Research and development are not just a first step to a new product or service launch on the market, they are the essential stage of marketing innovation on which to build a sustained competitive edge. We build it effectively for ourselves and our customers alike by providing R&D at the highest level. Despite a strong market position, we continuously take on the challenges of improving the competitiveness, effectiveness and efficiency of our services.
Thanks to the investments into proprietary product research, and cooperation with domestic and foreign business and top R&D bodies, ML System provides services for the development of custom solutions for special projects and customer requirements. The total of ML System's R&D work is valued at ca. 20 million PLN, and the R&D deliverable capex projects of the company amounts to ca. 70 million PLN.
R&D CENTRE FOR PHOTOVOLTAICS
Operated as a part of the ML System organisation since 2012, the Centre does research and development into and for proprietary and commissioned projects, and largely in the field of nanotechnology:
- Electrochemical properties of nanomaterials
- Electron structure of radiation converters
- Quantum dots efficiency
- Crystalline structures of solids
- Solid stress measurement
- Rheological characterization
- Physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials
- Electrical parameters of PV cells (including printed cells)
The PV cell market is a still developing industry with a relatively short track record, novel solutions are still researched to optimise the electrical efficiency of its cells with sustained high quality and reliability, and to improve surface unit power generation. Note that ML System is one of a few companies in its industry in Poland that has been carrying out advanced research into the properties of prototype PVs. The novel research fields at R&D Centre include industrial research and development related to semiconductor zero-dimensional structures (i.e. quantum dots), perovskites, and the applications of luminophores.
The R&D results in numerous patent claims with domestic and European authorities, as well as scientific cooperation with leading Polish and foreign research centres, including Fraunhofer - Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE, the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, the Universities of Technology in Krakow, Wroclaw and Rzeszow, the Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+, the University of Rzeszow, and the Jagiellonian University.
The R&D Centre for Photovoltaics range is for businesses who seek services in R&D and the improvement of material component selection, scientific units, and PV system manufacturers who seek quality certification of their technologies and materials.
R&D Centre has state of the art testing and measurement equipment for comprehensive research in material engineering, nanotechnology and photovoltaics. The research work conducted on site is aimed at the identification and selection of optimum material and electrical parameters of PV cells and modules to improve the solar energy to power conversion performance in finished products.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES OF R&D CENTRE FOR PHOTOVOLTAICS:
- Comprehensive testing of PV cell voltage and current characteristics
- Testing of PV cell characteristics and spectral response
- Microscopic and topographic surface testing with 3D imaging
- Morphology testing in powders and suspensions
- Rheology testing
- Comprehensive electrochemical tests
- UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometry
- Thin layer deposition
- Heat treatment
- Ageing and weathering tests of PV cells and panels