Projects of the Photovoltaics department

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

Current projects

  • Design-PV – Development of a photovoltaic-activated design façade
  • DIGI-PV – Digital planning and automated production of building-integrated photovoltaics
  • ARTEMIS – POLO technology with less silver consumption for PV modules as a contribution to secure energy supply with less dependency on import
  • LongLife – Cost-efficient reliability of PV power plants and inverter technology
  • FeatureGeneration – Generation of new measurement variables from IV measurement for industrial mass production
  • APOLON – Investor-oriented development of POLO technology for a PV production in Germany and Europe
  • AluPV – Aluminum facade elements with integrated photovoltaic modules for architectural solar facades
  • IBC4EU – Piloting novel cost-competitive bifacial IBC technology for vertical integrated European GW scale PV production value chain
  • ZUPER – Reliability and performance of PV Modules, Systems and Applications
  • TOP – Highly conductive transparent oxides for photovoltaics
  • PROMPT – Laser process and measurement technology for photovoltaic modules made of large-area silicon solar cells of the next generation
  • APERO – APCVD for perovskite solar cells
  • BIMPV – Retrospective BIM approach for life-cycle oriented integration of BIPV systems in the facade

Finished projects

  • 27plus6 – Evaluation of innovative photovoltaic materials and individual processes at flagship efficiency level
  • 2Power-Pero – Installation of a laboratory for Si-perovskite tandem solar cells
  • Voyager-PV – Fully integrated and system-optimized electronic solutions in the solar module
  • POPEI – Production technologies for high-performance cost-effective IBC solar cells
  • 2Power– Installation of a laboratory for Si-perovskite tandem solar cells
  • 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
  • SUPER PV – CoSt redUction and enhanced PERformance of PV systems
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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