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Solar cell research brings Climate Minister Isabella Lovin to the University

Press Release   •   Oct 20, 2016 13:42 GMT

At the University of Gävle research is carried out as to how one can improve the energy efficiency in a property with the focus on solar cells. That was why the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lovin visited the University on Wednesday.


”I was asked by the Green Party to hold a lecture on my research within the field of solar cells,” says Mattias Gustafsson, doctoral student in energy systems at the University of Gävle.

His research is directed towards analysing the consequences for district heating systems when one makes the energy use in properties more effective, with a special focus on solar cells as an energy effectiveness measure.

During the lecture the status of solar cells was discussed, both in Sweden and internationally, and also how present grants and other incentives affect the development of solar cells and energy systems in general.

”I am especially impressed by the environmental mindset at the University of Gävle, that has been environmentally certified for a long time, with programmes and courses that reflect all three areas of sustainability, social, ecological and economical sustainability,” says Isabella Lövin.

For further information, please contact:
Mattias Gustafsson, doctoral student in energy systems at the University of Gävle.
Tel: 070-414 04 85
Email: mattias.gustafsson@hig.se

Text: Douglas Öhrbom
Photo: Björn Tusas

Education and Research at a Scenic Campus.
The University of Gävle has approximately 14 500 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 1 000 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.

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Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the higher education institution. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the higher education institution received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment.
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