M.Sc. Maike Wiesenfarth

Head of Group Concentrator Modules and Systems, Division Materials - Solar Cells and Technologies

Research Focus

Maike Wiesenfarth`s research focus is the development of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules and systems. Lens based modules like the FLATCON module or concepts using mirrors as concentrator optics are investigated with the aim of cost efficient module production of highest efficiencies and reliable performance.

Curriculum vitae

2017 Head of Group „Concentrator Modules and Systems“, Fraunhofer ISE
2010 - 2017 Head of Team “Concentrator Modules and Systems”, Fraunhofer ISE
2007-2010 Researcher and project manager at Fraunhofer ISE
2005/06 Studies of MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Loughborough University, UK
2000 – 2005 Studies of Mechanical Engineering, University of Applied Science, Karlsruhe
YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2019FLATCON® CPV Module Technology: A New Design based on the Evaluation of 10 Years of Outdoor Measurement Data
Wiesenfarth, M.; Steiner, M.; Dörsam, T.; Siefer, G.; Dimroth, F.; Nitz, P.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2019Outdoor Experimental Characterization of Novel High-Efficiency High-Concentrator Photovoltaic (HCPV) modules Using Achromatic Doublet on Glass (ADG) Fresnel Lenses as Primary Optics
Vallerotto, G.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Victoria, M.; Steiner, M.; Anton, I.; Jost, N.; Askins, S.; Sala, G.
Conference Paper
2019Pushing Energy Yield with Concentrating Photovoltaics
Steiner, Marc; Wiesenfarth, Maike; Martínez Sánchez, Juan Francisco; Siefer, Gerald; Dimroth, Frank
Conference Paper
2019Thermal Analysis of Passively Cooled Hybrid CPV Module Using Si Cell as Heat Distributor
Martinez, J.; Steiner, M.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Glunz, S.W.; Dimroth, F.
Journal Article
20184-terminal CPV module capable of converting global normal irradiance into electricity
Martínez, Juan F.; Steiner, Marc; Wiesenfarth, Maike; Dimroth, Frank
Conference Paper
2018ALCHEMI - a low cost, high efficiency, optoelectronic HCPV module for 1000× operation
Duggan, G.; Johnson, A.D.; Davies, J.I.; Nitz, Peter; Wiesenfarth, Maike; Jakob, Peter; Iankov, Dimitre; Rey-Stolle, Ignacio; Algora, C.; Garcia, I.; Lombardero, I.; Caño, P.; Alburquerque, Olga; Theristis, Marios; Georghious, George E.
Conference Paper
2018Analysis of the performance of an on-axis mirror module design compared to a FLATCON module
Wiesenfarth, Maike; Gamisch, Sebastian; Jakob, Peter; Steiner, Marc; Bett, Andreas
Conference Paper
2018Challenges in the Design of Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) Modules to Achieve Highest Efficiencies
Wiesenfarth, M.; Anton, I.; Bett, A.W.
Journal Article
2018Operation & maintenance - the key for reliable performance in a CPV power plant
Wüllner, Johannes; Steiner, Marc; Wiesenfarth, Maike; Bett, Andreas
Conference Paper
2018Systematic design evaluation on the example of a concentrator photovoltaic module with mirror optics and passive heat dissipation
Wiesenfarth, Maike; Gamisch, Sebastian; Jakob, Peter; Steiner, Marc; Bett, Andreas
Journal Article
2017Performance and failure analysis of concentrator solar cells after intensive stressing with thermal, electrical, and combined load
Eltermann, F.; Ziegler, L.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Wilde, J.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
201643 % direct sunlight conversion efficiency using 4J cell with achromatic full glass lens
Steiner, M.; Siefer, G.; Schmidt, T.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Dimroth, F.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
201643% sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency using CPV
Steiner, M.; Siefer, G.; Schmidt, T.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Dimroth, F.; Bett, A.W.
Journal Article
2016CPV-T Mirror Dish System Combined with Water Desalination Systems
Wiesenfarth, M.; Went, J.; Bösch, A.; Dilger, A.; Kec, T.; Kroll, A.; Koschikowsi, J.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2015CPV module design optimization for advanced multi-junction solar cell concepts
Steiner, M.; Kiefel, P.; Siefer, G.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Dimroth, F.; Krause, R.; Gombert, A.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2015CPV module with fresnel lens primary optics and homogenizing secondary optics
Wiesenfarth, M.; Dörsam, T.; Eltermann, F.; Hornung, T.; Siefer, G.; Steiner, M.; Riesen, S. van; Neubauer, M.; Boos, A.; Wanka, S.; Gombert, A.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2015FLATCON® CPV-module with 36.7% efficiency equipped with four-junction solar cells
Steiner, M.; Bösch, A.; Dilger, A.; Dimroth, F.; Dörsam, T.; Muller, M.; Hornung, T.; Siefer, G.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Bett, A.W.
Journal Article
2015A high-efficiency hybrid high-concentration photovoltaic system
Zimmermann, S.; Helmers, H.; Tiwari, M.K.; Paredes, S.; Michel, B.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Bett, A.W.; Poulikakos, D.
Journal Article
2015A low concentrating cell and receiver concept based on low cost silicon solar cells
Ebert, M.; Fellmeth, T.; Dörsam, T.; Clement, F.; Biro, D.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Eitner, U.
Conference Paper
2015Technical analysis and optimization of a high concentrating photovoltaic power tower
Ordóñez Moreno, K.; Heimsath, A.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Schöttl, P.; Nitz, P.
Conference Paper
2014Challenges for Thermal Management and Production Technologies in Conchotovoltaic (CPV) Modules
Wiesenfarth, M.; Gamisch, S.; Dörsam, T.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2014Development and Investigation of a CPV Module with Cassegrain Mirror Optics
Dreger, M.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Kisser, A.; Schmid, T.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2014Development of high efficiency wafer bonded 4-junction solar cells for concentrator photovoltaic applications
Dimroth, F.; Tibbits, T.N.D.; Beutel, P.; Karcher, C.; Oliva, E.; Siefer, G.; Schachtner, M.; Wekkeli, A.; Steiner, M.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Bett, A.W.; Krause, R.; Gerster, E.; Piccin, M.; Blanc, N.; Munoz Rico, M.; Drazek, C.; Guiot, E.; Wasselin, J.; Arena, C.; Salvetat, T.; Tauzin, A.; Signamarcheix, T.; Hannappel, T.
Conference Paper
2014Investigation of Different Fresnel Lens Designs and Methods to Determine the Optical Efficiency
Wiesenfarth, M.; Steiner, M.; Wolf, J.; Schmidt, T.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2014A Low Concentration Receiver Concept for Cost Effective Crystalline Back Contact Cells
Ebert, M.; Dörsam, T.; Fellmeth, T.; Hädrich, I.; Eitner, U.; Biro, D.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Noriega, P.; Caparros, S.; Castano, F.
Conference Paper
2014Mass Manufactured Secondary Optics for CPV
Schmid, T.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Bösch, A.; Hornung, T.; Gremmelspacher, M.; Manns, P.
Conference Paper
2013Advanced liquid cooling in HCPVT systems to achieve higher energy efficiencies
Zimmermann, S.; Helmers, H.; Tiwari, M.K.; Escher, W.; Paredes, S.; Neves, P.; Poulikakos, D.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Bett, A.W.; Michel, B.
Conference Paper
2013Analysis of high concentration passively cooled CPV module designs using mirror optics
Dreger, M.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Schmid, T.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2013Conceptual product development with integrated concentrating PV systems - CPV in the built environment from a designer's perspective
Reinders, A.; Wiesenfarth, M.; King, R.R.
Conference Paper
2013Efficiency of dense-array CPVT module with front-side interconnected cells
Polonsky, G.; Shelef, G.; Flitsanov, Y.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Steiner, M.; Helmers, H.; Bett, A.W.; Kribus, A.
Conference Paper
2013Investigations on 3-dimensional temperature distribution in a FLATCON-type CPV module
Wiesenfarth, M.; Gamisch, S.; Kraus, H.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2012Advanced concepts in concentrating photovoltaics (CPV)
Wiesenfarth, M.; Helmers, H.; Philipps, S.P.; Steiner, M.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2012Concentrating PV: Status and perspectives: Presentation held at Solar Summit 2012, 5th International Conference on Highlights and Trends in Solar Energy, Freiburg 19.10.2012
Bett, A.W.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Philipps, S.P.
Presentation
2012Degradation study on optical materials for concentrator photovoltaics
Eltermann, F.; Roeder, K.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Wilde, J.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2012Front-side interconnected large area concentrator cells for compact concentrator modules
Wiesenfarth, M.; Steiner, M.; Helmers, H.; Siefer, G.; Oliva, E.; Dimroth, F.; Shelef, G.; Polonsky, G.; Flitsanov, Y.; Kribus, A.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2012Outdoor test setup for concentrating photovoltaic and thermal (CPVT) systems
Helmers, H.; Boos, A.; Jetter, F.; Heimsath, A.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2012Photovoltaic Concentrator Receiver and Its Use
Wiesenfarth, M.; Wolf, O.; Jaus, J.; Peharz, G.; Eltermann, F.
Patent
2011The Effects of Accelerated Aging Tests on Metamorphic III-V Concentrator Solar Cells Mounted on Substrates
Eltermann, F.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Siefer, G.; Wilde, J.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2011Halbleiterbauelement im Mehrschichtaufbau und hieraus gebildetes Modul
Wiesenfarth, Maike; Guter, Wolfgang; Helmers, Henning
Patent
2011Solarzellenmodul und Konzentratormodul sowie deren Verwendung
Wiesenfarth, Maike; Gamisch, Sebastian; Doersam, T.; Bett, A.
Patent
2010Feasibility study on high concentrating photovoltaic power towers
Frohberger, D.; Jaus, J.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Schramek, P.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2010Investigations on interconnection technologies for CPV systems
Wiesenfarth, M.; Thaller, S.; Jaus, J.; Eltermann, F.; Passig, M.; Bett, A.W.
Conference Paper
2008Offenes verkapseltes Konzentratorsystem fuer Solarstrahlung
Loeckenhoff, R.; Bett, A.; Wiesenfarth, M.; Segev, R.
Patent
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.