The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, founded in 2007 as a joint facility of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, is located in Otto-Eißfeldt-Straße in Halle, in the immediate vicinity of the Fraunhofer IMWS on the Weinberg Campus.
The Fraunhofer CSP moved into the building in 2013; a total of euro 60 million was invested in the building. The establishment provides laboratories and a pilot plant with state-of-the-art facilities for all aspects of photovoltaics from silicon crystallization through to module production. With pilot lines for the production of semiconductor materials (especially silicon), the Fraunhofer CSP has a unique selling proposition: The pilot line is the only research line worldwide, which is able to produce silicon wafers continuously.
The Module Technology Centre in Schkopau, which was put into service in 2011, is an outpost of the Fraunhofer CSP. Research is conducted there together with the Fraunhofer PAZ, in particular into the use of plastics in photovoltaics.
Information on the technical facilities.
Information on how to get there.
Website of the Fraunhofer CSP.