Methods for Detecing Defects and Failures in PV Systems

Failures & Defects in PV Systems: Typical Methods for Detecting Defects and Failures

There are various methods to detect failures and defects in a PV system. This article explores the positive and negative aspects of these methods.

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New Podcast SolarTransfusion by Dr. Frey Brownson

SOLAR TRANS•FUSION: A Podcast about Inclusivity and Belonging by Design

Prepare for stories of light, power, and difference. This is a show about people, pride of place, centering voices from the margins in fun stories of light.

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UP Initiaive and PV Module Recycling

UP Initiative and PV Module Recycling

PV Magazine has a new agenda: the UP initiative. Through the UP initiative, PV Magazine plans to discuss issues of sustainability in the PV world. #UPrising

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Monica Oliphant Reflects on the Pandemic and Climate Change

Monica Oliphant Reflects on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Climate Crisis

Undoubtedly 2020 will go down in history as the year of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In this situation, how do we tackle a pandemic and ongoing climate crisis?

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8 Quick Tips for Exam Preparation

8 Quick Tips for Exam Preparation

Online or offline, distant, or close whichever exam you are preparing for, here are some quick tips that can help you prepare for an exam efficiently.

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Research with Impact

Developing Research with Impact

If you are in academia, you probably want your research to generate positive impressions and have an influence on other researchers and possibly on the world.

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Globar Solar Council Webinar insights

Visions for Solar Energy’s Post-COVID-19 Future

Back in June, Global Solar Council had a webinar about how to "build back better" with the contribution of solar energy in the post-COVID-19 world.

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Interview in agrivoltaics with Andreas Steinhüser

Agrivoltaics: The Untapped Potential of the PV World - An Interview with Andreas Steinhüser

"Of all integrated PV approaches, agricultural PV technology has the most significant potential," says FraunhoferISE Agrivoltaic project manager Mr. Steinhüser.

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Welcome and Congratulations Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich

Welcome and Congratulations: Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich

We welcome Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich to our team. We are excited about sharing her vision and passion for sustainable energy!

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Filagot Tesfaye Interview

An Inspiring Woman in Ethiopian Clean Energy Sector: Filagot Tesfaye

A woman of many talents, Filagot Tesfaye, was so kind as to answer our questions. She is a consultant, an engineer and example of working for one's community!

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Anke Weidlich Interview

An Interview with Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich: New Director of SEE and a Successful Academic in Sustainable Solar Systems

The SEE department has just welcomed Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich as the co-director! She took over the position from Prof. Dr Leonhard Reindl after his retirement.

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We Recycle Solar

We Recycle Solar – A Pioneer Recycling Company in Solar Energy Industry

Have you ever wondered where do solar panels go at the end of their useful life? To landfills, if it were not for pioneers like We Recycle Solar.

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Monica Oliphant by Eve Krassovksi

An Interview with Monica Oliphant — A British-Australian Pioneer in the Renewable Energy Sector

A woman who has inspired many for more than 40 years, Monica is strongly influencing the energy transition as a maverick researcher and a tireless advocate.

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Debunking Five Prejudices

Debunking Five Prejudices and Concerns about Online Education

During a time when online training becomes more popular, here are five misconceptions you might have about online education and how to address them.

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Sabrina Hasni

Fraunhofer ISE | Annual Report 2019/2020

Fraunhofer ISE’s report encompasses a great variety of solar engineering subjects which are all very important to the energy transition towards renewables.

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Merve Özcaner_Reports

Three Reports from 2019 about Gender Equity in the Renewable Energy Sector

In this short article, I present the highlights from three different reports about gender equity and representation in renewable energy sectors.

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A journey in to Solar - Dilara Jurt

A Journey to Solar Energy: Student Testimonial - Dilara Kurt

By complete coincidence, I watched a travel documentary by Turkish journalist Coşkun Aral. It was called “The Utopia of Clean Energy: Freiburg”. I was hooked!

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Tips for Adult Students

Tips for Going Back to Education as a Working Adult

Whether it is to widen their range of skills or to specialize on a subject, or to get promoted, more and more professionals go back to studying.

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ethics and good research practices

Ethics & Good Research Practice: What Students and Researchers Should Know

Ethical norms are so ubiquitous that one might be tempted to regard them as simple common sense; however, there are guidelines for responsible research.

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Hamza Samdi

PV Module Power Increase: A Glance Behind the Scenes

PV module manufacturers compete to increase the power generated per PV module under STC conditions; this is not only to meet the demand.

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Luis del Aguila in AI for PV

Artificial Intelligence Applications in O&M of PV Plants

In the solar energy sector, AI is now being used to help push solar PV toward grid parity in markets throughout the world through two complementary approaches.

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Philipp Bucher

An Interview with SEE’s Program Coordinator Philipp Bucher

This interview is, however, a bit more personal. Philipp tells how he started to work in this industry; from its challenges and to rewarding experiences.

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Solar Panels in Buildings

Failures and Defects in PV Systems: Introduction

Identifying failures and defects is the first step to keep a PV system in high-performance condition as a part of an Operation and Maintenance strategy.

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Webinar in Pekin

Pekin - Webinar

Interactive, real-time seminar on solar energy and other renewables courses at the German universities. The seminar is aimed at Chinese students.

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Campus week spring 2019

Campus Week Spring 2019

Spring has come, so has the opportunity to reunite with our fellow students, lecturers, and tutors. This week is packed with lectures, workshops and networking.

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Campus week autumn 2019

Campus Week Autumn 2019

Finally, it is time for students, alumni, and Lecturers to get together again! A week full of presentations, lab visits, conferences, workshops and more.

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7th Solar Energy Forum

7th Solar Energy Forum

The event is offered to the students of the Online Master in Solar Energy Engineering during the Campus Phase in Freiburg.

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Graduation 2019

Graudation 2019

Our Graduation Ceremony took place in a wonderful atmosphere. Accomplishment, pride, comradeship, and joy were in the air.

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Online Campus Phase Spring 2020

Campus Week Spring 2020

We are hosting our first Online Campus Phase due to the pandemic. Talks, conferences and time management workshops are just some of the activities.

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10th Anniversary

September 21, 2020 — Our 10th Anniversary!

For the 10th year of our program, expect a special edition of our Autumn Campus Phase. Keep an eye on this page and save the date!

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Solar Power Summit 2020

September 28 (Monday) – October 2 (Friday)

The SolarPower Summit is SolarPower Europe’s annual flagship event, which will bring together over 500 industry representatives from all major energy players, as well as SMEs and a range of decision-makers from across the EU and beyond. Due to remaining uncertainties associated with COVID-19 and since the health and safety of our attendees is our foremost concern, the SolarPower Summit 2020 is going online for the first time ever. Free tickets (limited and conditional on certain criteria). Visit https://www.solarpowereurope.org/events2/solarpower-summit-2/ for detailed information and registration.

IRENA Innovation Week

The 3rd IRENA Innovation Week will take place online between Monday 5 and Thursday 8 October 2020 under the theme 'Renewable solutions for transport and industry'. There will be 5 technical sessions aimed at mid-to-senior officials and industry representatives, which will be co-organised with other partner organisations.

A particular session that might interest those in the solar energy field is "Smart electrification of end-use sectors: implications for the power system".

Find details and registration here: https://bit.ly/337vafw

AgriVoltaics2020 -The First Worldwide Congress on Agrivoltaic Systems

The first international AgriVoltaics Conference is trying its best to enable all interested parties to participate in the conference. Depending on the situation of the pandemic, the conference is planned to take place October 14-16, 2020 in Perpignan/France.

Agrivoltaics combines the agricultural use of land with the production of electric energy by photovoltaics. It provides solutions for production of food crop and, at the same time, electricity generation under consideration of soil protection and water savings.

Visit https://www.agrivoltaics-conference.org/home.html for more information and registration.

Conference on Renewable Energy Systems Environment Engineering

The conference will bring together academics, researchers, engineers, students, and industry professionals, to address and discuss the state of the art of renewable energy systems and environmental issues.

https://www.irese20.com/

Energiewendetage

The energy transition days thrive on the commitment of every individual: helping to shape is not only desired, but crucial for joint projects. From citizens' initiatives to associations, from municipal utilities to companies, from local authorities to plant operators - everyone can participate and present their ideas to the general public in campaigns and events.

website: www.energiewendetage.baden-wuerttemberg.de/informieren

Solar Quality 2020

The annual “O&M and Asset Management” event has been rebranded to “Solar Quality” to expand the scope and bring together experts from the fields of O&M, Asset Management and EPC to advance long-term quality of Europe’s solar power plants.

https://www.solarpowereurope.org/events2/solar-quality-2020/

Re-Source 2020

Solar Power Europe brings the world’s largest gathering of renewable energy buyers and suppliers is back – and after fantastic feedback to last year’s event, we have decided to continue our corporate renewable energy sourcing discussions in the same location: the exquisite Hotel Okura in Amsterdam.

https://www.solarpowereurope.org/events2/re-source-2020/

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