This Summer School is intended for PhD candidates, PostDocs, researchers, and engineers; in general for anyone who holds a MSc degree. It will start on Sunday, the 7th of July 2019, and it will end on Sunday, the 14th of July 2019. PVSSS 2019 features: 

  • On Sunday, 7th of July, check-in (from 14:00) and a welcome drink / dinner (from 18:00)
  • On Monday, 8th of July, at 13:30, a stimulating opening session given by prof. dr. John Schmitz (Dean EEMCS faculty at TUDelft) 
  • From Monday, 8th of July, to Saturday, 13th of July
    • Fourteen 45-min long lectures (~10.5 hours of theory), given by experts in solar energy from both TU Delft and other (international) universities or R&D centres;
    • Eight 2.5-hours long practical sessions and 1-hour long workshop on EV charging (21 hours of hands-on), hosted in our PV Laboratory;
  • On Wednesday afternoon/evening, 10th of July
  • On Saturday, 13th of July, a closing dinner
  • On Sunday, 14th of July, check-out. 


The lectures cover current hot topics in PV Systems:

  • L1     -    Prof. dr. M. Zeman (TU Delft, NL): Future solar-powered electrical energy systems
  • L2     -    Dr. M. Korevaar (Kipp en Zonen, NL): Accurate measurement of irradiance
  • L3     -    Dr. O. Isabella (TU Delft, NL): Advanced horicatching
  • L4     -    Prof. dr. J. Poortmans (IMEC, BE): Status of c-Si PV technology
  • L5     -    Dr. Eszter Voroshazi (IMEC, BE): Innovations in PV modules technology
  • L6     -    Prof. dr. Marko Topič (University of Ljubljana, SL): From PV modules monitoring to energy yield forecast
  • L7     -    Prof. dr. A. W. Weeber (TU Delft, NL): Status of thin-film PV technology and multi-junction devices
  • L8     -    Dr. Radovan Kopecek (ISC K, DE): The evolution of bifacial revolution
  • L9     -    Prof. dr. P. Bauer (TU Delft, NL): Power electronics and microgrids
  • L10   -    Dr. G. R. Chandra Mouli (TU Delft, NL): Electric vehicles charging from solar energy 
  • L11   -    Prof. dr. P. Palensky (TU Delft, NL): Impact of renewable energy systems on digitized society 
  • L12   -    Prof. dr. T. Klein (TU Delft, NL): Façade integration of PV systems
  • L13   -    Mr. T. Reijenga (Bear-ID, NL): BIPV in Urban Landscape
  • L14   -    Mr. P. Jongbloed (NEN, NL): Norms and regulations related to PV systems

 The practical sessions will focus on the following topics: 

  • PV1   -   Discover and measure properties of light
  • PV2   -   Build your EQE setup and measure spectral response of real devices
  • PV3   -   Characterize commercially-available PV modules (JV and EL)
  • PV4   -   Understand the charging cycle of batteries and justify the use of charge controller
  • PV5   -   Simulate a complete PV system from power electronics perspective
  • PV6   -   Fabricate and program your own maximum power point tracker
  • PV7   -   Use advanced CAD for modelling PV systems with non-free horizon
  • PV8   -   Mount a real 2 kWp grid-connected DC-coupled PV system with AC backup
  • PV9   -   Electric vehicle charging from solar energy

Click here to download the detailed programme.


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