OSNABRÜCK, Germany, September 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- The German Environmental Award of the DBU goes to the entrepreneur Günther Cramer (Kassel) and the researcher/entrepreneur team Dr. Andreas Bett/Hansjörg Lerchenmüller (Freiburg)
The winners of the German Environmental Award of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) have been selected. The award, at 500,000 euros the most lucrative environmental prize in Europe, will be shared in 2012 by the co-founder and supervisory board chairman at SMA Solar Technology AG (Kassel), Günther Cramer (59), and the researcher/entrepreneur team Dr. Andreas Bett/Hansjörg Lerchenmüller (both Freiburg). Bett (50) is the deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), while Lerchenmüller (45) is CEO of Soitec Solar GmbH. "With their pioneering technological developments and personal commitment," the prizewinners have "set worldwide standards in photovoltaics and thus significantly advanced the field at a global level," as DBU Secretary General Dr. Fritz Brickwedde put it today: "We have to lead the world technologically in research, development and innovation. Then we will also be successful economically." The prizes will be presented in Leipzig on 28 October by German President Joachim Gauck.
Detailed text, individual commendations of the prizewinners and photos available at http://www.dbu.de.
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SOURCE Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)