Zentrum fur Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff Forschung Baden- Wurttembergstiftung ZSW
Basic Research Group
70565 - Stuttgart - Germany
Description of organization
ZSW is one of the leading European research institutes in the fields of photovoltaics and new energy storage technologies with a strong expertise on thin-film photovoltaics, especially Cu(In,Ga)Se2 and organic solar cells. Apart from coevaporation processes for highest efficiencies, ZSW does also investigate and develop low-cost approaches via vacuum-free preparation routes. Furthermore ZSW’s photovoltaics test laboratory “Solab” and outdoor test fields in Germany and Barcelona are specialized in module life-time testing and parameter tracking.
The photovoltaic materials research group (MAT) operates two complete CIGS solar module manufacturing lines for 30 x 30 cm² glass substrates and for roll-to-roll coting of foils including versatile analytical equipment. New cost-effective deposition processes such as print technologies are being developed for new organic and inorganic semiconductor systems in a special laboratory