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TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020

9:30 - 10:00 AM

Plenary Room



The (Multi) Terawatt Challenge: Decarbonizing Electricity Generation at Scale with PhotovoltaicsNancy Haegel. National Renewable Energy Laboratory

10:00 - 11:30 AM


Chair/Organizer: Ron Sinton, Ian Marius Peters
Live Event Room 1


Toward 100% Renewable Energy: Trajectories and Challenges to Terawatt Scale Electricity Generation with PVNancy Haegel. NREL


Synergies between Solar and WindMarta Victoria. Aarhus University


Decarbonizing TransportKeiichi Komoto. Mizuho Research Institute


Renewable electricity as an enabler of urban decarbonisationMatt Stocks. Australian National University


Decarbonizing Industrial ProcessesChristian Breyer. Lappeenranta University

10:00 - 10:30 AM


Plenary Room

11:00 - 12:30 PM


Chair/Organizer: Brittany Smith, Russ Jones
Smaller Room 4



The European Green Deal - What's in it for Photovoltaics?Arnulf Jäger-Waldau, Georgia Kakoulaki, Ioannis Kougias, Nigel Taylor . European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre, Ispra, *, Italy



Competitive Bidding Process for Renewable Energy Sources with the use of innovative eAuctionsDionysis Papachristou1, Thanassis Petmezas2. 1Regulatory Authority for Energy, Athens, *, Greece2cosmoONE, Athens, *, Greece



PV Grid-Parity is Comming in ChinaSicheng Wang. 1, Beijing, *, China



Automated Analysis of Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems Potential – Exploring & Utilizing Available Data from Multiple DomainsIan R Cole1, Diane Palmer2, Tom R Betts2. 1University of Cyprus, Nicosia, *, Cyprus2Loughborough University, Loughborough, *, United Kingdom



Does Covid-19 Impact Photovoltaic Energy Generation?Ian Marius Peters1, Christoph Brabec1,2, Tonio Buonassisi3, Jens hauch1,2, Andre M. Nobre4. 1HI-ERN (FZ-Juelich), Erlangen, *, Germany2FAU, Erlangen, *, Germany3MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States4Cleantech Solar, Singapore, *, Singapore



Visualizing the Promise and Difficulty of Demand Shifting During a Clean-Energy TransitionRonald A. Sinton. Sinton Instruments, Boulder, CO, United States



Securing Photovoltaic System Deployments with Data DiodesRobert D. Larkin, Torrey J. Wagner, Barry E. Mullins. Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH, United States


Smaller Room 2



Control over the Gallium Depth Profile in 30x30 cm2 Sequential CIGSMaarten van der Vleuten1, Mirjam Theelen1, Remi Aninat1, Robert Meertens1, Karine van der Werf1, Hero 't Mannetje1, Pablo Reyes-Figueroa2, Reiner Klenk2, Marcel Simor1, Hans Linden1. 1TNO-Solliance, Eindhoven, *, Netherlands2Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, PVCOMB, Berlin, *, Germany



Realizing double graded CIGSe absorbers with the R2R Hybrid-CIGSe-processNikolaus Weinberger1, David Stock1, Jochen Mesle1, Christian A. Kaufmann2, Tobias Bertram2, Tim Kodalle2, Roland Wuerz3, Daniel Huber4, Andreas Zimmermann4, Georg Strauss1, Roman Lackner1. 1Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, *, Austria2Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Berlin, *, Germany3Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, *, Germany4Sunplugged GmbH, Schwaz, *, Austria



Line scanning photoluminescence imaging to study the effects of heat stress in thin-film modulesGermain Rey1, Dmitry Poplavskyy2, Timothy Nagle2, Malcolm Abbott1, Thorsten Trupke1. 1School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy, University of New South Wales, Sydney, *, Australia2MiaSolé Hi-Tech Corp, Santa Clara, CA, United States


Chair/Organizer: Maria Tsoutsouva, Kai Petter
Smaller Room 1


Can Hydrogenation Mitigate Cu-Induced Bulk Degradation in Silicon?Ismo T.S. Heikkinen1, Brendan Wright2, Anastasia H. Soeriyadi2, Marko Yli-Koski1, Moonyong Kim2, Ville Vähänissi1, Brett J. Hallam2, Hele Savin1. 1Aalto University, Espoo, *, Finland2UNSW Sydney, Kensington, *, Australia



Boron-oxygen related light-induced degradation of Si solar cells: Transformation between minority carrier trapping and recombination active centersSaman Jafari1, Yan Zhu1, Fiacre Rougieux1, Joyce Ann T. De Guzman2, Vladimir P. Markevich2, Anthony R. Peaker2, Ziv Hameiri1. 1University of New South Wales, Sydney, *, Australia2University of Manchester, Manchester, *, United Kingdom



Minority carrier traps in Czochralski-grown p-type silicon crystals doped with B, Al, Ga, or In impurity atomsJoyce Ann T. De Guzman1, Vladimir P. Markevich1, Simon Hammersley1, Ian D. Hawkins1, Robert Falster2, Jeff Binns3, Nikolay V. Abrosimov4, Pietro Altermatt5, Matthew P. Halsall1, Anthony R. Peaker1. 1Photon Science Institute and Department of EEE, University of Manchester, Manchester, *, United Kingdom2SunEdison Semiconductor, Merano, *, Italy3GCL Solar Materials, Saint Peters, MO, United States4Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzuchtüng (IKZ), Berlin, *, Germany5Trina Solar Ltd, Changzhou, *, China



Understanding the origin of Tabula Rasa process-induced defects in CZ n-type c-SiJorge Ochoa1, Mariana Bertoni1, Vincenzo LaSalvia2, Paul Stradins2. 1Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States



Effect of substrate resistivity, defects and temperature on silicon heterojunction solar cells performanceApoorva Srinivasa, Richard King, Stuart Bowden, André Augusto. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States


Chair/Organizer: LI, Gang W , Hin-Lap Yip
Medium Room 1


Chair/Organizer: Bonna Newman, Itai Suez , Pei-Chieh Hsiao
Smaller Room 3


Laser-Welded Back-Contact Silicon ModulesKathryn Fisher, Barry Hartweg, Mark Li, Zachary Holman. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States



Evaluating Non-fluoropolymer-based Co-extruded Backsheets Using Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing and Materials ForensicsMichael Owen-Bellini1, Archana Sinha2, Ashley M. Maes3, David C. Miller1, Christopher Thellen4, Andreas Rothacker4, Peter Hacke1, Laura T. Schelhas2. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States2SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA, United States3Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States4Tomark-Worthen LLC, Chadd's Ford, PA, United States



Demonstration of New Non-Lamination Encapsulation TechniquesSam Ellis1, Larry Maple1, Tushar Shimpi1, Ashwini Pavgi2, Walajabad Sampath1, Govindasamy Tamizhmani2, Kurt Barth1. 1Colorado State Univeristy, Fort Collins, CO, United States2Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ, United States



Abrasion resistance of hydrophobic, anti-soiling, coatings for solar cover glass.Farwah Bukhari1, Fabiana Lisco1, Soňa Uličná1, Kurt Barth2, John Michael Walls1. 1Loughborough University, Leicestershire, *, United Kingdom2Colorado State University, Golden, CO, United States



A Simulation Study of Reconfigurable Modules for Higher Yields in Partially Shaded PV SystemsAndres Calcabrini, Raoul Weegink, Miro Zeman, Olindo Isabella. Delft University of Technology, Delft, *, Netherlands



High-Throughput Prototype to Detect Near-Edge Microcracks in Silicon WafersZhe Liu1, Felipe Oviedo1, Tonio Buonassisi1, Emanuel Sachs1. 1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, United States2Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, United States3Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, United States4Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, United States


Chair/Organizer: Ioannis Tsanakas, Nick Bosco, Tanya Deer
Large Room 2


Investigation of HIT Module Degradation: A Post-Mortem ApproachSimon M.F. Zhang1, Dana B. Sulas-Kern2, Robert (μRob) Lee Chin1, Arman Mahboubi Soufiani1, Dirk C. Jordan2, Helio R. Moutinho2, Ivan Perez-Wurfl1, Ziv Hameiri1. 1University of New South Wales, Sydney, *, Australia2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States



Visual Characterization of Anti-Reflective Coating on Solar Module GlassTodd A Karin, Anubhav Jain. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States



Physical and Data-driven Hybrid Model for Outdoor Lifetime Prediction of PV ModulesIsmail Kaaya, Karl-Anders Weiss. Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, *, Germany



Deep Learning based detection of cracks in Electroluminescence Images of Field PV modulesAmey Sanjiv Chindarkar1,2, Narendra S Shiradkar1,2, Anil Kottantharayil1,2, Rajbabu Velmurugan1. 1EE department, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, *, India2NCPRE, Mumbai, *, India



Training And Evaluation for Yield-Driven Detection of Losses in PV Systems Utilizing Artificial Neural NetworkDavid Dassler1,2, Shreyas Bangalore Kuppanna1,2, Stephanie Malik1,2, Matthias Ebert1,2. 1Fraunhofer IMWS, Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems, Halle, *, Germany2Fraunhofer CSP, Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics, Halle, *, Germany



Ultraviolet Fluorescence Bleaching Rates for New Cell CracksWilliam B. Hobbs1, Steve Johnston2, Braden Gilleland1. 1Southern Company, Birmingham, AL, United States2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States

1:00 - 2:00 PM


Live Event Room 1




Panelist Q&A.


Closing Remarks.

3:00 - 5:00 PM


Chair/Organizer: Nikos Kopidakis, Teresa Barnes
Live Event Room 1


Welcome and session intro.


Plenary presentation: DuraMAT: Leveraging Field Data, Advanced Characterization, Multi-Scale Modeling, Accelerated Testing, and Material Development to Improve Module ReliabilityTeresa Barnes.


Live Q&A.



Carrier-Resolved Photo-Hall Effect: Unlocking a 140-year-old secret in Hall effectOki Gunawan1, Seong Ryul Pae2, Douglas M Bishop1, Byungha Shin 2, Yudistira Virgus1, David B. Mitzi3. 1IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, United States2Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, *, Korea3Duke University, Durham, NC, United States


Live Q&A.



End-of-Line Binning of Full and Half-Cut Cells using Deep Learning on Electroluminescence ImagesYoann Buratti1, Arcot Sowmya1, Rhett Evans1,2.3, Thorsten Trupke1,4, Ziv Hameiri1. 1University of NewSouth Wales, Sydney, *, Australia25B, Alexandria, *, Australia3Solinno Pty Ltd, Towradgi, *, Australia4BT Imaging, Waterloo, *, Australia


Live Q&A.

4:00 - 5:30 PM


Chair/Organizer: Wang Sicheng, Andreas Wade, Stephen Tay
Poster Hall 7


A Techno-Economic Study of Rooftop Grid-connected Photovoltaic-Energy Storage Systems in QatarNabila Elbeheiry, Abdelrahman Amer, Seif Elgazar, Sawsan Shukri , Morcos Metry , Robert S. Balog. Texas A&M University at Qatar , Doha, *, Qatar


Feasibility of a Solar Micro Grid for Water Pumping Application with Variable Voltage Variable Frequency Power InputSyed A Abbas, Hafiz Waqas Moazzam. FAST_NU, Lahore, *, Pakistan


Reliability Evaluation of Microgrid Power Systems Based on Renewable Energy in Saudi ArabiaAhmed Alahmed , Mahbube K. Siddiki, Ghulam M. Chaudhry. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City , MO, United States


AREA 12; PV Deployment Policy and Sustainability Economic Assessment of Combination of Wind and Solar with Dual Axis Tracking and Anti-Tracking for PV PanelsDhawal Asthana1, Samson Mil'shtein1. 1UMass, Lowell, MA, United States2UMass, Lowell, MA, United States


Innovative Skill Development Techniques for Solar Power Plants and Solar PV Job Creation in IndiaDharmappaT Barki, Anjani Kumar G, Satish Babu V, Vimal Kumar D. , Hyderabad India


Solar Panel Recycling Research from the Counties of Butte and San Mateo and the City of Santa Monica in CaliforniaJoanne Brasch1, Doug Kobold2. 1California Product Stewardship Council, Sacramento, CA, United States2California Product Stewardship Council, Sacramento, CA, United States


Impact of Electricity Regulation on Distributed Generation in Latin American and Caribbean CountriesAndrés Castellanos1, Johann Hernandez1, Carlos Arredondo2. 1Universidad Distrital FJDC, Bogotá, *, Columbia2Universidad de Medellín, Medellín, *, Columbia


Regulatory model for micro and mini-generation distributed in Brazil: conditions for updating the current rules.Eduardo Takamine Correia, Rodrigo Flora Calili, Daniel Louzada. Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, *, Brazil


Proposal for a Conceptual Decision Making Model Based on Collective Intelligence for Small and Medium Enterprises of the Photovoltaic Solar Energy Sector in ColombiaMaria Camila Cuellar, Johann Hernández. Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas, Bogotá, *, Columbia


Exploring Technical and Economic Feasibility of a Stand-Alone Solar PV Based DC Distribution System Over AC for Use in Houses in Isolated areasAlpesh Desai, Indrajit Mukhopadhyay, Abhijit Ray. Department of Solar Energy, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, *, India


Potential of Solar Energy in Africa: Does Knowledge, Technology, Policy and Economic Match?Tarek M. Hatem1, Radwa Othman1,2, Sara E. Abdelaziz1, Maryam K. Ahmed1, Mohamed M. Omran3. 1The British University in Egypt, Cairo, *, Egypt2Schneider Electric , Cairo, *, Egypt3Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Cairo, *, Egypt


1500% Efficient Solar Power PlantsSebastian Husein2, Roland Saive3, Rebecca Saive1. 1University of Twente, Enschede, *, Netherlands2Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States3No affiliation, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, *, Germany


Techno-Economic Assessment of PV System for self-consumption: Case Study MaltaVibhu Jately1, Brian Azzopardi1, 2, Brian Bartolo1, Renata Mikalauskiene1, Somesh Bhattacharya1. 1Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), Paola, *, Malta2Azzopardi & Associates, Birkirkara, *, Malta


Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to Foster Youth Learning in PhotovoltaicsMichelle Jordan1, Christiana Honsberg1, Dawn Schmidt2, Isabel Honsberg2. 1QESST Engineering Research Center, Tempe, AZ, United States2Corona del Sol High School, Tempe, AZ, United States


Technical Survey of Solar Pump Irrigators Cooperative Enterprise in Dhundi, Gujarat, IndiAnil Kottantharayil1,2, Albin Varghese2, Vivek Kuthanazhi1,2, Narendra Shiradkar1,2. 1National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education, Mumbai, *, India2Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, *, India


PV Array IV Curves: Why We See Them The Way We Do?Manjunath Matam. University of Central Florida, Cocoa, FL, United States


Design and Economic analysis of a Grid-tied PV system to power a small villageVishal Myathari, Salahuddin Siddiki, Mahbube Siddiki. University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, United States


EEG Solar Race CarAmmar N Natsheh. Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Women's College, Dubai, *, United Arab Emirates


Performance of a Series Connected Multicell Li-Ion Storage in a Solar DC Nano-GridM. Omer Pervaiz , S.M. Arman Mahboob , M.Azhar Iqbal , Syed A Abbas . Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore, *, Pakistan


Roadmap for An Effective Global Solar Supply Value ChainMohiddin S K, Dharmappa Barki, Ravishankar DVB.


Direct Solar PV-LED Lighting SystemSachin Zachariah1, Vishnu kant Bajpai2, Venkata Pavan Kumar3, Chetan S Solanki1. 1Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, *, India2National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay , Mumbai, *, India3Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, *, India


Predicting PV areas in Aerial Images With Deep LearningMatthias Zech1, Joseph Ranalli2. 1DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems, Oldenburg, *, Germany2Penn State Hazleton, Hazleton, PA, United States


Chair/Organizer: Matt Stocks, V. L. Fanego, Kevin Anderson
Poster Hall 6


Economic Modeling of Deviation Settlement under Solar Forecasting and SchedulingAlpesh Desai, Indrajit Mukhopadhyay, Abhijit Ray. Department of Solar Energy, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, *, India


Photovoltaic Array Power Prediction Model Based on EEMD and PSO-KELMKun Ding1, Xiang Chen1, Jingwei Zhang1, Li Feng3, Frank Hamelmann3, Shuai Weng2. 1College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Hohai University, Changzhou, *, China2Changzhou Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic System Integration and Production Equipment Technology, Changzhou, *, China3Solar Computing Lab University of Applied Science Bielefeld, Minden, *, Germany


A Novel Method to Evaluate Irradiance in PV Field without Irradiance SensorsLi Feng1, Frank U. Hamelmann1, Jingwei Zhang2, Kun Ding2, Matthias Diehl4, Thomas Pfeil5, Steffen Brandt5, Werner Friedrich6, Nowshad Amin3. 1Solar Computing Lab,FH bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Minden, *, Germany2College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering,Hohai University, Changzhou, *, China3Institute of Sustainable Energy,Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kajang, *, Malaysia4photovoltaikbüro Ternus & Diehl GbR, Rüsselsheim, *, Germany5LIMES-SYS GmbH & Co.KG, Holzheim, *, Germany6DSL & Photovoltaikberatung , Limburg, *, Germany


Short-term Forecasting of photovoltaic power using Artificial Neural Network and Time SeriesMohamed LOUZAZNI1, Heba A. MOSALAM2. 1National School of Applied Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tanagier, *, Morocco2Electromechanics Department, Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, cairo, *, Egypt


Use of photovoltaic systems for improving community resilience in Honey IslandAndressa L. Monteiro1, Paulo Soares2, Ulisses C. Netto1. 1Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, *, Brazil2Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, United States


A Miniaturized Model Kit for Yield Measurements of PV Systems – Concept and ApplicationHartmut Nussbaumer1, Markus Klenk1, Marco Morf1, Jan Meister1, Dieter Werner2. 1Zurich University of Applied Sciences, SoE, IEFE, Winterthur, *, Switzerland2SOLARC Innovative Solarprodukte GmbH, Berlin, *, Germany


Cloud Advection and Spatial Variability of Solar IrradianceJoseph Ranalli1, Esther Peerlings2, Thomas Schmidt2. 1Penn State Hazleton, Hazleton, PA, United States2DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems, Oldenburg, *, Germany


Exogenous Parameters in Solar ForecastingGiovanni Scabbia, Antonio Sanfilippo, Dunia Bachour, Daniel Perez-Astudillo. Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Doha, *, Qatar


Considerations for the use of solar PV & PT for sea water desalination: the viability of floating solar for this applicationAndy Skumanich1, Paula Mints2, Manoochehr Ghiassi3. 1SolarVision Co, Los Gatos, CA, United States2SPV Market Research, San Jose, CA, United States3Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, United States


GIS Information for Solar PV Energy Siting: A Case Study in the Borough of State College, PA, USAPaulo H Soares1, Mesude Bayrakci-Boz2, Jeffrey R S Brownson1. 1Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, United States2Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton, PA, United States


A Study of Models Combination for Global Clear Sky Irradiance ModelsXixi Sun, Xiaoyi Yang, Peng Wang. Beihang University, Beijing, *, China


Total PV power prediction over a wide area using forecasted values of solar radiation at multiple observation pointsRitsuya Watanabe1, Shinji Wakao1, Kei Morita2. 1Waseda University, Tokyo, *, Japan2JXTG Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation, Tokyo, *, Japan


Specifications for maximum power point tracking in vehicle-integrated photovoltaics based on high-resolution transient irradiance measurementsGustav Wetzel1, Leon Salomon1, Jan Krügener1, Robby Peibst1,2. 1Insitute of Electronic Materials and Devices Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, *, Germany2Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin, Hamelin, *, Germany


Progress on the National Solar Radiation Data Base (NSRDB): Updates on the DNI computationYu Xie1, Manajit Sengupta2, Yangang Liu3, Hai Long4, Aron Habte5. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States3Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States4National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States5National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States


Poster Hall 1



Ex-Situ Recrystallization of CIGS via Metal HalidesBenjamin Belfore1, Deewakar Poudel1, Elizabeth Palmiotti2, Angus Rockett2, Grace Rajan1, Shankar Karki1, Sylvain Marsillac1. 1Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States2Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States



In-situ Recrystallization of CIGS via Metal HalidesBenjamin Belfore1, Deewakar Poudel1, Elizabeth Palmiotti2, Angus Rockett2, Grace Rajan1, Shankar Karki1, Sylvain Marsillac1. 1Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States2Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States



Composition control of high Ga Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 using RTP reactionIsaac K. Lam1,2, Gregory M. Hanket2, William N. Shafarman1,2. 1Materials Science & Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States2Institute of Energy Conversion, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States



Effect of temperature profile on the formation of CZTSe absorber layerVishvas Kumar, Udai P Singh. KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, *, India



Low-temperature, solution processed device quality CZTS film for efficient heterojunction solar cellsDHANASEKAR MOORTHI, VENKATAPRASAD BHAT. SRMIST-KATTANKULATHUR, CHENNAI, *, India



Comparison of Cadmium Selenide Thin Films Deposited by Chemical Bath and DC Sputtering for use in Cadmium Telluride DevicesKerrie M Morris, Rachael C Greenhalgh, Vladislav Kornienko, Christos Potamialis, Jake W Bowers, John M Walls. Loughborough University, Loughborough, *, United Kingdom



Sub-Area 2.1: Absorber Preparation and Material Properties Title: Light Induced Defects in Group-V Doped Cd-Rich CdTeMichael A. Scarpulla, Nathan D. Rock. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States



Electronic Properties of Photovoltaic CdSe MaterialVikram Dalal, Behrang Bagheri, Laila Parvin-Poly, Ranjith Kottokkaran, Saba Sharikadze, Ben Reichert, Max Noack. Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States



High Rate Deposition of CdSe Thin Films by Pulsed DC Magnetron SputteringRachael C. Greenhalgh, Kerrie M. Morris, Ali Abbas, Vladislav Kornienko, Mustafa Togay, Jake W. Bowers, J. Michael Walls. CREST, LoughboroughUniversity, Loughborough, *, United Kingdom



The Role of CdS:O/CdS Bilayer in the formation of CdS1-xTex Intermix Layer in CdTe AbsorberNipu Kumar Das1, Syed Farid Uddin Farhad2, Kazi Sajedur Rahman3, Mahmud Abdul Matin1, Nowshad Amin3. 1Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Chittagong, *, Bangladesh22Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Dhaka, *, Bangladesh3Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Selangor, *, Bangladesh4Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Chittagong, *, Bangladesh5Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Selangor, *, Malaysia



Incorporation of Arsenic in CdSe/CdTe Solar Cells During Close Spaced Sublimation of CdTe:AsManoj K Jamarkattel1, Adam B Phillips1, Abdul Quader1, Kamala Khanal Subedi1, Fadhil K Alfadhili1, Sandip S Bista1, Rasha A Awni1, Deng-Bing Li1, Santosh K Swain2, Yanfa Yan1, Randy J Ellingson1, John S McCloy2, Kelvin G Lynn2, Michael J Heben1. 1University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, United States2Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States



STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF NON-VACUUM DEPOSITED ALKALI-METALS ON COPPER-INDIUM-GALLIUM-SELENIDE ABSORBER LAYERS FOR SOLAR CELLSOnyekachi M Nwakanma, Arturo Morales Acevedo, Velumani Subramaniam. Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico City, *, Mexico



Consequence on Optical Properties of ZnS Thin-Film Deposited by RF Magnetron Sputtering with Varying Substrate TemperaturesAshoke Kumar Sen Gupta1, E.M.K.Ikball Ahamed1, Muhammad Quamruzzaman1, Mahmud Abdul Matin1, Kazi Sajedur Rahaman2, Nowshad Amin2. 1Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Chittagong, *, Bangladesh2Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kajang,Selangor, *, Malaysia



Innovative fabrication of low-cost kesterite solar cells for distributed energy applicationsXinya Xu1, Yongtao Qu1, Martial Duchamp2, Utkur Mirsaidov3, Stephen Campbell1, Vincent Barrioz1, Guillaume Zoppi1, Neil Beattie1. 1Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, *, United Kingdom2School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, *, Singapore3Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, *, Singapore



Open-circuit Voltage Exceeding 840 mV for All-Sputtered CdS/CdTe DevicesEbin Bastola, Adam B Phillips, Niraj Shrestha, Manoj K Jamarkattel, Rasha Awni, Yanfa Yan, Michael J Heben, Randy J Ellingson. Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization (PVIC), Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, United States


Chair/Organizer: Shengzhong (Frank) Liu, Wolfgang Tress, Seigo Ito
Poster Hall 2


Numerical Analysis of Pb-free Perovskite Absorber Materials: Prospects and ChallengesShubhra Bansal, Curtis Walkon, Rubaiya Murshed. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, United States


Analysis of the hysteresis effect in Perovskite solar cells for the traditional and inverted architecturesEn-Wen Chang1, Jun-Yu Huang1, Yuh-Renn Wu1,2. 1Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronic, National Taiwan University, Taipei, *, Taiwan2Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research laboratories, ITRI, Hsinchu, *, Taiwan


Optical and Electrical Properties of Plasmonic Electrodes for Inverted Fabrication of Organic Semiconductor DevicesZhongkai Cheng1, Deirdre O'Carroll1,2. 1Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, United States2Material Science and Engineering Department, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, United States


Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells Exploiting Evaporated NiO Hole Transport Layers with Solely (111) Crystal OrientationJie Ge, Roland Scheer. Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle, *, Germany


Effect of 2D Capping Layer on Optical Properties of 3D Methylammonium Lead Iodide PerovskitesPivini Gunasekara, Galhenage Sewvandi. University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, *, Sri Lanka


Bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic devices containing silicon phthalocyanine as a non-fullerene electron acceptorKayden L. C. Kaller, Trevor J. Coathup, Trevor M. Grant, Christopher E. Valdivia, Benoît H. Lessard, Karin Hinzer. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada


Substrate Dependent Effects on the Growth of Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskites Via Close Space Vapor TransportAustin G. Kuba1,2, Alexander J. Harding1,2, Brian E. McCandless1, Kevin D. Dobson1, Ujjwal K. Das1, Bababtunde A. Ogunnaike3, William N. Shafarman1,2. 1Institute of Energy Conversion, Newark, DE, United States2University of Delaware Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Newark, DE, United States3University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Newark, DE, United States


Performance evaluation of lead-free perovskite solar cell with different Hole/Electron transport materialsAnisha Pathania, Rahul Pandey, Jaya Madan, Rajnish Sharma. VLSI Centre of Excellence, Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab, *, India


Optical Modeling of MAPbBr3 Perovskite Intermediate Band Solar Cells(IBSCs) with Quantum DotsOla Raswhan, Garrett Sutton , Saeed AlMishal . Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA, United States


High Efficiency CsPbI3 Perovskite Solar CellsYong Wang, Taiyang Zhang, Yixin Zhao. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, *, China


Efficient lead-free perovskite solar cells enabled by polymer induced trap passivation for FASnI3 layerWenzhan Xu1, Yu Gao2, Fang He3, Guodan Wei4, Feiyu Kang5, Feiyu Kang6. 1Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, *, China2Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, *, China3Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, *, China4Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, *, China5Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, *, China6Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, *, China


Poster Hall 3


Defining Performance Factors to Design Non-Planar Photovoltaic Interconnection SchemeLance G. Alpuerto1, Robert S. Balog1,2. 1Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States2Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, *, Qatar


Methodology for Designing Optimal Connection Scheme for Applications of Non-Planar PhotovoltaicsLance G. Alpuerto1, Robert S. Balog1,2. 1Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States2Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, *, Qatar


Investigation of the Thermal Gradient Impact on Non-Planar PhotovoltaicsLance G. Alpuerto1, Robert S. Balog1,2. 1Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States2Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, *, Qatar


Spray coating equipment in open atmosphere by assisted thermal heating.Juan Camilo Chinchilla, Mikel Fernando Hurtado, Sara Valentina Cabrera. Central University, Bogota, *, Columbia


Comparative Discussion of Active and Passive Cooling of PV Modules - Are We Doing It Right?Pearlyn J. Y. Chua1, Stephen E. R. Tay1,2. 1Department of Building, National University of Singapore, Singapore, *, Singapore2Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore, Singapore, *, Singapore


AMPERE: a succesful project to regain European PV manufacture competitivenessClaudio Colletti1, Cosimo Gerardi1, Benjamin Strahm2, Andre Richter3, Delfina Munoz4, Massimo Izzi5, Jacques Levrat6, Christophe Ballif7, Oyvind Nielsen8, Brian Hartlin9, Bernhard Melzer10, Miklos Tallian11, Salvatore Lombardo12, Marco Balucani13, Jochen Rentsch14. 1ENEL Green Power, Catania, *, Italy2MBR-Meyer Burger Research , Hauterive, *, Switzerland3MBS-Meyer Burger, Gwatt (Thun), *, Switzerland4CEA-LITEN, Institut National de l’Energie Solaire (INES), Le Bourget du Lac, *, France5ENEA Research Center , Roma, *, Italy6CSEM, PV-center, Neuchâtel, *, Switzerland7EPFL, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Neuchâtel, *, Switzerland8Norway NorSun AS, Oslo, *, Norway9ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT LIMITED, London, *, United Kingdom10J&R-Jonas & Redmann Automationstechnik GmbH, Berlin, *, Germany11SEMILAB FELVEZETO FIZIKAI LABORATORIUM RESZVENYTARSASAG, Budapest, *, Hungary12CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE, Catania, *, Italy13RISE TECHNOLOGY SRL, San Martino di Lupari (PD), *, Italy14FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., Freiburg, *, Germany


Techno-Economic Assessment of an Integrated PV System Using Innovative Sizing Tool for Educational Building (Case Study)MohamedM Hammad1, Ahmed Obayda2, Abdalla Ramadan3, Ibrahem M Mahmoud4, Tarek S Abdelsalam5. 1Energy and Environmental Engineering , Elshrouk, *, Egypt2Energy and Environmental Engineering , Elshrouk, *, Egypt3Energy and Environmental Engineering , Elshrouk, *, Egypt4Energy and Environmental Engineering , Elshrouk, *, Egypt5Energy and Environmental Engineering , Elshrouk, *, Egypt


Role of Cloud Movement in Generation of Anomalous Data in SCADA Systems of PV Power PlantsRuchita D. Korgaonkar, Subhasree Mondal, Hemant K. Singh, Anil Kottantharayil, Juzer M. Vasi, Narendra Shiradkar. National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, *, India


Impact of Air Mass on Energy Yield Calculation for Bifacial Silicon Heterojunction Photovoltaic Modules in High-Latitude ConditionsMandy R. Lewis1,2, Annie C. Russell1, Christopher E. Valdivia1, Joan E. Haysom1,3, Mariana I. Bertoni2, Karin Hinzer1. 1SUNLAB, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada2DEfECT Lab, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States3J. L. Richards & Associates Ltd., Ottawa, ON, Canada


Accelerated Test for Light-Weight Photovoltaic Module EncapsulantsYuyu Liu1, Peichen Yu1, Anupam Mukherjee1, Hsinlung Wu1, Yutai Li2, Chofan Hsieh2. 1National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu City, *, Taiwan2Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu City, *, Taiwan


Photovoltaic Testing for Energy Yield Predictions with Sensitivity to Spectral ShiftsErin E Looney1, Zhe Liu1, Andrej Classen2, Tonio Buonassisi1, Ian Marius Peters2. 1Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States2HI-ERN Forschungszentrum, Erlangen, *, Germany


A Tropical Case Study Quantifying Solar Irradiance Collected on a Car Roof for Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics Towards Low-Carbon CitiesCheryl W. X. Ng1, Ji Zhang2, Stephen E. R. Tay1,2. 1Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore, *, Singapore2Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore, Singapore, *, Singapore


Demonstration of energy yield gain from angular effect of DSM anti-reflective coatingsPeter Pasmans1, Nicoleta Voicu1, Antonin Faes2, Giovanni Bellenda3, Mauro Caccivio3, Brian Custodio4, Frédéric Dross5. 1DSM Advanced Solar, Geleen, *, Netherlands2CSEM PV-Center, Neuchâtel, *, Switzerland3SUPSI, Canobbio, *, Switzerland4Enertis Solar, San Fransisco, CA, United States5DSM Innovation, Parsippany, NJ, United States


Annual bifacial parameters and relative merits of 1- and 2-high portrait tracking systemsKendra Passow1, Kyumin Lee1, Lucas Creasy1, Jon Sharp1, John Nagyvary1, Keith R McIntosh2, Malcom D Abbot2, Ben A Sudbury2, Jim Crimmins3, Daniel Zirzow3. 1Array Technologies Inc, Albuquerque, NM, United States2PV Lighthouse, Coledale, *, Australia3CFV Labs, Albuquerque, NM, United States


Performance and Reliability of Thermally Conductive Backsheets (TCB)Ashwini Pavgi, Jaewon Oh, Sai Tatapudi, Govindasamy Tamizhmani. Arizona State University Photovoltaic Reliability Laboratory (ASU-PRL), Mesa, AZ, United States


Impacts of photovoltaic shading devices on energy generation and cooling demandAnna Carolina Peres, Rodrigo Calili, Daniel Louzada. Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, *, Brazil


State Space Transient Model for Photovoltaic Module Temperature EstimationFaizatuzzahrah Rahmaniah1, Wen Zhang1, Stephen E. R. Tay1, 2. 1Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore, *, Singapore2Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore, Singapore, *, Singapore


Improvements to the IEC 61853 matrix energy rating methodology, validated with the NREL datasetSteve Ransome. Steve Ransome Consulting Limited, Kingston Upon Thames, *, United Kingdom


Angular efficiency of solar panels: how nanotextured anti-reflection surfaces improve annual energy outputNasim Sahraei, Fabien Dauzou, Siamak Kashi, Calvin Cheng. Edgehog Advanced Technologies Inc., MONTREAL, QC, Canada


Performance Analysis of BDRF based Reflectors, MFOT and Fixed Tilt PVLakshmi Santhanam, Balaji L Bangolae, Deepika Gopal. Renkube Private Limited, Bangalore, *, India


Outdoor performance of a Plasmonic Luminescent Solar ConcentratorArunima Sethi, Anita Ortega, Subhash Chandra, Sarah McCormack. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, *, Ireland


Solar Energy Simulation of Bifacial Panels for Performance OptimisationErnest Sng1,2, Sai Wei Chua1, Scott Roy1, Idris Lim1. 1University of Glasgow, Glasgow, *, United Kingdom2REC Solar Pte Ltd, singapore, *, Singapore


Potential of agrivoltaic systems in Europe: a case study with winter wheatBrecht Willockx, Bert Herteleer, Jan Cappelle. Departement Elektrotechniek (ESAT), KU Leuven, Ghent, *, Belgium


Design of concentrator multijunction solar modules for UV-LED disinfection of water in off-the-grid areasBernice Mae F. Yu Jeco1,2, Achilles E. Espaldon3,4, Tomoyasu Sado1, Kentaroh Watanabe5, Kumiko Oguma1,3,5, Yoshitaka Okada3,5. 1The University of Tokyo, Department of Urban Engineering, Tokyo, *, Japan2University of San Agustin, College of Technology, Electronics Engineering Department, Iloilo, *, Philippines3The University of Tokyo, Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Tokyo, *, Japan4University of San Agustin, College of Technology, Chemical Engineering Department, Iloilo, *, Philippines5The University of Tokyo, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Tokyo, *, Japan


Chair/Organizer: Eszter Voroshazi, Frederic Dross, John Wohlgemuth
Poster Hall 4


Fourier Transform and Short-Time Fourier Transform Decomposition for Photovoltaic Arc Fault DetectionRahul Balamurugan, Fatima Al-Janahi, Oumaima Bouhali, Sawsan Shukri , Kais Abdulmawjood, Robert S. Balog. Texas A&M University at Qatar , Doha, *, Qatar


Characterization of Polyolefin Elastomer Encapsulant used for the Crystalline Si-based PV Module LaminationBaloji Adothu, Sudhanshu Mallick. Met. Eng. and Mat. Sci., and NCPRE, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, *, India


Employing Fracture Statistics to Track Cell Reliability Through Module FabricationNIck Bosco1, Roger French2, Jennifer Carter2, Jiqi Liu2. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States2Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States


Modeling of Leakage Currents in c-Si PV Modules and Investigation of their Arrhenius BehaviorAnagha E R1, Deepthi Pratti2, Narendra Shiradkar1,2, S V Kulkarni2. 1National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, *, India2Department of Electrical Engineering,Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, *, India


The Impact of Cracked Solar Cells on Solar Panel Energy DeliveryAndrew M. Gabor1, Eric J. Schneller2, Michael W. Rowell3, Hubert Seigneur2, Dylan Colvin2, Kristopher O. Davis2. 1BrightSpot Automation LLC, Westford, MA, United States2Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL, United States3D2Solar, San Jose, CA, United States


Systematic causes of problems in operation of PV systemRalph Gottschalg1,2, Matthias Ebert1, Sebastian Dittmann1,2, Bengt Jaeckel1. 1Fraunhofer Center für Silicon Photovoltaics (CSP), Halle (Saale), *, Germany2Anahlt University, Koethen (Anahlt), *, Germany


Numerical Study of Silicon PV Module for Reliability-enhanced Design under Thermal CyclingChangwoon Han, Seungil Park. SUNY Korea, Incheon, *, South Korea


Proposal of Open Failure BPD Diagnosis in PVS and Shade Data Generation MethodShuto Koyama1, Ikuo Nanno2, Kunpei Yamamoto1, Toshiyuki Hamada3, Shinichiro Oke4, Norio Ishikura5, Masayuki Fujii6. 1Advanced Course of Production Systems Enngineering National Institute of Technology, Ube College, ube, *, Japan2Dept. of Mechnical Engineering National Institute of Technology, Ube College, ube, *, Japan3Dept. of Electrical Engineering National Institute of Technology, Ube College, ube, *, Japan4Dept. of Integrated Science and Technology National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College, Tsuyama, *, Japan5Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering National Institute of Technology, Yonago College, Yonago, *, Japan6 Electronic Mechanical Engineering Dept. National Institute of Technology, Oshima College, Suo-Oshima, *, Japan


Quantitative Moisture Mapping to Determine Local Impacts on Module DurabilityRishi E Kumar1, Guillaume von Gastrow1, Nicholas Theut2, April M. Jeffries2, Mariana I. Bertoni2, David P. Fenning1. 1University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States2Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States


Mechanistic Insights to Degradation of PERC Minimodules with Differentiated Packaging Materials & Module ArchitecturesJiQi Liu1, Sameera Nalin Venkat1, Jennifer Cater1, Nick S. Bosco2, JianFang Dai3, Jean-Nicolas Jaubert4, L. S. Bruckman1, J. L. Braid1, Roger H. French1. 1Solar Durability and Lifetime Extension Center, Cleveland, OH, United States2The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States3Cybrid Technologies Inc., Suzhou, *, China4Canadian Solar Inc., Suzhou, *, China


Instrumented Modules for Mechanical Environment Characterization and Simulation Model ValidationAshley Maes1, James Hartley1, Mike Rowell2, Charles Robinson1, Tariq Khraishi3. 1Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States2D2Solar LLC, San Jose, CA, United States3University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States


Advances in Coring Procedures of Silicon Photovoltaic ModulesHelio R. Moutinho, Bobby To, Dana B. Sulas-Kern, C.-S. Jiang, Mowafak M. Al-Jassim, Steve Johnston. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States


Estimation of Lifetime of a Photovoltaic Module considering a Mission ProfileKaran Rane, Narendra Shiradkar. Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Powai, *, India


Finite Element Analysis Model of a PV Junction Box for Thermal AssessmentKaran Rane1, Navni Verma2, Ardeshir Contractor2, Narendra Shiradkar1. 1National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, *, India2Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus (OH), OH, United States


New Corrosion Mechanism Observed at Ag/Al Metallization of n-type Bifacial Solar CellsTaeko Semba. NAMICS Corporation, Niigata, *, Japan


Modeling Time to Failure in Potential-Induced Degradation of Silicon Solar Modules based on Quantitative Sodium KineticsGuillaume von Gastrow1, Erick Martinez Loran1, Jacob Clenney2, Rico Meier2, Jorge Ochoa Bueno2, Mariana I. Bertoni2, David P. Fenning1. 1University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States2Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States


Comparative study of leakage current for PID-affected and PID-free crystalline silicon solar moduleJin Yang, Xianxu Jin, Zhonghe Wang, He Wang, Hong Yang. School of Science Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, *, China


Investigation on Ideality Factor of PID-free and PID-affected Crystalline Silicon Solar Module under Different IrradiancesTianrun Yang1, Xianxu Jin2. 1University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, *, United Kingdom2Xi’an  Jiaotong University, Xi'an, *, China


Poster Hall 5


Method for Quantifying Value of Storage Toward Reaching 100% Renewable ElectricityRhonda F. Bailey1, Pedro A. Sanchez Perez2, Zabir Mahmud2, Sarah Kurtz2. 1RB RE Consulting LLC, San Ramon, CA, United States2University of California Merced, Merced, CA, United States


Evaluation of Photovoltaic Inverters Under Balanced and Unbalanced Voltage Phase Angle Jump ConditionsRachid Darbali-Zamora1, Jay Johnson1, Matthew J. Reno1, Nicholas S. Gurule1, Nayeem Ninad2, Estefan Apablaza-Arancibi2. 1Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States2CanmetENERGY, Quebec, *, Canada


Temperature Effects on DC Cable Voltage Drop in Utility Scale Rooftop Solar PV Plant Based on Empirical ModelAlpesh Desai, Vansh Pandya, Indrajit Mukhopadhyay, Abhijit Ray. Department of Solar Energy, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, *, India


Performance Analysis of String and Central Inverter based Ideally Designed Utility scale Solar PV PlantAlpesh Desai, Indrajit Mukhopadhyay, Abhijit Ray. Department of Solar Energy, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, *, India


Annual performance of Multiple MPPT based String Inverter under Partial Shadowing: Observations at Utility scale Solar PV PlantsAlpesh Desai, Vatsal Shah, Indrajit Mukhopadhyay, Abhijit Ray. Department of Solar Energy, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, *, India


Performance and Compliance Evaluation of a Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Testbench to Perform the IEEE P1547.1 Unintentional Islanding Tests for Power InvertersEdgardo Desarden-Carrero1, Rachid Darbali-Zamora2, Nicholas S. Gurule2, Erick E. Aponte-Bezares1, Sigifredo Gonzalez2. 1University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR, Puerto Rico2Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States


Impacts of Control Set-Points on Battery Energy Storage Performance for Peak Shaving ApplicationMichael Emmanuel, Akshay Jain, Richard Bryce, Aadil Latif, Shibani Ghosh, Adarsh Nagarajan. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States


Photovoltaic Distributed Generation Use to Reduce Technical Losses in Areas with Overloaded FeedersR L G Freitas, R F Calili, D R Louzada, S L Braga. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, *, Brazil


Parameter optimization of operation strategy based on PSO for a Renewable Energy MicrogridLi-dong Guo1,2, Zi-long Yang2, Yi-bo Wang2, Hong-hua Xu2, Wei Xiao3,4, Long Cheng 5,6. 1University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, beijing, *, China2China Academy of Science Institute of Electrical Engineering , beijing, *, China3Anhui University of Science and Technology, huainan, *, China4Guohua Energy Investment Co., Ltd, beijing, *, China5Locomotive & Car Research Institute, China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Limited, beijing, *, China6Beijing Zongheng Electro-Mechanical Technology Co., Ltd, beijing, *, China


Fault Characteristics of Schottky Barrier Diode used as Bypass Diode in Photovoltaic Module against Repetitive SurgesToshiyuki Hamada1, Kenta Nakamoto2, Ikuo Nanno1, Norio Ishikura3, Shinichiro Oke4, Masayuki Fujii5. 1National Institute of Technology, Ube College, Ube, *, Japan2University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, *, Japan3National Institute of Technology, Yonago Collerge, Yonago, *, Japan4National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College, Tsuyama, *, Japan5National Institute of Technology, Oshima College, Suo-Oshima, *, Japan


Method to Interface Grid-Forming Inverters into Power Hardware in the Loop SetupsJavier Hernandez-Alvidrez, Nicholas Gurule, Matthew Reno, Jack Flicker, Adam Summers, Abraham Ellis. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States


The Value of Energy Storage as Non-Wires Alternative for PV Integration and Stacked ServicesSuma Jothibasu, Jouni Peppanen, Ramakrishnan Ravikumar, Arindam Maitra. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, United States


Probabilistic Analysis of PV Curtailment Impact on Distribution Circuit Hosting CapacitySalman Kahrobaee. Southern California Edison, Westminster, CA, United States


Adaptive Step Size Incremental Conductance Based Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)Eungkyun Kim, Morgan A Warner, Indranil Bhattacharya. Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, United States


Diesel + solar for on-grid applicationsGeoffrey Kinsey. Zuva Energy, Bel Air, MD, United States


Correlation of grid-frequency, electricity prices, share of renewables and CO2-contents in the German electricity grid to enable inexpensive triggering of Demand-Side-ManagementStefan Krauter, Lin Zhang. Paderborn University, Paderborn, *, Germany


Strategic Placement and Creation of Microgrids using Nighttime ImageryMelvin Lugo-Alvarez1, Robert Broderick2, Eduardo I. Ortiz-Rivera3. 1University of California San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, San Diego, CA, United States2Renewable Energy and Distributed Systems Integration Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States3University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering , Mayaguez, PR, United States


Impact of Aggregated PV on Subsynchronous Torsional InteractionRasel Mahmud, Andy Hoke, Jonathan White. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States


AREA 10: Power Electronics and Grid Integration Energy Production by Solar Tracking/ Anti-tracking Combined with Wind TurbineSam Mil'shtein1, Dhawal Asthana1, Jeff Scheminger2, Samuel Hummer2. 1UMass, Lowell, MA, United States2UMass , Lowell, MA, United States3Nashoba High Tech, Westford, MA, United States4Nashoba High Tech, Westford, MA, United States


Operation Design of PV System in PPA Model with PV Output ForecastKodai Motohashi, Shinji Wakao. Waseda University, Tokyo, *, Japan


Integrated Solar PV-Battery and Micro-Hydro Based Low-Voltage Autonomous DC Microgrid for Rural ElectrificationShrishell Muchande 1, Sushil Thale1, Rupesh Wandhare2. 1Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, *, India2Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Kandi, Telangana, *, India


Planning and Optimization of a Small-Scale Hybrid Microgrid in a Northern CommunityAlexandre Nassif1, Hesam Yazdanpanahi1, Matthew Wright1, Ming Dong2. 1ATCO, Edmonton, AB, Canada2AESO, Calgary, AB, Canada


Detection of Feeder Open Phase Events Using Smart InvertersXiaojie Shi, Tom Key, Wenzong Wang, Aminul Huque. Electric Power Research Institute, Knoxville, TN, United States


The developing need for AI and Machine Learning to optimize PV system performance with smart system controlAndy Skumanich1, Manoochehr Ghiassi2, Paula Mints3. 1SolarVision Co, Los Gatos, CA, United States2Santa Clara Univ, Santa Clara, CA, United States3SPV, San Jose, CA, United States


Comparisons of Algorithms for End-of-Life Detection of Lead-Acid Batteries Used in Off-Grid PV SystemSandra Maria Campanholi Tome 1, Vitor Torquato Arioli1, Maria de Fátima N. C. Rosolem1, Thiago Chiachio Nascimento1, Gisele Pires da Silva Oliveira1, Cesar Sobral Vieira2. 1FUNDAÇÃO CPqD – CENTRO DE PESQUISA E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM TELECOMUNICAÇÕES, Campinas, *, Brazil2Guascor do Brasil, São Paulo, *, Brazil


Design of a PV fed Hybrid DC Bus Power Supply with the High Voltage Ride Through CapabilityRupesh G Wandhare1, Vrishabh Randive1, Sushil Thale2. 1Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Sangareddy, *, India2Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Mumbai, *, India

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