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.