Joint Research Activity 3 : Improved Material Characterisation Procedure

This activity aims at clarifying the performance criteria and the associated characterisation methods for materials and components to be used in different PV technologies. The developed testing methods will be used in the test platforms of the Sophia infrastructures, thus improving the quality of the access provided to their users.
Among the many different types of materials and components, a focus is given on the ones for which the largest potentials for improvement have been identified and the cooperation will be the most efficient and fruitful:

In relation with the service activities provided by the research infrastructures, this activity will result in :

  • Improved and harmonised procedures for more accurate characterisation procedures
  • Recommendations for new equipment to perform these tests