Emanuele Ogliari

Emanuele Ogliari is Associate Professor at the Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy where he teaches Electrical Engineering and Photovoltaic-based Systems Lab. He has a M.Sc. in electrical engineering, and he received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2016. He has been working on photovoltaic power plant design and their optimization since 2010 and Renewables expected power by means of computational intelligence techniques since 2012. He has collaborated with international universities and research centers (The University of Danang – University of Science and Technology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Europe), in 2013 he won the joint laboratories between Italy and Israel on Solar Energy ILSE.

Lecture: Monitoring and Maintaining Solar Power for a Brighter Future

This talk delves into the crucial role of monitoring and maintenance in ensuring the smooth operation of photovoltaic (PV) systems. We’ll explore:

  • Performance Assessment Tools: Learn about normalized indexes and the Performance Ratio (PR), metrics used to evaluate a PV system’s overall health and efficiency.
  • Inspection Techniques: Discover various methods for inspecting PV plants, ensuring early detection of potential issues.
  • Real-World Examples: Gain insights from practical case studies, including monitoring data from existing PV power plants and the analysis of a phenomenon called “Snail Trails” that can impact performance.

By understanding these practices, we can optimize PV system performance, maximize energy production, and accelerate the transition towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.