Competence Centre Thin-Film- and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin

Technology Transfer – Bridging the gap between fundamental science and industry

PVcomB's main goal is to support world wide growth of thin-film photovoltaic technologies and -products by providing top level technology transfer.

PVcomB has set up two complete reference production lines for 30 x 30 cm² solar modules based on thin-film silicon and CIGS. We benefit from the synergetic effects by addressing topics covering both technologies like the development of transparent and conductive oxides (TCO's), contacts and barrier layers or laser-based interconnection technologies. State of the art analytics and modeling are used to optimize processes, device performance and reliability.

The structure of PVcomB is unique in its combination of research & development with high-level education and training. In co-operative R&D projects with industry, all relevant aspects of the production of thin-film modules are addressed. Additionally, education and training will provide the industry with highly skilled thin-film PV professionals.