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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 of a transparent organic solar module manufactured with a still strongly absorbing organic semiconductor material. In the project, such modules with electrical function and higher transparency are to be manufactured and the technology presented to interested users on the basis of these demonstrators.
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Mock-up of a transparent organic solar module manufactured with a still strongly absorbing organic semiconductor material. In the project, such modules with electrical function and higher transparency are to be manufactured and the technology presented to interested users on the basis of these demonstrators.

    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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  • AIIR-Power

    AI-assisted design and fabrication of photonic infrared power converters for energy and telecommunication

    © Graphic: istock.com / Peshkova / Editing: Fraunhofer ISE

    Project in the Business Area: Photovoltaics; Topic: III-V and Concentrator Photovoltaics, Power-by-Light, III-V Epitaxy and Solar Cells; Duration: 04/2021 - 03/2024

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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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