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Took place on Apr, 27th 2017

FIRST  “Building-integrated fibre reinforced solar technology” -  project is an European Commission funded project  started in May 2012 having the aim  to contribute to bridging the gap between technological development and market demands, by the  design, development and demonstration of a portfolio of innovative PV products for building integration, based on c-Si cell encapsulation within fibre-reinforced composite materials. The project ended April 2017. This on line workshop based on the utilization of CHEETAH webinar platform reports the results of developed monolithic and lightweight structures


Took place on Nov, 22nd 2016

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 custom


Took place on May, 02nd 2016

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.


Took place on Jan, 14th 2016

The 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. The presentation slides and video of several speakers  are now available.


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