Ulrike Jahn graduated in physics and leads various R&D projects in the Division Power Plants and Systems of VDE Renewables in Alzenau, Bavaria, Germany. Her work focuses on quality assessment of PV and wind projects. 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).
02:50 pm - 03:05 pm
Utility-Scale Solar Power I: Trends in Development, EPC, O&M, Asset ManagementWhile administrative hurdles are still a great concern for solar developers, EPCs also face material supply shortages, continuously new products and a shortage of qualified installers. At the same time, the current inflationary environment is creating immense cost pressure at each step. As high systems yields are crucial for the profitable operation of utility-scale power plants, O&Ms and asset managers employ sophisticated digital tools and advanced analytics to optimize the performance of utility-scale solar plants.
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