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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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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Desert Module: Higher Yields through Optimized Design

How can module components and module design be adapted to the stress factors that are particularly prevalent in desert environments, thereby increasing the yield and lifetime of the modules? Fraunhofer researcher Hamed Hanifi has investigated this question. His results have now been published in an article in Applied Energy.

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VDI guideline for soiling test sets new quality standard

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

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Desert Module: Higher Yield through Optimized Design


Fraunhofer CSP offers Standardized Soiling Tests According to New VDI Guideline