Highlights

 

Fraunhofer IMWS and OCP Group strengthen cooperation

The two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work jointly on solutions for a sustainable fertilizer industry.

 

Performance analysis with better simulation of sunlight

An LED-based module flasher allows measurements to be adjusted for solar modules with various color spectrums and intensities.

 

The next level for thin-film solar modules

Exhausting the potential of solar modules based on cadmium telluride (CdTe) and making it usable for production on an industrial scale is the objective of a joint project of the Fraunhofer CSP and Calyxo GmbH.

 

This truck is its own power station

Electricity is produced where it is needed – Continental and Fraunhofer CSP have now moved a step closer to this problem-solving approach for trucks: They present a truck with integrated solar modules on the roof and the wind deflector of the driver’s cab.

 

More Efficiency of quality checks

Fraunhofer CSP wants to establish Raman spectroscopy as a non-destructive and non-contact method for quality control of solar cells.

 

Precise LID testing for perc cells

With the LID Scope, LayTec presents a device which enables simple, fast and flexible quality control for light-induced degradation (LID) in PERC solar cells. The technology was developed at the Fraunhofer CSP in Halle.

 

Extreme photovoltaics

In the »PV Extreme« research project the Fraunhofer IMWS, together with its partners, is developing and optimizing suitable materials for photovoltaics under extreme weather conditions.

 

Quick testing for solar modules

Higher yields of photovoltaic modules and new possible uses for solar energy in special climates through the development of new test methods – with these objectives, TÜV Rheinland, the Institute for Solar Energy Research Hameln and the Fraunhofer CSP have joined together in the Fidelitas project.

 

All about the Fraunhofer CSP

Find out more about the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP on the Fraunhofer CSP's website.