Focus Workshop on Operation & Maintenance

30 September 2021 - 09:00 - 13:00 CET

At the occasion of the closing meeting of the current working period, The IEA PVPS Task 13 organised an online Focus Workshop on Operation & Maintenance hosted by Fraunhofer ISE.
Learn more from the PVPS Task 13 experts about: Learn more from the PVPS Task 13 experts about:

  • New inspection methods for large PV power plants
  • PV Failure Fact Sheets complied during this international collaboration
  • Prediction and mitigation of soiling and snow losses
  • New web-tools for data monitoring and automated failure analysis of PV plants
  • PV module outdoor testing and benchmarking


Ulrike Jahn, VDE Renewables, Germany

Qualification of PV Power Plants using Mobile Test Equipment
Werner Herrmann, TÜV Rheinland, Germany

Aerial Inspections and Diagnostics of PV Power Plants
Ioannis Tsanakas, CEA INES, France

Soiling Issues for O&M of PV Plants
Christian Schill, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

Snow Losses in PV Arrays at High Latitudes
Erin Whitney, Univ. of Alaska, USA

PV Failure Fact Sheets (PVFS)
Gabi Friesen, SUPSI, Switzerland

Optimize O&M – New Webtool for Data Monitoring and Analysis
Christian Reetz, mondas, Germany

PV Module Benchmarking – an Outlook
Christian Reise, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

Panel Discussion – Lessons Learnt for O&M of PV Power Plants
Anna Heimsath, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany