Recent Research Projects

  • follow-e demo

    Energy-saving functional coatings of ETFE for film architecture: monitoring of a prototype under operating conditions and further development of the coating systems

    © ROWO Coating

    ETFE film roll with low-e layers in the winder during a sample removal in the Follow-e2 project.

    During the “follow-e demo” research project transparent solar control and thermal protection coatings on ETFE film for use in membrane buildings will be investigated. It proceeds and builds upon the project “follow-e2”. The functional solar control coatings, developed in “follow-e2” will be further developed in terms of their selectivity. Another aspect is to examine the influence of the layer thicknesses on colour and colour stability. | Duration: 05/2021 - 04/2024

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  • PeroTec Efficiency Phase 1

    Development of process technology for highly efficient long-term stable perovskite solar cells using the PeroTecTM process.

    Portalroboter zur Automatisierung von präzisen Herstellungsschritten für Perowskitsolarmodule am Fraunhofer ISE
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    Gantry robot for automation of precise manufacturing steps for perovskite solar modules at Fraunhofer ISE.

    Project in the Business Area: Perovskite and Organic Photovoltaics; Topic: Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules; Duration: 05/2022 - 04/2024

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  • AIIR-Power

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

    © Graphic: / Peshkova / Editing: Fraunhofer ISE

    Photonics and optoelectronics are key technologies for the digitalization. The design of corresponding semiconductor devices as well as the modeling of epitaxial processes can still benefit significantly from artificial intelligence (AI) methods in the context of Industry 4.0. Ubiquitous digitization and automation, as well as the Internet of Things, require constant energy and data streams. The emerging technology of photonic power transmission, also known as power-by-light enables power and data transmission to be combined in a single optical link. By using optical telecommunication wavelengths around 1.5 µm, the applications of such power-by-light systems can be extended to remote locations, enabling unlimited remote power supply. AI-assisted approaches to photonic power converter (PPC) design and fabrication are critical for further cross-industry application of photonic power and data transmission. | Duration: 04/2021 - 03/2024

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  • Example of a pump station
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    Example of a pump station.

    Project in the Business Area: Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industrial Processes, Topic: Industrial Processes and Process Heat, Duration: 04/2021 - 03/2024

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  • © BetterBat

    The "BetterBat" project addresses the interface between battery technology and its potential use in an application. "BetterBat" thus explicitly focuses on the user side and its systemic application-specific requirements, enabling target-oriented research and development, shortening the time-to-market accordingly and reducing the risk of failing to meet market requirements. "BetterBat" is intended to provide answers to the following questions, for example: For which applications can battery-electric solutions be considered today or in the future? Which battery technology is suitable for which application? What are the strengths and weaknesses and where might further research or funding be required? The work packages required to answer these questions are shown schematically in the figure below. | Duration: 03/2021 - 02/2024

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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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