The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) in Dresden, Germany, carries out research into advanced ceramics, ranging from preliminary research through to a wide range of sophisticated applications.
The search is on for materials platforms that improve the conversion efficiency of solar panels.
February 2, 2015
The solar panel industry now seems back on track following the boom-and-bust period. The sector is still dominated by crystalline silicon (c-Si), but the current upswing means that the search is on once more for materials platforms that improve the conversion efficiency of solar panels.
Three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest commonly used metals, advanced composites have the potential to revolutionize advanced manufacturing, transforming clean energy products from wind turbines to next-generation passenger vehicles that are made right here in the U.S.