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 3-4ct/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 Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), the International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz (ISC Konstanz), the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands part of TNO (ECN>TNO), the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Institute National Energy Solaire (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 Hanghzhou!
Your organisers –
Yan Wang (SERIS / chair)
Radovan Kopecek (ISC Konstanz / co-chair)
Bas van Aken (ECN>TNO)
Marylin Joanny (INES)
Chris Deline (NREL)
Josh Stein (SNL)
Hartmut Nussbaumer (ZHAW)