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.

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Maximum Solar Power from the House Façade

Aesthetic and efficient at the same time: The outstanding design of the “SOLAR.shell” solar façade developed by architects from the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) and scientists from Fraunhofer CSP means that it generates up to 50 percent more solar power than conventionally installed solar modules – and it looks good too.

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Fraunhofer CSP celebrates anniversary

The Fraunhofer CSP celebrated its 10th anniversary with a conference and about 120 guests. The highlight of the celebrations was the groundbreaking ceremony for a new pv system.

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Klemens Ilse from Fraunhofer CSP receives Award

In desert regions photovoltaic modules are exposed to higher levels of pollution. Together with partners Klemens Ilse from Fraunhofer CSP developed a process that allows simulating the soiling of solar modules in the laboratory.

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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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PV Recycling

 

Crystallization Technologies

 

Silicon Wafers

 

Module Technology

 

Reliability of Solar Modules and Systems

 

Diagnostics of Solar Cells

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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.

 

12.6.2017

Rico Meier Awarded Materials Prize

Rico Meier has been honored with the 2017 Material Prize 2017 of Schott AG for the ultrasonic evaluation of mechanical properties of copper strips for photovoltaic modules in critical areas of the production chain.