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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Quality assessment for dust-repellent surfaces of PV modules

A research team led by Klemens Ilse from Fraunhofer CSP has investigated how a technique known as rotational force testing method can be used to determine particle adhesion to surfaces.

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Desert Module: Higher Yield through Optimized Design


Fraunhofer CSP offers standardized soiling tests according to new VDI guideline


How dust-repellent are functional surfaces?

A research team led by Klemens Ilse has developed a rotational force test method to determine the particle adhesion on functional surfaces, such as the front glass of photovoltaic systems.


Best practice for solar EPCs taking shape

European trade body SolarPower Europe has just kicked off the process of drawing up  a set of best practice guidelines for solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors. In an interview with PV Tech Ralph Gottschalg and Adele Ara discuss why the guidelines are needed and how they are taking shape.