Austrian Institute of Technology Gmbh
1210 Vienna Austria
Description of organization
Since 2003 AIT-Energy Department runs a fully-fledged Photovoltaic Module Test Laboratory, accredited according to EN 17025, for testing of crystalline modules. Moreover, accreditation was extended for safety testing and type approval for thin film modules. With this background, research focuses on new PV technologies, advanced experimental investigation, characterization and modeling of PV modules, cells and systems.
Role in the Project
AIT is responsible for PV testing and characterisation. Success criteria will be defined for the new module. Performance/Efficiency will be evaluated by electrical characterisation. The aging of the PV-components under the influence of harsh climatic conditions may be simulated and quantified.
AIT has/is participated/ing in FP6 and FP7 projects, including
(I) PERFORMANCE: A science base on PV performance for increased market transparency and customer confidence,
(II) ASPIS: Active Solar Panel Initiative, and (III) SOPHIA: Photovoltaic European research infrastructure.
AIT also led the project SAN-CELL: Low-cost, silicon-free solar cells based on self-assembled nanostructures, financed by the Climate and Energy Funds of the Federal Government.