IEA PVPS Task 13 Open Workshop in Freiburg

PV Performance Analysis & Module Reliability

2nd April, 2014


From May 2010 until April 2014, 45 international experts worked together within the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) Task 13 “Performance and Reliability of PV Systems”.  During this workshop, a number of these experts will present the achievements of the common work, drawing on their experiences in different countries.


1. Introduction - Welcoming address by Fraunhofer ISE  

H. Wirth, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany              


2. PV Performance Monitoring 

S. Mau, DNV GL, Spain      


3. Visualization of monitoring data by means of "stamps" 

C. Reise, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany


4. Understanding Effects Related to Special Technologies: Comparison to Crystalline Technologies; Results from Bolzano system test facility 

D. Moser, EURAC, Italy


5. Summary presentation on the Analytical Monitoring of Grid-connected Photovoltaic Systems - Good Practices for Monitoring and Performance Analysis                

A. Woyte, 3E, Belgium 


6. Comparison of PV module technologies from outdoor data  

G. Friesen, SUPSI, Switzerland


7. Encapsulant materials and degradation effects - Requirements for encapsulants, new materials, research  trends 

G. Oreski, PCCL, Austria                     


8. PV Module reliability assessment using thermography and electroluminescene imaging

M. Köntges, ISFH, Germany