October 21, 2020
Stäubli, the pioneer and market leader in electrical connectors for photovoltaic systems, invests in application-oriented research and development. The Electrical Connectors division (formerly Multi-Contact) enters into a multi-year cooperation with the Laboratory for Photovoltaic Systems (PV Lab) of the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors is an expert in reliable, dependable electrical connection solutions for many industrial sectors. The Original MC4 PV connector set the standard for photovoltaics (PV). With a proven track record of more than 330 GW of installed photovoltaic capacity, accounting for almost 50 percent of the total global PV capacity, Stäubli has more than 25 years of experience in this area.
The Department of Engineering and Information Technology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH integrates forward-looking topics like alternative energies, new technologies and digitalization into its research, development, and teaching. Its photovoltaics laboratory, under the supervision of Prof. Urs Muntwyler, has carried out research in the area of “photovoltaic system technology” for 30 years. Since 1985, Prof. Urs Muntwyler has been a committed pioneer and expert in solar energy. He is also part of a body of experts on safe PV installations in the building insurance industry.
Matthias Mack, Director of Global Alternative Energies, confirms: “We see this long-term cooperation with the BFH as another step in making the quite young PV industry safer in the long term, with quality products and education in the area of application or installation as a contribution to decarbonization of the energy industry.”
Prof. Urs Muntwyler, BFH, Head of PV lab; Matthias Schuerch, Stäubli, Head of Global Product Management for Alternative Energies; Prof. Dr. Christof Bucher, BFH, Dozent; Matthias Mack, Stäubli, Director of Global Alternative Energies
Signing of the agreement between BFH and Stäubli at the Headquarters of Stäubli Electrical Connectors in Allschwil