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  • Schematic representation of the work packages in the »DeepTrack« project.
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Schematic representation of the work packages in the »DeepTrack« project.

    How should PV trackers optimally track? This question is being researched in the project »DeepTrack« together with PV Zimmermann Tracker GmbH. In DeepTrack, the latest AI and power plant simulation methods are applied to maximize the yield of complex power plants, such as Agri-PV power plants. The methods are implemented and investigated in a pilot plant at the solar test field in Merdingen. | Duration: 03/2023 - 02/2025

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  • Design2PV – Efficient BIPV Modules with Innovative Design

    Development of industrially manufacturable BIPV modules with high efficiency, innovative design and great design freedom

    Right: basic principle of the electrical interconnection of solar cell parts to form cell clusters (parallel) and the interconnection of cell clusters to form strings (serial). Left: first functional test module as well as visualization of a possible application.
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    Right: basic principle of the electrical interconnection of solar cell parts to form cell clusters (parallel) and the interconnection of cell clusters to form strings (serial). Left: first functional test module as well as visualization of a possible application.

    The aim of the project is to develop BIPV modules with high efficiency, innovative design and wide design scope based on a new idea for the electrical interconnection of crystalline silicon solar cells in different sizes and geometrical patterns. The modules are to be designed as glass-glass modules. By using a multi-wire interconnection, certain areas of a module can be covered with solar cells while other areas can remain transparent. Design2PV modules thus achieve a partially transparent appearance and enable very good aesthetic integration in front of opaque surfaces, in glazings or in semi-transparent roofing applications. | Duration: 11/2017 - 04/2021

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  • Floating PV system with an installed capacity of 749 kWp on the Maiwaldsee lake near Renchen (Baden-Württemberg).
    © Jan Oelker

    Floating PV system with an installed capacity of 749 kWp on the Maiwaldsee lake near Renchen (Baden-Württemberg).

    The goal of the project is to investigate the effects of multiple FPV system configurations on different types of lakes. These findings will then be used to best shield affected aquatic ecosystems from climate change induced changes during FPV plant design. Based on different factors, such as surface occupancy or module tilt angle, an influence on the energy balance in the lake will be calculated, which both counteracts the effects of climate change as much as possible and maximizes electricity yields. | Duration: 01/2022 - 12/2024

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  • The experimental agrivoltaic facilities installed in the Innovation Lab 2.0 are intended to replace traditional forms of electricity generation.
    © Forschungszentrum Jülich/BioökonomieREVIER/Ralf-Uwe Limbach

    The experimental agrivoltaic facilities installed in the Innovation Lab 2.0 are intended to replace traditional forms of electricity generation.

    Project in the Business Area: Photovoltaics; Topic: Photovoltaic Modules and Power Plants, Integrated Photovoltaics; Duration: 12/2019 - 12//2021

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  • Model Region Agri-PV BaWü

    First Implementation Phase of the Model Region Agri-Photovoltaics Baden-Württemberg

    Hagelschutznetze werden häufig im Obstbau verwendet. Eine Agri-PV-Anlage hat neben der Stromproduktion auch eine Schutzfunktion.
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Hail protection nets are often used in fruit growing. In addition to electricity production, an Agri-PV system also has a protective function.

    The Baden-Württemberg state government has set itself the goal of firmly establishing agri-photovoltaics as a land-efficient form of land use and specifically promoting its potential, especially in the area of special crops such as fruit growing. In a feasibility study funded by the Ministries of Environment, Climate and Energy as well as Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection, the implementation of eleven pilot plants was examined with regard to agricultural and technical aspects within the project "Model Region Agri-PV BaWü". Now, in a first implementation phase, five of these plants are to be planned, built and researched with the aim of identifying potentials and difficulties of Agri-PV and to advance the development of the new technology state-wide. | Duration: 01/2022 - 11/2024

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  • Visualization of a PV road roofing system.
    © LABOR3 Architektur GmbH

    Visualization of a PV road roofing system.

    Project in the Business Area: Photovoltaics, Photovoltaic Modules and Power Plants, Topic: Module Technology, Integrated Photovoltaics, Duration: 03/2020 - 02/2023

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  • PV2Go – Solar Potentials of German Traffic Routes

    Modelling, Measurement and Validation with Citizen Scientists

    PV2Go - valuable basis for e-mobility
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    "PV2Go" provides a valuable basis for e-mobility in general and PV mobility in particular by precisely observing the irradiation potentials in the traffic route network.

    Project in the Business Area Photovoltaics, Topic: Photovoltaic Modules and Power Plants, Field of Work: Photovoltaic Power Plants, Duration: 06/2019 - 05/2022

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