Projects of the photovoltaics department

Together with you we are working on the next generation PV components. A selection of our projects:

Current projects:

  • TOPHighly conductive transparent oxides for photovoltaics
  • BIMPV – Retrospective BIM approach for life-cycle oriented integration of BIPV systems in the facade
  • 27plus6 – Evaluation of innovative photovoltaic materials and individual processes at flagship efficiency level
  • Voyager-PV – Fully integrated and system-optimized electronic solutions in the solar module
  • P3T – Perovskite-POLO-PERC tandem solar cells and modules
  • HighLite – High-performance low-cost modules with excellent environmental profiles for a competitive EU PV manufacturing industry
  • ProVe – Processes and components for high active area fractions in PV modules
  • NanoPERC– Industrial processes for nanocontacted poly-Si layers for a PERC successor technology with passivating contacts
  • UltraPERC – New production technologies for highly efficient PERC solar cells
  • Street – Use of highly efficient solar cells in electrically powered utility vehicles
  • Task 13-3: Management and collaboration in Task 13 ‘Performance, Operation and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems’ Phase 2018 – 2021 within the Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVPS) Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • SUPER PV – CoSt redUction and enhanced PERformance of PV systems
  • GENESIS – Novel and advanced production processes for the next generation of silicon solar cells
  • LIMES – Subproject 3: Identification and analysis of long-term changes in the bulk and at the surface of silicon wafers and solar cells


Recently finished projects:

  • Nextstep – Subproject: 23% PERC+ and POLO cells for reliable SmartWire modules with solar cell process-based bypass diodes
  • PV-Enerate – Advanced PV Energy Rating
  • EASi – Epitaxy-free absorber for cost-efficient tandem solar cells based on silicon
  • SiPoly – Evaluating the potential of crystalline silicon solar cells using carrier selective polymer layers
  • DISC – Double-side contacted solar cells with Innovative carrier-Selective Contacts
  • Upgrade-Si-PV – Subproject: Industrially feasible deactivation of the boron-oxygen complex in silicon wafers and solar cells
  • Fidelitas – Methods to assess reliability of PV modules and their components
  • 26+ – Joint project: Options for industrial realization of Si solar cells with efficiencies above 26%
  • Task 13 Verbundvorhaben: Coordination of and participation in the continuation of Task 13 ‘Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems’ within the framework of the Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVPS) programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • HighPERC – High-efficiency PERC solar cells with rear sides suitable for industrial production
  • POLO – Joint project: Elegant combination of local doping processes and Si deposition techniques for lost-cost fabrication of poly/monocrystalline Si contacts
  • SolarLIFE – Subproject 3: Identification and analysis of long term changes inside the bulk and at the surface of silicon wafers and solar cells
  • HELENE – High-efficiency and low-cost PERx solar cells as precursors for an economic feasible realisation of storage-supported PV systems
  • PhotoClass – Towards an energy-based parameter for photovoltaic classification

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