Fraunhofer ISE opens up new exterior examination area

May 15, 2023 05:27 PM ET
  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has actually opened up a new outdoor test field in Merding, concerning 5 kilometers from the Institute's place in Freiburg, Germany.

Photovoltaic or pv modules in particular, however likewise integrated systems, are to be set up on the three-hectare site (our picture shows the visualization of a test facility still in the planning stage): Partial locations are planned for testing noise obstacles with solar modules (project "PVwins") as well as for agri-PV systems (project "VAckerPower").

Fraunhofer ISE already maintains test fields in Spain (Gran Canaria) and Israel (Negev desert). Test arises from different climatic zones and under problems with solid temperature level variations along with in salted air will certainly complement results gotten under laboratory conditions as well as be linked to them. The lasting goal is to be able to define solar modules in the future after fairly short tests, thinking about the searchings for acquired by doing this. This need to help minimize "module-related yield threats" for solar projects and likewise make it feasible to identify risks in new innovations or layouts of solar modules at an onset.

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