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Dr. Christian Honeker

Senior Technical Staff, PV Technologies
Expertise:
  • PV Component And Module Evaluation and Testing
  • Materials Structure-Property Relationships
  • Experimental Planning and Design
  • Project Management

Dr. Christian Honeker is a Senior Member of Technical Staff in the PV Technologies group. He specializes in polymer-related aspects of PV technology, including failure mechanisms.

Before joining Fraunhofer CSE in 2012, Christian worked for Saint-Gobain’s R&D in the areas of analytical characterization, roofing and PV. Prior to Saint-Gobain Christian held appointments at Cabot Corp., NanoGram Inc. as well as the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. Christian obtained his degree in Materials Science from MIT.

In his free time Christian likes swimming, photography and reading (paper-based) books.

Recent Presentations and Publications

Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Hill, M., Kosny, J. (2018).
Thermal impact of adhesive-mounted rooftop PV on underlying roof shingles. In: Solar Energy. 174: Elsevier Ltd., pp. 957-966.
Adhesive mounting of residential rooftop photovoltaics (PV) is an alternative to traditional rack mounting that reduces...
Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Kośny, J. - May 14, 2018
Nitin Shukla presented. Jan Kośny chairs the Materials for Sustainable Building symposium, Christian Hoepfner chairs...
Honeker, C., Watts, A., Lloyd, A., Schmid, C., Booth, D., H.B. Fuller, Inc. - February 27, 2018
Christian Honeker presents.
Honeker, C., Watts, A., Lloyd, A., Schmid, C. - February 12, 2018
Christian Honeker presents.
Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Kośny, J. (2017).
Hydrothermal Impact of Adhesive-Applied Rooftop Photovoltaic System. In: Advances in Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes STP 1599. West Conshohocken: ASTM International, Selected Technical Papers, PP. 69-82.
Honeker, C. - August 24, 2017
Trucking in the Sun. Great American Trucking Show (GATS), Randall-Reilly. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Dallas, TX.
Booth 6015
Schmid, C., Singh, R., Honeker, C. - February 28, 2017
Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Kosny, J. (2016).
Hygrothermal Impact of Adhesive-applied Rooftop PV. ASTM C16 Special Technical Paper (STP) 1599. In: Symposium on Advances in Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes: Materials, Systems and Simulations. Orlando: ASTM.
Honeker, C., Fuller, E., Booth, D., Flaherty, B., Mao, E. (2016).
Reducing Installed Costs of Residential Solar by the Use of Adhesive Mounted Lightweight Solar Modules. In: Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference Portland: IEEE, pp. 3135-3140.
Gabor, A.M., Janoch, R., Anselmo, A., Lincoln, J.L., Seigneur, H., Honeker, C. (2016).
Mechanical Load Testing of Solar Panels - Beyond Certification Testing. In: Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference Portland: IEEE, pp. 3574-3579.
Miller, D., Annigoni, E., Ballion, A., Bokria, J., Bruckman, L., Burns, D., et al. (2016).
Degradation in PV Encapsulant Strength of Attachment: An Interlaboratory Study Towards a Climate-Specific Test. In: Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference Portland: IEEE, pp. 0095-0100.
Honeker, C., Singh, R., Watts, A., Shukla, N., Fallahi, A. (2016).
Residential Solar Systems as an Appliance - Plug and Play PV. In: Technical Proceedings of the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo. 2.
Chapter 9: Materials for Green Building.
Miller, D., Annigoni, E., Ballion, A., Bokria, J., Bruckman, L., Burns, D., et al. (2015).
Degradation in PV Encapsulation Transmittance: An Interlaboratory Study Towards a Climate-Specific Test. In: Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference New Orleans: IEEE, pp. 1-6.
Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Kosny, J. (2015).
Thermal Impact of Adhesive-applied PV Roof. In: 4th International Renewable Energy and Environment Conference, IREEC-2015. Prague.
Miller, D., Annigoni, E., Ballion, A., Bokria, J., Bruckman, L., Burns, D., et al. (2015).
Extrapolating Accelerated UV Weathering Data: Perspective From PVQAT Task Group 5. In: NREL PV Module Reliability Workshop 2015. Golden: NREL, pp. 1-23.
Honeker, C. (2015).
Schmid, C., Libby, C., Kalejs, J., Kinsey, G., Honeker, C., Li, B., et al. (2012).
Review of Photovoltaic System Reliability Challenges and Opportunities. White Paper sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). : EPRI.

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Dr. Christian Honeker
Senior Technical Staff, PV Technologies
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