Photovoltaik / 16.6.2020

Engineering innovative multi-layer films for laminated glass

Glass laminates, in which two panes are bonded with a plastic, offer unique possibilities for applications in construction and other fields. However, they reach their limits in demanding environmental conditions. Together with partners, the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP aims to develop novel, reliable composite films for such applications.


Artificial intelligence for condition analysis and prediction of photovoltaic systems

Automated condition monitoring of photovoltaic systems using artificial intelligence methods is currently being developed at the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP. This allows defects to be detected early on and reduces the amount of maintenance required in PV systems.


Fraunhofer lighthouse project »MaNiTU« develops materials for sustainable tandem solar cells

Tandem solar cells consisting of several light-absorbing layers can achieve efficiencies of over 35 percent, which is why they are the focus of current solar cell research. In the Fraunhofer lighthouse project »MaNiTU,« six Fraunhofer institutes are developing sustainable, highly efficient, and cost-effective tandem solar cells based on new absorber materials.



Ultra-high purity pentachlorodisilane for the next generation of microelectronics

The coating of modern microelectronic components requires the lowest possible process temperatures. PSC GmbH would like to offer pentachlorodisilane (PCDS) as an efficient, innovative starting material for this demanding process.  



International workshop on the future of quality assurance for photovoltaic systems

At the workshop »Quality Assurance of Solar PV Systems,« representatives of various companies and research institutions met to discuss how to reduce the risk for all those involved along the value chain.


Best Poster Award for Klemens Ilse

Klemens Ilse from the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP in Halle was awarded the Best Poster Award at the 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) in Chicago.


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.