2024 High Latitude PV Workshop

Piteå, Sweden, March 14-15, 2024

The purpose of this workshop was to gather a small group of researchers and industry representatives to focus on and exchange ideas about the unique opportunities and challenges of deploying photovoltaic technology and systems in high latitude regions. Approximately 50 participants from at least nine countries participated.

Workshop Program: 2024_High-Latitude-PV_Program_Final (2350 downloads)

Thursday March 14, 2024:

1. Morning Field Trip

Visit to vertical bifacial PV pilot plant from Sunna Group
Visit to Luleå Energy Fixed-Tilt PV Plant
Visit to Solvåg (Solar Wave) system in Piteå

2. Introduction to the Workshop

2.1 Welcome to Piteå (1119 downloads) Anna Malou Petersson, RISE (Sweden)
2.2Introduction to the Workshop ObjectivesJoshua S. Stein, Sandia National Laboratories (USA)

3. Country Reports

3.1 PV Country Report: Sweden (1129 downloads) Mattias Lindh, RISE (Sweden)
3.2 PV Country Report: Norway (1104 downloads) Erik Marstein, IFE (Norway)
3.3 PV Country Report: Finland (1103 downloads) Samuli Ranta, TUAS (Finland)
3.4 PV Country Report: Denmark and Greenland (1113 downloads) Esben Larsen, DTU (Denmark)
3.5 PV Country Report: USA (Alaska) (1125 downloads) Chris Pike, UAF (USA)
3.6 PV Country Report: Canada (1135 downloads) Erin Tonita, University of Ontario (Canada)

Friday March 15, 2024

4. Modeling PV Performance in High Latitudes

4.1 Snow Losses & Snow Loss Prediction (1147 downloads) Mari Øgaard, IFE (Norway)
4.2 Snowdrifts in Ground Mounted PV Power Plants (1108 downloads) Iver Frimannslund, NMBU (Norway)
4.3 Bifacial Radiance Simulations: A Case Study of Solvåg (1165 downloads) Alexander Granlund, RISE (Sweden)
4.4 Short Term PV Forecasting at High Latitudes using a Distributed Sensor Network (1092 downloads) Henry Toal, UAF (USA)
4.5 Towards a Greener Antarctica: A Technoeconomic Analysis of Renewable Energy Generation and Storage at the South Pole (1103 downloads) Silvana Ovaitt, NREL (USA)
4.6 Benchmark of Six Irradiation Products in Norway (1132 downloads) Heine Nygard Riise, IFE (Norway)

5. PV Reliability Issues

5.1 Snow Loads and Coatings (1117 downloads) Mattias Lindh, RISE (Sweden)
5.2 Mitigation of Heavy Snow Loads on PV Modules (1108 downloads) Tadanori Tanahashi, AIST (Japan)
5.3 PV Module Degradation Rates in Norway (1154 downloads) Christoph Seiffert, IFE (Norway)

6. Panel Discussion on Industry Perspectives

6.1Link to videoBen May, Alaska Solar(USA)
6.2Link to videoJenn Miller, Renewable IPP (USA)
6.3In personJohan Nilsson, JN Solar (Sweden)
6.4In personMartin Andersen, Solgrid (Norway)
6.5In personJohan Lundin, Helios Nordic (Sweden)
6.6In personKarl Schultheis, Energiquelle (Finland)

7. PV Integration in High Latitudes

7.1 High Arctic Renewable Energy: Svalbard as a Showcase (1180 downloads) Anna Sjöblom Coulson, UNIS (Norway)
7.2Slides not availableAnna Malou Petersson, RISE (Sweden)
7.3 An Arctic Daily Solar Photovoltaic Load Coverage Factor Map for Passenger Electric Vehicles (1120 downloads) Michelle Wilber, UAF (USA)
7.4 Forecasting PV Production for Energy Management in Mixed Use Buildings (1109 downloads) Hugo Huerta, TUAS (Finland)

Organizing Committee

  • Anna Malou Petersson, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
  • Alexander Granlund, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
  • Mattias Lindh, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
  • Joshua Stein, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Chris Pike, Alaska Center for Energy and Power, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Michelle Wilber, Alaska Center for Energy and Power, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Henry Toal, Alaska Center for Energy and Power, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Christie Haupert, Alaska Center for Energy and Power, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Erin Whitney, Arctic Energy Office, U.S. Department of Energy