The aim of this task is the training of CHEETAH partner’s scientific community based on the offer/demand of expertise, infrastructures, equipment. A set of training interactive courses is running planned in collaboration with all Joint Research Activity leaders and WP3-mobility and international Cooperation activities and WP4-Dissemination, internal-External Communication. Ther courses offer opportunities to gain practical and professional skill in using equipment and test procedures in research activity. The targeted audience should range from 5-10 to maximum 20 participants in order to enable a large number of them to effectively interact with experts.
Thanks to recent developments in photovoltaic research, cost/efficiency ratio of solar cells has been decreasing steadily and new efficiency records have been announced for single crystalline, polycrystalline, and amorphous/crystalline tandem, CdTe, CIGS, CZTS, polymer, organic and most recently perovskite solar cells. These record efficiencies have been achieved partially thanks to advance characterization techniques that need to be further developed to decrease the cost/efficiency value. This symposium will provide a platform for the discussion on these topics.
CHEETAH Advanced Characterization Workshop took place on 14th January 2016 at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany and got an overview of the existing top-class PV research infrastructures in Europe.
A one-day workshop bringing together energy consultants, developers of photovoltaic systems, test labs and the R&D community was held at NPL, UK on 22 November 2016. The workshop introduced an improved framework for rating the performance of photovoltaic (PV) modules in real-world conditions. It overviewed the need for a new approach, introduced the concept of an 'energy rating' and discussed how it can provide a fairer comparison between different PV technologies to benefit both manufacturers and customers