Performance of New System Designs

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time
11:30 am - 01:00 pm
Hall
ICM München
Room
Room 12

Performance indicators for complex PV new systems have to consider their multiple-usage benefits. These PV systems are built to produce energy on the one hand and on the other hand to provide additional yield or benefits, economically or for instance regarding social acceptance of PV system installations. Thus, performance indicators besides energy yield related figures are relevant for rating a certain PV installation. This session attempts to provide a collection of new performance characterization methods for new PV system designs as a reference. New methods are described and explained by laboratory tests up to case studies. The presentations will cover the outcomes of the work carried out by IEA PVPS Task 13 experts to provide well-founded and comparable key figures in order to enable new PV system designs to move faster into new fields of PV applications.


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

11:30 am - 11:35 am Introduction of this PVPS Task 13 Workshop

Ulrike Jahn

TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH

11:35 am - 11:55 am Performance Assessment and Figures of Complex New PV Systems

Matthias Littwin, ISFH

11:55 am - 12:15 pm Performance Assessment of MLPE Equipped PV Modules and Performance Rating of Shaded PV Systems

Cyril Allenspach

ZHAW - University of Applied Sciences Zurich

12:15 pm - 12:35 pm Performance and Reliability of Floating PV Technology

Dr. Josefine Helene Selj

IFE - Institute for Energy Technology

Prof. Dr. Erik Marstein

IFE - Institute for Energy Technology

12:35 pm - 12:55 pm Foldable PV: Challenge of Universally Applicable Performance Indicators

Franz Baumgartner, ZHAW

12:55 pm - 01:00 pm Wrap-up of this Workshop

Matthias Littwin, ISFH

Speakers

Speaker

Dr. Selj (IFE - Institute for Energy Technology)

Head, PV Performance and reliability group

Norway

Josefine Helene Selj is the head of the PV performance and reliability group at IFE. Her main research interests are monitoring and performance analysis of PV systems, particularly floating PV and PV in cold climates. She holds a position as associate professor at the Institute for Technology Systems at the University of Oslo and is on the board of the Norwegian Solar Energy Cluster. The PV performance and reliability group at IFE has a particular focus on data driven performance analysis and works with data from utility scale PV plants in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Marstein (IFE - Institute for Energy Technology)

Chief Scientist for Solar Power Systems

Norway

Professor Erik Stensrud Marstein is chief scientist at the Department for Solar Power Systems at the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Norway, director of the Research Center for Sustainable Solar Cell Technology (FME SUSOLTECH), as well as adjoint professor in solar cell technology at the University of Oslo. He has been working at IFE in R&D in the field of PV since 2003. Most of his research has been performed in close collaboration with industry partners.

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.

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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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).

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.