Work Package 4: Solar irradiation issues related to Nordic conditions.

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The motivation for this work package is:

WP4 activities:

WT 4.1: Effect of diffuse and variable spectrum radiation on energy production.
This activity consists of two main tasks:
i) Determining the irradiation characteristics and how it affects power production.

ii) Determining the effect of soiling.

WT 4.2: Advanced materials and solutions for better utilization of insolation.
Based on actual conditions, which of the PV technologies available today are best suited in Norway? What are the prerequisites for an optimal product?

The work in this activity will include:

WP4 results:

Results from WP4 activities include:

A. Pettersen, H. Pedersen, J.K. Selj, E.S. Marstein, PV modules in Nordic climate: Effects of soiling and snow, 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 14-18 Sep 2015, Hamburg GE. Poster 5BV.2.61. Download Poster. Link to conference programme: Program.

T.A. Brekke, A.G. Imenes, G.H. Yordanov, J. Selj and E. Olsen, Nordic Irradiance Conditions and the Effects on Solar Module Efficiency, Norwegian Solar Cell Conference, 31 May-1 Jun 2016, Son, Norway. Download Poster.

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WP4 contact person:

Sean Erik Foss, sean.erik.foss(at)ife.no, IFE