Photovoltaic Modules and Power Plants
Fraunhofer ISE supports product development towards optimal efficiency, reduced cost, enhanced reliability and specialized applications such as building integration.
The Photovoltaic Module Technology Center (Module-TEC) offers a wide range of processing and analytical plattforms for mounting and connection technology. In our facilities we characterize PV modules using the highest level of precision. Lifetime and degradation of the module components are investigated under different climate conditions. Comprehensive module tests complete our portfolio package. Accredited since 2006, out testing facility TestLab PV Modules offers a full range of testing services. In addition, we offer customized tests using our advanced test equipment, partly developed in-house.
Within the five categories of our Quality Circle, we offer quality assurance services for PV power plants from the planning phase through to continuous operation:
- 1. Development
- 2. Engineering
- 3. Procurement
- 4. Commissioning
- 5. Operation
With its Quality Circle, Fraunhofer ISE can help customers establish the necessary requirements leading to economic viability, and thus bankability, for their PV power plant. Our accredited calibration laboratory, CalLab PV Modules, with its measurement uncertainty of only 1.6% for crystalline modules, is one of the leading calibration laboratories worldwide.
Fields of Work
In the business area Photovoltaic Modules and Power Plants, our work focuses on the following fields of work:
Inventions create the basis for technological innovations. We offer a highly diversified range of patents in the field of Module Technology. If you are interested in licenses or detailed informations please get in touch with us. The patents cover the following topics: