Dr. Kay Cesar

TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research
The Netherlands

Kay Cesar received his Ph.D. related to solar fuels from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH) for which he was awarded the 'DuPont Material award' for excellent research in the field of material science. After his Ph.D. he joined the research institute ECN in 2007 and worked on the industrialization of silicon solar cells and modules. He is a specialist on device physics and industrial process development from idea to pilot production. Since 2016, he is involved in scenario sketching of future PV systems including cash flow evaluations for national and multinational companies. From 2019 onwards, he is chair of the Dutch 'Nationaal Consortium Zon in Landschap' which is a knowledge network for research and innovation for solar parks on land. This network aims at better integrating the values of ecology, agriculture, spatial quality and grid integration into the solar parks design of the near future. He is currently leading several national projects, investigating the effect on ecology and PV performance by the design and maintenance of existing and future solar parks with the aim of making them eco-positive.

June 14, 2023Towards Certified EcoPositive Solar Parks


Further Content

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.

Market Trends

PV Production: Can Europe Keep Up With the Rest of the World?

September 7, 2023

Even though the European Solar PV Industry Alliance is predicting that its own annual production capacity goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) will actually be exceeded by 2025, there’s still no guarantee that Europe will be able to catch back up with the international competition and secure a leading position again when it comes to PV production.

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.


PV-Symposium Brings Together Optimistic German-speaking Solar Industry

March 3, 2023

Innovations at the PV Symposium: Solar technology, sector coupling, promotion of renewable energies


EU energy transition initiatives ETIP SNET and BRIDGE present themselves

March 1, 2023

The EU initiatives ETIP SNET and BRIDGE will present themselves at a joint booth at EM Power Europe 2023.

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