Photovoltaic energy open lab

LAfoto occupies about 220 m² developing activities of assembling silicon photovoltaic panels aiming application in Build Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV). A BIPV product is both an energy generating and a building construction material. The lab is able to produce panels up to 2000x1300 mm2 which corresponds to around 600 KWp/year. One the main focus of the LAFoto is carry out research on new materials and designs for flexible and low weight PV panels.


  • Si-PV modules Fab-Lab
  • Build-integrated PV projects
  • Custom made Si-PV modules
  • Semiflexible Si-PV modules
  • Consulting, courses and training
Panoramic image of the LAFoto laboratory


Open laboratories are learning environments with a multidisciplinary team and open access infrastructure to assist students, researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs and startups to collaboratively develop innovative products, processes, businesses and generate scientific knowledge. Source: MCTIC (adapted)
Users will have at their disposal machines, equipment and software to develop their research, products or processes. Users are trained to use the equipment and, with exceptions, will be able to operate it. The open laboratories provide a healthy environment for the exchange of ideas, experiences and enable the formation of partnerships and collaborative networks. Source: MCTIC (adapted) . Go to Information and find more details about how to use CTI’s open labs.
The spaces are intended for: researchers, students, companies, startups and inventors who want to develop their projects, whether for scientific dissemination or to put them on the market. Access is franchised through financial or non-financial consideration in accordance with CTI's innovation policy and internal regulations. Source: MCTIC (adapted) . Go to Information and find more details about how to use CTI’s open labs.