Delft Spectral Technologies

High speed optical measurement

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2014

Location: the Netherlands

Theme: Urban Transitions

Our product is a measurement system for solar cells which allows solar panel manufacturers to increase the output of their solar panels by 2% without changing anything in their manufacturing process.

The Fourier Optical Measurement System (FOMS) can measure solar cells much faster and more accurately than existing systems. With more accurate performance information, manufacturers can sort and match the individual cells in a solar panel more closely. By doing this, they avoid 2% output loss in their panels due to mismatched solar cells. This means billions of euros of extra revenue worldwide and millions of tons of reduced CO2 emission.

With FOMS, every single solar panel can be 2% better!

Team Members: Stefaan Heirman (Electrical Engineering, MTS), Jimmy Melskens (Electrical Engineering, PhD (2014), M.Sc.), Marc Schouten (Sustainable Energy Technology, M.Sc.) Mostafa El-Shinawy (Sustainable Energy Technology, M.Sc.), Remko Koornneef (Electrical Engineering, HTS)