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TU Darmstadt and CTF SOLAR achieve 15.2% solar cell efficiency

Recently, the Technical University (TU) of Darmstadt and CTF SOLAR produced solar cells based on Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) technology with an efficiency of 15.2%. The absorber layer was coated by vacuum evaporation (close-spaced sublimation, CSS). This technique establishes exceptionally dense and defect-free films and was developed by CTF SOLAR for mass-production processing. The enhancement of solar cell efficiency was achieved [...]

CTIEC and CTF SOLAR talk with Federal State Government of Saxony

On February 24th, 2014, Mr. Shou Peng, Board Chairman and President of CTIEC and Sven Frauenstein, CTO of CTF Solar, met with Minister of State Mr. Sven Morlok, Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport. They exchanged views on further strengthen cooperation in the area of new energy activities of CTIEC with Saxony as base for a constant [...]

CTF SOLAR at CISolar-2014

The organizers committee of the CISolar conferences has invited Dr. Michael Harr, CEO of CTF Solar, to participate as an invited honorary speaker at the "3rd International Conference & Exhibition on Solar Energy in the CIS and Eastern Europe", held at April 8-9th 2014 in Sochi, Russia. On this conference Dr. Harr gave a presentation on "CdTe Technology from the Original [...]

R&D capabilities in Germany and enters into international cooperation

In order to continue and to intensify the R&D efforts in CdTe technology CTF Solar is starting the buildup of an own R&D laboratory in Germany. Up to now the R&D team of CTF Solar has used Laboratory space and facilities of the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, Dresden. Laboratory equipment used partially belongs to FEP, [...]

CTF SOLAR at PV SEC in Frankfurt

The 27th EU PVSEC in Frankfurt was a true melting-pot with a vibrant exchange of research, industry, finance and politics, with participants from over 100 nations. The exhibition represented a unique shop window to take the pulse of emerging global policies and trends from an industry now employing over 300 000 people in the European Union. Due to the consolidation [...]

Sven Frauenstein appointed to General Manager and CTO Andrew Goeppert appointed to Authorised Signatory

With immediate effect, Mr. Sven Frauenstein was appointed CTO, and Mr. Andrew Goeppert was appointed Authorised Signatory, in order to support the company's CEO Dr. Michael Harr. Prior to his appointment as CTO, Sven Frauenstein was Authorised Signatory and Technical Director. He first entered the solar industry in 2008 as head of the Facility, Maintenance and Equipment Engineering division at [...]