ECN develops bifacial cell and module technology
Yield of bifacial solar panels expected to increase with 20 percent on average
Bifacial cell and module technology leads to higher energy yield.
Simulations and measurements carried out by ECN show that the bifacial panels produce an extra energy yield between 15% and 35% in comparison to regular solar panels, depending on the ground reflection and light conditions.
ECN develops bifacial solar cells and modules
ECN offers support in
Broad experience in designing and evaluating novel, bifacial applications
Intellectual property and knowhow
Dedicated team of engineers and scientists working on bifacial solar technology
The only research institute to develop a 6-inch cost effective cell process based on polysilicon passivating contact and firing through metallization
Track record on technology transfer with excellent results
Why ECN Solar Energy?
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We will gladly tell you how we make ourselves strong for that clean, sustainable future.
And why we lead the way in energy innovation:
ECN supplies knowledge and technology
We work within a wide range of scientific disciplines to supply the government and the business sector with knowledge and technology aimed at a sustainable future.
ECN carries out research and gives advice
We carry out extensive research in the fields of sustainable energy, energy efficiency and clean ways of using fossil fuels and provide independent advice to the Dutch government concerning its energy policies.
ECN builds bridges
Our unique mix of know-how and research infrastructure builds a bridge between scientific knowledge and its practical application in the business sector. Organisations are invited to use our extensive test facilities to test technologies and innovations that they can apply directly in their business operations.
Our mission is to work with and for the market to develop knowledge and technology to facilitate the transition to a sustainable energy economy. We aim to involve the cleantech sector at an early stage, as commercial businesses form the driving force behind sustainable energy development.