International workshop on the future of quality assurance of photovoltaic systems

At the workshop "Quality Assurance of Solar PV Systems" 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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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.



PID susceptibility of bifacial PERC solar cells: Research of Fraunhofer CSP met with great interest

A publication by Fraunhofer CSP in the journal physica status solidi a made it into the journal's most downloaded papers in 2018-2019.



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.



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.