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

 

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:

YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2018III-V-on-silicon solar cells reaching 33% photoconversion efficiency in two-terminal configuration
Cariou, Romain; Benick, Jan; Feldmann, Frank; Höhn, Oliver; Hauser, Hubert; Beutel, Paul; Razek, Nasser; Wimplinger, Markus; Bläsi, Benedikt; Lackner, David; Hermle, Martin; Siefer, Gerald; Glunz, Stefan W.; Bett, Andreas W.; Dimroth, Frank
Journal Article
2018Trends in Solar Electricity: Presentation held at EuroSun, 12th International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry 2018, Rapperswil, Switzerland, September 11th, 2018
Bett, A.W.
Presentation
2014Analytical modeling of industrial-related silicon solar cells
Fellmeth, T.; Clement, F.; Biro, D.
Journal Article
2014III-V multi-junction solar cells
Philipps, S.P.; Bett, A.W.
Book Article
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.