Program Sessions

9:00 - 10:20  |  BIPV - Escaping the Niche

 

  • Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Opportunities for BIPV  |  Dr. Sybil Steuwer  |  Buildings Performance Institute Europe
  • BIPV Alliance  |  Sebastian Lange  |  Alliance BIPV
  • Solar Active Architecture – Advanced BIPV Design  |  Martin Zeumer  |  ee concept GmbH

                                                                                                                                                                                           

11:00 - 12:20  |  VIPV - Electromobility and PV

 

  • PV Systems for Electric Cars  |  Arjo van der Ham  |  Lightyear B.V.
  • New Paths for the Mobility of Tomorrow. Vision and Realization of the Research Project Adaptive City Mobility  |  Nathanial Smith  |  Green City Projekt GmbH
  • Potential of PV on Trucks: A Field Study   |  Dr. Ulrich Eitner  |  Fraunhofer ISE
  • Light Weight Solar Modules for Mobile Applications  |  Dominik Götz  |  Fraunhofer CSP

                                                                                                                                                                                           

13:30-14:50  |  Performance Evaluation and Modeling of Modules and Systems

 

  • Advanced Energy Yield Simulations for Various Cell Technologies in a Desert Climate  |  Prof. Imre Horvath  |  IMEC Belgium
  • Analysis of Voltage Signatures of Modules in Operation Enables Advanced Error Detection  |  Ingmar Kruse  |  SunSniffer GmbH
  • Innovative Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Bifacial Solar Modules |  Stephanie Malik  |  Fraunhofer CSP
  • Ensuring Accurate Energy Yield Prediction: Outdoor Testing and Performance Modeling at Hanwha Q CELLS  |  Dr. Max Köntopp  |  Hanwha Q Cells GmbH

                                                                                                                                                                                           

15:30 - 16:50  |  Systems: Decentral, Hybrid, Coupled

 

  • International Market Potential for Renewable Energy Hybrid Projects  |  Paul Freunscht  |  GOPA Intec GmbH
  • Optimized Operation of PV-Diesel Hybrid Systems: How Much Storage Is Useful?  |  Prof. Antonio Notholt  | University of Reutlingen
  • Case Study of a PV-Diesel Hybrid Installation  |  Dieter Miener  |  IBC Solar AG
  • tbd  |  N.N.  |  Solarwatt GmbH

9:00 - 10:20  |  Regeneration & Passivation of Light-Induced Degradation of Silicon Solar Cells

 

  • Evaluating the Extend of Light-induced Degradation and Regeneration by Electrical Induced Charge Carriers  |  Enno Malguth  |  Laytec AG
  • Electrical Regeneration of Silicon Solar Cell for Mass Production  |  Marcus Gläser  |  Fraunhofer CSP
  • Light-induced Regeneration for Mass Production - System Design and Actual Results of Inline Belt Furnaces  |  Dr. Thomas Pernau  |  Centrotherm AG
  • Reliability of mc PERC Solar Cells Under Temperature and Illumination Changes  |   Matthias Müller  |  Freiberg University of Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                           

11:00 - 12:20  |  PID Diagnostics

 

  • PIDcheck  |  Dr. Nadine Schüler |  Freiberg Instruments GmbH
  • PID Field Experiences  |  Wolfgang Nasse  |  Suncycle GmbH
  • Potential Induced Degradation of fielded modules: prevention, diagnostics and mitigation strategies  |  Dr. Alessandro Virtuani  |  École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Origin of PID-s  |  Dr. Otwin Breitenstein  |  Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics

                                                                                                                                                                                           

13:30 - 14:50  |  Metrology and Quality Control in PV  

 

  • Manufacturing Execution System in a High Performance Pilot Cell Production  |  Marcel Leonhardt  |  Meyer Burger Germany AG
  • Challenges for Inline Optical inspection in PV - High Performance at High Speed and Low Cost  |  Dr. Christopher Berge  |  GPSolar GmbH / ISRA Vision
  • Cell EL Inspection: Challenges and Benefits  |  Ralph Schmidt  |  pi4_robotics GmbH
  • Avoiding Errors in Fill-factor Measurements  |  Dr. Sascha Esefelder  |  Wavelabs GmbH

                                                                                                                                                                                           

15:30 -16:50  |  Mechanical Behavior of Cells and Half Cells in Cell/Module Production (Status Workshop MechSi)

 

  • Mechanical Defects and Strength of Solar Cells  |  Stephan Schönfelder  |  Fraunhofer CSP
  • Strength of Solar Cells and Damage of Cutting Processes  |  Felix Kaule  |  Fraunhofer CSP
  • Strength and Mechanical Behavior of Half Cells with the Module  |  Rico Meier  |  Fraunhofer CSP
  • Crack Path Deviations in Thermal Laser Separation - Experiment and Simulation  |  Kai Kaufmann |  Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

9:00-10:20  |  Sustainability

 

  • Recycling of c-Si PV Module from the Perspective of Glass Recycling  |  Benedikt Heitmann  |  Reiling GmbH
  • Recycling of Thin Film Modules |  Dr. Wolfram Palitzsch  |  Loser Chemie GmbH
  • Recycling of PV Modules – Which is the Most Promising Approach? | Dr. Andreas Obst  |  Fraunhofer CSP

                                                                                                                                                                                           

11:00-12:50  |  High Performance Cells and Modules - >300W, >30a, <0,3€/Wp

 

  • High Efficient Cells and Modules Made In Germany  |  Alexander Kasic  | aleo Solar GmbH
  • Five Years of Mass Production Experience with Q.antum Cells  |  Bernhard Klöter  |  Hanwha Q Cells GmbH
  • Module Optimization by Using SmartCalc.CTM   |  Dr. Ulrich Eitner  |  Fraunhofer ISE
  • Advances in Solar Glass  |  Pradeep Kumar Kheruka  |  Borosil Glass Works Ltd.

9:00 - 10:20  |  Desert Modules: Performance, Reliability and Lifetime

 

  • Climate-specific Weathering Tests for Service Life Estimation of PV Modules  |  Dr. Michael Köhl  |  Fraunhofer ISE
  • Safety Properties of Laminated Glasses  |  Dr. Steffen Bornemann  |  Folienwerk Wolfen
  • Derivation of Adjusted Tests for Solar Modules in Extreme Climates  |  Ulli Zeller  |  Fraunhofer CSP
  • tbd  | Badr Ikken  |  IRESEN

                                                                                                                                                                                           

11:00 -12:20  |  Soiling / Cleaning of Glas Coating

  • Important Factors Affecting PV Soiling  |  Ben Figgis  |  Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute QEERI
  • Instrumentation and Validation of Solid Aerosol Testing Technologies  |  Dustin Konzack  |  TOPAS GmbH
  • DSM Antisoiling Coating Development  |  Nicoletta Voicu  |  DSM Advanced Services N.V.
  • Microstructural Investigations of Soiling Processes in Desert Locations  |  Klemens Ilse  |  Fraunhofer CSP

> 300 W & > 30 years & < 30 ct / W: The Future of PV and Energy Systems in Europe

 

  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Bagdahn  |  President Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Glunz  |  Head of Department Solar Cells – Development and Characterization, Fraunhofer ISE
  • Dr. Karl Heinz Küsters  |  Interim Manager Fraunhofer CSP
  • Dr. Jörg Müller  |  Vice President R&D Cells Hanwha Q Cells GmbH
  • Mathias Rauch  |  Director Fraunhofer Office Brussels
  • Dr. Thomas Zettler  |  CEO Laytec AG