Desert PV Modules
contact: bfiggis [at] hbku.edu.qa
Operating conditions of PV modules in the Middle East are harsh, with severe temperatures, humidity, UV and dust. Historically PV modules and test standards have been designed for the main PV markets of Europe, US and Asia, where operating conditions are more benign. Now, gigawatts of PV are being deployed in the Middle East. Therefore it is imperative to design PV modules and systems suited for desert conditions. The Desert PV Module workshop is designed to provide solar-energy scientists and stakeholders with understanding of the performance, reliability and testing issues facing PV systems in desert conditions, and opportunities for developing desert-specific technologies.
The workshop is organized by Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles, and GÜNAM Middle East Technical University