Current-based repair process for new solar cell technologies

The next generation of solar cells will contribute significantly to a sustainable power supply on a global scale. For state of the art technologies such as PERC (Passivated emitter and rear cell, a team from the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP has now researched an active mechanism that can be used to optimize high-performance cells.

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Mithilfe der Mess- und Klassifizierungsplattform »MK4« können aktuelle Photovoltaik-Forschungs- und Entwicklungsthemen bearbeitet werden.

Measurement and classification platform "MK4" for high-performance photovoltaic production

The Fraunhofer CSP aims to drive technological developments in international photovoltaics for competitive production processes from Germany with an industry-oriented platform that offers the possibility of interplay between statistical quality control and new approaches to data-based process analysis.

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Die 13 Teststände, die bisher in PV Camper verknüpft sind, decken die wichtigsten Klimazonen der Welt ab.

International PV Data Platform

More data, more collaboration, more opportunities for photovoltaics: A new platform for investigating the performance and reliability of solar systems in different environments and climate zones worldwide will provide an important basis for an even broader and more efficient use of solar energy. The Fraunhofer CSP is among the founding members of the recently launched PV CAMPER platform.

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IGBT-Modul eines Umrichters einer Windenergieanlage

ResRearch Project to Increase Converter Reliability Launched

Mid-April saw the virtual kick-off of the »power4re« research project. Five Fraunhofer institutes are working together alongside industry representatives to develop solutions aimed at improving the reliability and robustness of inverters in photovoltaic systems and frequency converters in wind turbines.

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Verstaubungstest im Soiling-Teststand
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Die Performance von Anti-Soiling-Beschichtungen lassen sich in der Verstaubungskammer des Fraunhofer CSP entsprechend der VDI-Richtlinie 3956 standardisiert testen.

VDI guideline for soiling test sets new quality standard

Fraunhofer CSP offers standardized performance tests for anti-soiling coatings.

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