Quality Assurance for Photovoltaics
The Fraunhofer CSP is your partner for reliability evaluation of solar cells, modules and systems under laboratory and application conditions as well as for chemical, electrical, optical and microstructural material and component characterization. Based on our understanding of failure mechanisms, we develop measurement methods, devices and manufacturing processes for materials and components with increased reliability.
We conduct applied research in the fields of silicon crystallization, PV 4.0, solar cell characterization and module design. Together with our customers, we develop new technologies, manufacturing processes and product concepts along the entire photovoltaic value chain. We support PV plant builders, operators and investors with yield forecasts, smart maintenance concepts and data-based fair value determination.
The Fraunhofer CSP was founded in 2007 as a joint facility of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructures of Materials and Systems IMWS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.