Bridging the gap between fundamental research and industry.

  • Technology transfer from lab developments into cost effective production
  • R&D on all aspects of production of thin-film PV modules
  • Education and training of highly skilled thin-film PV professionals

30×30 cm2 Reference Lines for Thin-Film Silicon (a-Si/μc-Si) and CIGS

There is a gap between production of lab-sized photovoltaic cells and industrial-size modules. PVcomB bridges this gap by operating two dedicated reference-lines for research on inter-mediate size PV modules with an area of 30 x 30 cm². This intermediate module size is well suited to address various questions arising in industrial production.

The great variety of analytical tools available ensures that changes in the product-performance can be linked to fundamental material or process properties. A truly unique feature of PVcomB´s reference-lines is that both thin-film silicon as well as CIGS based modules will be studied within a single laboratory. This convenient arrangement offers the potential to unlock significant synergies in many topics common to all thin-film based technologies.

Education and Training

The PV-industry in Germany and elsewhere is experiencing increasing difficulties in finding qualified scientific personnel for R&D as well as skilled technical staff. Together with partners from universities and other research and education facilities, PVcomB offers a variety of training and education modules. The curriculum is being developed at the moment, for details and a program developed for you specific needs please contact us.

Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Rutger Schlatmann (Director)

Year of foundation: 2007

Employees: 55

Contact details
Schwarzschildstr. 3
12489 Berlin


Annett McBeath
Fon: +49 (0)30 806 218 139
Fax: +49 (0)30 806 215 677


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