PV Days 2017

October 24-25 | Halle (Saale)


PV Days and Anniversary »10 Years Fraunhofer CSP« | October 24-25, 2017 | Halle (Saale)

The photovoltaic market is still prospering on a global scale. During the last years research and development focused on new products and technologies to reduce costs and increase efficiency as well as reliability. The innovation process both in silicon wafer and PV module manufacturing is making significant progress bringing up a variety of new concepts in research and industry. Though, successful transfer from research to production needs communication and discussion.

Therefore, in 2014 Fraunhofer CSP initiated the »PV Days«. Since then, the two day conference has been established as a regular meeting point attracting  about 150 international speakers and players from research and industry every year to discuss their new results and technologies.

This year's conference is scheduled for October 24-25.  As 2017 also marks the 10th anniversary of Fraunhofer CSP, we would like to cordially invite all PV Days participants to join the official ceremony following the workshop on October 25, attended by the prime Minister of Saxony Anhalt, Dr. Reiner Haseloff.

We kindly ask you to save this date - more information is to come soon.


Materials and Components in High-Power Modules

  • „„Power > 300 W
  • „„Lifetime > 30 years
  • „„Cost < 0,30 €/Wp

PV Opportunities and Green Mobility

  • „„Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics (VIPV)
  • „„PV Power for Electromobility

Performance Modeling of Modules and Systems

  • „„Decentral and Hybrid Systems
  • „„Cost Analysis of Maintenance

Modules in Desert Climates and Harsh Environments

  • „„Challenges and Opportunities for Best in Class Modules
  • „„Site-specific Performance Assessment

Instruments, Testing Equipment & Metrology Solutions

  • „„Test Methods for Cell and Module Defects
  • „„Development of Testing Equipment


  • „„Recovery of Raw Materials from EoL-Modules„„
  • Cost Efficient Recycling Strategies
  • „„Recycling of Thin Film Modules