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  • ALCHEMI - Module and manufacturing concept
    © Courtesy of Fullsun Photovoltaics Limited, U.K.

    Module and manufacturing concept of the HCPV technology investigated in the ALCHEMI project, aiming at highly efficient, cost effective and compact modules.

    Project in the Business Area Photovoltaics, Topic: III-V and Concentrator Photovoltaics, Field of Work: Concentrator Optics, High-Concentration Systems (HCPV) Duration: November 2016 - January 2020

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  • Test tracker for CPV systems
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Test tracker for CPV systems on the rooftop at Fraunhofer ISE. A similar system will be installed at NETRA in India.

    Project in the Business Area Photovoltaics; Topic: III-V and Concentrator Photovoltaics; Fields of Work: High-Concentration Systems (HCPV); Duration: 01/2016 - 09/2021

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  • CPVMod – CPV Module in Modular Design

    Subproject: Module Design and Module Performance

    CPVMod - AZUR C3PV modules
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    AZUR C3PV modules mounted on the sun tracking unit at Fraunhofer ISE. The current-voltage characteristic of both CPV modules is automatically measured under different environmental conditions such as temperature, irradiance and spectral distribution.

    Project in the Business Area Photovoltaics, Topic: III-V and Concentrator Photovoltaics Fields of Work: High-Concentration Systems (HCPV), Concentrator Assemblies, Concentrator Optics Duration: March 2017 - February 2020

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  • KoMGen – Development of Next Generation Concentrator Modules

    CPV Module Technology Based on Cassegrain Optics

    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Fig. 1: Concentrator PV module unit, consisting of Cassegrain reflector optics with a solar cell. Sunlight is concentrated by a factor of more than 1000 onto the solar cell with an area of 1 mm2. The solar cell is located between the primary and the secondary optics.

    Project in the Business Area Photovoltaics; Topic: III-V- and Concentrator Photovoltaics; Field of Work: High-Concentration Systems (HCPV); Duration: April 2010 - March 2014

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  • KomGen – Development of Next Generation Concentrator Modules

    Characterization of Parabolic Reflectors for Concentrator PV

    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Fig. 1: Diffuser plate in the focal plane of a parabolic reflector during a measurement.

    Project in the Business Area Photovoltaics; Topic: III-V- and Concentrator Photovoltacis; Fields of Work: Concentrator Optics and High-Concentration Systems (HCPV); Duration: April 2010 - March 2014

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  • © Fraunhofer ISE

    Outdoor test-setup at Fraunhofer ISE for characterization of concentrator modules from AZUR SPACE. The IV data together with ambient conditions like temperature, intensity and spectral composition of the solar radiation is recorded.

    Project in the Business Area: Photovoltaic, Topic: III-V and Concentrator Photovoltaics, Research Topic: High-Concentration Systems (HCPV) Duration: 02/2021 - 01/2024

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