25 - 29 Sept. 2017, RAI Convention & Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PV System Performance and PV Module Reliability

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 13

Day: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
Site: Auditorium G106, First Floor
Access: Open to all registered participants

The parallel event “PV System Performance and PV Module Reliability”, organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) Task 13, will present information on state-of-the-art PV system performance, technical and financial models and quality of components as well as the achievements of the common work of the task experts over the last three years from the second phase of its work programme 2014 - 2017.


Detailed Programme

Moderation:  Boris Farnung, Fraunhofer, ISE, Freiburg, Germany    
            
08:30 - 08:40    Short Introduction of IEA PVPS of Task 13
Boris Farnung, Task 13 OA

08:40 - 09:00      PV Performance Modelling Methods and Practices
Joshua S. Stein, Sandia National Laboratories, NM, USA
                
09:00 - 09:20    Uncertainties in Energy Yield Predictions
David Moser, EURAC, Italy, Christian Reise, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany
    
09:20 - 09:40    Technical Assumptions used in PV Financial Models  
Jan Vedde, Denmark; M. Richter, 3E, Mike Green, M.G.Lightning Electrical Engineering, Israel

09:40-10:00    Feedbacks and discussion

10:00 - 10:30    Coffee and Networking Break                  

Moderation:  Ulrike Jahn, TÜV Rheinland Energy, Cologne

10:30 - 10:50    Recommended Practices for PV Module Characterization and Power Rating
Gabi Friesen, SUPSI, Switzerland, Christian Reise, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany
                        
10:50 - 11:10    Reliability and Failures of PV System Components (ST1_ST3.4)
Ulrike Jahn, TÜV Rheinland, Marc Köntges, ISFH, Germany
        
11:10 - 11:30    Improving Efficiency of PV Systems Using Statistical Performance Monitoring
Mike Green, M.G.Lightning Electrical Engineering, Israel    
    
11:30 - 12:15    Panel discussion
Task 13 and invited experts

12:15 - 12:30    Closing Speech
Ulrike Jahn, Task 13 OA

12:30    End of Workshop
Participants can look forward to a series of expert presentations, discussions and networking
opportunities.