NexWafe raises EUR10 million in a new Series B round of funding
Fraunhofer ISE spin-off NexWafe has actually elevated EUR10 million in a new Series B round of funding as the business transfers to another pilot production stage.
Feb 5, 2021 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, monocrystalline wafer, nexwafe, epitaxial liftoff, Peter Pauli
Silicon carbide inverters can open medium-voltage grids for solar installs
A research project has created a silicon carbide inverter with the ability of allowing large-scale solar systems to connect straight to medium-voltage grids without the need of a transformer.
Jan 26, 2021 // Inverters, Grids, Fraunhofer ISE, silicon carbide, medium-voltage grids, Andreas Hensel
Fraunhofer ISE: Germany has to mount 14 GW of brand-new PV systems annually by 2030
As part of its "Green Deal", the EU specifies that CO2 emissions have to be lowered by 55 percent by 2030 and by 100 percent by 2050 (in each case contrasted to the recommendation year 1990).
Dec 17, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE
Sono Motors couple with Fraunhofer ISE to examine solar cells in EVs
German solar electric automobile producer Sono Motors is to join the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) to examine and also certify the business's innovation for integrating solar cells into the bodywork of electric automobiles (EVs).
Oct 23, 2020 // Transport, Sono Motors, Fraunhofer ISE, EVs, Mathieu Baudrit, Harry Wirth, Laurin Hahn
New Laser-Based Contacting Process Developed for Solar Cells
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has actually created an alternate process for creating solar battery calls. The laser transfer as well as shooting (LTF) method offers numerous benefits contrasted to conventional procedures, specifically for specific solar cell surface areas. Along with market partners in the joint project "C3PO", the Fraunhofer scientists in Freiburg have realized a totally automated LTF procedure for the first time on a system from Pulsar Photonics GmbH. Currently the process can be systematically examined and also maximized with the goal of industrial execution. f-cell conference in Stuttgart on September 29.
Oct 6, 2020 // Technology, solar cells, Fraunhofer ISE
Fraunhofer ISE develops natural solar cell with 14.9% efficiency
The record was obtained with a 1.1 sq cm tool.
Sep 24, 2020 // Technology, Germany, Europe, solar cell, Fraunhofer ISE, organic solar cell, efficiency, Uli Würfel
Photovoltaics for freeways
The Austrian Institute of Technology, Fraunhofer ISE, and Forster Industrietechnik are creating a brand-new rooftop PV system idea for freeways. They aim to harness the capacity of underexploited roadway networks to produce electrical power.
Sep 1, 2020 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, Austrian Institute of Technology, Forster Industrietechnik, Manfred Haider
Fraunhofer ISE claims 25.9% efficiency for III-V tandem solar cell
The brand-new outcomes mark an improvement on the institute's previous 24.3% efficiency record. The III-V tandem solar cell is directly grown on silicon.
Aug 11, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, Europe, solar cell, Fraunhofer ISE, efficiency, Markus Feifel
Fraunhofer ISE lands moneying for agrophotovoltaics research study at German apple orchard
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Fraunhofer ISE) has actually obtained EUR740,000 (US$ 866,429) in financing to check out land use problems between solar farms as well as farming land.
Aug 3, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, agrophotovoltaics, farmland pv, Ulrike Höfken
Kaco, Fraunhofer ISE develop silicon-carbide gallium nitride transistor hybrid inverter
Kaco New Energy, STS Transformatoren Stockach, and Fraunhofer ISE have created a brand-new topology, administration software program, as well as transistors for crossbreed inverters. Existing tools frequently experience efficiency losses when power need is reduced, as circuits and transistors are made to operate close to design requirements. The scientists assert their new tech can enable even more battery use, based on simulation outcomes.
Jul 24, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Software, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, Kaco, Leonhard Probst
Brand-new tools for solar cell metallization
The system can metallize the front and also back sides of silicon solar cells with unprecedented accuracy and also rate, Fraunhofer ISE stated. The technology is likewise appropriate for elements such as printed motherboard or chip cards.
Jul 17, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, Europe, solar cell, Fraunhofer ISE, Florian Clement, Andreas Lorenz
Incorporating tension as well as temperature level sensing units in crystalline silicon cells
Fraunhofer ISE scientists have actually incorporated stress and anxiety as well as temperature level sensing units within a PV module. They assert that the gadgets cover an extremely marginal part of the cells, which their communication with the cell as well as the module itself is rather minimal. The sensing units can be produced as part of a normal cell production procedure.
Feb 28, 2020 // Technology, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, silicon cells
Fraunhofer ISE researchers develop bifacial hybrid HCPV module with output of 326 W/m2
The EyeCon module has a hybrid power output of 326 W/m ² or a bifacial performance of 28%, determined with the offered global plus behind irradiance. According to the research group, the silicon cell creates in between 23 and 42 W/m ² of additional power when the diffuse irradiance element increases from 8 to 30%.
Feb 6, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, bifacial, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, hybrid HCPV module
Germanium use reduced in GaAs solar cells by new two-step process
Researchers from Canada have unveiled a new germanium deposition process which is said to eliminate threading dislocations and be significantly cheaper than previous approaches. The scientists say their technique creates nanovoids on the surface of the germanium layer which can attract and annihilate undesirable dislocations.
Oct 8, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Canada, Fraunhofer ISE, North America, Sheerbroke University
Danish researchers bring some color to rooftop PV
Scientists led by the Technical University of Denmark have begun a project to design solar cells that can be produced in different colors with minimal effect on performance, making them suitable for building-integrated and other applications with aesthetic considerations.
Oct 1, 2019 // Technology, Rooftop PV, bipv, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, rooftop PV, Denmark, Building-integrated photovoltaics, DTU, colored PV modules, Peter Poulsen, Danish Solar Energy Ltd
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