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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Integration of Solar and Wind Energy in the Grid Network

We cordially invite you to this free online-session on "The Integration of Solar and Wind Energy in the Grid Network" on August 10th at 2pm (CEST). It is a joint online-session offered by the University of Freiburg's Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering and Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology. The session is presented by Prof. Dr Anke Weidlich and Prof. Dr Kurt Rohrig, who are experts in their field. You can learn a lot about wind and solar as renewable energy sources, weather and climate dependency, grid connection of PV and wind turbines and more.

Join us and register here for this free online-session to get insights from both scientific and economic aspects of sun and wind energy.

Gender Summit: Quality Research and Innovation through Equality

The Gender Summit is creating regional and global multi-stakeholder communities committed to enhancing scientific excellence by: removing gender bias from science knowledge making; advancing gender equality in science structures and practices; and applying understanding of gender issues to advance more sustainable and effective research and innovation. Example organisations included in the programme are: UN agencies, World Bank, WWF, Global Research Council, Equal Measures, International Renewable Energy Agency, World Meteorological Organisation as well as universities, research funders and research publishers.

This year's programme is delivered in virtual format during 19-21 August 2020.

Detailed programme: https://gender-summit.com/gs19-2020-seoul/gs19-2020-programme

Free registration: https://gender-summit.com/gs19-2020-seoul/gs19-registration

Solar Power Summit 2020

The SolarPower Summit, on 29 September Brussels, is SolarPower Europe’s annual flagship event and brings together over 300 industry representatives from all major energy players, as well as SMEs and a range of decision-makers from across the EU and beyond.

https://www.solarpowereurope.org/events2/solarpower-summit-2/

EuroSun 2020

13th International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry 01-04 September 2020 In September 2020, the International Solar Energy Society is pleased to present EuroSun 2020 - the 13th Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry.

Contact: eurosun@ises.org

website: eventsair.com/eurosun20

European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

The EU PVSEC 2020 will be a full online event maintaining all the basic features that a physical event is recognisable for: Live presentations in all cases (Plenary, Oral and Visual) and the possibility of live interaction between presenters and audience (questions, debate) via face to face tools and Q&A chat.

The event will take place in Central European Time / CET=(UTC+1).

Detailed program and registration: https://www.photovoltaic-conference.com/

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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