Workshop on Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability

8. April 2016
EURAC research, Viale Druso, 1, Drususallee 1
39100 Bozen, IT

After the 14th IEA PVPS Task 13 experts group project meeting an international workshop will be held. Content will be Outdoor & indoor inspection methods, Performance monitoring and modelling.


EURAC research


Day 1 and 2 (6 - 7 April 2016): IEA PVPS Task 13 Meeting

Day 3 (8 April 2016): Workshop on Performance and Reliability

  • 08:40 Opening and registration (D. Moser, EURAC, IT)
  • 09:00 UV fluorescence imaging as fast inspection method for PV modules in the field (A. Mortier, ISFH, DE)
  • 09:20 Visual inspection and detection methods (U. Jahn & M. Herz, TÜV Rheinland, DE)
  • 09:40 Potential Induced Degradation (K. Berger, AIT, AT)
  • 10:00 Discussion (Q&A) P&R of PV modules (Moderator: U. Jahn, TÜV Rheinland, DE)
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 PV performance modelling (J. Stein, SANDIA, US)
  • 11:20 Performance loss rate (G. Belluardo, EURAC, IT)
  • 11:40 Predictive monitoring (M. Green, M.G.Lightning, ISR)
  • 12:00 O&M Taskforce in SolarPowerEurope (I. Theologitis, SPE or P. Chiantore KENERGIA, Solar Power Europe, EU)
  • 12:30 Discussion (Q&A) P&R of PV systems (Moderator: D. Moser, EURAC, IT)
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch Break
  • 14:00 End of Workshop

Target Audience

Interested people along the PV-value chain from component manufacturers to installers, operators and investors.

Participant Information

EURAC - David Moser

Contact Address

European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC)
Institute for Renewable Energy
David Moser

TÜV Rheinland Energie und Umwelt GmbH
Cathy Zhou