PV Reliability & Assessment of Technical Risks in PV Investments

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
10:15 am - 01:15 pm
ICM München, Room 4

New technologies, ground-breaking ideas and innovative solutions are buzz words at Intersolar 2017. The International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) Task 13 presents a workshop on PV Reliability and Assessment of Technical Risks in PV. The workshop covers the state of the art on PV module degradation, common problems in connection with material properties and failure risk estimates as well as the assessment of technical risks in PV projects. Presentations also cover the outcome of the work carried out by Task 13 experts to provide best practices for PV module energy yield benchmarking and guidelines for outdoor qualification of PV systems.

Presentations:

Welcome and Introduction
by Ulrike Jahn, Senior Expert R&D, TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, Germany

Degradation Rates in PV Systems for Different PV Module Failures
by Dr. Marc Köntges, Head of PV Module Technologies Group, Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), Germany

Guidelines for EL Outdoor Qualification of PV Systems
by Marco Paggi, Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

PV Module Energy Yield Benchmarking - Existing Approaches and Best Practice
by Gabi Friesen, Photovoltaic Systems Quality, SUPSI, Switzerland
by Dr. Christian Reise, Senior Scientist, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany

Review and Analysis of Technical Assumptions Used in PV Financial Models
by Mauricio Richter, PV Expert R&D, 3E sa, Belgium

Classification and Mitigation of Technical Risks in PV Projects
by Magnus Herz, Project Manager, PV Power Plants, TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, Germany
by Ulrike Jahn, Senior Expert R&D, TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, Germany

Mitigating Financial Risks of a PV Investment
by Mike Green, Consultant and Owners Engineer, M.G. Lightning, Israel

Outlook - Future Work of IEA PVPS Task 13
by Ulrike Jahn, Senior Expert R&D, TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, Germany

 

Page of the session on Intersolar's website: here