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

 

Receiver and Systems for Low-Concentrating PV (LCPV)

 

ConPro – Concentrator Project

All-Purpose MWT Concept for Solar Cells of Variable Dimensionsolarzellen

 

Current publications - Silicon Concentrator Solar Cells: