Process and Product Development for Solar Modules
In the field of module technology, we conduct research on standard modules and specialized modules. As far as standard modules are concerned, lowering the electricity generation costs is of primary importance. This can be achieved either by increasing the performance (cell-to-module power ratio – CTM), process development for new less expensive materials, or new and more efficient technologies.
Specialized modules fulfill important functions in specific photovoltaic applications. For example, we develop products, processes and materials to be used in buildings (BIPV – Building Integrated Photovoltaics) or in mobile applications (VIPV- Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics).
- An automated technology line to manufacture solar modules in all formats up to 2.2m x 2.6m with a thickness of up to 5cm and a manual technology line to manufacture special modules in sizes of 1m x 2m with a thickness of up to 30cm.
- Analytics to characterize solder connections and the optical properties of solar modules and solar module components
- Simulation of optical, electrical and thermal properties of solar modules