Data Driven Mitigation Measures in Advanced PV Plant Monitoring

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time
02:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Hall
ICM München
Room
Room 12

In future, big data analysis using advanced AI techniques based on the monitoring of a large amount of data will enable the development of extensive benchmarking of key performance indicators (KPIs) for the solar PV industry. This will help PV developers to derive the real-life impact on the system losses and reliability of design choices and configuration during design phase, while O&M operators could optimize their maintenance routines during the operational phase. The presentations in session 2 will cover the outcomes of the work carried out by IEA PVPS Task 13 experts to provide best practice on how to gain insights from monitored data and extreme diversity of asset types and operational context within a PV plant.


This session is jointly organized by Intersolar and IEA PVPS Task 13.

02:30 pm - 02:35 pm Introduction of this PVPS Task 13 Workshop

Ulrike Jahn

TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH

02:35 pm - 02:55 pm PV Fault Detection Systems: Current Methods and Future Trends

Speaker to be confirmed

02:55 pm - 03:15 pm Strategies for Early Fault Detection and Diagnostics

03:15 pm - 03:35 pm International Collaboration Framework for the Calculation of Performance Loss Rates: Data Quality, Benchmarks and Trends (Towards a Uniform Methodology)

Sascha Lindig

European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) Research

03:35 pm - 03:55 pm Role of Digitalization in Operation and Maintenance of PV Plants

Dr. David Moser

EURAC Research Institute

03:55 pm - 04:00 pm Wrap-up of this Workshop

Ulrike Jahn

TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH

Speakers

Speaker

Lindig (European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) Research)

Researcher

Italy

Sascha Lindig works as a researcher at EURAC in Bolzano/Italy, where he is currently completing his doctorate in cooperation with the University of Ljubljana/Slovenia as part of the H2020 Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Solar-Train project. His studies focus on statistical models for the quantification of the degradation of PV systems, degradation patterns and the economic evaluation of technical failures in PV systems. He first studied photovoltaic and semiconductor technologies at the University of Applied Sciences in Jena/Germany and then environmental and energy technologies at the HTWK Leipzig/Germany, where he received his Master of Engineering in 2014.

Speaker

Dr. Moser (EURAC Research Institute)

Coordinator of research group Photovoltaic Energy Systems

Italy

David Moser graduated in physics and coordinates the activities of the Research Group Photovoltaic Systems of the Institute for Renewable Energy, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy. His work focuses on characterising indoor and outdoor behaviour, performance, and reliability of PV modules and systems, building integration of PV systems, and monitoring of outdoor PV plants. He is also active in PV potential studies on a regional scale, member of ETIP-PV Steering Committee and vice-chair of COST Action PEARL PV. He is leading the Subtask “Performance of Photovoltaic Systems” of the IEA PVPS Task 13.

Speaker

Richter (3E sa)

Head of Innovation - Product Manager

Belgium

Mauricio Richter is the head of the innovation department and the product manager of solar and wind data analytics at 3E. Mauricio works at 3E’s R&D team as photovoltaic expert since 2011. The scope of his work covers the technical management of 3E’s R&D department, product management of 3E’s solar and wind data analytics solutions and the delivery of research projects ensuring the scientific quality of work of 3E’s product and consultancy teams.

Speaker

Jahn (TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH)

Project Manager, R&D Projects

Germany

Ulrike Jahn graduated in physics and leads various research & development projects in the business area of solar energy of the TÜV Rheinland Group in Cologne, Germany. Her work focuses on characterizing PV module technologies on one hand and on PV system performance analysis on the other hand. She is project manager of an international expert group, Task 13 of the PVPS programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA), dealing with technical and financial issues of PV performance and quality. She coordinates this network of 60 international experts in 23 countries in their joint efforts to assess and improve the performance, operation and reliability of PV systems over their lifetime. Since 2018, Ulrike is a Member of the Steering Committee of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV).

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Publication

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Speaker

Lindig (European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) Research)

Researcher

Italy

Sascha Lindig works as a researcher at EURAC in Bolzano/Italy, where he is currently completing his doctorate in cooperation with the University of Ljubljana/Slovenia as part of the H2020 Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Solar-Train project. His studies focus on statistical models for the quantification of the degradation of PV systems, degradation patterns and the economic evaluation of technical failures in PV systems. He first studied photovoltaic and semiconductor technologies at the University of Applied Sciences in Jena/Germany and then environmental and energy technologies at the HTWK Leipzig/Germany, where he received his Master of Engineering in 2014.

Speaker

Allenspach (ZHAW - University of Applied Sciences Zurich)

Researcher

Switzerland

After his studies in energy engineering, Cyril has been working with Franz Baumgartner in PV system research at the Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid-Engineering since 2019. Main focus of his research is laboratory testing of PV system components, where he examines the efficiency of PV inverters, the performance of module-level power electronics and transients of battery systems. His activities further include the simulation of PV performance in shaded conditions and heat pump - PV control strategies.