Faiera / Eco-Solar workshop on luminescence characterization techniques for photovoltaic applications


Scientists from Spanish research institute AIMEN spent two days at ISC Konstanz to get training and experience in solar cell and module fabrication with a focus on photoluminescence (PL) and electroluminescence (EL) characterization of solar cells and modules. The ISC Konstanz laboratory facilities were used for the hands-on fabrication of small one-cell-modules.

This general part was followed by a theoretical part on the physics and the application of EL and PL – two of the most powerful characterization techniques in solar cell fabrication. The characterization part was accompanied by extensive practical work in the characterization laboratory of ISC Konstanz. All kinds of solar cells and the self-made modules from part one were characterized by the participants.

This very practical workshop was followed by the first technical meeting on solar cell fabrication (WP3) of the Eco-Solar project for which Julius Denafas from Lithuanian solar cell producer SoliTek joined.

Report by Florian Buchholz.