Fully connected virtual and physical
perovskite photovoltaics lab

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.v



The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the largest organisation for applied research in Europe and works closely with industry. Work in VIPERLAB will be carried out at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Freiburg) and the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovotaics CSP (Halle), which is a collaboration of the Fraunhofer ISE and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IWMS (Halle). With more than 1200 employees, Fraunhofer ISE is the largest solar research institute in Europe. Based on the excellent laboratory infrastructure, materials, components, systems and processes are being developed in the business area Photovoltaics. The activities range from basic research to industrial realization and commercialisation.

Main role and tasks in the project

Fraunhofer will provide infrastructure in the area of solar cell manufacturing and characterisation. Fraunhofer will lead WP10-JRA4 on environmental, social and economic impact. It will also contribute to the other JRA and the Networking activities.

Relevant infrastructures & technical equipment available by VIPERLAB

Key Persons involved in VIPERLAB project

Dr. Martin C. SCHUBERT
Dr. Martin C. SCHUBERTHead of Department for Quality Assurance, Characterization and Simulation

Marcus Bär earned his doctorate in electrical engineering in the field of solar energy research at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin and at the TU Berlin in 2003. Thereafter, he was an Emmy-Noether Fellow at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas/USA. Since 2018, Prof. Bär is the Head of the Department “Interface Design” at HZB, the Head of the Research Department “X-ray Spectroscopy at Interfaces of Thin Films” at the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy, and Professor for X-ray Spectroscopy at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Prof. Bär's research interest is the chemical and electronic structure interrogation of energy-conversion materials and structures with a focus on thin-film solar cells by using complementary X-ray spectroscopic methods.

Dr. Christian HAGENDORF
Dr. Christian HAGENDORFGroup Leader

Dr. Christian Hagendorf is head of the research group “Diagnostics and Metrology” at Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, Germany. He obtained his PhD at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany in the field of surface and interface analysis of semiconductor materials. Joining Fraunhofer CSP in 2007 and established a research group focussed on defect diagnostics and metrology in crystalline and thin film photovoltaics.

Research ID: K-6052-2017

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°101006715