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Installing a PV facility, photo: Fronius International GmbH

Photovoltaics in the energy system of tomorrow
Research and technological development in Austria

Photovoltaics (PV) is a key technology in the energy transition and a major step towards meeting the climate targets that form part of the European Green Deal. ..... Read full article
PV facility in Vienna’s Stammersdorf district, photo: PV Austria

Photovoltaics
Key technology for climate-neutral energy supply

Photovoltaics (PV) will play an important role in the energy system of the future and will continue to develop and spread across the world over the next ..... Read full article
PV facility in Feistritz, photo: VERBUND AG

OptPV 4.0
Optimised operation of PV facilities with innovative sensor systems

Long-term operational reliability and a consistently high energy yield are key if a PV facility is going to be economically viable. Sudden faults and creeping degradation often ..... Read full article
Scaling up thin-film processes for solar cells containing no heavy metals, photo: Sunplugged

NoFRONTIERS
Flexible thin-film PV modules for new fields of application

As well as silicon technology, CIGS thin-film solar cell technology1 has also emerged as an innovative manufacturing method for the PV market in recent years. CIGS PV ..... Read full article
Connecting the slats, image: HELLA Sonnen- und Wetterschutztechnik GmbH

PowerShade
PV sunshades increase the energy flexibility of buildings

The PowerShade project is all about combining flexible photovoltaic technology with sunshades that are fitted with smart control. The aim is to develop low-cost shading solutions that ..... Read full article
Photo: PV Austria / Nauschnegg

PV Re2 – sustainable photovoltaics
Optimising the recycling of PV modules

The PV Re2 lead project is focused on sustainable recycling and the further development and repair of defective PV modules in order to improve the environmental and ..... Read full article
Viertel Zwei PV facility, photo: Wien Energie

Sharing PV power in an urban quarter
Blockchain technology for local energy communities

In Vienna’s “Viertel Zwei” urban development area, Wien Energie and Vienna Marketing & Energycontracting (VMEC) are trialling smart approaches for the energy world of the future together ..... Read full article

International collaboration
IEA - Photovoltaik Power Systems Programm

Austrian experts are playing an active role in IEA-PVPS, the International Energy Agency’s photovoltaic programme. This partnership is geared towards linking the Austrian photovoltaic innovation scene with ..... Read full article

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on issue 3/2021

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