Muhammed Yunus, Bertrand Piccard and Eicke Weber.

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SolarWorld manufactures and sells solar power solutions and in doing so contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. As the largest solar producer in the United States and Europe, SolarWorld employs about 3,200 people and carries out production in Hillsboro, Ore., and Freiberg and Arnstadt, Germany. From the raw material silicon to solar wafers, cells and panels, SolarWorld manages all stages of production ‒ including its own research and development. The company maintains high social standards at all locations across the globe and is committed to resource- and energy-efficient production. Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, SolarWorld was founded in 1998 and has been publicly traded on the stock market since 1999. For more information, visit

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