Renewable Energy University Network

Congress Topics

Photovoltaic (PV)

  • Solar resource and forecasting
  • New materials and concepts for solar cells and modules
  • Testing, standards, and certification for photovoltaic technologies
  • Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV)
  • Operations, performance and reliability of photovoltaics (from cells to systems
  • Power electronics in photovoltaic systems
  • Grid and energy system integration
  • Off-Grid and Hybrid solar systems
  • Photovoltaic storage systems
  • Design and economic analysis of photovoltaic systems

Concentrating solar thermal power (CSP)

  • Solar resource assessment
  • Solar concentration fundamentals and optical engineering
  • Heat transfer fluids
  • Materials and components
  • Testing, standards, and certification for concentrating solar thermal power technologies
  • Power block designs, steam and electricity generation
  • Co-generation
  • Integrated solar combined-cycle plants
  • Thermal/thermochemical energy storage
  • Economic analysis of concentrating solar thermal power systems

Solar energy applications

  • Solar energy applications for industries
  • Solar energy applications to water pumping and agriculture
  • Concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) for seawater desalination
  • Solar energy applications in buildings
  • Other applications