Photovoltaics (PV) is increasingly becoming the most important energy source for a clean and widespread energy supply. In 2018 alone, 109GWp of PV capacity was installed globally. Every country has now realized that PV is not only ecological, but becoming extremely economical, with an average levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) of around 4ct/kWh. (In some cases, PV can reach a LCOE of around 2ct/kWh.) Bifaciality is one of the most promising technologies for driving these costs even lower. Bifacial PV systems can sometimes see gains of more than 30% and, combined with tracking, the total electrical gain can be close to 50%, which will reduce LCOE to below 2ct/kWh.
The Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands part of TNO (ECN>TNO), the International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz (ISC Konstanz), the National Solar Energy, The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Institute (INES), and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), are proud to organise
The goal of this workshop is not only to review all existing technologies on the market, but also to set standards, to identify the market potential, and improve bankability of bifacial PV. We hope to see you at the workshop in Amstardam!
Your organisers –
Bas van Aken (ECN>TNO)
Radovan Kopecek and Joris Libal (ISC Konstanz)
Marylin Joanny (INES)
Chris Deline (NREL) and Josh Stein (SNL)
Hartmut Nussbaumer (ZHAW)