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Fraunhofer ISE Laboratory- and Service Centre LSC

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Fraunhofer ISE Laboratory- and Service Centre LSC in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

The Fraunhofer ISE Laboratory and Service Centre LSC in Gelsenkirchen, in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), was founded in 2000. It serves as a partner for the photovoltaic industry also beyond the borders of NRW. Solar cell manufacturers draw on the services of LSC for quality control of their production and for rapid solutions to problems in their processing lines. The services offered by the Laboratory include the simulation and optimisation of in-line processes, the development of new processes and structures for solar cells as well as research on large-area hetero-junction solar cells of amorphous and crystalline silicon. LSC Gelsenkirchen also offers training sessions on characterisation procedures and solar cell technology.

www.lsc.ise.fraunhofer.de

Fraunhofer Technology Centre for Semiconductor Materials THM

The Technology Centre for Semiconductor Materials THM in Freiberg, Saxony, is a co-operation between Fraunhofer ISE and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB in Erlangen. THM supports companies through research and development on materials preparation and processing of 300 mm silicon, solar silicon and III-V semiconductors. Beyond this, THM offers services in the fields of analytics, characterisation and testing to assist industry partners in their ongoing production.

www.thm.fraunhofer.de

Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP

The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP in Halle/ Saale was jointly founded by the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg and Halle, and the Fraunhofer ISE. Fraunhofer IWM contributes its expertise in the area of optimisation and evaluating silicon process technologies and module integration. Fraunhofer ISE’s competence lies in the manufacture of materials, solar cell and module development as well as characterisation. The central facilities are presently Reliability and Technologies for Grid Parity (CSP-ZTN) and the Laboratory for Crystallisation Technology (CSP-LKT).

www.csp.fraunhofer.de

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Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, Halle/Saale, Germany.

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE

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Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE in Boston was founded in 2008. At Fraunhofer CSE, the expertise and technology in the field of renewable energy that is already established in Europe is to be further adapted and introduced to the United States market. Together with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the VDE Institute for Testing and Certification, the Fraunhofer CSE set up a test facility for PV modules in 2010. The facility, called the CFV Solar Test Laboratory, is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

www.cse.fraunhofer.org

Fraunhofer Chile Research – Centro para Tecnologías en Energía Solar

The Centro para Technologías en Energía Solar (Fraunhofer Chile Research-Center for Solar Energy Technology FCR-CSET) offers research and consultancy services to the Chilean solar industry and politics. Scientists from Fraunhofer ISE, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and other Chilean universities are conducting research there particularly on the solar generation of electricity and process heat as well as on water purification.

www.fraunhofer.cl/en/cset.html

Centro para Tecnologías en Energía Solar
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Centro para Tecnologías en Energía Solar (FCR-CSET) in Santiago de Chile.