Fraunhofer ISE CalLab PV Cells Celebrates 30th Jubilee – Standard Reference for Solar Cells
This year, CalLab PV Cells, the calibration laboratory at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, celebrates its 30th jubilee. For the past three decades, precisely measured reference solar cells – and for almost 25 years reference modules – have been sent from Freiburg throughout the world. The cell reference provides a measure of comparison for photovoltaics on an international scale, allowing manufacturers and researchers to make efficiency values globally comparable and legally accepted. When the Fraunhofer ISE CalLab PV Cells began operation in 1986, it was the only facility of its kind in Europe. Since then, the lab enjoys international prestige.