News

Measurement within minutes - new method for homogeneity of photovoltaics

Photovoltaic panels
Photovoltaic panels

Solar cells manufacturers will benefit from the new techniques developed in EMRP project for fast mapping of complex thin films.

The complexity of thin films means that there are technical challenges relating to their performance, durability and cost-effective manufacturing. EMRP research has validated a new experimental method, and corresponding software, for fast photocurrent mapping measurements of homogeneity of solar cell which is crucial to performance and reliability. 

EMRP project Traceable characterisation of thin-film materials for energy applications (ENG53 ThinErgy) is developing the measurements needed to characterise the structure of thin films and their novel properties. The method developed is significantly faster than currently possible, reducing measurement time from hours to minutes, and could be used as quality control during manufacturing of photovoltaics.

Select your area of interest
EMPIR project wins ‘International knowledge exchange and collaboration award’
2020-11-24

Award recognises excellence and innovation in the global anaerobic digestion and biogas sector more

Registration open: Online Workshop Research Potential related to the Green Deal
2020-11-23

Registration is now open! Online workshop: Research Potential related to the Green Deal (2021), 8 December 2020, 10.00am - 12am CET more

Improving the accuracy and objectivity of tests for cardiovascular disease
2020-11-19

The misdiagnosis of cardiovascular disease can lead to missed or unnecessary treatments and patient distress. New metrology through EMPIR projects aim... more

Two EMPIR projects work together to bring measurement to the IIoT
2020-11-18

Research from two projects collaborating benefits the Industrial Internet of Things more

EMPIR project develops a new method in the fight against antibiotic resistance
2020-11-16

Bacteria don’t just exist as single cells but can congregate and form communities - this has implications for their antibiotic resistance more

Page 1 of 163.