PV Days 2021 Online Workshop: Quality Assurance in Photovoltaics

Technologies in PV are changing faster than ever before. In this context, every innovation is a reliability challenge and generates a need for research work that enables increased quality at reduced costs.

2021's PV Days program therefore focused on the following issues:

  • Digitalization of Quality Assurance
  • Reliability of Materials, Components and Systems
  • Material and Sustainability


KeyNote Block
14:00 Quality Assurance in Photovoltaics  |  Ralph Gottschalg  |  Fraunhofer CSP
14:15 Data-driven Operation and Maintenance of PV Plants  |  David Moser  |  EURAC Research Institute for Renewable Energies
14:30 Digitizing PV Systems for Improved O&M  |  Fabian Wolfertstetter  |  German Aerospace Center
14:45 Roundtable Discussion
2nd Block
15:00 Definition of Climate Zones According to Economic Aspects of a Module Manufacturer  |  Marcel Kühne  |  Hanwha QCells
15:15 Revealing Quality and IP-related Issues on the Nanometer Scale  |  Volker Naumann  |  Fraunhofer CSP
15:30 New Technologies – New Failure Modes  |  Stefan Wendlandt  |  PI Berlin
15:45 Roundtable Discussion
3rd Block
16:00 Identifying Material Reliability by Multi-stress Testing (CAST)  |  Michael Owen-Bellini  |  National Renewable Energy Laboratory
16:15 How to Avoid Backsheet Cracking in the Future  |  Gernot Oreski  |  PCCL
16:30 Sustainability and Quality Control  |  Karl Anders Weiß  |  Fraunhofer ISE
16:45 Roundtable Discussion