pv magazine works with our partners to organise webinars that are thematically oriented and do not serve the purpose of sales. We are open to all manufacturers and understand ourselves as a neutral platform where market players enter into dialogue. We look forward to your participation and critical feedback.

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Upcoming Webinars

Defeating the rust – How steel substructures defy danger

Hot-dip galvanized steel promises improved robustness and durability. Nevertheless, there are shocking findings from photovoltaic mounting systems. Steel posts rammed into the damp earth only a few years ago have shown signs of heavy corrosion underground, compromising the stability of the entire installation. Both wrong material selection and incorrect grounding are the culprits of this expensive mistake. In this webinar we will look into real cases, clarify which mistakes have been made in the past and look at how they can be avoided in the future.

Cracking the case: quantifying the impact of cell cracking

Whether microscopic or visible to the eye, cracked PV cells can impact module power output, and worsen over time. But to what extent do they undermine system-level power output and is it possible to effectively mitigate cell cracking in all cases and conditions?
During this pv magazine webinar, in partnership with First Solar, we will investigate the extent to which cracked cells impact on power output, and what are the predominate causes of such cracking.

Supersize PV – how bigger blocks with advanced power conversion topology can improve plant economics

The utility-scale solar marketplace is in stiff competition, and projects must get more optimized and efficient. Last year saw the first announcements of projects prompting a below $0.02/kWh bid. To be able to compete, high power density long lasting and serviceable products with high efficiency are indispensable targets supporting market price needs. Join our webinar to understand the technical aspects that are enabling the positive impact on Capex, Opex and reliable plant performance.

Overcoming design challenges in commercial PV

As commercial PV is becoming more competitive, it’s critical to improve business efficiency, close more deals, and increase ASPs (average selling price). However, there are numerous challenges in commercial PV systems that can make the design and planning process complicated. With innovative and easy-to-use design and simulation tools, installers can become more efficient in the sales, planning, and design process. Join this webinar to learn how to overcome some of the top challenges in the design of commercial PV systems.

Previous Webinars

View-factor vs. ray tracing – which bifacial modelling techniques should you use?

Our webinar partner, Soltec, has logged in 12 months of testing in its Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center and will share some of the key findings in this webinar. Aside from news about AC/DC-ratio practices, also joining the webinar is NREL’s Bifacial PV Analyst, Silvana Ayala, who will provide her insights into the two methodologies to calculate rear-side irradiance.

High or low tilt angles for single-axis trackers in extreme winds – a different approach

Ensuring the stability of solar tracking systems and modules during wind events is one of the top concerns of solar site owners, project developers, and EPC contractors. A poorly designed single-axis tracker can result in damage to solar trackers and modules, leading to costly downtime, insurance claims. Our webinar partner Array Technologies will detail its passive wind mitigation system, which allows individual rows to assume a 52° tilt position if winds pick up.

Can a tracker be as stable as a fixed tilt?

Trackers offer yield improvements of up to 20% depending on the location of the site. Dynamic wind loads can self-excite in result in failure modes like torsional galloping, flutter, or vortex lock-in. Reports of destroyed solar plants have made their way into the mainstream media even. There are solutions to this problem, and our webinar partner mounting-structure manufacturer Schletter has brought to the market a novel approach, its new single-axis tracker.

Hybrid inverters – the new trend in residential solar+storage?

The Gen24 Plus is a hybrid inverter or DC coupled system. Such inverters allow multiple energy flows into the battery and the household at the same time. The clue; such a system setup does not require an extra battery inverter.

Optimizing bifacial gain and balancing investment costs

There is a difference between maximizing bifacial gain, and cost effectively optimizing a bifacial pv system, which means balancing increased investment costs and energy yield payback. It’s often claimed that bifacial technology can deliver energy yield gains of 20% or more, but where is the line between this potential and the added investment cost required for bifacial optimizations? In the first part of this upcoming webinar, Bruno Wittmer, chief development engineer at PVSyst, will show us how bifacial gain can be maximized through insight gained from system simulations in PVSyst.

Greenwashing vs. verifiable sustainability: What’s the difference?

How green is PV? And why does it matter?

Performance modeling for accurate energy output and yield prediction of bifacial PV systems

Today Bifacial PV is becoming mainstream with capacity available at GW scale and corresponding utility scale projects globally, as the deployment of bifacial PV technology has proven to be the most effective solution to reduce the LCOE and increase the IRR of PV systems. Join our webinar to understand the impact of bifacial modules on the LCOE of the project, including calculating the higher energy generation level for different environmental conditions and installation setup.

Saving time and money – full control over your asset

This webinar will provide a deep dive into the functions of the O&M monitoring software of Gantner Instruments Environmental Solutions. Experience a live demonstration of the software on a real-world plant and ask your questions about best practices.

Le nuove tecnologie fotovoltaiche bifacciali nel mercato fotovoltaico italiano

il webinar fornirà un’introduzione alla tecnologia bifacciale con riferimento ai moduli ad alta efficienza e alle ultime innovazioni tecnologiche, permettendo allo stesso tempo di conoscere tutti i dettagli e il potenziale dei moduli bifacciali Swan di Jinko attraverso esempi specifici e illustrazioni grafiche. In particolare, verrà illustrato come e quanto i moduli bifacciali possano incrementare il rendimento delle installazioni fotovoltaiche, assicurando così un maggiore ritorno economico.

LeTID and the future of module degradation testing – control for defects to deliver lower LCOE

Light and elevated temperature induced degradation (LeTID) is a pain for investors and EPCs. In this webinar, Q CELLS will openly demonstrate how it ensures that the modules that it produces are LeTID free. The company pioneered research and investigation into this effect several years ago.

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