Leading the Charge: Electrical Energy Storage for Residential and C&I PV Systems

Thursday, October 07, 2021
Time
09:00 am - 10:30 am
Hall
Conference Center Nord
Room
Room C54
Tickets
Conference 1-day Pass - Thursday
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This session will focus on practical aspects of both residential and commercial & industrial PV systems when combined with electrical energy storage (ees) devices and the lessons learned from deployment to date. Drawing on a series of use cases and concrete examples, the presentations will explore issues including site analysis, system modelling, simulation, and design. Speakers will also discuss how to optimize yields, select the most suitable components, ensure reliable operation, and schedule efficient and effective maintenance.


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09:00 am - 09:05 amWelcome & Introduction

Dr. Winfried Hoffmann

Consultant

Applied Solar Expertise

09:05 am - 09:25 amExploit the Full Potential of Solar and Battery Storage as Part of C&I Buildings

Sebastian Kuhn

Portfolio Manager

Siemens AG

09:25 am - 09:45 amIntegrating Distributed Energy Resources on the Grid: Australian Case Studies

Dr. Andrew Mears

CEO

SwitchDin

09:45 am - 10:05 amEnergy Storage Systems in a Heavily Loaded Industrial Distribution Network

Johannes Wuellner

Head of Research Group, Applied Storage Systems

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

10:05 am - 10:25 amStorage & Solar: Operating an Urban C&I Microgrid

Matt Harper

CCO

Invinity

10:25 am - 10:30 amQ&A

Speakers

Speaker

Matt Harper (Invinity)

CCO

USA

Matt is a clean-tech entrepreneur and product developer, whose career spans pioneering work commercializing electrical energy storage, wastewater treatment, hydrogen generation and fuel cell vehicles. As Chief Commercial Officer at Invinity, Matt is responsible for the commercialization and deployment of Invinity’s groundbreaking energy storage solutions. Previously roles in his extensive experience in the energy storage industry include Co-Founder and President of Avalon Battery. Matt holds seven patents related to clean industrial technologies, a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a master’s degree in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Speaker

Dr. Andrew Mears (SwitchDin)

CEO

Australia

Dr. Andrew Mears is an engineer and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of renewable energy and innovation management covering Asia & Pacific, Africa and Australia. His first startup was in satellite communications in 1990 and since then he’s worked in academia, SMEs, non-governmental sector, and multi-lateral agencies. This includes lead roles in technology innovation and commercialisation, project development, strategy consulting, and investment program management. He was a Chief Technical Advisor for Renewable Energy and Climate Change for the United Nations in Southern Africa and SE Asia and has delivered more than 40 major assignments in 18 countries directly mobilising investment in excess of $200 million. In 2014 he founded SwitchDin, an energy software company that enables the connection and orchestration of distributed energy resources like rooftop solar, batteries, and electric vehicles.

Speaker

Dr. Winfried Hoffmann (Applied Solar Expertise)

Consultant

Germany

Dr. Winfried Hoffmann graduated in physics and did his PhD-thesis in biophysics. He joined the just formed photovoltaic R & D group for thin film solar cells of NUKEM in 1979 and took over its leadership in 1985. He initiated the Joint-Venture in the photovoltaic field be-tween NUKEM and Daimler-Benz Aerospace to form "An-gewandte Solarenergie - ASE GmbH" in 1994 where he served as Managing Director. In the same year the acquisi-tion of 100 % shares of Mobil Solar as a subsidiary company was done. In October 2002 the Joint Venture between RWE Solutions and SCHOTT Glas, the RWE SCHOTT Solar GmbH, was formed, where he served as Chairman of the Board. Effective in 2005 SCHOTT acquired the shares of RWE Solutions and the company was renamed SCHOTT Solar GmbH where he was Member of the Management Committee. In 2007 he joined Applied Materials to become Chief Tech-nology Officer and Vice President of the Solar Business Group and member of the Management Board of the Ger-man based Applied Materials GmbH. From November 2010 he served with his consulting company Applied Solar Expertise - ASE to the solar business of Applied Materials. He served many years until 2008 as member of the Board of the German Solar Economy Association (Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft – BSW Solar), at last as president. Until March 2014 he was for 17 years member of the board and half of this time president of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). He is currently member of the Board of Trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy (FhG-ISE) and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW), chairman of the scientific board of NEXT Energy, member of the Supervisory Board of the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hameln (ISFH) and the company SMA Solar Technology AG as well as chairman of the Supervisory Board of Solar-Fabrik AG. Since 2011 he gives lectures about Renewable Energy at the universities Konstanz, Freiburg and Hannover. In 2012 he received the John Bonda prize from EPIA and the prestigious “European Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaics” from the European Commission. The World Renewable Energy Network (WREN) awarded him as a Solar Pioneer in 2014.

Speaker

Sebastian Kuhn (Siemens AG)

Portfolio Manager

Germany

Siemens AG 2020 - now Teamlead portfolio management for grid edge solutions 2017 - 2020 Project manager and application developer for technical solutions in the field of decentralized energy systems 2015 - 2017 Development project manager for battery storage systems 2012 - 2015 Project manager for electrical systems of combined cycle power plants 2009 - 2012 Bid manager for electrical systems of power plants 2005 - 2009 Studies of electrical engineering with focus on energy systems - graduate engineer (Dipl. Ing. FH)

Speaker

Johannes Wuellner (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE)

Head of Research Group, Applied Storage Systems

Germany

Johannes Wüllner studied environmental engineering in Trier and graduated with honors in engineering and business administration. During this time, he discovered his passion for renewable energies and the challenge of storing them. Now, 15 years of experience in research, product design and project development mainly in battery and fuel cell technology, as well as CPV and PV power plants distinguish him. In addition, he founded his own company in Cape Town a few years ago to advance the energy transition in southern Africa. Mr. Wüllner leads the research group, Applied Storage Systems, at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems - ISE since 2017, holds several international patents, is co-author of two books on battery storage and actively contributes to conferences and scientific journals.

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