Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Fraunhofer ISE Settles Solar Patent Infringement Cases Out of Court

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, based in Germany, has reached out-of-court settlements with inverter manufacturers in seven patent infringement cases to date. The sued companies from China, Taiwan and Germany had infringed the patent on the HERIC® topology invented at the Institute in 2002, said Fraunhofer ISE. The HERIC® (Highly Efficient and Reliable […]

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Fraunhofer ISE, M10 Industries Launch New Matrix Shingle Tech

M10 Industries and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany, have developed a matrix shingle concept for connecting silicon solar cells and a new stringer for manufacturing novel matrix shingle modules. The stringer, which arranges the shingle solar cells offset from each other similar to bricks in a masonry wall, was built within […]

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European Modules Emit 40% Less CO2 Than Chinese Ones, finds Study

In a new study, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have calculated that silicon photovoltaic modules manufactured in the European Union produce 40 percent less CO2 than modules manufactured in China. Using a life cycle analysis (LCA), the research team compared the CO2 footprint of monocrystalline solar modules manufactured in Germany, […]

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German Govt Funds Study on Economic Viability of Floating PV

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding a research project to develop the technology of floating PV systems and investigate its economic viability. The government is partnering with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg to carry out the so called “PV2Float project.” Floating PV systems […]

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Researchers Create 68.9%-efficient PV Cell for Laser energy Transmission

At the recently held 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE presented their achievement of a record conversion efficiency of 68.9% for a photovoltaic cell under monochromatic laser light. The scientists at Fraunhofer ISE claimed the success, explaining that it was made possible with a special thin […]

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Fraunhofer ISE Develops Printed In-Situ Perovskite Solar Cells to Save Resources

With a record efficiency of 12.6 percent, the researchers have now reached an important milestone in the field of printed photovoltaics. Besides silicon-based photovoltaics, which presently dominate the market, there are other materials, such as perovskite, that also show great potential. Scientists are testing the proof of concept of these new types of solar cells. […]

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Fraunhofer ISE, teamtechnik Find Possibility to Connect High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells

The results of the joint research project ‘KleVer’ showed that the adhesive technology is ready for the market and can be used as an alternative to the widespread soft soldering interconnection technology. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and teamtechnik, an international leader in production technology, in a joint research reported that it […]

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Solar Power Boosts Agricultural Efficiency By 60%, Proves German Project

The outcome of the project turned out to be a huge success as it proved that combining solar power with agriculture increases efficiency by up to 60 percent. Has solar power really boost agricultural production and efficiency of land use? The question has remained in news for a long time. Finally, Germany actually took the […]

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