Fraunhofer ISE

Asia Held 92% Share in Global PV Module Production in 2020: Report

The recently published Photovoltaics Report, produced under Dr. Simon Philipps (Fraunhofer ISE) and Werner Warmuth (PSE Projects GmbH), explores key details about the photovoltaics manufacturing sector at the end of 2020 in Germany, the European Union and worldwide, including Asia. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, supported by PSE Projects GmbH, has been […]

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Solar Startup Greenland Plans 5 GW PV Mfg Plant in Spain

Spanish startup Greenland is partnering with Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and Bosch Rexroth to set up a 5GW vertically integrated solar module factory in Spain, which will be built and operated in the free trade zone of the port of Seville in Andalusia. Fraunhofer ISE, the research institute, will contribute in the capacity of […]

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Ultrathin Solar Cells Reach a Record of Nearly 20% Efficiency

C2N has succeeded in trapping sunlight with 20 percent efficiency in a solar cell with an ultrathin absorbing layer of GaAs on nanostructured back mirror Researchers at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), in collaboration in particular with researchers at the German Fraunhofer ISE, have succeeded to trap sunlight efficiently in a solar cell thanks […]

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DuPont PV Solutions Partners with Fraunhofer ISE

Fraunhofer ISE will validate and accelerate solar panel sequential testing methods developed by DuPont, to enable service life estimation calculations. DuPont Electronics & Imaging’s Photovoltaic Solutions business announced it has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, a leading institute for applied scientific and engineering research and development […]

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Renewable Sources Contribute Over 40% to Germany’s Public Net Electricity Generation in 2018

Based on the production figures, solar energy showed the largest growth at 16 percent, ahead of wind energy with 5.4 percent growth. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have just released their annual assessment on the net electricity generation for Germany’s public power supply in 2018. Based on the production figures, […]

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Fraunhofer ISE Achieves Record Efficiency for Multi-Junction Solar Cell

Further, the outstanding achievement is that the III-V layers were directly grown on the silicon. The researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Fraunhofer ISE) have achieved a new efficiency record of 22.3 percent for a multi-junction solar cell made of silicon and III-V semiconductor materials. Further, the outstanding achievement is that the […]

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Joint Research by Fraunhofer ISE and Heraeus for High-performance Solar Modules: Novel Cell Connector Increases Power by 1.9 W

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and Heraeus are researching and optimizing novel, selectively coated cell connectors in a joint research project. The Selectively Coated Ribbon (SCRTM) cell connector achieves an average gain of 1.9 W in conventional 60-cell solar modules. The connector can be used in industrial PV module manufacturing without system […]

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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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