Stability and Performance of Photovoltaic
(STAPP) Workshop
29th January 2015 – London


10:00 Registration (coffee and tea available)
10:30 Bikash Pal Welcome
10:40 Ralph Gottschalg Setting the Scene
11:00 Morning Session System Overview
Nicola Pearsall
(Northumbria University)
Mapping PV potential
Bikash Pal
(Imperial College London)
Optimisation  of network voltage control for effective integration of PV
Ghanim Putrus
(Northumbria University)
Grid integration – optimised energy yield and cost of ownership
David Infield
(Strathclyde University)
Maximum power point tracking non-ideal IV characteristics
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Early afternoon Module characterisation
Tom Betts
(CREST – Loughborough University)
Comparability of I-V measurements (quality assurance for power measurements)
Pablo Ruiz
(Wolfson School -Loughborough University)
Measurement of mechanical effects of moisture in EVA using non-contact methods.
Martin Bliss
(CREST – Loughborough University)
Spatial and spectral characterisation of PV modules
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Late afternoon Aging and stresses
Jiang Zhu
(CREST – Loughborough University)
Accelerated ageing of PV modules
Ian Ashcroft
(University of Nottingham)
Investigating the durability of the encapsulant layer through experiment and modelling
Ralph Gottschalg
(CREST – Loughborough University)
Lessons learnt
16:40 Panel Discussion
17:00 Close of workshop