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Veteran Solar Panels Give Rare Insight into Durability

Professor Tonio Buonassisi and his team at the MIT Photovoltaics Research Laboratory are testing two veteran solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which give the researchers a rare insight into the durability of panels that…

A PV module being subjected to hail testing at Fraunhofer ISE.

Fraunhofer’s Photovoltaic Durability Initiative Reduces Solar Investment Risks

Financing photovoltaic power plants can be an uphill battle. As with any power plant, the payback time to recover the upfront building costs is a crucial factor in securing project funding. With a…

PV Fellow John Lloyd with a prototype of the indentation tester concept.

CSE’s Solar Quality Assurance Process Gets Shortlisted at the Solar Industry Awards 2012

We’re proud to announce that LayTec GmbH’s X Link quality assurance tool, based on a patented process developed at Fraunhofer CSE, is one of several photovoltaic (PV) industry products shortlisted at the 2012 Solar Industry…

Silicone Coatings: An Anti-Aging Elixir for Solar Cells

[A version of this article originally appeared in the July issue of the Fraunhofer Society’s Forschung Kompakt newsletter.] Sometimes, the success or failure of a technology comes down to a bare handful of cents. As…

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