R&D Partnership – Fraunhofer Institute Halle

R&D Partnership – Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics Halle

  • The Fraunhofer CSP is a partner for reliability evaluation of solar cells, modules and systems under laboratory and application conditions as well as for chemical, electrical, optical and microstructural material and component characterization.

  • Based on the understanding of failure mechanisms, Fraunhofer CSP develop measurement methods, devices and manufacturing processes for materials  and components with increased reliability.

  • Fraunhofer CSP conduct applied research in the fields of silicon crystallization, PV 4.0, solar cell characterization and module design.

  • Together with the customers, Fraunhofer CSP develop new technologies, manufacturing processes and product concepts along the entire photovoltaic value chain.

  • Fraunhofer CSP support PV plant builders, operators and investors with yield forecasts, smart maintenance concepts and data-based fair value determination.

  • The Fraunhofer CSP was founded in 2007 as a joint facility of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructures of Materials and Systems IMWS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.