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  • © Fraunhofer ISE

    Scanning electron microscope (SEM) cross-section image of an Al-alloyed contact.

    Project in the Business Area Photovoltaics; Topic: Silicon Photovoltaics; Fields of Work: Doping and Diffusion; Metallization and Patterning and Pilot Processing of Industrial Solar Cells; Duration: October 2010 - September 2013

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  • 20plus -  n-type Si solar cell
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Large-area, n-type Si solar cell produced at Fraunhofer ISE with Al emitter points on the back surface and printed contacts on both surfaces.

    Project in the Business Area Photovoltaics; Topic: Silicon Photovoltaics; Field of Work: Pilot Processing of Industrial Solar Cells; Duration: October 2010 - September 2013

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  • Mock-Up eines transparenten organischen Solarmoduls, das mit einem noch stark absorbierenden organischem Halbleitermaterial gefertigt wurde. Im Projekt sollen solche Module mit elektrischer Funktion und höherer Transparenz hergestellt und die Technologie anhand dieser Demonstratoren interessierten Anwendern vorgestellt werden.
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Mock-Up eines transparenten organischen Solarmoduls, das mit einem noch stark absorbierenden organischem Halbleitermaterial gefertigt wurde. Im Projekt sollen solche Module mit elektrischer Funktion und höherer Transparenz hergestellt und die Technologie anhand dieser Demonstratoren interessierten Anwendern vorgestellt werden.

    Project in Business Area: Photovoltaics; Topic: Perovskite and Organic Photovoltaics, Photovoltaic Modules and Power Plants ; Fields Of Work: Organic Solar Cells and Modules, Integrated Photovoltaics; Duration: 09/2021 - 07/2024

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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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  • Alfama Cell
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Ultralight flexible GaInP/GaAs/GaInAs inverted metamorphic triple junction solar cell with an cell area of 22 cm^2. The active solar cell layers have been transferred form the growth substrate to a thin metal foil. The epitaxy process is developed at Fraunhofer ISE, while the project partner TF2 Devices from Nijmegen is responsible for the device processing including the lift-off.

    Project in the Business Area: Photovoltaics, Topic: III-V and Concentrator Photovoltaics, Field of Work: III-V Epitaxy and Solar Cells, Duration: 11/2018 - 10/2021

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  • ALPRO - Solar radiation forecasts
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Solar radiation forecasts (red) with uncertainty (gray) compared with measurements of solar radiation (blue). The graph shows a low forecast uncertainty on days with clear skies and a high forecast uncertainty on days with varying cloud formation. Data basis: Forecasts based on numerical weather predictions for the next day.

    Project in the Business Area Photovoltaics, Energy System Technology, Topic: Photovoltaic Modules and Power Plants, Smart Grid Technologies, Fields of Work: Forecasting of Solar Irradiance and Power, Photovoltaic Power Plants, Duration: September 2016 - December 2019

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