Externally Funded Projects

VON ARDENNE is cooperating with numerous partners in science, research and the industry to work on the technologies of the future.

Being one of the leading providers of vacuum coating solutions, VON ARDENNE contributes its competency to many projects. In those projects, promising findings of basic research in the laboratory are scaled up to industrial scale.

VON ARDENNE is actively engaged in the following projects, that are funded by the Free State of Saxony, the German government and the European Union:


PATOS

Process and equipment technology for cost- and resource-effective manufacturing of high-efficiency silicon heterojunction solar cells

Process and equipment technology for cost- and resource-effective manufacturing of high-efficiency silicon heterojunction solar cells

It is the aim of the PATOS project to develop high-efficiency solar cells with efficiency rates of more than 22 % as an integrated concept. In particular, the focus is on reducing the production costs. For the use in the automotive sector, the look of the cells is of high importance. Therefore, the integration of solar modules into car roofs will be researched within this project as a practical application example.

Details

Provider of the funds: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
Project funding reference number: 0324074B
Project duration: 01 September 2016 - 31 May 2020

Selektiv

Selective contact systems for high-efficiency silicon solar cells

Selective contact systems for high-efficiency silicon solar cells

It is the aim of the project to develop new charge-carrier selective contact systems based on PVD for silicon solar cells. Among the main fields of application for these contact systems will be the substitution of local point contacts with passivating back contacts that stretch across the whole surface and the development of transparent passivated contacts for the front side of solar cells and for tandem solar cells. The project focuses on increasing the efficiency compared to the PERC technology.

Another important aspect is the creation of the basic conceptual and engineering requirements for a successful implementation of selective contacts for the evolutionary development of PERC solar cells on the basis of economically suitable PVD technologies. The application of the developed technologies will be tested up to the integration into tandem cells.

Details

Provider of the funds: Fed­eral Min­istry for Eco­nomic Af­fairs and En­ergy (BMWi)
Project funding reference number: 0324141A
Project duration: 01 November 2016 - 30 June 2020



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