Next Gen Wafer Production In Germany
NexWafe Raises €30 Million For Maiden Factory In Bitterfeld; Announces Saudi Arabia Fab Plans
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
German solar wafer manufacturer NexWafe has raised €30 million financing from current and new investors including Reliance New Energy Limited for its maiden manufacturing fab in Germany’s Bitterfeld, and plans to establish a new green manufacturi.
Solar Simulator For Tandem Modules
Fraunhofer ISE Leads Consortium To Accurately Measure Perovskite-Based Tandem Solar Panels
Tuesday, 23 May 2023
With an aim to reliably measure the efficiency of perovskite-silicon tandem solar modules for their industrialization, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (BMWK) is funding a project headed by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar En.
New PV System Test Infrastructure
Fraunhofer ISE’s New Outdoor Performance Solar Test Field For Reliable Insights In Real Life Conditions
Monday, 15 May 2023
Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has opened a new 3-hectare test field near Freiburg to test various solar technologies including solar PV modules and integrated PV systems to combine laboratory and field measurements more quickly and precisely.
Fraunhofer ISE’s Solar Researchers Win Award
Werner Siemens Foundation Picks German Solar Energy Scientists From Fraunhofer Solar Energy Systems Institute For CHF 1 Million Research Prize
Thursday, 20 Apr 2023
German solar R&D institute Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE says its 2 solar researchers, Prof Dr Andreas Bett and Dr Frank Dimroth, have been selected by the Werner Siemens Foundation (WSS) to develop detailed concepts for highly efficient solar energy systems.
Colored Solar Modules License For Megasol
Fraunhofer ISE Provides MorphoColor Technology License For Colored PV Panels To Swiss Company
Wednesday, 19 Apr 2023
Switzerland based solar module manufacturer Megasol Energie AG has acquired the license to use MorphoColor color technology, developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE to produce colored PV panels.
PV Must Grow At 25% Annually Till 2030
World Needs 75 TW+ Solar PV Capacity By 2050 To Meet Decarbonization Goals, Say PV Researchers
Thursday, 13 Apr 2023
Global PV researchers, including those from Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE US’ National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), argue that the world needs to install about 75 TW or more of solar PV capacity by 2050.
ICS Claims Improved Output For HJT Modules With SEO Film
Intelligent Control Systems Says Its New Light Redirecting Film Helped Achieve 3.8% Power Improvement For Modules With Silicon HJT Cells
Thursday, 23 Mar 2023
Finland based technology company Intelligent Control Systems Ltd (ICS) says its patented solar energy optics (SEO) light redirecting film has helped achieve power improvement of 3.8% in solar modules with silicon heterojunction (HJT) cells.
Founder Of Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE Passes Away
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE Founder & Solar Pioneer Prof Adolf Goetzberger, Credited With Developing Idea Of Agrivoltaics, No More
Thursday, 02 Mar 2023
Founder of one of the most respected European solar energy research centers today, Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Fraunhofer ISE), Prof Adolf Goetzberger who set up the institute in 1981 and headed it till his retireme.
Emmvee Group Finds Solar Manufacturing Technology Partner
Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE To Help India’s Emmvee Set Up 1.5 GW Integrated Mono PERC/TOPCon Cell Production Fab
Monday, 13 Feb 2023
As European solar companies wait for policy makers to continue to work out details of solar manufacturing support to local businesses, players in the growing market of India are taking expert European advice on setting up their own GW scale plants.
European Solar PV Community Demands Political Action
Solar PV Industry In Europe Wants Up To €0.15/W Public Support For Next 10 Years For Local Manufacturing & €40.0/MWh Energy Price To Build Sustainable Value Chain
Thursday, 12 Jan 2023
Wacker, Meyer Burger, NorSun, Norwegian Crystals, ECM Group, Fraunhofer ISE and Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP have come together as key stakeholders from the European solar PV community to demand urgent political action to revitaliz.
TaiyangNews Reliable PV Module Design Conference 2022
High Solar Module Reliability Will Translate Into Products With Longer Life Span, Thus Contributing To Lowering Industry’s Carbon Emissions
Friday, 16 Dec 2022
Global solar markets are moving towards high efficiency, powerful, large sized modules incorporating latest cell technologies with manufacturers claiming their products to be future-ready and cost-competitive.
Meyer Burger Strikes Strategic Partnerships For Tandem Technology
Meyer Burger Announces Cooperation With CSEM, HZB, Fraunhofer ISE & Stuttgart University To Industrialize Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Technology
Wednesday, 14 Dec 2022
Meyer Burger Technology AG aims to achieve industrialization of perovskite silicon tandem (PST) technology with over 30% efficiency for these cells in a collaboration with Switzerland’s CSEM, Germany’s Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), the Fraunhof.
Fraunhofer ISE & Team Propose High Throughput Measure
‘Innovative’ Production Line With 15,000 To 20,000 Wafers/Hour Throughput For Solar PV Expansion
Monday, 26 Sep 2022
German research institute Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE along with industry partners have come up with a proof of concept for an innovative production line with a throughput of 15,000, 20,000 wafers per hour, ‘double the usual t.
18.95% Efficiency ‘Record’ For Perovskite Solar Modules
French Research Institute CEA-INES Report New ‘Record’ Efficiency For Flexible Perovskite Solar Modules
Monday, 27 Jun 2022
Researchers from France’s National Solar Energy Institute (INES), under the French renewable energy technology research institute CEA, have claimed a maximum power conversion efficiency of 18.95% for encapsulated flexible perovskite solar modul.
47.6% Efficiency World Record Solar Cell
Fraunhofer ISE Touts World’s Most Efficient Solar Cell Based on Four-Junction III-V With 47.6% Efficiency
Tuesday, 31 May 2022
German photovoltaic research institute Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has achieved 47.6% efficiency for a four-junction III-V solar cell, using a new anti-reflection coating calling it the world’s most efficient solar cell.
Europe PV News Snippets
Sequoia To Back 66 MW Polish Solar Capacity Of Green Genius & More From Faurecia, Bavaria, Agrivoltaic
Thursday, 19 May 2022
Green Genius has secured PLN 175 million for its 66 MW Poland projects; Faurecia will get onsite solar plants in 22 countries from EDP and Engie; Bavaria plans to expand RE generation by 2030; Agrivoltaic research project launched in Germany.
New Processing System For Large Wafer Sized Cells
Fraunhofer ISE Introduces ‘Groundbreaking’ Technology with ‘On-The-Fly’ Laser Equipment
Wednesday, 27 Apr 2022
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has introduced a new solar cell processing system for large format solar cells, read M12 and G12, that can laser half a million contact openings per second and has an effective throughput of over 15.
No Wrap-Around With PECVD
Several PV Equipment Makers Working on PECVD Tools For TOPCon Solar Cell Production
Wednesday, 02 Mar 2022
Addressing the shortcomings of LPCVD equipment for the production of TOPCon solar cells, as discussed in our earlier article (see LPCVD for TOPCon Cells), especially the wraparound, the PV industry is increasingly getting interested in PECVD technology.
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