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Seminar WG1

October 22


Participants: In e-COST registered participants of PEARL PV, in particular active members of WGs and MC members or their substitutes

NOTE: you are only eligible for reimbursement if you have received (and accepted) the official invitation through e-COST to be expected in August  

Short description: Working group 1 of Cost Action PEARL PV aims to develop generally accepted approaches and guidelines for the collection of data about the performance of PV modules and PV systems for the whole Action. In this seminar, we will therefore aim at making an inventory of relevant PV research questions and gaps in knowledge in order to set requirements on data to be collected and analyzed. All WG leaders of this Action will therefore present an overview of the state-of-the-art of research in the field of the specific WG, and in a discussion session with attendees, a set of questions and data will be drafted. Together, they will form the basis of data collection of WG1.

Among others results will be presented of a questionnaire which was recently developed and sent out among partners to identify required and available data. All partners had implicitly (and/or explicitly) research questions in their mind while filling out the questionnaire by identifying data to be either absolutely necessary, highly desired, or nice to have (or even not required). This demonstrates that rather than collecting as much data as possible, it is imperative to ask research questions first and subsequently define the required data set that would allow answering the questions properly.

Preliminary agenda: 

9:15h Welcome (Whole Action: Angele Reinders/WG1: Wilfried van Sark)
9:20h Opening address (Official representative to be invited)
9:30h Plenary address on PV performance (PV performance expert, to be invited)

10:30h Break

11:00h State-of-the-art in PV monitoring, WG1 aims and tasks (Wilfried van Sark)
11:20h Results of PV data identification questionnaire (Speaker to be invited)
11:30h Discussion with all attendees
11:45h State-of-the-art in Reliability and durability of PV, WG2 aims and tasks (Gernot Oreski)
12:15h Discussion with all attendees

12:30h Lunch

14:00h State-of-the-art in PV simulation, WG3 aims and tasks (Nicola Pearsall)
14:30h Discussion with all attendees
14:45h State-of-the-art in PV in the built environment, WG4 aims and tasks (Alessandra Scognamiglio)
15:15h Discussion with all attendees

15:30h Break

16:00h State-of-the-art in PV in grids, WG5 aims and tasks (Jonathan Leloux)
16:30h Discussion with all attendees
16:45h Summary of the seminar and closing remarks (Wilfried van Sark)
17:00h End of meeting


October 22


University of Cyprus
1, University Avenue, Aglantzia
Nicosia, 2109 Cyprus
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