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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

Alexander Novak bestowed Michael Graetzel the Global Energy Prize gold

June 2, 2017


The Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak presented the gold medal of the Global Energy Prize to the Swiss scientist Michael Graetzel during the ceremony at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

"Michael Graetzel is one of the most famous scientists in the world, he is one of the three most quoted chemists in the world, he is a leading specialist in the field of solar energy, but I want to emphasize the other thing: all his activity is not aimed at records, but to obtain a cheap and effective product, in this case - solar panels.Moreover, Professor Gretzel made them flexible and colored,Novak said.

The laureate said that it was a great honor for him to receive this award from the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, and he is very grateful to the international committee for the victory. Graetzel thanked the organizers of the Prize and SPIEF for the hospitality and warm welcome, and his family for their support. In addition, the scientist stressed the great help of his colleagues during the work.

"Although I receive the award, it belongs to my colleagues, because I collaborated with various organizations, foreign and Russian, for example, the Moscow State University," Graetzel said.

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