WG 1: PV monitoring

This WG’s Chair is dr. Wilfried van Sark (UU) and its Vice Chair is dr. Christian Braun (FhG-ISE).

Objectives:

1.           Development of generally accepted approaches and guidelines for the collection of data about the performance of PV modules and PV systems of data using advanced monitoring of systems by (i) data loggers (ii) smart meters as provided by utilities, (iii) internet scavenging techniques and (iv) measurements by satellites, as well as (v) visual inspections

2.           Collection of available data on a server, managed by WG1.

3.           Development of generally accepted approaches and guidelines for the use and/or analysis of data about irradiance and the performance of PV modules and systems.

4.           Provision of access to data about the performance of PV modules and systems to the participants of the COST Action.

5.           Sharing of knowledge originating from WG1 with a wider community of PV experts and other renewable energy experts by Internet, workshops, seminars and joint publications about the topic PV monitoring and the use and evaluation of data in the server of WG1.

Tasks:

Task 1.1 Leader: Anne Gerd Imenes
Development of generally accepted approaches and guidelines for the collection of data, about irradiance and the performance of PV modules and systems.

Task 1.2 Leader: Dijana Capeska Bogatinoska
Compilation of a data-bank on a server, using standardised formats for data decided upon at meetings with PV monitoring experts.

Task 1.3 Leader: TBDL
Development of generally accepted approaches and guidelines for the analysis and/or interpretation of meteorological data and data about the performance of PV modules and systems via meetings with PV monitoring experts and scientific documentation of these approaches and guidelines showing their advantages and disadvantages, relevance, accuracy and complexity of application.

Task 1.4 Leader: TBDL
Development of (i) an access strategy to data stored on a server and (ii) a policy for use of these data in the framework of costs, publishing and IP for COST Action participants and external parties.

Deliverables:

D1. Publications of findings originating from WG1 in high-impact scientific journals, conference proceedings and via the COST Action’s website

D2. Reports of the WG 1 activities (month 12, 24, 36, 48), including the organisation of one workshop per year and one seminar per year on PV monitoring.

D3. A data bank to be realized on one of the MC members’ server.

List of WG members (status January 2018)

Task 1.1
Anne Gerd Imenez (Task leader)
Marius Paulescu
Petru Cotfas
Mohammadreza Aghaei
Ioannis Gialetis
Tareq Abu Hamed
Espen Olson
Miltiadis Ionas
Kristijan Brecl
Giorgio Belluardo

Task 1.2
Dijana Capeska Bogatinoska (Task leader)
Roland Valckenborg
Daniel Piasecki
Christian Braun

Task 1.3
Georgio Belluardo (Task leader, TBC)
Petru Cotfas
Ioannis Gialetis
Miltiadis Ionas

Task 1.4
to be added later