Economic production technology for photovoltaics
On the world’s largest photovoltaics exhibition and conference EU PVSEC in Valencia, Spain (September 6-9, 2010) the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA and the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST will present newest production technology for the photovoltaic industry on the Fraunhofer joint booth B27 in hall 3, level 2.
For the first time the Fraunhofer IPA will present recent results of the EU project ASPIS to the professional audience. In the last months the project consortium under the coordination of the Fraunhofer IPA developed a first prototype of a new type of concentrator module in which sun tracking and concentrating Fresnel lenses are integrated in an innovative way. In addition, the researchers offer custom-tailored and cost-efficient solutions for handling and automation for various manufacturing processes.
On the subject of laser processes for photovoltaics the Fraunhofer ILT presents a system for structuring materials for thin film solar cells, equipped with an extremely cost-efficient mini laser of the size of a cigarette box. On site, silicon layers on glass substrate are structured to demonstrate the potential of modular processing systems for thin film photovoltaics.
In Fraunhofer IST’s magnetron sputtering system surfaces can be coated with completely new material combinations. For the field of photovoltaics, the specialists from Braunschweig present diverse application examples.
Contacts: If you may have any questions our experts will be pleased to assist:
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA
Dipl.-Ing. Roland Wertz
Phone +49 711 970-1505
Phone +49 711 970-00
Fax +49 711 970-1399
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering an Thin Films IST
Phone +49 531 2155-536
Bienroder Weg 54 E
Phone +49 531 2155-0
Fax +49 531 2155-900
Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
Dr. rer. nat. Malte Schulz-Ruhtenberg
Phone +49 241 8906-604
Phone +49 241 8906-0
Fax +49 241 8906-121
Axel Bauer | Fraunhofer-Institut
The most recent press releases about innovation >>>
Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:
New success for Konstanz physicists in studying the quantum vacuum
An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made at University of Konstanz. The team of scientists headed by...
HZI researchers decipher infection mechanisms of Yersinia and immune responses of the host
Yersiniae cause severe intestinal infections. Studies using Yersinia pseudotuberculosis as a model organism aim to elucidate the infection mechanisms of these...
Researchers from the University of Hamburg in Germany, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, have synthesized a new superconducting material by growing a few layers of an antiferromagnetic transition-metal chalcogenide on a bismuth-based topological insulator, both being non-superconducting materials.
While superconductivity and magnetism are generally believed to be mutually exclusive, surprisingly, in this new material, superconducting correlations...
Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states within condensed matter systems and switching between different states on ultrafast time scales
Studying properties of fundamental particles in condensed matter systems is a promising approach to quantum field theory. Quasiparticles offer the opportunity...
Among the general public, solar thermal energy is currently associated with dark blue, rectangular collectors on building roofs. Technologies are needed for aesthetically high quality architecture which offer the architect more room for manoeuvre when it comes to low- and plus-energy buildings. With the “ArKol” project, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE together with partners are currently developing two façade collectors for solar thermal energy generation, which permit a high degree of design flexibility: a strip collector for opaque façade sections and a solar thermal blind for transparent sections. The current state of the two developments will be presented at the BAU 2017 trade fair.
As part of the “ArKol – development of architecturally highly integrated façade collectors with heat pipes” project, Fraunhofer ISE together with its partners...