Programme

Time

Speakers/Session

Description

10:00Registration - (Refreshments will be available)
10:15Ralph Gottschalg Welcome
10:30 Morning SessionField experience
Diane Palmer / Elena Koubli (CREST)PV installations and energy generation – Does PV pose a problem for the UK grid?
Akira Terao/Charlie Hasselbrink (SunPower)Quantifying the Reliability of PV Systems
Juliane Berghold
(PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin AG)
PID: From material properties to outdoor performance & quality control counter measures
Rene Bergender / Juergen Arp (PV Lab)Are UK PV systems in trouble? A summary of follow up investigations of 150MW installed systems.
12:30Discussion: “QA and Performance”

13:00

Lunch

13:30 Early afternoon Technical Risks
Sarah Kurtz (NREL)Ensuring Quality in Photovoltaics - International PV Quality Assurance Task Force (PVQAT)

Michael Owen-Bellini (CREST)Environmental stresses seen by modules in the UK – what is the most relevant here?
Ralph Gottschalg Do current standards warranty reliable operation and what needs to be improved to reduce risks for UK systems?
15:00 Discussion: “What are the (perceived) needs for standards to support UK industry”

15:30

Coffee

16:00

Late afternoonStandards
Juergen Sutterluetti (Gantner Instruments)PV Performance understanding, optimization and prediction via Advanced Utility scale PV monitoring
Brian Goss (CREST)IET Code of Practice of PV-Installation - Certification vs field reliability
17:00
Ralph Gottschalg Summary and concluding remarks

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