Rear (left) and front (right) side of an AP-MWT wafer

Due to the unit cells architecture, out of one wafer with, an edge length of 156 mm up to 84 individual solar cells can be obtained.

Silicon Concentrator Solar Cells

R&D Services

Our R&D services comprise:

Short production runs

Customized solar cells for low (2-30x) and medium (30-100x) concentration

Simulation of solar cell structures for concentrator applications

Profitability assessments for manufacturing processes

Process transfer to solar cell production

Receiver technology

Adapted silicon solar cells are particularly well-suited to utilizing concentrated light in low (2-30x) and medium (30-100x) concentration ranges. Fraunhofer ISE offers the following services in this research field:

  • Short production runs
  • Customized solar cells for low (2-30x) and medium (30-100x) concentration
  • Simulation of solar cell structures for concentrator applications
  • Profitability assessments for manufacturing processes
  • Process transfer to solar cell production
  • Receiver technology

Selected Research Projects

 

MehrSi

High-efficiency III-V Multi-Junction Solar Cells on Silicon

 

HISTORIC

High Efficiency GaInP/GaAs Tandem Wafer Bonded Solar Cell on Silicon

 

Receiver and Systems for Low-Concentrating PV (LCPV)