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Algorithms for solar tracker optimization under adverse conditions

Optimizing solar production while ensuring safety and resilience requires powerful, intelligent tracking systems. This webinar will take a tour through the experience of a developer using solar tracking systems empowered by such algorithms, examine logic behind the trackers, and review the verification of optimization parameters.

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Algorithms for solar tracker optimization under adverse conditions

Optimizing solar production while ensuring safety and resilience requires powerful, intelligent tracking systems. Powered by algorithms, single-axis PV tracking systems can empower bankable, productive, and resilient systems. While protection algorithms are necessary to preserve systems, a delicate balance must be stuck between optimization and safety to make the most of a solar asset. This webinar will take a tour through the experience of a developer using solar tracking systems empowered by such algorithms, examine the logic behind the trackers, and review the verification of optimization parameters.

In this pv magazine Webinar, Emilio Marconell, director of operations at Powertis, will discuss how the developer has tried to maximize generation by analyzing current technology, including trackers, modules, inverters, algorithms, and design elements. Mireia Jimenez, product manager at Soltec, will guide us through the logic behind the Soltec solar tracker product, acquainting us with the novel implementation of the TeamTrack and Diffuse Booster technologies that boost power while minimizing impacts of high winds, hail, snow, and other adverse weather events.

The webinar will review the challenges onset by the aeroelastic effect of winds, and how Soltec trackers tackle these challenges with an intelligent, holistic approach. The presentation will examine how electronics improvements like the inclusion of a fully wireless system are required to manage systems faced by weather phenomena like cyclones, high wind, and electrical storms. Magnus Herz, project manager at TÜV Rheinland Solar, will walk us through how such products and services are certified to de-risk projects and ensure technologies are working as intended.

pv magazine Webinar content:

  • Getting to know Soltec algorithms to maximize performance of the PV plant
  • Understanding how a certifier measures these parameters
  • Which parameters are taken into account by a developer
  • Q&A

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Ryan Kennedy from pv magazine will be the moderator of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.

Speakers

Mireia Jimenez, Product manager, Soltec

Mireia has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development from Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). Joined Soltec in 2016 during the first Solteach Program. Then she has been a sales and project engineer for 3 years in USA. She was coordinating different departments activities for projects in North America. Currently, as Product Manager, Mireia is supporting Soltec expansion in this strategic market.

Magnus Herz, Project manager, TÜV Rheinland Solar

Magnus Herz graduated in renewable energies and works as project manager, researcher and developer in the solar team of TÜV Rheinland since 2010. In addition to his consulting work for international PV projects, he is involved in several R&D projects developing data-driven strategies to improve quality assurance and risk mitigation. As member of the international expert group PVPS Task 13 of the International Energy Agency (IEA), his focus is also on the standardization of failure categories and the evaluation of data analysis techniques.

Emilio Marconell, Director of operations, Powertis

Emilio Marconell has more than 20 years' experience in renewable energy. He specializes in generation optimization, development, due diligence and M&A of solar projects across Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa.

Moderators

Ryan Kennedy | Editor, pv magazine

Ryan joined pv magazine in 2021, bringing experience from a top residential solar installer, and a U.S.-based inverter manufacturer. He holds a degree in Management with a certification in Sustainable Business Practices from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is currently pursuing a Master of Energy and Environmental Management degree at the University of Connecticut.

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