International workshop on the future of quality assurance of photovoltaic systems

At the workshop "Quality Assurance of Solar PV Sytsems" representatives of various companies and research institutions met to discuss how to reduce the risk for all participants along the value chain.

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Hamed Hanifi from Fraunhofer CSP honored at IC-SEWEN19

At the International Conference on Sustainable Energy-Water-Environment (IC-SEWEN 19) in Qatar, Hamed Hanifi from the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Pho-tovoltaic CSP was awarded for the "Best Student Oral Presentation" in the conference’s energy track.

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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.

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Areas of Research

 

PV Recycling

 

Crystallization
Technologies

 

Material Analytics

 

Diagnostics
and Metrology

 

Wafering and Material Processing

 

Data and Process
Analytics

 

Module Technology

 

Module and System
Reliability

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13.1.2020

Ralph Gottschalg elected to lead SolarPower Europe Task Force

Adele Ara from Lightsource BP has been elected Chair and Ralph Gottschalg from Fraunhofer CSP Vice-Chair of the "Task Force O&M and Asset Management". The Task Force is committed to innovative solutions and maximum quality in the operation and maintenance of PV systems.

 

12.12.2019

Hamed Hanifi awarded at IC-SEWEN19 in Qatar.

At the International Conference on Sustainable Energy-Water-Environment (IC-SWEN 19) in Qatar, Hamed Hanifi was awarded the "Best Student Oral Presentation" in the field of energy by the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP. His presentation presented how solar modules should be interconnected and installed in desert areas so that there is less loss of yield due to pollution.

 

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.