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  • Photovoltaik Qualitätskontrolle digital
    © Fraunhofer CSP

    The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP presents innovative contributions to quality control in the solar industry at the Intersolar trade fair from 15.-17. May 2019 in Munich. Visitors will be able to experience a mobile test device for the PID susceptibility of solar modules, get to know new approaches for the reliable design of lightweight modules and find out how to optimize complex processes, for example, for the evaluation of yield by evaluating measured data.

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  • MoU Fraunhofer OCP Marokko
    © Fraunhofer IMWS

    Mainstreaming Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia as raw materials for the fertilizer industry: With this goal in mind, the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle (Saale) and the OCP Group of Morocco, the world's largest exporter of phosphates, will cooperate even more closely in the future. The two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work jointly on solutions for a sustainable fertilizer industry.

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  • Portrait Prof. Ralph Gottschalg, neuer Leiter des Fraunhofer-Centers für Silizium-Photovoltaik CSP in Halle (Saale).
    © Fraunhofer CSP

    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.

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  • SOLAR.shell Photovoltaik Fassade Energiebedarf Gebäude
    © Fraunhofer CSP/Christiane Rex

    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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  • 10 years of Fraunhofer CSP

    Press release / 25.10.2017

    Weinberg Campus Halle Fraunhofer Photovoltaik
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    A proficient competence centre for photovoltaics and important driving force for the economy: The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP in Halle (Saale) was established 10 years ago. The research establishment’s anniversary was celebrated today as part of an international symposium. Sachsen-Anhalt’s Prime Minister Dr. Reiner Haselhoff and many partners from commerce, politics and science were amongst the well-wishers. At the same time, the ground was symbolically broken for a new solar park.

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  • Solarmodule Wüste Verschmutzung
    © Fraunhofer CSP

    Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Dubai: New solar parks are emerging in many deserts. However, Pollution of the photovoltaic modules with sand and dust presents a challenge. At Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaic CSP, a process has been developed together with partners to simulate this pollution behavior in the laboratory - an important prerequisite in order to optimize the materials used and thus the yields. For his research on this issue Klemens Ilse from Fraunhofer CSP received the Best Student Paper Award from the IEEE PVSC 44.

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  • Biegeversuch Siliziumwafer
    © Fraunhofer CSP/Cornelia Dietze

    The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaic CSP has developed a DIN SPEC together with the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig), regional industry partners and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) for the strength testing of photovoltaic wafers. The standardized process facilitates quality control in the solar industry.

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  • Werkstoffpreis Nachwuchsforscher Schott Fraunhofer
    © Fraunhofer IMWS/Maike Glöckner

    Rico Meier has been honored with the 2017 Material Prize 2017 for the ultrasonic evaluation of mechanical properties of copper strips for photovoltaic modules in critical areas of the production chain. The 33-year-old physicist received the prize worth € 1,500 in the course of the board of trustees' meeting of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle (Saale). His investigations allow the destruction-free production of copper bands in the production chain and represent an increase in quality and continuity.

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  • Preisverleihung Volker Naumann Fraunhofer CSP DIN
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    For the development of a test method for a frequently occurring defect in silicon solar cells, Dr. Volker Naumann from the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP received the DIN Innovation Award. The 32-year-old physicist was handed over the prize endowed with 3,000 euros at the Hannover Messe yesterday. His work helps to improve the lifetime and the efficiency of solar modules. The test method that he developed provides the basis for a DIN standard.

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  • Kooperation Pruefer Verfassung Check Experten
    © Fraunhofer CSP/Sven Döring

    More than 1.5 million solar systems are already installed in Germany. And the trend is increasing. How good is the quality of the systems on German roofs? The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP want to determine this for the first time ever, together with the power supply company E.ON and the ZAE Bayern - in a scientific study based on the most extensive data set that has ever existed on photovoltaic systems. The results will help to further improve the reliability and efficiency of photovoltaic systems.

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