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2020 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'20 ECCE Europe)

Energy conversion and conditioning technologies, power electronics, adjustable speed drives and their applications, power electronics for smarter grid, energy efficiency,technologies for sustainable energy systems, converters and power supplies


2020 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)

APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. Not just a power designer’s conference, APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in power electronics including:- Equipment OEMs that use power supplies and converters in their equipment- Designers of power supplies, dc-dc converters, motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies, inverters and any other power electronic circuits, equipments and systems- Manufacturers and suppliers of components and assemblies used in power electronics- Manufacturing, quality and test engineers involved with power electronics equipment- Marketing, sales and anyone involved in the business of power electronic- Compliance engineers testing and qualifying power electronics equipment or equipment that uses power electronics


2020 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS)

Meeting of academia and research professionals to discuss reliability challenges


2020 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Promote science and engineering of photovoltaic materials, devices, systems and applications


2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)

The Annual IEEE PES General Meeting will bring together over 2900 attendees for technical sessions, administrative sessions, super sessions, poster sessions, student programs, awards ceremonies, committee meetings, tutorials and more


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Education, IEEE Transactions on

Educational methods, technology, and programs; history of technology; impact of evolving research on education.


Electrical and Computer Engineering, Canadian Journal of

The Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, issued quarterly, has been publishing high-quality refereed scientific papers in all areas of electrical and computer engineering since 1976. Sponsored by IEEE Canada (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Canada) as a part of its role to provide scientific and professional activity for its members in Canada, the CJECE complements ...


Energy Conversion, IEEE Transaction on

Research, development, design, application, construction, installation, and operation of electric power generating facilities (along with their conventional, nuclear, or renewable sources) for the safe, reliable, and economic generation of electrical energy for general industrial, commercial, public, and domestic consumption, and electromechanical energy conversion for the use of electrical energy


Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on

Theory and applications of industrial electronics and control instrumentation science and engineering, including microprocessor control systems, high-power controls, process control, programmable controllers, numerical and program control systems, flow meters, and identification systems.


Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on

Measurements and instrumentation utilizing electrical and electronic techniques.


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Added values of photovoltaic systems

3rd World Conference onPhotovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2003. Proceedings of, 2003

Photovoltaics are unique among energy technologies in their ability to generate electricity at any location silently and motionlessly. In addition they can be designed with a variety of appearances to fit into a wide range of building structures. As a result photovoltaics can offer many added values in addition to their basic role as electricity generation devices. This paper assesses ...


Assessment of thin-film technologies most suited for BIPV applications in Brazil: the PETROBRAS 44 kWp project

3rd World Conference onPhotovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2003. Proceedings of, 2003

This paper describes the so far largest PV installation in Brazil. The system was designed to assess the performance of the three commercially available thin-film PV technologies operating in warm climates. The fully-monitored, grid-connected installation comprises six subsystems using PV modules from four different a-Si (amorphous silicon), one CdTe (cadmium telluride) and one CIGS (copper, indium-gallium, diselenide) thin-film manufacturer. The ...


Process optimisation for coloured laser grooved buried contact solar cells

2008 33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2008

The use of photovoltaic modules in architectural applications is now firmly established and large modules of glass-glass construction produced specifically for the BIPV market are available. However, the range of solar cell colours and shapes currently offered by suppliers is still very limited and this is a barrier to the widespread use of PV modules as constructional components. Initial investigations ...


Development of Equipment for Monitoring PV Power Plants, using Virtual Instrumentation

2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conference, 2006

In this work is introduced a system for monitoring the performance of PV power plants using the virtual instrumentation concept. It will use a hardware based on the National Instruments SCXI system and as software the Lab VIEW graphical programming package. The equipment is capable of real time signal measuring giving information about the performance of the PV power plant, ...


Performance analysis and reliability of grid-connected PV systems in IEA countries

3rd World Conference onPhotovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2003. Proceedings of, 2003

This paper presents operational performance results of grid-connected PV systems, as collected and elaborated for the photovoltaic power systems programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Performance ratios (PR) obtained from 334 PV installations in 14 different countries are compared and discussed. In Germany, there is a significant rise of PR between early installations in the nineties and new installations. ...


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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Added values of photovoltaic systems

    Photovoltaics are unique among energy technologies in their ability to generate electricity at any location silently and motionlessly. In addition they can be designed with a variety of appearances to fit into a wide range of building structures. As a result photovoltaics can offer many added values in addition to their basic role as electricity generation devices. This paper assesses developments in a number of new PV applications that add extra values to PV systems by providing a range of benefits and functions that reflect values important to customers. It is proposed that these innovative 'added- value' applications can expand the market for PV rapidly and open up whole new areas for development of the PV market.

  • Assessment of thin-film technologies most suited for BIPV applications in Brazil: the PETROBRAS 44 kWp project

    This paper describes the so far largest PV installation in Brazil. The system was designed to assess the performance of the three commercially available thin-film PV technologies operating in warm climates. The fully-monitored, grid-connected installation comprises six subsystems using PV modules from four different a-Si (amorphous silicon), one CdTe (cadmium telluride) and one CIGS (copper, indium-gallium, diselenide) thin-film manufacturer. The installation was designed to measure irradiation levels (horizontal and plane- of-array), temperatures (ambient and back-of-the-module) and AC and DC electrical parameters continuously, in order to compare the long-term output performance of these six state-of-the-art module types and two inverter types, looking at annual energy yields and performance ratios. Different inverter/PV array power ratios are also an aspect of investigation, aiming at studying their influence on energy yields in a warm and sunny site.

  • Process optimisation for coloured laser grooved buried contact solar cells

    The use of photovoltaic modules in architectural applications is now firmly established and large modules of glass-glass construction produced specifically for the BIPV market are available. However, the range of solar cell colours and shapes currently offered by suppliers is still very limited and this is a barrier to the widespread use of PV modules as constructional components. Initial investigations of the colour and efficiency of Laser Grooved Buried Contact (LGBC) solar cells as a function of the thickness of the LPCVD silicon nitride antireflection coating were reported in the late 1990s, but the subsequent commercialisation of coloured cell products has been limited in part by the difficulty in controlling the uniformity and reproducibility of colour in large scale cell production. The aim of the present work is to understand and control the processes that affect the thickness and hence colour of the silicon nitride ARC. Process conditions were optimised to enable the formation of antireflection coatings with thicknesses in the range 90 nm to 400 nm. LGBC solar cells were fabricated in 5 colours on both non-textured Cz and partially textured multicrystalline wafers. Good uniformity of colour was achieved both across individual cells and throughout whole process runs. Laser scribing was used to produce cells in a range of shapes which, in conjunction with the choice of colours, demonstrates the potential for novel BIPV applications.

  • Development of Equipment for Monitoring PV Power Plants, using Virtual Instrumentation

    In this work is introduced a system for monitoring the performance of PV power plants using the virtual instrumentation concept. It will use a hardware based on the National Instruments SCXI system and as software the Lab VIEW graphical programming package. The equipment is capable of real time signal measuring giving information about the performance of the PV power plant, as well as of the energy quality generated by it. Additionally, the equipment can also be used for measuring ambient variables like solar radiation and ambient temperature and for analyzing the energy quality of conventional electricity grid supplied to typical loads in commercial and residential sectors. The equipment was used during one year for monitoring both, the performance and the energy quality of a PV power plant, interconnected to the local grid under the BIPVS (building integrated photovoltaic systems) concept, in order to test its performance and reliability. The results indicated that the reliability and the accuracy of the monitoring system is excellent and than the tested PV power plant fulfilled the national and international quality standards demanded for PV generation. A description of the monitoring system as well as the daily irradiation in Bogota for every month of year 2005, is included in this paper. The behavior of the parameters characterizing the energy quality (percentage of the total harmonic distortion %THD, harmonic components, frequency, voltage of the PV system, flicker and power factor) are also reported

  • Performance analysis and reliability of grid-connected PV systems in IEA countries

    This paper presents operational performance results of grid-connected PV systems, as collected and elaborated for the photovoltaic power systems programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Performance ratios (PR) obtained from 334 PV installations in 14 different countries are compared and discussed. In Germany, there is a significant rise of PR between early installations in the nineties and new installations. For Switzerland, BIPV and other types show high PR>0.80, but average PR values lower than expected were obtained. For Japan, lessons learnt from the current monitoring programmes are used to improve PV system performance showing constant performance at high level. As an outcome of this work, reliable and worldwide monitoring performance data and results are available for future developments of financing schemes (e.g. feed-in-tariffs) in order to stimulate the PV market.

  • Development of thermoelectric cooling system for BIPV module

    This paper proposes the cooling system using thermoelectric element for improving the output of building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) module. The temperature characteristics in regard to improve the output of BIPV system has rarely been studied up to now but some researchers only proposed the method using a ventilator. The efficiency of this cooling system applied to a ventilator mainly depend on the weather such as wind, irradiation etc. Because this cooling system is so sensitive, that is always being set off by velocity of wind but is unable to operate in the nominal operating cell temperature (NOCT) which is able to make the maximum output. This paper proposes the cooling system using thermoelectric element so as to solve such problems. The temperature control of thermoelectric element can be controlled independently in the outside environment because that is performed by micro-controller. Also, it can be operated around NOCT through algorithm of the temperature control. Therefore, the outputs of the system are increased and the efficiency is risen. This paper proves the validity of the proposed method by comparing the data obtained through the experiment of the cooling system of BIPV using a ventilator and thermoelectric element.

  • Analysis of mutual electrolyte structure applied in arrayed flexible dye-sensitized solar cells

    In this study, the mutual electrolyte structure of arrayed flexible dye- sensitized solar cell (FDSSC) was used to decrease the internal impedance. The ITO-PET substrate was etched the conductive layer (ITO) by etching solution, which designed arrayed pattern. TiO<sub>2</sub> thin film was fabricated on the arrayed conductive substrate by spin-coating. The arrayed flexible dye- sensitized solar cell with mutual electrolyte structure can be well avoided electrolyte to contact ITO layer directly, which increased photovoltaic conversion efficiency. The arrayed flexible dye-sensitized solar cell with mutual electrolyte structure has excess electrolyte, which can obtain sufficient redox from crevice between cell and cell of mutual electrolyte structure. Compared different distances between cell and cell of mutual electrolyte structure, and the experimental results were confirmed by photovoltaic characteristic parameters and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS). According to the experimental results, the distance of 1 mm has optimal characteristic parameter, which the open circuit voltage (V<sub>OC</sub>) is 0.81 V, the short circuit current density (J<sub>SC</sub>) is 1.70 mA/cm<sup>2</sup>, and the photovoltaic conversion efficiency is 0.37 %.

  • Effect of building integrated photovoltaics on urban climate

    Building integrated photovoltaic(BIPV) has a good developing prospects, which get the most advanced clean energy and city construction together. BIPV provides us with a clean energy, and also improves our urban climate. This paper analyzes Effect of building integrated photovoltaics on urban climate from three aspects, which includes the development trend of building integrated photovoltaic, urban climate characteristics and Effect of building integrated photovoltaics on urban climate. Building integrated photovoltaic as an important mode of city development, and will become the new field of a pilot model of intelligent cities which will developed rapidly, and will improve urban climate.

  • The performance of a fully-monitored, double-junction a-Si grid-connected BIPV system after four years of continuous operation in Brazil

    Thin-film amorphous silicon (a-Si) is a good choice of PV technology for operation in warm and sunny climates. A small temperature coefficient of power and a noticeable thermal annealing recovery effect of the light-induced degradation under high operating temperatures, render a-Si devices good performers in warm climate, low-latitude countries. Since 1997 LABSOLAR is continuously monitoring the performance of a thin-film, grid-connected, building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system in Brazil. The performance ratio of this 2 kWp double-junction a-Si PV installation after more than four years of continuous operation averages over 83% AC and 91% DC. The degree of light-induced degradation is lower than usually reported in the literature for a-Si operating in more temperate climates. This is ascribed to higher operating temperatures over the year at the site, leading to a higher degree of thermal annealing of this BIPV system. Our results demonstrate that new generation multijunction a-Si performs well in BIPV systems in warm and sunny sites.

  • Market impact of a large-scale PV buildings program

    This paper explores the rapidly changing solar technologies market and the potential impact of a new Federally sponsored Million Solar Roofs Initiative (MSRI) designed to encourage the domestic market for solar building technologies. Photovoltaic (PV) technology has reached a critical point in its development. Over the course of a decade, the PV industry has experienced tremendous growth through greater technology efficiency, the introduction of new solar technology applications (PV shingles, facades, etc.), and lower production costs. In order to achieve its full commercial potential, significant improvements are still needed along with the removal of existing market barriers. DOE's analysis of the impact of the MSRI indicates that it could significantly reduce the cost of PV technology and improve efficiencies through manufacturing economies of scale, market experience, and industry competition.



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IEEE Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems

This standard establishes criteria and requirements for interconnection of distributed resources (DR) with electric power systems.



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