Analytics at PVcomB

The PVcomB is equipped with a wide  range of state-of-the-art analytical tools suited for a thorough analysis of photovoltaic (PV) materials, solar cells and modules. The equipment portfolio matches well with the requirements of R&D and process control for the two core technologies at PVcomB – thin film silicon and chalcogenides (CIGSe) as well as related functional materials. Our equipment is calibrated on a regular basis to ensure highly reliable results oriented to international standards and is continuously being upgraded to keep up with future developments in analytics.

The PVcomB is also linked to leading analytical groups and institutes in the fields of photovoltaics and semiconductors via research projects and co-operations. Here, the focus is investigation of particular R&D challenges.

We offer basic analytical services as well as advanced characterization and trouble shooting for materials, solar cells and modules. Please contact us.

For the investigation of accelerated degradation and ageing effects in solar cells and modules

  • Light soaking chamber
  • Damp heat chamber
  • Laminator

Roof top test field  for investigation of real module behaviour under outdoor conditions

  • Measurement tables for modules of different sizes, cell technologies and encapsulation methods
  • variable orientation related to cardinal direction
  • automated monitoring (IV measurements)
  • individual module temperatures
  • detailed meteorological data