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

  • Evaluating or designing new applications of bifacial PV modules
  • Product design for maximum energy yield and aesthetics
  • Prototyping and field testing
  • Access to modelling and characterisation services to determine the gain for your bifacial module or bifacial solar farm
  • Lab-to-fab technology transfer to your pilot or production line
  • Making the correct decisions in designing, executing or financing bifacial solar farms

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?

What ECN has to offer you


Are you interested in how ECN can help you, or would you like more information on our products and services? Then please contact us.

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Wouter van Strien

Business Development

Wim Sinke

Program Development 


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. 

ECN develops

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.

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