Power Generated by Photovoltaics – A Future Technology
The amount of solar energy hitting the earth in form of radiation is about 10,000 times as much as the current annual primary energy consumption of mankind (1.08 • 1018 kWh).
This energy can be collected and transformed into electricity without causing any greenhouse gasses. Technical progress due to global support and regulations have made power generation by photovoltaics interesting also from an economic point of view.
Production and Development of a Young Technology
For building solar plants, different optical technology products are required. Some keywords are imaging, measuring technology and materials processing. Choosing the right products and tools leads to continuous production improvement.
High research investments are made for the future solar cell. Specialised measuring systems, for example, help to safely and reproducibly measure, modify and simulate solar cell character.