Anna Heimsath (female), is head of the department "Analysis of Modules and PV Power Plants" at Fraunhofer ISE. In the department, more than 70 scientists, technicians and students conduct
research on novel applications and improved operation of PV technologies. Anna Heimsath has been researching the further development of solar technologies for more than 15 years. She
studied production engineering at the University of Bremen and later earned her doctorate in physics, supported by scholarships from the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Fraunhofer TALENTA programme. She has many years' experience in the acquisition and management of national (BMWI, BMBF) and international research projects (e.g. EU projects, bilateral projects with China and India) as well as participation in standardisation committees. She leads the IEA PVPS Task 13 Subtask 2 performance and durability of PV applications, including activities on floating pv, agrivoltaics, bifacial+tracker and digitalization.
11:30 am - 11:35 am
Floating Solar Power I: Expanding Onshore and Emerging Offshore
Floating PV (FPV) has become established as an alternative PV power plant application for regions that either have space constraints or that are looking to protect water reservoirs from pollution and evaporation. As total FPV onshore deployment worldwide is expected to reach double-digit GW output soon, the industry has started looking at the almost endless surface of the oceans in response to the limited potential of onshore development.
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