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6-7 November 2013
International Workshop on PV Reliability and New Business Models, Jeju (Korea)
About IEA PVPS
- The IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) is one of the collaborative R&D Agreements established within the IEA and, since its establishment in 1993, the PVPS participants have been conducting a variety of joint projects in the application of photovoltaic conversion of solar energy into electricity.
- The 28 PVPS members are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Copper Alliance, Denmark, EPIA, European Union, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, SEIA, SEPA, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
- How to participate?
- 14 November 2013 - The Survey Report of the USA is available now. More info.
- 22 October 2013 - Discover the 2013 Edition of the "Trends in Photovoltaic Applications" report. More info.
- 16 October 2013 - Presentations from EU-PVSEC workshops are online. More info.
- 14 October 2013 - The last report on hybrid PV systems for rural electrification is now available in the French language. More info.
- 10 October 2013 - The forecasting of PV electricity production is at the core of the last report of IEA PVPS. Discover the latest report from the grid integration task. More info.
- 9 October 2013 - Final agendas for the PVSEC-23 workshop in Taipei (Taiwan) and the "International Workshop on PV Reliability and New Business Models" in Jeju (Korea) are available. More info.
- 9 October 2013 - The Survey Report of Malaysia is available now. More info.
(New) Trends in Photovoltaic Applications - 2013 Edition
The new 2013 Edition of the IEA PVPS report Trends in Photovoltaic Applications is now available. This edition browses 20 years of PV installations in the IEA PVPS member countries and many others. Policies to support PV deployment, industry development and the integration of PV in the power sector are analyzed in depth in this report.
Visit the Trends page on this website and find the 18 editions of the report.
- FINAL TRENDS v1.02
- 2013/11/29, 4.2 MB, Gaëtan Masson
(New) Photovoltaic and Solar Forecasting Report
The field of solar and photovoltaic (PV) forecasting is rapidly evolving. The current report provides a snapshot of the state of the art of this dynamic research area, focusing on solar and PV forecasts for time horizons ranging from a few minutes ahead to several days ahead. Diverse resources are used to generate solar and PV forecasts, ranging from measured weather and PV system data to satellite and sky imagery observations of clouds, to numerical weather prediction (NWP) models which form the basis of modern weather forecasting.
The usefulness of these resources varies depending on the forecast horizon considered: very short‐term forecasts (0 to 6 hours ahead) perform best when they make use of measured data, while numerical weather prediction models become essential for forecast horizons beyond approximately six hours. The best approaches make use of both data and NWP models. Examples of this strategy include the use of NWP model outputs in stochastic learning models, or the use of measured data for post‐processing NWP models to correct systematic deviations between NWP model outputs and measured data. Benchmarking efforts have been conducted to compare the accuracy of various solar and PV forecast models against common datasets. Such benchmarking is critical to assessing forecast accuracy, since this accuracy depends on numerous factors, such as local climate, forecast horizon and whether forecasts apply to a single point or cover a wide geographic area. In the latter case, which is often the main interest of electric system operators, higher accuracies can be achieved since random errors at distant locations tend to be largely uncorrelated and to partially cancel out.
- Photovoltaics and Solar Forecasting State of Art Report T14 2013
- 2013/10/12, 1.5 MB, Pelland, Redmund, Kleissl, Oozeki, De Braban.
Rural Electrification with PV Hybrid Systems - 2013 (English / French)
- Rural Electrification for PV Hybrid Systems 2013
- With decreasing PV prices, PV / diesel hybrid minigrids attract significant attention from institutions in charge of rural electrification and donor agencies - to mitigate fuel price increases, deliver operating cost reductions, and offer higher service quality than traditional single-source generation systems. The combining of technologies provides interesting opportunities to overcome certain technical limitations.
Written by Gregoire LENA (IED), this publication aims to present the state of the art situation of PV / diesel hybrid systems for rural electrification and to highlight the main remaining issues – from the design, technical and implementation perspectives.
2013/07/11, 2.1 MB, Grégoire Lena - IED
- Mini-réseaux hybrides PV-diesel pour l'électrification rurale
- L’état des lieux de la technologie des systèmes hybrides PV-diesel destinés à l'électrification rurale est présenté et les principaux enjeux actuels – relatifs à la conception, aux aspects techniques et à la mise en oeuvre de ces systèmes – sont abordés et analysés. Des conseils sont formulés à destination des décideurs afin de favoriser une prise de décision éclairée en matière de systèmes photovoltaïques hybrides pour l'électrification rurale. Les spécificités des systèmes hybrides sont explicitées, les marchés et les paramètres technico-économiques pour la planification des projets sont décrits. Enfin, les questions liées à la durabilité des systèmes hybrides et à leur développement effectif sont examinées.
2013/10/13, 2.4 MB, Grégoire Lena
(New) National Survey Reports 2012
National Survey Reports detail the status of PV incentives, combined with market and industry development in 2012 in the IEA-PVPS countries. These NSR, together with the previous editions, can be found here.
These reports are used as a basis for the "Trends on PV application" publication.
Annual Report 2012
- Annual Report 2012
- IEA PVPS Annual Report 2012
2013/04/30, 3.2 MB, IEA PVPS
Snapshot of Global PV 1992-2012
- PVPS Report - A Snapshot of Global PV - 1992-2012
- Preliminary information from the IEA PVPS Programme
2013/05/06, 1.3 MB, Gaetan Masson
Pico Solar PV Systems for Remote Homes
- Pico Solar PV Systems for Remote Homes
- A new generation of small PV systems for lighting and communication
The concept of pico PV systems and their application in real-world circumstances are explained. The importance of understanding the dynamics of the demand side of this market is clearly elaborated, as are the nature and supply of the products, their economics, and experience with various business models. There are clear lessons for the roles that should be played by governments, donor bodies and others in the markets for pico PV products and services,
essentially as providers of appropriate institutional frameworks and information.
2013/05/21, 1.7 MB, Erik H. Lysen (IEA PVPS Task 9)
Energy from the Desert - 2013 Edition
- Energy from the desert
Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Power - State of the Art and Into the Future
2013/04/29, 9.7 MB, K. Komoto et al