- PV Modules & Applications
The Netherlands has over 2000 km2 of roofs and facades of which a significant part can be deloyed for energy generation. This requires products that seamlessly integrate without compromising the aesthetic value and architecture. Building energy-neutral or even energy-positive will experience an enormous growth, offering tremendous opportunities for the Dutch knowledge economy and manufacturing industry. In the coming years, energy-generating construction elements or tailored solar panels will emerge from a niche market and evolve into mature products that deliver a significant contribution to the Dutch energy system.
TNO has a broad portfolio of technologies and expertise that can help companies to further develop an aesthetic and solar product that can be integrated. Platforms used by TNO for this purpose are standard silicon cell technology, back-contact cell technology, bifacial solar cells, CiGS and PSC thin-film technology, ALD barrier technology, and thin-film integration technology.
TNO conducts research on the following topics with regard to aesthetic solar panels: