Characterisation & Simulation

The characterization laboratory provides analysis and characterization of silicon wafers and solar cells including half-finished solar cells. The simulation laboratory optimizes each processing and characterization step involved with manufacturing a solar cell through both numerical simulation and analytical modelling.


For analytical modelling, Sentaurus and Quokka are used. This laboratory develops cell testing methods suitable for high efficiency solar cells, formulates effective testing scenarios and provides technical reports and services to other departments of Trinasolar.

PV Module Testing

The module testing laboratory evaluates module reliability and performance. There are 175 tests that are conducted in this laboratory that includes thermal and chemical analysis, and physical characterization.