Intelligent Photovoltaic Module Technologies

The overall R&D goal of the K-project IPOT is a significant improvement of the overall system effectiveness of photovoltaic modules. The underlying individual research foci comprise improving the system efficiency factors, the stability and operational life-time of PV modules and to optimize the production processes involved.

This project is co-funded within the R&D Program COMET - Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW), managed on their behalf by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). 

Project coordinator

CTR, Carinthian Tech Research AG

Scientific lead

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Project partners

Energetica Industries GmbH

Flextronics International GmbH

Infineon Technologies Austria GmbH

Isovoltaic AG

KIOTO Photovoltaics GmbH

Ulbrich of Austria GmbH

Polytec PT GmbH

Publications

R. Ebner, M. Schwark, G. Ujvari, W. Mühleisen, Ch. Hirschl, L. Neumaier, M. Pedevilla, J. Scheurer, A. Plösch, A. Kogler, W. Krumlacher, H. Muckenhuber:

“Increased Power Output of c-Si-PV Modules by Application of New Module Concepts”

29th EU-PVSEC, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014

Michael Schwark, Christina Hirschl, Rita Ebner, Gusztáv Újvári, Wolfgang Mühleisen, Lukas Neumaier, Armin Kogler, Werner Krumlacher, Harald Muckenhuber, Karl A. Berger, Stephan Ledinger:

“Time depending shunt resistor changes during PID stress of PV modules with different encapsulants varying in epsilon r and buld resistance”

29th EU-PVSEC, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014

R. Ebner, M. Schwark, B. Kubicek, G. Újvári, W. Mühleisen, Ch. Hirschl, L. Neumaier, M. Pedevilla, J. Scheurer, A. Plösch, A. Kogler, W. Krumlacher, H. Muckenhuber:

“Increased Power Output of Crystalline Silicon PV Modules by Alternative Interconnection Applications”

28th EU-PVSEC, Paris, France, 2013

M. Schwark, K. Berger, R. Ebner, G. Ujvari, Ch. Hirschl. L. Neumaier, W. Mühleisen:

“Investigation of potential induced degradation (PID)”

IECON 2013, 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2013