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PEARL PV Meetings at Cyprus

University of Cyprus is hosting two events of the EU COST Action PEARL PV (Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaics Systems Evaluations of Large-Scale Monitoring Data) in the week of 22nd to 26th of October 2018. The PEARL PV events will kick off with a Seminar of Working Group 1 on “Matching PV data and PV performance research questions” on 22 October, followed by a four-day training school on “Monitoring and simulation of the performance and reliability of photovoltaics in the built environment” scheduled from 23 to 26 October 2018.

The events will take place at the FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of University of Cyprus that plays a key role in research and technological development activities in sustainable energy in Cyprus and internationally. FOSS aims to bring together researchers, PhD candidates, Post Docs and R&D people from around Europe and promote effective cooperation between them that, in turn, will enable exchange of innovative ideas on renewables and specifically solar energy and also to develop the necessary synergies in order to create the impetus for the advancement of the field of PV systems.

All participants are more than welcome to visit our state of the art facilities in the Photovoltaic Park of the University of Cyprus where high quality research in the solar energy technologies is conducted in order to develop a research portfolio into the area of renewable energy sources with emphasis on solar and PV systems, harnessing thus the excellent solar resource that exists in Cyprus.

Soon information about registration as well as more details will be available by e-COST and on the website of PEARL PV, see here for the Seminar and here for the Training School. For now information about the venue, trip and recommended hotels can be downloaded here: PEARL-PV_Fall_Event_Logistics_30052018

Looking forward to welcoming you in Cyprus in Fall 2018!
Best regards,

Your PEARL PV host at the University of Cyprus
Marios Theristis

PEARL PV’s participation in scientific events

Our Action’s MC Members have actively participated in various events organized during the first Grant Period. Dr. Angele Reinders, the Action’s Chairwoman, participated in February in the #SEPV Meeting in Barcelona, where she presented Pearl PV’s first poster! Dr. Marios Theristis attended the 2018 NREL Workshop on the topic of PV Reliability, which took place in Denver of the United States between 27 February and 1 March 2018, where he presented a fact Poster of the Action showing its 4-year plan and working group 5 PV in Grids.

Meetings of PEARL PV in January 2018

The Management Committee of the newly approved COST Action “PEARL PV” (Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems: Evaluations of Large-Scale Monitoring Data) has recently met in Brussels for the second time, in order to discuss the action’s progress and the next steps with regard to the short-term scientific missions, the work plan of the various working groups and other important matters. In addition, a Valorisation Panel Meeting was organised with an aim to discuss the industry’s expectations and obtain feedback directly from stakeholders.

Prior to the MC meeting and the Valorisation Panel Meeting both held on the 23rd of January 2018, parallel workshops were successfully organised on the 22nd of January 2018, during which work group leaders and participants discussed the work plan and tasks of the working groups and defined the key research topics. A plenary meeting also took place where the findings from the parallel workshops were presented.

Pearl PV like every Cost Action is a bottom-up science and technology network, open to researchers and stakeholders with a duration of four years. In the framework of this Action, a range of networking tools will be actively utilised, such as workshops, conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions (STSMs), and dissemination activities. Following the Action’s approval, the first MC meeting was successfully held in Brussels on the 5th October 2017.

See here for more details about this COST Action CA16235.

Welcome to the website of COST Action CA16235 also called ‘PEARL PV’

At present this website is under construction for which reason some parts of the website have not been filled out yet. The site should be fully operational before 31st of December 2017. For now please check out the description of this project here.
If you would like to receive more information, then please contact the Action Chair dr. Angele Reinders at a.h.m.e.reinders-at-utwente.nl or the Action Vice Chair dr. David Moser at david.moser-at-eurac.edu.