PV Days 2018

On October 23rd and 24th Fraunhofer CSP hosted the annual PV Days. This year's event focused on new trends and opportunities in photovoltaics, new module technologies and photovoltaic systems.

more info

Ralph Gottschalg succeeds Jörg Bagdahn

Prof. Ralph Gottschalg is to become the new head of the department of reliability and technology for grid parity at the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP. The physicist comes from Loughborough University/England.

more info

Test Method for Photovoltaic Wafers

What would be the ideal process for the strength testing of photovoltaic wafers? Fraunhofer CSP has defined a standard procedure.

more info

Areas of Research

 

PV Recycling

 

Crystallization
Technologies

 

Materials and Processes

 

Module Technology

 

Module and System
Reliability

 

Diagnostics
and Metrology

News Ticker

 

4.4.2019

LeTID-benchmark of PERC-modules

Higher efficiencies, more market share: PERC cells are gaining ground in the photovoltaic industry. At the same time, the up-and-coming solar cell technology is being hit particularly hard by failures caused by light and elevated temperatures (LeTID for short). The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP has intensively investigated this susceptibility to degradation and has now published a benchmark.

 

Ralph Gottschalg succeeds Jörg Bagdahn

Prof. Ralph Gottschalg is to become the new head of the department of reliability and technology for grid parity at the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP in Halle (Saale). The physicist comes from Loughborough University/England. At the same time, Gottschalg will take up a professorship in the field of photovoltaic energy systems at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.

 

6.7.2017

Klemens Ilse from Fraunhofer CSP awarded

A test bench developed at  Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP allows to simulate the contamination of solar modules in desert regions. Klemens Ilse receives the Best Student Paper Award for this achievement.

 

26.6.2017

Fraunhofer CSP develops DIN SPEC

For the strength testing of photovoltaic wafers, the Fraunhofer CSP developed a DIN SPEC together with HTWK Leipzig and other partners. The standardized process facilitates quality control in the solar industry.