Dear Bifacial Friends, I’m honoured to welcome you to the 2019 Bifacial PV Workshop in the Netherlands!

Large scale bifacial PV power plants are already operating since a few years in Asia. We learned in the 5th BifiPV Workshop in Denver that bifacial is about to break through in the USA too. But what about the less sunny regions of the world?

Two years ago, Tempress opened its 400 kWp solar power plant in the Netherlands, demonstrating that bifacial PV also makes sense in a temperate, maritime climate. Last year, Next2Sun opened a 2-MW bifacial, vertical power plant in Germany. And this month saw the grid connection of a 11.75 MWp bifacial solar power plant in the Netherlands by Unisun and Jolywood.

The 6th bifacial workshop, hosted by ECN.TNO in the Netherlands, will update you on the latest developments in the field of bifacial PV. We’re scheduling a programme ranging from solar cell technology to bankability, from performance modelling to module manufacturing and system installation to characterisation and reliability. There will be ample time for interaction with the speakers during the sessions. The informal character of the workshop allows for plenty discussions and meetings during the breaks.

Sunny wishes and best regards,
Bas 
Van Aken, ECN.TNO – Solar Energy