Flyer and Brochures - Photovoltaics

  • Flyer: Photovoltaic Module Technology

    December 2017 | Language: englisch

    Fraunhofer ISE offers a comprehensive range of services for product development and material qualification in the field of module technology. With many years of experience, excellently trained staff and well-equipped laboratories, we turn innovative ideas into new approaches for reliable, efficient and competitive PV modules. We assist our clients in improving the quality and efficiency of existing module and interconnection concepts. At all times we make use of the vast research network available along the entire PV value chain at Fraunhofer ISE.

    Flyer: Colored PV Modules for Building Integration

    November 2017 | Language: english

    Colored PV modules strongly support the acceptance and attractivity of building integrated PV (BIPV). Especially architects and building planners desire an individual color choice, saturated colors, a homogeneous appearance for all possible viewing angles and at the same time a high module efficiency. The demand grows rapidly – builders from around the world increasingly ask for self-sufficiency of their buildings.

    Flyer: PV Module Certification for new Standards and new Technologies

    April 2017 | Language: english

    Photovoltaics have become an important pillar in the global energy supply. Recently, the application of PV technology has especially gained importance in countries with challenging climates, e.g. in the Middle East and North Africa. Due to the constant cost pressure on PV module production, standardized quality assurance remains crucial to ensure safe and reliable products.

    Fotovoltaik Güç Santraallerinin Performans İzlemesi

    April 2017 | Language: turkish

    Yüksek performans, yatırımınızın amortisman süresi açısından çok önemlidir. Kurduğumuz bu profesyonel izleme sistemi sayesinde, sizlere anlık gerçekleme oranlarındaki değişimleri bildirmemiz mümkün olmaktadır.

    光伏电站性能监测 (simplified)

    April 2017 | Language: chinese

    性能卓越的电站是保证您投资报酬率的关 键。我们专业的监测系统能为您提供真实 电站性能和期望值之间的即时偏差数据。

    Flyer: Performance Monitoring of PV Power Plants

    April 2017 | Language: english

    High performing PV power plants are key to your return on investment. We offer monitoring services, which include immediate reporting of deviations from the expected performance.

    Brochure: Calibration and Performance Testing of Photovoltaic Modules

    April 2017 | Language: english

    In our accredited calibration laboratory CalLab PV Modules, we combine comprehensive scientific know-how with modern measurement technology. Among our  clients are renowned module manufacturers, EPCs (engineering, procurement, construction) and investors with the highest demands on quality. Many years of experience and our excellent reputation in the field of PV module calibration and performance testing ensure reliable measurement results.

    Fotovoltaik Modüllerin Kalibrasyonu Ve Performans Testleri

    April 2017 | Language: turkish

    Akredite kalibrasyon laboratuvarımız, CalLab FV Modülleri, ileri düzey bilimsel bilgi birikimi ile üstün ölçüm teknolojisini birleştirmektedir. En zorlu kalite gereksinimleri ile tanınmış modül üreticileri, EPC (Mühendislik, Tedarik, İnşaat) firmaları ve yatırımcılar müşterilerimiz arasındadır. Bu kuruluşların hepsi, modül kalibrasyonu alanında uzun soluklu deneyimimizin ve küresel ünümüzün güçlü referanslarıdır. 

    光伏组件标定与性能测试

    April 2017 | Language: chinese

    在我们经过认证的光伏组件校准实验室 CalLab PV Modules 中,我们致力将科研知识和前瞻的测量技术完美结合。我们 的客户中有知名的组件制造商,项目EPC(工程,采购,施 工)和投资者。因此我们的测试必须符合他们最严格的质量 要求。我们坚信,凭借着多年的经验与信誉良好的光伏组件 标定和测量品质,光伏组件校准实验室CalLab能提供最可靠 的测量结果。

    光伏组件和材料 的紫外线测试和质量检测

    March 2017 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    在许多高辐照的地区,例如北美太阳带地 区,光伏发电已成为非常有竞争力的发电 方式。为确保在严峻的气候及高紫外线条 件下组件仍能有效可靠运作,光伏组件必 须经过精心的设计并严格符合要求。紫外 线辐射是影响组件性能的重要因素,因此 辐射光谱和组件功率下降的关系一直是我 们关心的重要研究课题。

    双面电池光伏组件— 特性测定与模拟

    March 2017 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    双面电池组件可利用组件两面接收光线, 因此能显着提高光伏电站的产能。相对于 单面组件,其产能增益主要是由以下因素 决定的

    SMARTCALC.CTM: 精确“电池到组件”分析

    March 2017 | Sprache: chinese (simplified)

    在太阳能电池封装成组件的过程中会产生 不同的增益和损耗机制,相对于最初的电 池片,组件的功率与效率会有所改变。 通过弗劳恩霍夫太阳能研究所ISE开发的
    SmartCalc.CTM软件,使用者可以优化太 阳能组件设计,并分析电池到组件(CTM) 中的各项增益和损耗成因。

    参考电池片

    March 2017 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    弗劳恩霍夫太阳能研究所ISE开发的参考电 池片作为高端测量校准设备,吸引了全球 包括组件制造商,实验室和项目EPC(工 程,采购,施工)等众多客户。

    Flyer: Reference Cells

    March 2017 | Sprache: english

    Reference cells produced by Fraunhofer ISE are cutting-edge equipment for manufacturers of PV modules, laboratories and EPC contractors (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) worldwide.

    光伏组件可靠性实验室TESTLAB

    March 2017 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    弗劳恩霍夫太阳能研究所ISE凭借其在使用寿命分析领域 的长期实践经验, 于2006年成立了光伏组件可靠性实验 室“TestLab PV Modules”,并通过了ISO/IEC 17025标准 认证。凭借其先进新颖的检验设备,检测室可提供全面的技 术服务,满足最严苛的质量要求。此外,也希望光伏组件可 靠性实验室TestLab,能透过提供可靠的服务让客户受益于研 究所内累积的丰富科研知识。

    Brochure: TestLab PV Modules

    March 2017 | Language: english

    Based on many years of experience in the area of service life analysis, TestLab PV Modules was founded at Fraunhofer ISE in 2006 and accredited in accordance with ISO/ IEC 17025. Highgrade and innovative testing facilities enable a comprehensive range of services and meet highest quality demands.

    Flyer: Quality Assurance for PV Power Plants in the First Development Stages

    February 2017 | Language: english

    The initial phases of a photovoltaic power plant project are very important for its success. We offer professional quality assurance services for project development and engineering.

    Flyer: Organic Photovoltaics

    February 2017 | Language: english

    Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) is an emerging technology that employs organic semiconductors such as polymers and oligomers to convert light into electrical energy. Due to the extremely low material consumption, no heavy metal use and low temperature processing, the environmental impact of this technology is exceptionally low and energy payback times are only a few months. Further advantages are low weight and ultimate flexibility. All materials can be coated and printed with high throughput production methods at low costs allowing solar cells designed in nearly arbitrary shapes. Moreover the absorption spectrum can be tailored so that different colors can be realized; even neutrally tinted semitransparent windows are possible.

    Flyer: PID – 分析光伏组件特性, 减缓衰减机制

    February 2017 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    过去几年中,电势诱发衰减(PID)被认为 是导致不同光伏组件类型功率损耗,并降 低整体电站性能比(PR)的重要失效机制。在某些情况下,腐蚀性PID的影响甚至可见 於组件的外观上。

    Flyer: Smartcalc.CTM

    February 2017 | Language: english

    The integration of solar cells into photovoltaic modules results in gains and losses that change the power and efficiency of the module in comparison to the initial solar cells. With SmartCalc.CTM Fraunhofer ISE provides a professional software solution to optimize solar modules and to analyze cellto-module (CTM) gain and loss factors.

    太阳能电池片的标定服务

    February 2017 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    对于电池片和组件的精确测量是太阳能技术中至关重要的环节。 作为世界领先的实验室之一,弗劳恩霍夫太阳能研究所ISE的CalLab光伏电池校准实验室凭藉着在该领域30年的测试经验,提供全方位的测量服务。我们为各种类型的电池片进行高精度,高可靠性以及符合国际标准的测量。并藉由精密的仪器确保经济且快速精准的标定。

    Flyer: ProConCVD - Cost-Effective Silicon Epitaxy for PV

    December 2016 | Language: english

    The ProConCVD (Production Continuous Chemical Vapor Deposition Reactor) developed by Fraunhofer ISE produces highquality crystalline silicon layers. The process costs are approximately 10 times lower than common practice and the throughput is 100 times faster than in existing silicon epitaxy reactors.With this newly developed Chemical Vapor Deposition reactor, it is now possible to produce solar cells combining the best of microelectronic, thin-film and crystalline silicon solar cell technology.

    Flyer: Crystalline Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells

    December 2016 | Language: english

    Crystalline silicon thin-film (c-SiTF) solar cells present a promising concept to combine the advantages of conventional wafer-based silicon solar cells with those of thin-film solar cells: high and stable efficiencies and low production costs. In our approach, the electrically active base of the solar cell with a thickness of a few tens of micrometers is grown upon a substrate material, which gives the necessary mechanical stability.

    Flyer: SIMTEC Silicon Materials Technology and Evaluation Center

    December 2016 | Language: english

    SIMTEC is our Silicon Material Technology research center at Fraunhofer ISE. It focuses on the front end processes of the solar value chain. Starting with various sources of silicon feedstock, it involves multicrystalline block crystallization, block shaping, wafering and – as a new technology in PV – silicon epitaxy for crystalline silicon thin-film wafer equivalents.

    Flyer: The Silicon Crystallization Platform

    November 2016 | Language: english

    The Fraunhofer ISE and Fraunhofer CSP Silicon Crystallization Platform provides a technology platform for industry-relevant crystallization processes, using productionscale equipment and process knowledge which is state-of-the-art and beyond. The Fraunhofer ISE and Fraunhofer CSP Silicon Crystallization Platform focuses on the optimization of crystal properties, the reduction of process costs and the further automation of the crystallization process.

    Flyer: Bifacial PV Modules – Characterization and Simulation

    November 2016 | Language: english

    Bifacial photovoltaic (PV) modules are able to utilize light from both sides and can therefore signifi cantly increase the electric yield of PV power plants. The yield gain compared to monofacial modules is mainly determined by the conversion efficiency for solar irradiance incident on the rear side of a bifacial PV module, and the amount and quality of solar irradiance incident on the rear side.

    Flyer: III-V-Epitaxy and Solar Cells

    October 2016 | Language: english

    Fraunhofer ISE has long time experience in developing highest performance solar cells made from III-V compound semiconductors. We use materials made from the 3rd and 5th column  of the periodic table such as GaAs or GaInP to develop multi-junction devices. Our solar cells reach record efficiencies up to 46.0 % under sunlight concentrated 508 times. We offer  industry and research partners comprehensive services to enhance their products.

    Flyer: Automated Wafer Inspection and Quality Control

    October 2016 | Language: english

    In order to fabricate solar cells cost effectively, it is important to produce highefficiency cells with the utmost process stability and minimum process variation. Not only the fabrication process is key here, the electrical and mechanical excellence of the wafers used is equally important. The quality of multicrystalline wafer materials is particularly susceptible to variation. Poor quality wafers should be identified and discarded at an early stage in the process to avoid unnecessary costs.

    Flyer: PID - Analysis and Mitigation

    October 2016 | Language: english

    In the past few years, Potential Induced Degradation (PID) has been recognized as a failure mechanism that can cause substantial power loss in different PV module types and decrease the power plant performance ratio. In some cases, corrosive PID also becomes visible in module appearance.

    Flyer: Calibration Services for Solar Cells

    June 2016 | Language: english

    The precise measurement of solar cells and modules is of crucial importance in solar technology. As one of the world’s leading laboratories, CalLab PV Cells, the photovoltaic calibration laboratory at Fraunhofer ISE, provides comprehensive measurement services in this field since 30 years.

    Flyer: modulum - Modulated Luminescence of Silicon Ingots, Wafers and Cells

    June 2016 | Language: english

    Aiming at steadily reducing the levelized cost of electricity of PV plants, state-ofthe- art research and development in silicon photovoltaics must focus on material quality: This relates to feedstock quality, to the impact of the crystallization and wafering processes, and to the impact of the individual solar cell process on material quality. Such focus on material quality calls for accurate analysis techniques of efficiency-limiting electrical characteristics in all stages of solar cell production – ranging from crystallization to metalization.

    Flyer: Device Integrated Photovoltaics

    June 2016 | Language: english

    Device-integrated photovoltaics are an effective solution for small and grid-independent applications. Power generating solar cells provide a reliable, cost effective and flexible source of electrical energy for a wide range of consumers.

    Brochure: PV-TEC: Photovoltaic Technology Evaluation Center

    April 2016 | Language: english

    The technological work is accompanied by comprehensive analysis and qualification of silicon materials and solar cells which enable efficiency-limiting mechanisms to be identified and material, processes and cell concepts to be systematically improved. Using a large variety of state-of-theart offline and inline metrology systems, we are able to measure all relevant quality parameters on starting wafers, solar cell precursors and finished solar cells on a statistically relevant basis. Metrology systems with high spatial resolution allow loss mechanisms of cells to be analyzed in depth. A well-equipped wet-chemistry analysis laboratory allows inlinemonitoring of chemical baths.

    光伏发电厂的质量保证和产量优化

    August 2015 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    弗劳恩霍夫太阳能研究所专业的质量保证服务在过去的二十 年中帮助许多光伏电站提高性能、优化产量。我们的客户在 光伏发电厂项目的每一个阶段中(从研发到长期运作)都会 从我们的丰富经验中受益。独立的报告提高了光伏发电厂 所有利益相关者的信心。国际项目开发商、EPC(设计、采 购、施工)以及银行和投资者均信任我们的服务。我们的专 家期待着支持您的项目。

    Flyer: Quality Assurance and Yield Optimization for Solar Power Plants

    August 2015 | Language: english

    Over the last two decades Fraunhofer ISE has made important contributions to the quality assurance of PV and solar thermal power plants. We offer quality assessments for every stage of PV or solar thermal power plant projects – from planning and design up to long-term operation.

    Flyer: Thermal Processes

    August 2015 | Language: english

    High temperature processes form a vital part of solar cell fabrication. Examples of such processes are forming the pn-junction by diffusion, firing screen printed contacts, activating surface passivation layers or annealing process induced defects. In order to take full advantage of new materials, continuous optimization of high temperature processes is indispensable.

    Flyer: Plated Copper Metallization for Si-PV Cells and Modules

    August 2015 | Language: english

    Solar cell metallization is a crucial point of optimization for silicon solar cells both technologically and from a cost point of view. The introduction of optimized emitters with low surface doping concentrations enables solar cell efficiency improvements in advanced silicon solar cell concepts. Silver material for metallization may become critical in the future with respect to high material costs, cost fluctuations and large scale availability.

    Brochure: Quality Assurance and Yield Optimization for PV Power Plants

    August 2015 | Language: english

    The professional quality assurance services of Fraunhofer ISE have been contributing to high performance and optimal yields of PV power plants over the last two decades. In every phase of a PV power plant project – from development up to long-term operation – our customers benefit from our longstanding experience. Our independent reports increase the confidence of all stakeholders of a PV power plant. International project developers, EPCs (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) as well as banks and investors trust in our services. Our experts look forward to supporting your projects.

    Flyer: Degradation Monitoring and Failure Analysis for PV Modules

    May 2015 | Language: english

    The principle factors affecting the reliability and performance of photovoltaic (PV) modules are the materials used and their interaction, module manufacturing and the local climate at the operating site. At Fraunhofer ISE we employ high resolution analytical methods to assess degradation indicators and mechanisms. These methods serve as powerful tools which complement the IV measurements; together they enable comprehensive service life analysis and predictions of PV modules.

    Flyer: Outdoor Weathering in Different Climates

    April 2015 | Language: english

    The climatic conditions affecting solar systems vary considerably from location to location, resulting in different requirements for materials and components of PV modules and thermal collectors. Fraunhofer ISE operates outdoor test sites in four different climates in order to assess the effects of different weathering conditions on the reliability of PV modules and thermal collectors.

    Flyer: Characterization, Rating and Evaluation of CPV Modules

    March 2015 | Language: english

    Based on many years of experience in characterization and evaluation of CPV modules, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE offers support in the development, investigation and analysis of CPV module / system design and performance. We follow a compre-hensive and holistic approach in order to provide the best benefit for our customers.

    Flyer: Quality Assurance for Commercial PV Battery Systems & PV Diesel Grids

    March 2015 | Language: english

    With its long-term experience, Fraunhofer ISE offers a wide array of services including the quality assurance of PV systems, battery system technology and battery storage integration in commercial PV applications as well as in hybrid PV diesel mini-grids.Our support ranges from the identification and analyses of load profiles and the design of the entire power system through to the implementation and operation phase of the facility.

    Flyer: Quality Assurance for PV Power Plants with Battery Storage

    March 2015 | Language: english

    Demand-based feed-in of electricity from grid connected photovoltaic (PV) power plants will be of central importance in the future, in particular for the direct marketing of solar power. In addition to accurate prediction models, battery storage systems will play an essential role in offering solar power in a predictable and reliable way on the energy market as well as in compensating short-term fluctuations. Based on its long-term experience, Fraunhofer ISE offers a wide range of services for planners, developers and investors in the areas of quality assurance for PV power plants, battery system technology and integration of battery storage in PV systems as well as in the field of simulation of energy systems.

    Flyer: UV Testing and Qualification of PV Modules and Materials

    October 2014 | Language: english

    PV power plants have become a competitive option for electricity generation in many regions with high solar irradiation levels like the sun belt region. For reliable operation in challenging climates with elevated UV doses, PV modules have to be engineered and qualified carefully. Fraunhofer ISE has investigated natural UV spectra at different locations, lamp spectra and associated aging effects in detail.

    Flyer: High-Concentration Modules and Systems

    September 2014 | Language: english

    Based on many years of experience in prototyping and testing, Fraunhofer ISE supports providers of concentrator PV modules and systems in the development, investigation and analysis of system design and performance. We follow a comprehensive approach, always keeping the economical application in mind. Our main R&D efforts in High Concentration Modules and Systems are combined in the Concentrator Technologies & Evaluation Center (ConTEC).

    Flyer: Photovoltaic Module Technology

    September 2014 | Language: english

    Fraunhofer ISE offers a comprehensive range of services for product development and material testing in the field of module technology. We provide support for turning innovative ideas into reliable, efficient and competitive PV modules, as well as for improving quality and efficiency in existing module and interconnection concepts. Our R&D is backed by a profound internal PV research network from silicon to system.

    Flyer: Complete Solar Cell Loss Analysis

    September 2014 | Language: english

    Solar cell manufacturers are challenged to continuously investigate efficiency limitations of their products in order to detect optimization opportunities. Fraunhofer ISE offers a customized Complete Solar Cell Loss Analysis package including experimental results as well as detailed expert reports.

    Flyer: Co-Diffusion for N-Type Solar Cells

    September 2014 | Language: english

    N-type solar cells offer the highest conversion efficiencies due to the absence of light induced degradation and the lower sensitivity to common impurities like iron. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE we develop process sequences for n-type cells that considerably reduce the number of process steps. A key technology is the simultaneous diffusion of p and n dopants by co-diffusion.

    Flyer: Silicon Material Efficiency Analysis

    September 2014 | Language: english

    Manufacturers of silicon wafers and cells are challenged to deploy indepth material analysis in order to optimize material performance and increase the efficiency and quality of their products. Fraunhofer ISE provides customized Efficiency Analysis packages including experimental results as well as detailed expert reports based on our unique methodology.

    Flyer: Analysis and Simulation of Impurity Distributions

    September 2014 | Language: english

    In order to further increase the quality of their products, manufacturers of silicon wafers and cells are challenged to perform detailed analysis of the impurity distribution in their materials. Fraunhofer ISE provides customized Impurity Distribution Analysis services encompassing experimental results as well as detailed expert reports based on our unique methodology.

    Flyer: Crystalline Silicon Thinfilm Materials Services

    July 2014 | Language: english

    Fraunhofer ISE has been working on crystalline silicon thin-film solar cells for many years. Our speciality lies in silicon and silicon-based deposition on a variety of silicon and non-silicon  substrates, the recrystallization of silicon layers and in adapting solar cell production processes. We are experts in handling a wide range of contamination levels, variable substrate sizes and morphologies and temperatures up to 1500 °C.

    Flyer: Functional Printing

    May 2014 | Language: english

    Equipped with an excellent infrastructure and long-standing expertise, Fraunhofer ISE offers a variety of services in the field of functional printing. Silicon solar cells serve as a well-known example for printed devices which are produced on an industrial level. The future of solar cells lies in optimization and higher efficiencies,  which can be achieved by developing new cell concepts. With increasingly sophisticated cell concepts, new printing processes featuring high precision and fine details are required in the production.

    Flyer: PV-Cells for Optical Power Transmission

    March 2014 | Language: english

    Photovoltaic cells can convert monochromatic light into electricity much more efficiently than the spectrum of the solar radiation. By tuning the photovoltaic cell’s semiconductor bandgap to the specific wavelength of the light, thermalization and transmission losses are minimized. In this way, high conversion efficiencies of light into electricity over 50% have been realized.

    Flyer: Copper Metallization for Silicon Solar Cells

    September 2013 | Language: english

    Substitute for Silver on Solar Cells: Despite recently achieved reductions in consumption, screen printed silver used in solar cell front side metallization is still an important cost driver in solar cell production. Furthermore, the conductivity of printed and fired metallization is limited due to glass compounds and porous structure.

    Flyer: Micro- and Nano- Structured Surfaces

    June 2013 | Language: english

    Micro- and nanostructured surfaces can fulfill a variety of different functions. An important application field is photon management in optical systems. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE advances the fundamental understanding of the optics of microstructured components, modeling, design, production as well as replication and characterization of large-area micro- and nanostructures.

    Flyer: Low Concentrating PV – LCPV: Cell, Receiver, System

    June 2013 | Language: english

    Low concentrating photovoltaic (LCPV) systems using adapted silicon solar cells are an interesting path for producing low cost electricity from solar energy. Fraunhofer ISE has wide experience in Si solar cell technology, concentrating technologies and system development. We partner with industry to achieve the highest performance on the component and system levels.

    Flyer: Thermal Oxide Passivated Solar Cells

    May 2013 | Language: english

    Methods for the fabrication of high-quality silicon surface passivation layers have received much attention recently. One approach that makes use of these layers is the Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC). Compared to conventional solar cells with a full area aluminium alloyed rear contact, the combination of surface passivation layers and local rear contacts results in an improved light trapping and a reduced surface recombination, leading to higher conversion efficiencies.

    Flyer: MWT Solar Cell and Module Technology

    April 2013 | Language: english

    Metal wrap through (MWT) solar cells provide higher conversion efficiencies under processes close to standard fabrication sequences. Therefore this concept exhibits an excellent perspective for large-scale PV market penetration. In more than 8 years of research and development in the field of MWT technology, a profound expertise has been acquired at Fraunhofer ISE.

    Brochure: Photovoltaic Modules and Systems

    February 2013 | Language: english

    Module technology transforms solar cells into durable products that operate safely in PV power plants. We support the development of products to ensure high yields, low costs and excellent reliability. Our Module Technology Center and laboratories enable the qualification of new materials for the production and operation of solar modules.

    Flyer: Innovations for Silicon Solar Cells - ETAlab®

    September 2011 | Language: english

    The development of high-efficiency cell structures is one of the key factors to accelerate the progress of the leading PV technology: crystalline silicon solar cells. With its excellent equipment of new and cutting-edge technologies, its comprehensive characterization pool and the extensive know-how of the physics and technology of advanced solar cell structures, ETAlab® with its over 100 scientists, engineers and technicians can assist your company in introducing the next generation of silicon technologies and cell architectures.

    Flyer: Device and Process Simulation for Silicon Solar Cells

    September 2011 | Language: english

    In the quest for further efficiency increase of solar cells at reduced costs, new cell concepts are getting strongly into focus. Such concepts are often complex and exhibit a large number of processing steps. The numerical modelling of the production processes and the complete solar cell provide here the decisive key to reduce the time to market, as they can dramatically reduce the number of required experimental tests.

    Flyer: Crystalline Silicon Based Tandem Solar Cells

    July 2011 | Language: english

    Crystalline silicon based tandem solar cells are a promising way to circumvent the conversion efficiency limits of conventional single-junction photovoltaic cells. In such devices, the visible wavelength range of the solar spectrum is converted more efficiently by adding additional pn-junctions on top of a Si cell.

    Flyer: III-V Solar Cells and Devices

    Juli 2011 | Sprache: englisch

    The highest conversion efficiencies of sunlight into electricity are obtained for multi-junction solar cells made of so-called III-V compound semiconductors. This class of materials combines  elements from the 3rd and 5th column of the periodic table like Al, Ga, In, As, P, N or Sb in a single crystal.

    Flyer: Dye Solar Cells and Modules

    May 2011 | Language: english

    The dye solar cell module is still a young photovoltaic technology. However, in the last few years, this technology has started to extend beyond the laboratory level. The ultimate aim is the successful integration of these solar modules into the building façade.A large challenge in the development of new photovoltaic technologies is the transfer from the laboratory to the industrial level. As a step in this direction, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE have succeeded in producing the worldwide first dye solar cell module on a continuous substrate material with dimensions of 60 x 100 cm2. An important hurdle has been overcome.

    Brochure: Applied Optics and Functional Surfaces

    2011 | Language: english

    R&D in optical methods is required in many market segments of solar technologies, e. g. in solar cells, windows and façades, solar thermal collectors and concentrator systems. Our expertise is similarly needed in non-solar applications such as lighting and display technology.

    Flyer: Concentrator Optics

    2010 | Language: english

    We offer professional assistance in the design of concentrating optics for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) and Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) applications.

    Flyer: III-V Calibration Services

    2010 | Language: english

    We offer calibrated measurements of III-V multi-junction cells for space and terrestrial concentrator applications as well as of single-junction concentrator solar cells.

  • 太阳能电池片的标定服务

    February 2017 | Language: chinesisch (simplified)

    对于电池片和组件的精确测量是太阳能技术中至关重要的环节。 作为世界领先的实验室之一,弗劳恩霍夫太阳能研究所ISE的CalLab光伏电池校准实验室凭藉着在该领域30年的测试经验,提供全方位的测量服务。我们为各种类型的电池片进行高精度,高可靠性以及符合国际标准的测量。并藉由精密的仪器确保经济且快速精准的标定。

    Flyer: SIMTEC Silicon Materials Technology and Evaluation Center

    December 2016 | Language: english

    SIMTEC is our Silicon Material Technology research center at Fraunhofer ISE. It focuses on the front end processes of the solar value chain. Starting with various sources of silicon feedstock, it involves multicrystalline block crystallization, block shaping, wafering and – as a new technology in PV – silicon epitaxy for crystalline silicon thin-film wafer equivalents.

    Flyer: Crystalline Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells

    Dezember 2016 | Language: english

    Crystalline silicon thin-film (c-SiTF) solar cells present a promising concept to combine the advantages of conventional wafer-based silicon solar cells with those of thin-film solar cells: high and stable efficiencies and low production costs. In our approach, the electrically active base of the solar cell with a thickness of a few tens of micrometers is grown upon a substrate material, which gives the necessary mechanical stability.

    Flyer: Automated Wafer Inspection and Quality Control

    October 2016 | Language: english

    In order to fabricate solar cells cost effectively, it is important to produce highefficiency cells with the utmost process stability and minimum process variation. Not only the fabrication process is key here, the electrical and mechanical excellence of the wafers used is equally important. The quality of multicrystalline wafer materials is particularly susceptible to variation. Poor quality wafers should be identified and discarded at an early stage in the process to avoid unnecessary costs.

    Flyer: Calibration Services for Solar Cells

    June 2016 | Language: english

    The precise measurement of solar cells and modules is of crucial importance in solar technology. As one of the world’s leading laboratories, CalLab PV Cells, the photovoltaic calibration laboratory at Fraunhofer ISE, provides comprehensive measurement services in this field since 30 years.

    Flyer: modulum - Modulated Luminescence of Silicon Ingots, Wafers and Cells

    June 2016 | Language: english

    Aiming at steadily reducing the levelized cost of electricity of PV plants, state-ofthe- art research and development in silicon photovoltaics must focus on material quality: This relates to feedstock quality, to the impact of the crystallization and wafering processes, and to the impact of the individual solar cell process on material quality. Such focus on material quality calls for accurate analysis techniques of efficiency-limiting electrical characteristics in all stages of solar cell production – ranging from crystallization to metalization.

    Flyer: Plated Copper Metallization for Si-PV Cells and Modules

    August 2015 | Sprache: englisch

    Solar cell metallization is a crucial point of optimization for silicon solar cells both technologically and from a cost point of view. The introduction of optimized emitters with low surface doping concentrations enables solar cell efficiency improvements in advanced silicon solar cell concepts. Silver material for metallization may become critical in the future with respect to high material costs, cost fluctuations and large scale availability.

    Flyer: Thermal Processes

    August 2015 | Language: english

    High temperature processes form a vital part of solar cell fabrication. Examples of such processes are forming the pn-junction by diffusion, firing screen printed contacts, activating surface passivation layers or annealing process induced defects. In order to take full advantage of new materials, continuous optimization of high temperature processes is indispensable.

    Flyer: Complete Solar Cell Loss Analysis

    September 2014 | Language: english

    Solar cell manufacturers are challenged to continuously investigate efficiency limitations of their products in order to detect optimization opportunities. Fraunhofer ISE offers a customized Complete Solar Cell Loss Analysis package including experimental results as well as detailed expert reports.

    Flyer: Silicon Material Efficiency Analysis

    September 2014 | Langugage: english

    Manufacturers of silicon wafers and cells are challenged to deploy indepth material analysis in order to optimize material performance and increase the efficiency and quality of their products. Fraunhofer ISE provides customized Efficiency Analysis packages including experimental results as well as detailed expert reports based on our unique methodology.

    Flyer: Analysis and Simulation of Impurity Distributions

    September 2014 | Language: english

    In order to further increase the quality of their products, manufacturers of silicon wafers and cells are challenged to perform detailed analysis of the impurity distribution in their materials. Fraunhofer ISE provides customized Impurity Distribution Analysis services encompassing experimental results as well as detailed expert reports based on our unique methodology.

    Flyer: Crystalline Silicon Thinfilm Materials Services

    July 2014 | Language: english

    Fraunhofer ISE has been working on crystalline silicon thin-film solar cells for many years. Our speciality lies in silicon and silicon-based deposition on a variety of silicon and non-silicon  substrates, the recrystallization of silicon layers and in adapting solar cell production processes. We are experts in handling a wide range of contamination levels, variable substrate sizes and morphologies and temperatures up to 1500 °C.

    Flyer: Co-Diffusion for N-Type Solar Cells

    September 2014 | Language: english

    N-type solar cells offer the highest conversion efficiencies due to the absence of light induced degradation and the lower sensitivity to common impurities like iron. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE we develop process sequences for n-type cells that considerably reduce the number of process steps. A key technology is the simultaneous diffusion of p and n dopants by co-diffusion.

    Flyer: Micro- and Nano- Structured Surfaces

    June 2013 | Language: english

    Micro- and nanostructured surfaces can fulfill a variety of different functions. An important application field is photon management in optical systems. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE advances the fundamental understanding of the optics of microstructured components, modeling, design, production as well as replication and characterization of large-area micro- and nanostructures.

    Flyer: Thermal Oxide Passivated Solar Cells

    May 2013 | Language: english

    Methods for the fabrication of high-quality silicon surface passivation layers have received much attention recently. One approach that makes use of these layers is the Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC). Compared to conventional solar cells with a full area aluminium alloyed rear contact, the combination of surface passivation layers and local rear contacts results in an improved light trapping and a reduced surface recombination, leading to higher conversion efficiencies.

    Flyer: The Silicon Crystallization Platform

    September 2011 | Language: english

    The Fraunhofer ISE and Fraunhofer CSP Silicon Crystallization Platform provides a technology platform for industry-relevant crystallization processes, using productionscale equipment and process knowledge which is state-of-the-art and beyond. The Fraunhofer ISE and Fraunhofer CSP Silicon Crystallization Platform focuses on the optimization of crystal properties, the reduction of process costs and the further automation of the crystallization process.

  • Flyer: III-V-Epitaxy and Solar Cells

    October 2016 | Language: english

    Fraunhofer ISE has long time experience in developing highest performance solar cells made from III-V compound semiconductors. We use materials made from the 3rd and 5th column  of the periodic table such as GaAs or GaInP to develop multi-junction devices. Our solar cells reach record efficiencies up to 46.0 % under sunlight concentrated 508 times. We offer  industry and research partners comprehensive services to enhance their products.

    Flyer: Characterization, Rating and Evaluation of CPV Modules

    March 2015 | Langugage: english

    Based on many years of experience in characterization and evaluation of CPV modules, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE offers support in the development, investigation and analysis of CPV module / system design and performance. We follow a compre-hensive and holistic approach in order to provide the best benefit for our customers.

    Flyer: High-Concentration Modules and Systems

    September 2014 | Langugage: english

    Based on many years of experience in prototyping and testing, Fraunhofer ISE supports providers of concentrator PV modules and systems in the development, investigation and analysis of system design and performance. We follow a comprehensive approach, always keeping the economical application in mind. Our main R&D efforts in High Concentration Modules and Systems are combined in the Concentrator Technologies & Evaluation Center (ConTEC).

    BINE-Projektinfo 02/2014: Concentrated photovoltaic technology – Energy from a thousand suns

    Multi-junction solar cells were originally developed as energy sources for space flight applications. Their output is high but their manufacture is complex. With their perfectly matched layers, the cells utilise a much wider spectrum of sunlight than silicon cells. For terrestrial use, the multi-junction solar cells are combined with concentrator systems. Like a magnifying glass, these focus a hundred- to thousand-fold concentrated beam of light onto the pinhead-sized solar cells. For this purpose, a solar tracker is used to enable the entire system to track the precise position of the sun. A new record solar cell has achieved an efficiency of more than 44 per cent.

    Flyer: PV-Cells for Optical Power Transmission

    March 2014 | Language: english

    Photovoltaic cells can convert monochromatic light into electricity much more efficiently than the spectrum of the solar radiation. By tuning the photovoltaic cell’s semiconductor bandgap to the specific wavelength of the light, thermalization and transmission losses are minimized. In this way, high conversion efficiencies of light into electricity over 50% have been realized.

    Flyer: Low Concentrating PV – LCPV: Cell, Receiver, System

    June 2013 | Language: english

    Low concentrating photovoltaic (LCPV) systems using adapted silicon solar cells are an interesting path for producing low cost electricity from solar energy. Fraunhofer ISE has wide experience in Si solar cell technology, concentrating technologies and system development. We partner with industry to achieve the highest performance on the component and system levels.

    Flyer: III-V Solar Cells and Devices

    July 2011 | Language: english

    The highest conversion efficiencies of sunlight into electricity are obtained for multi-junction solar cells made of so-called III-V compound semiconductors. This class of materials combines  elements from the 3rd and 5th column of the periodic table like Al, Ga, In, As, P, N or Sb in a single crystal.

    Brochure: Applied Optics and Functional Surfaces

    2011 | Language: english

    R&D in optical methods is required in many market segments of solar technologies, e. g. in solar cells, windows and façades, solar thermal collectors and concentrator systems. Our expertise is similarly needed in non-solar applications such as lighting and display technology.

    Flyer: Concentrator Optics

    2010 | Language: english

    We offer professional assistance in the design of concentrating optics for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) and Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) applications.

    Flyer: III-V Calibration Services

    2010 | Language: english

    We offer calibrated measurements of III-V multi-junction cells for space and terrestrial concentrator applications as well as of single-junction concentrator solar cells.

  • Flyer: Organic Photovoltaics

    February 2017 | Language: english

    Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) is an emerging technology that employs organic semiconductors such as polymers and oligomers to convert light into electrical energy. Due to the extremely low material consumption, no heavy metal use and low temperature processing, the environmental impact of this technology is exceptionally low and energy payback times are only a few months. Further advantages are low weight and ultimate flexibility. All materials can be coated and printed with high throughput production methods at low costs allowing solar cells designed in nearly arbitrary shapes. Moreover the absorption spectrum can be tailored so that different colors can be realized; even neutrally tinted semitransparent windows are possible.

    Flyer: Micro- and Nano- Structured Surfaces

    June 2013 | Language: english

    Micro- and nanostructured surfaces can fulfill a variety of different functions. An important application field is photon management in optical systems. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE advances the fundamental understanding of the optics of microstructured components, modeling, design, production as well as replication and characterization of large-area micro- and nanostructures.

    Flyer: Crystalline Silicon Based Tandem Solar Cells

    July 2011 | Language: english

    Crystalline silicon based tandem solar cells are a promising way to circumvent the conversion efficiency limits of conventional single-junction photovoltaic cells. In such devices, the visible wavelength range of the solar spectrum is converted more efficiently by adding additional pn-junctions on top of a Si cell.

    Flyer: Dye Solar Cells and Modules

    May 2011 | Language: english

    The dye solar cell module is still a young photovoltaic technology. However, in the last few years, this technology has started to extend beyond the laboratory level. The ultimate aim is the successful integration of these solar modules into the building façade.A large challenge in the development of new photovoltaic technologies is the transfer from the laboratory to the industrial level. As a step in this direction, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE have succeeded in producing the worldwide first dye solar cell module on a continuous substrate material with dimensions of 60 x 100 cm2. An important hurdle has been overcome.

  • Flyer: Photovoltaic Module Technology

    December 2017 | Language: englisch

    Fraunhofer ISE offers a comprehensive range of services for product development and material qualification in the field of module technology. With many years of experience, excellently trained staff and well-equipped laboratories, we turn innovative ideas into new approaches for reliable, efficient and competitive PV modules. We assist our clients in improving the quality and efficiency of existing module and interconnection concepts. At all times we make use of the vast research network available along the entire PV value chain at Fraunhofer ISE.

    Flyer: Colored PV Modules for Building Integration

    November 2017 | Language: english

    Colored PV modules strongly support the acceptance and attractivity of building integrated PV (BIPV). Especially architects and building planners desire an individual color choice, saturated colors, a homogeneous appearance for all possible viewing angles and at the same time a high module efficiency. The demand grows rapidly – builders from around the world increasingly ask for self-sufficiency of their buildings.

    Flyer: PV Module Certification for new Standards and new Technologies

    April 2017| Language: english

    Photovoltaics have become an important pillar in the global energy supply. Recently, the application of PV technology has especially gained importance in countries with challenging climates, e.g. in the Middle East and North Africa. Due to the constant cost pressure on PV module production, standardized quality assurance remains crucial to ensure safe and reliable products.

    Fotovoltaik Güç Santraallerinin Performans İzlemesi

    April 2017 | Language: turkish

    Yüksek performans, yatırımınızın amortisman süresi açısından çok önemlidir. Kurduğumuz bu profesyonel izleme sistemi sayesinde, sizlere anlık gerçekleme oranlarındaki değişimleri bildirmemiz mümkün olmaktadır.

    光伏电站性能监测 (simplified)

    April 2017 | Language: chinese

    性能卓越的电站是保证您投资报酬率的关 键。我们专业的监测系统能为您提供真实 电站性能和期望值之间的即时偏差数据。

    Flyer: Performance Monitoring of PV Power Plants

    April 2017 | Language: english

    High performing PV power plants are key to your return on investment. We offer monitoring services, which include immediate reporting of deviations from the expected performance.

    Brochure: Calibration and Performance Testing of Photovoltaic Modules

    April 2017 | Language: english

    In our accredited calibration laboratory CalLab PV Modules, we combine comprehensive scientific know-how with modern measurement technology. Among our  clients are renowned module manufacturers, EPCs (engineering, procurement, construction) and investors with the highest demands on quality. Many years of experience and our excellent reputation in the field of PV module calibration and performance testing ensure reliable measurement results.

    光伏组件标定与性能测试

    April 2017 | Language: chinese

    在我们经过认证的光伏组件校准实验室 CalLab PV Modules 中,我们致力将科研知识和前瞻的测量技术完美结合。我们 的客户中有知名的组件制造商,项目EPC(工程,采购,施 工)和投资者。因此我们的测试必须符合他们最严格的质量 要求。我们坚信,凭借着多年的经验与信誉良好的光伏组件 标定和测量品质,光伏组件校准实验室CalLab能提供最可靠 的测量结果。

    Fotovoltaik Modüllerin Kalibrasyonu Ve Performans Testleri

    April 2017 | Language: turkish

    Akredite kalibrasyon laboratuvarımız, CalLab FV Modülleri, ileri düzey bilimsel bilgi birikimi ile üstün ölçüm teknolojisini birleştirmektedir. En zorlu kalite gereksinimleri ile tanınmış modül üreticileri, EPC (Mühendislik, Tedarik, İnşaat) firmaları ve yatırımcılar müşterilerimiz arasındadır. Bu kuruluşların hepsi, modül kalibrasyonu alanında uzun soluklu deneyimimizin ve küresel ünümüzün güçlü referanslarıdır. 

    光伏组件和材料 的紫外线测试和质量检测

    March 2017 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    在许多高辐照的地区,例如北美太阳带地 区,光伏发电已成为非常有竞争力的发电 方式。为确保在严峻的气候及高紫外线条 件下组件仍能有效可靠运作,光伏组件必 须经过精心的设计并严格符合要求。紫外 线辐射是影响组件性能的重要因素,因此 辐射光谱和组件功率下降的关系一直是我 们关心的重要研究课题。

    双面电池光伏组件— 特性测定与模拟

    March 2017 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    双面电池组件可利用组件两面接收光线, 因此能显着提高光伏电站的产能。相对于 单面组件,其产能增益主要是由以下因素 决定的

    SMARTCALC.CTM: 精确“电池到组件”分析

    March 2017 | Sprache: chinese (simplified)

    在太阳能电池封装成组件的过程中会产生 不同的增益和损耗机制,相对于最初的电 池片,组件的功率与效率会有所改变。 通过弗劳恩霍夫太阳能研究所ISE开发的
    SmartCalc.CTM软件,使用者可以优化太 阳能组件设计,并分析电池到组件(CTM) 中的各项增益和损耗成因。

    参考电池片

    March 2017 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    弗劳恩霍夫太阳能研究所ISE开发的参考电 池片作为高端测量校准设备,吸引了全球 包括组件制造商,实验室和项目EPC(工 程,采购,施工)等众多客户。

    Flyer: Reference Cells

    March 2017 | Sprache: english

    Reference cells produced by Fraunhofer ISE are cutting-edge equipment for manufacturers of PV modules, laboratories and EPC contractors (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) worldwide.

    光伏组件可靠性实验室TESTLAB

    March 2017 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    弗劳恩霍夫太阳能研究所ISE凭借其在使用寿命分析领域 的长期实践经验, 于2006年成立了光伏组件可靠性实验 室“TestLab PV Modules”,并通过了ISO/IEC 17025标准 认证。凭借其先进新颖的检验设备,检测室可提供全面的技 术服务,满足最严苛的质量要求。此外,也希望光伏组件可 靠性实验室TestLab,能透过提供可靠的服务让客户受益于研 究所内累积的丰富科研知识。

    Brochure: TestLab PV Modules

    March 2017 | Language: english

    Based on many years of experience in the area of service life analysis, TestLab PV Modules was founded at Fraunhofer ISE in 2006 and accredited in accordance with ISO/ IEC 17025. Highgrade and innovative testing facilities enable a comprehensive range of services and meet highest quality demands.

    Flyer: Quality Assurance for PV Power Plants in the First Development Stages

    February 2017 | Language: english

    The initial phases of a photovoltaic power plant project are very important for its success. We offer professional quality assurance services for project development and engineering.

    Flyer: Smartcalc.CTM

    February 2017 | Language: english

    The integration of solar cells into photovoltaic modules results in gains and losses that change the power and efficiency of the module in comparison to the initial solar cells. With SmartCalc.CTM Fraunhofer ISE provides a professional software solution to optimize solar modules and to analyze cellto-module (CTM) gain and loss factors.

    Flyer: PID – 分析光伏组件特性, 减缓衰减机制

    February 2017 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    过去几年中,电势诱发衰减(PID)被认为 是导致不同光伏组件类型功率损耗,并降 低整体电站性能比(PR)的重要失效机制。在某些情况下,腐蚀性PID的影响甚至可见 於组件的外观上。

    Flyer: Bifacial PV Modules – Characterization and Simulation

    November 2016 | Language: english

    Bifacial photovoltaic (PV) modules are able to utilize light from both sides and can therefore signifi cantly increase the electric yield of PV power plants. The yield gain compared to monofacial modules is mainly determined by the conversion efficiency for solar irradiance incident on the rear side of a bifacial PV module, and the amount and quality of solar irradiance incident on the rear side.

    Flyer: PID - Analysis and Mitigation

    October 2016 | Language: english

    In the past few years, Potential Induced Degradation (PID) has been recognized as a failure mechanism that can cause substantial power loss in different PV module types and decrease the power plant performance ratio. In some cases, corrosive PID also becomes visible in module appearance.

    光伏发电厂的质量保证和产量优化

    August 2016 | Language: chinese (simplified)

    弗劳恩霍夫太阳能研究所专业的质量保证服务在过去的二十 年中帮助许多光伏电站提高性能、优化产量。我们的客户在 光伏发电厂项目的每一个阶段中(从研发到长期运作)都会 从我们的丰富经验中受益。独立的报告提高了光伏发电厂 所有利益相关者的信心。国际项目开发商、EPC(设计、采 购、施工)以及银行和投资者均信任我们的服务。我们的专 家期待着支持您的项目。

    Flyer: Device Integrated Photovoltaics

    June 2016 | Language: english

    Device-integrated photovoltaics are an effective solution for small and grid-independent applications. Power generating solar cells provide a reliable, cost effective and flexible source of electrical energy for a wide range of consumers.

    Flyer: Quality Assurance and Yield Optimization for Solar Power Plants

    August 2015 | Language: english

    Over the last two decades Fraunhofer ISE has made important contributions to the quality assurance of PV and solar thermal power plants. We offer quality assessments for every stage of PV or solar thermal power plant projects – from planning and design up to long-term operation.

    Brochure: Quality Assurance and Yield Optimization for PV Power Plants

    August 2015 | Language: english

    The professional quality assurance services of Fraunhofer ISE have been contributing to high performance and optimal yields of PV power plants over the last two decades. In every phase of a PV power plant project – from development up to long-term operation – our customers benefit from our longstanding experience. Our independent reports increase the confidence of all stakeholders of a PV power plant. International project developers, EPCs (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) as well as banks and investors trust in our services. Our experts look forward to supporting your projects.

    Flyer: Degradation Monitoring and Failure Analysis for PV Modules

    May 2015 | Language: english

    The principle factors affecting the reliability and performance of photovoltaic (PV) modules are the materials used and their interaction, module manufacturing and the local climate at the operating site. At Fraunhofer ISE we employ high resolution analytical methods to assess degradation indicators and mechanisms. These methods serve as powerful tools which complement the IV measurements; together they enable comprehensive service life analysis and predictions of PV modules.

    Flyer: Outdoor Weathering in Different Climates

    April 2015 | Language: english

    The climatic conditions affecting solar systems vary considerably from location to location, resulting in different requirements for materials and components of PV modules and thermal collectors. Fraunhofer ISE operates outdoor test sites in four different climates in order to assess the effects of different weathering conditions on the reliability of PV modules and thermal collectors.

    Flyer: Quality Assurance for Commercial PV Battery Systems & PV Diesel Grids

    March 2015 | Language: english

    With its long-term experience, Fraunhofer ISE offers a wide array of services including the quality assurance of PV systems, battery system technology and battery storage integration in commercial PV applications as well as in hybrid PV diesel mini-grids.Our support ranges from the identification and analyses of load profiles and the design of the entire power system through to the implementation and operation phase of the facility.

    Flyer: Quality Assurance for PV Power Plants with Battery Storage

    March 2015 | Language: english

    Demand-based feed-in of electricity from grid connected photovoltaic (PV) power plants will be of central importance in the future, in particular for the direct marketing of solar power. In addition to accurate prediction models, battery storage systems will play an essential role in offering solar power in a predictable and reliable way on the energy market as well as in compensating short-term fluctuations. Based on its long-term experience, Fraunhofer ISE offers a wide range of services for planners, developers and investors in the areas of quality assurance for PV power plants, battery system technology and integration of battery storage in PV systems as well as in the field of simulation of energy systems.

    Flyer: UV Testing and Qualification of PV Modules and Materials

    Oktober 2014 | Language: english

    PV power plants have become a competitive option for electricity generation in many regions with high solar irradiation levels like the sun belt region. For reliable operation in challenging climates with elevated UV doses, PV modules have to be engineered and qualified carefully.
    UV irradiation is well known to be a crucial degradation factor, strongly depending on the radiation spectrum.

    Flyer: Photovoltaic Module Technology

    September 2014 | Language: english

    Fraunhofer ISE offers a comprehensive range of services for product development and material testing in the field of module technology. We provide support for turning innovative ideas into reliable, efficient and competitive PV modules, as well as for improving quality and efficiency in existing module and interconnection concepts. Our R&D is backed by a profound internal PV research network from silicon to system.

    Flyer: MWT Solar Cell and Module Technology

    April 2013 | Language: english

    Metal wrap through (MWT) solar cells provide higher conversion efficiencies under processes close to standard fabrication sequences. Therefore this concept exhibits an excellent perspective for large-scale PV market penetration. In more than 8 years of research and development in the field of MWT technology, a profound expertise has been acquired at Fraunhofer ISE.

    Brochure: Photovoltaic Modules and Systems

    February 2013 | Language: english

    Module technology transforms solar cells into durable products that operate safely in PV power plants. We support the development of products to ensure high yields, low costs and excellent reliability. Our Module Technology Center and laboratories enable the qualification of new materials for the production and operation of solar modules.