TRUST-PV: Technologies, digital tools and methods to break silos along the PV value chain
David Moser holds a Phd in Physics and coordinates the activities of the Research Group Photovoltaic Systems of the Institute for Renewable Energy, EURAC, Bolzano, Italy. His work focuses on reliable, bankable, sustainable solar PV modules and systems. He is also active in PV potential studies on a regional scale, member of ETIP-PV Steering Committee, Subtask Leader of the IEA PVPS Task 13 in “Performance and reliability of PV modules and systems”, and member of the Lifecycle Workstream of Solarpower Europe. He coordinates the European funded project TRUST-PV with the objective to reach a demonstrated increase in performance and reliability of solar PV components, solar PV systems, and in large portfolios of distributed and utility-scale solar PV. The TRUST-PV results will be tested and demonstrated from fab to field and all data gathered along the value chain will flow into a decision support system platform with enhanced decision-making using AI based on and beyond Industry 4.0 concepts.
Contribution of Hydropower Systems toward a Decarbonized Society
Dr. Kazuyoshi Miyakawa is a professor in the Department of Applied Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. He is now focusing on researching the internal flow, performance, design optimization, and flow-induced vibrations of hydro turbines, cryogenic pumps for rockets and liquid hydrogen, turbochargers for automobiles, etc., at the University. He is promoting research on turbo-machinery in Japan as the vice-chairman of the Turbomachinery Association and the leader of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering fluid engineering division. In the past, he was the chair of the IHAR Hydromachinery Symposium in Kyoto in 2018 and ISROMAC in 2021. Professor Miyagawa received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Waseda University's Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his doctoral degree from Osaka University. From 1985 to 2011, he conducted research and development at the research center of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., developing many hydraulic turbines, large capacity and high head pump turbines for pumped-storage power stations, and various pumps. Especially for small and medium-sized hydro turbines for renewable energy, he developed new concept turbines operated as actual machines after joining Waseda University. He will be pleased to present such a new type of hydro turbine development at the conference.