Radovan Kopecek

CTO and Co-founder
ISC Konstanz
Radovan Kopecek
Dr. Radovan Kopecek obtained his Diploma in Physics at the University of Stuttgart in 1998. In addition, he studied at Portland State University (Oregon, USA), where he obtained a Master of Science in 1995. In 2002 he finalizes his PhD dissertation in Konstanz. Until the end of 2006 he was a group leader at University of Konstanz. One of the founders of ISC Konstanz, Dr. Kopecek has been working at the institute as a full time manager and researcher since 2007 and is currently the head of the Advanced Solar Cells department. Dr. Kopecek is since 2016 in the board of directors of EUREC.
18 May 2020, 09:30
 - 10:10 BST (UTC+01:00)
Making the Most of Bifacial Modules and Trackers
Presentation

A summary of bifacial technology as a preview to the week’s content.

  • What is a bifacial panel?
  • Where are bifacial panels being used?
  • What are the most notable benefits and risk factors?
  • An introduction to albedo and how it affects bifacial performance
20 May 2020, 10:00
 - 11:00 BST (UTC+01:00)
Maximising Bifacial Installations
Panel Discussion

How the rapid advancement of bifacial module technology is being matched by the needed durability and performance over expected lifetime. Findings from a leading utility-scale player on the yield differential and lower LCOE of modules with glass/transparent backsheet will complement this session.

  • How Clear Tedlar® backsheets are transforming bifacial modules by maximizing reliability & performance and lower total cost of ownership.
  • Providing excellent weatherability, higher output power, field-proven materials, mature manufacturing, lower installation and O&M cost.
  • Understand the impact of bifacial modules on the LCOE of a project: how to adapt the design of PV plant for better matching to demand or value profile over time
  • Losses in bifacial PV systems – how to reduce the impact at module and system level?