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Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics – the direct conversion of solar radiation into electrical energy – is an essential component of our future energy supply.
Research topics at THU include the characterization of solar cells and solar modules, aging investigations on cells, modules and systems, development of technical management, and network integration of solar inverters and battery systems. Comprehensive models are available for computer-supported simulation and analysis of solar cell behavior through to network integration. A wide range of laboratory equipment – including a Class AAA flasher, electroluminescence cameras, infrared cameras and climatic chambers – is available for research work. Technical management systems and mobile measuring equipment for field measurements are available for analyzing solar power system failures. The integration of solar power into the distribution network is being researched in the Smart Grids laboratory at THU.

Research Contacts:
Institute for Medical Engineering and Mechatronics  
Prof. Thomas Walter                  Solar Cells
Prof. Peter Adelmann                 Small PV Systems

Institute for Energy and Drive Technologies
Prof. Gerd Heilscher                   Solar Cells and Networkbound Systems
Prof. Walter Commerell              Off-Grid Applications and Battery Systems

Contact
Institute for Applied Research
Room: A305a
Prittwitzstraße 10
89075 Ulm
Fon: +49 (0)731 50-28154
Mail: IAF@thu.de

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