Manufacturers of solar panels can now compare the performance of their solar cells with other cell types by using new â€œFraunhofer ISE PV-Chartsâ€. The charts will rank solar cells according to their efficiency and provide information from the manufacturer on the different cell technologies.
The envisioned objective of the PV-Charts is to compile a comprehensive list of all types of solar cells for comparison. This list will keep up with the newest technologies, with a continually expanding collection of benchmarks.
â€œOver and above the cell efficiency, Fraunhofer ISE PV-Charts also will present an overview on the different cell designs that are used in the solar cell production by the various manufacturers,â€ says Dr. Stefan Glunz, Division Director Silicon Solar Cells â€“ Development and Characterization at Fraunhofer ISE.
Fraunhofer calls upon manufacturers to input the results of their high-performing solar cells using a template available at www.pv-charts.com.
For more information on these charts, visit http://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/en