Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Day 1: Monday October 24, 2016
Welcome and Introduction    Joshua Stein    Sandia National Laboratories

1. Solar Resource Data and Uncertainty
Chaired by Annette Hammer, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Exploring Calibration and Measurement Uncertainties in Radiometric Data    Manajit Sengupta    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dissecting the Differences between Pyranometer and Reference Cell Irradiance Measurements    Anton Driesse    PV Performance Labs Germany
Upcoming Changes of International Standards for the Classification of Radiometers    Stefan Wilbert    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfart
Clear sky and all-weather global and beam irradiance models: long term validation    Pierre Ineichen    University of Geneva
Uncertainty map of Solargis solar radiation database    Marcel Suri    SolarGIS
Longterm trends of solar radiation    Martin Wild     ETH Zürich
Comparison of radiation models generating minute values    Jan Remund    Meteotest


2. Forecasting for PV Grid Integration
Chaired by Elke Lorenz, Fraunhofer ISE
Short-term solar forecasting based on sky images – Potential and challenges    Thomas Schmidt    Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Short-Term Forecasting of Surface Solar Irradiance Based on Meteosat-SEVIRI Data Using a Nighttime Cloud    Annette Hammer    Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
A comprehensive analysis of the sources of uncertainty of the upscaling method for estimating regional PV power generation    Yves Marie Saint-Drenan    Fraunhofer IWES
Producing a perfect PV fleet forecast – at what cost?    Richard Perez    University of Albany, ASRC
 Grid Integration of PV    Bernhard Wille-Houssmann    Fraunhofer ISE


3. PV Modeling Applications: Modeling Tool Updates
Chaired by Joshua Stein, Sandia National Laboratories
30 years of PV modeling    Jürgen Schumacher    Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart
PlantPredict: Solar Performance Modeling Made Simple    Kendra Passow    First Solar
PVsyst’s new framework to simulate bifacial systems    Bruno Wittmer    PVSyst
Design Optimization using the Latest Features in HelioScope    Teresa Zhang    Folsom Labs
Recent and Planned Improvements to the System Advisor Model (SAM)     Nathan Blair    National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Day 2: Tuesday October 25, 2016

4. Field Monitoring and Model Validation
Chaired by Ulrike Jahn, TÜV Rheinland
Determining the causes and rates of PV degradation using the Loss Factors Model with high quality IV measurements    Steve Ransome     SRCL UK
Electrical stability of PV modules in different climates (Presentation unavailable)    Markus Schweiger     TÜV Rheinland
Data analysis for effective monitoring of partially shaded PV system    Odysseas Tsafarikis    Utrecht University
Validation of long term yield estimates and their level of confidence    Karel De Brabandere    3E


5. Advanced Modeling: Ray-Tracing to Address Bifacial PV Arrays and Shade
Chaired by Christian Reise, Fraunhofer ISE
Detailed Modelling of Complex (BI)PV Systems    Johannes Eisenlohr    Fraunhofer ISE
High-resolution spatial and electrical modeling for efficient BIPV system design    Johannes Hofer     ETH Zürich
Enhancing bifacial PV modelling with ray-tracing    Matthieu Chiodetti     EDF R&D
 

6. PV Performance Characteristics
Chaired by Birk Jones, Sandia National Laboratories
DSM Internal soiling test method development    Ian Bennet     DSM Advanced Surfaces
Soiling monitoring solution & field test result in MENA    Fred Chen     UKC Electronics
Predicting Mismatch Losses in Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Systems    Stephen Kaplan    First Solar
Simplifying methods to calibrate the Sandia Array Performance Model: elimination of the traditional thermal test    Bruce King    Sandia National Laboratories
Influence of artificial soiling on the power losses of different PV technologies    Jaione Bengoetxea    CENER