Photovoltaic Power Plants

Our Services

We support our customers with a comprehensive quality assessment - from planning to the ongoing operation of a PV power plant.

Since 1990, Fraunhofer ISE has made important contributions to the quality control of photovoltaic power plants. We offer ongoing services in quality assurance from the planning phase through to power plant operation.

In projects carried out in cooperation with renowned international partners, we permanently are putting our many years of experience to test. Our leading scientific expertise and state-of-the-art equipment are a fundamental part of our service. We offer customized, continuous quality assurance for PV power plants of all sizes.

Our yield assessments lay the basis for a comprehensive evaluation of future power plants – also for novel technologies –  and provide information about the expected yield at each site. For our simulations we rely on our expertise in the field and make use of the data from component characterizations carried out in our laboratories, as well as our outdoor Solar TestField. An on-site analysis with visual inspections, thermographic images and actual yield measurements provide information about the system quality and assists in identifying faults.

After commissioning, we determine the actual performance ratio of the power plant with help of our precise environment and irradiation monitoring system. We compare the results with the values predicted in the yield assessment and are thus able to recognize potential deviations from optimal operation at an early stage.

Together with our industrial partners, we continuously develop specified monitoring solutions and improve our own PV simulation tool "Zenit" in public research projects.

Precise laboratory measurments form the basis for module benchmarking in the planning phase, for random sampling analyses during commissioning and for examinations during the operation. In our accredited calibration laboratory, we not only carry out measurements with a world-leading measurement precision of 1.1%, but we are also able to process large numbers of modules in a short amount of time.

  • Current-voltage measurement device
  • High resolution IR camera (also available with drone)
  • DaySy – Daylight System Luminescence
  • Reference cells

Selected Research Projects

 

IEA PVPS Task 13

Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems

 

PV2Go

Solar Potentials of German Traffic Routes

 

PV2Float

Technology development for floating PV power plants and their implementation for use on artificial waters

Contact

Christian Schill

Contact Press / Media

Christian Schill

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5378

Karolina Baltins

Contact Press / Media

Karolina Baltins

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5575

Anna Heimsath

Contact Press / Media

Anna Heimsath

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5944

Video, Brochure and Flyer: Photovoltaic Power Plants

 

Video: Quality Assurance for PV Power Plants

Brochure: Quality Assurance for PV Power Plants

Flyer: Solar TestField

Current Publications - Photovoltaic Power Plants:

Jahr
Year
Titel/Autor:in
Title/Author
Publikationstyp
Publication Type
2021 Solarstrom als Pfeiler des Energiewandels
Bett, A.W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 The Photovoltaics Renaissance - New Opportunities for a Key Enabler of the Clean Energy Transition
Bett, A.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Degradation Mechanisms and Partial Shading of Glass-backsheet and Double-Glass Photovoltaic Modules in Three Climate Zones Determined by Remote Monitoring of Time-series Current-voltage and Power Datastreams
Liu, J.; Wang, M.; Curran, A.J.; Schnabel, E.; Köhl, M.; Braid, J.L.; French, R.H.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Integrierte Photovoltaik - Aktive Flächen für die Energiewende
Wirth, H.; Vehse, M.; Rau, B.; Peibst, R.; Colsmann, A.; Stephan, A.; Lechner, P.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 Strom und Kartoffeln von der gleichen Fläche ernten
Farnung, B.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Long-Term Trends of In-Plane-Irradiance, Performance and Energy Yield for PV Systems
Müller, B.; Kiefer, K.
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Degradation in PV Power Plants: Theory and Practice
Kiefer, K.; Farnung, B.; Müller, B.; Reinartz, K.; Rauschen, I.; Klünter, C.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 Degradation bei PV Kraftwerken. Theorie und Praxis
Kiefer, K.; Farnung, B.; Müller, B.; Reinartz, K.; Rauschen, I.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 A Comparison of Two Models for the Separation of Direct and Diffuse Irradiance in Plane of Array
Guzman Razo, Dorian Esteban; Killinger, Sven; Müller, Björn; Wittwer, Christof
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 40 Jahre nach dem "Atlas über die Sonnenstrahlung in Europa". Umfang und Qualität Heutiger Einstrahlungsdatensätze
Reise, C.; Lorenz, E.; Müller, B.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 Data-Driven I-V Feature Extraction for Photovoltaic Modules
Ma, X.; Huang, W.H.; Schnabel, E.; Köhl, M.; Brynjarsdottir, J.; Braid, J.L.; French, R.H.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 First Results from a High Precision Indoor & Outdoor PV Module Monitoring Campaign
Reise, C.; Kräling, U.; Schnabel, E.; Kiefer, K.; Bohnert, U.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 Practical Comparison between View Factor Method and Ray-Tracing Method for Bifacial PV System Yield Prediciton
Kang, J.; Jang, J.; Reise, C.; Lee, K.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2018 Architektonisch anspruchsvolle, fassadenintegrierte Photovoltaik am ZÜBLIN-Gebäude Z3
Fath, K.; Eisenlohr, J.; Wilson, H.R.; Kuhn, T.
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 From Bifaciality to Yield: Different Bifacial Cell Technologies May Differ Even More in Annual Outdoor Performance
Reise, C.; Baarah, G.; Schnabel, E.; Kräling, U.; Müller, B.; Chang, S.; Choe, Y.; Cho, H.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2018 Approach for a Holistic Optimization from Wafer to PV System
Mittag, M.; Reise, C.; Wöhrle, N.; Eberle, R.; Schubert, M.; Heinrich, M.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2018 Predicting Yields of Bifacial PV Power Plants - What Accuracy is Possible?
Chiodetti, M.; Kang, J.; Reise, C.; Lindsay, A.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2017 IFC-based electricity simulation of a complex BIPV façade
Eisenlohr, J.; Wilson, H.R.; Kuhn, T.
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 Measurement and GIS-based spatial modelling of copper corrosion in different environments in Europe
Slamova, K.; Koehl, M.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2016 Insights into metastability of photovoltaic materials at the mesoscale through massive I-V analytics
Peshek, T.J.; Fada, J.S.; Hu, Y.; Xu, Y.; Elsaeiti, M.A.; Schnabel, E.; Köhl, M.; French, R.H.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
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