The EU COST Action PEARL PV (Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaics Systems Evaluations of Large-Scale Monitoring Data) has been organizing a weeklong of events between the 22nd and 26th of October 2018. The PEARL PV events kicked off on Monday 22nd October with a Seminar of Working Group 1 on “Matching PV data and PV performance research questions”. During the opening session, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Cyprus Ms. Nathalie Jaarsma gave an inspiring address to the audience consisting of PV experts from 31 countries from Europe and beyond. The Seminar was followed by a four-day training school on “Monitoring and simulation of the performance and reliability of photovoltaics in the built environment”, with 50 participants from the field of research and development in the renewable energy sector. Both events were hosted by the University of Cyprus.
This COST Action’s aim is to improve the energy performance and reliability of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems in Europe leading to lower costs of electricity produced by PV systems by a higher energy yield, a longer lifetime and a reduction in the perceived risk in investments in PV projects.
The objective will be achieved by analyzing data of the actual monitored long-term performance, defects and failures in PV systems installed all over Europe to quantitatively determine the absolute influences of components rated performance, key design of systems, installation, operation, maintenance practice, geographic location and weather factors on the performance, performance degradation over time and failure modes of these PV systems.
For more information, you may visit the Action’s webpage https://www.pearlpv-cost.eu/ or contact the Science Communication Manager at Deloitte’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (tel.: 25868611, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).