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Thursday, 21 September 2023 | 15:15-16:45

System Design of Partial Shaded PV Generators Operated by Optimized Power Electronics

- IEA PVPS Task 13 -

Module-based power electronics comprise a global annual market of over $1 billion. Currently, the existing software planning tools do not correctly reflect the real annual yields with errors of up to 10%.

In this workshop, we will provide answers from real measurements to solutions with special shading tolerant modules and realistic yearly analyses from different research institutions and different shading situations. We will conclude with design recommendations for PV planners and a final discussion with the audience.

Detailed Programme

Moderation:  Ulrike Jahn, VDE Renewables, Germany                

15:15 - 15:20    
Short Introduction of IEA PVPS of Task 13
Ulrike Jahn, IEA PVPS Task 13 Task Manager

15:20 - 15:35 
Definition of PV shading classes and criticalities in PV applications
Mauro Caccivio, SUPSI, Switzerland

15:35 - 15:50
Shading tolerant PV module measurements and simulation
Sara Golroodbari, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

15:50 - 16:05
PV system performance of different power conditioner and shading index
Cyril Allenspach, ZHAW, Switzerland

16:05 - 16:20
Precise irradiance modeling as source of partial shading analysis
Bernhard Kubicek, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria

16:20 - 16:35
Design recommendations of PV system affected by shading – Webtool
Franz Baumgartner, ZHAW, Switzerland

16:35 - 16:45
Final discussion and Wrap-up

Who will organize this workshop?

Task 13 experts of the PVPS programme are to provide a common platform to summarize and report on technical aspects affecting the quality, performance, and reliability of PV modules and systems in a wide variety of environments and applications. By working together across national boundaries, we can all take advantage of research and experience from each member country and combine and integrate this knowledge into valuable summaries of best practices and methods for ensuring PV modules and systems perform at their optimum.

More information about IEA PVPS Task 13 can be found at: Reliability and Performance of Photovoltaic Systems - IEA-PVPS

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Organised by:

WIP Renewable Energies
Sylvensteinstr. 2
81369 Munich
Technical Programme
coordinated by:

European Commission -
Joint Research Centre

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