Off-Grid Innovation - Digital, Control & Monitoring Solutions, Batteries

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hall
ICM München
Room
Room 12

Digitalization, both for financing and for system monitoring, as well as new types of batteries and other storage possibilities are becoming more and more innovation drivers in the off-grid solar sector. We present some of the latest key innovations.

11:00 am - 11:05 amWelcome & Introduction

David Wedepohl

Managing Director International Affairs

German Solar Association (BSW-Solar)

11:05 am - 11:15 amAdvanced Battery Analytics for Commercial & Industrial Applications

Dr. Svet Bajlekov

Chief Technology Officer

E.ON Off Grid Solutions GmbH

11:15 am - 11:25 amInnovative Planning Tools for Hybrid Off-Grid Systems

Saeed Sayadi

Chair of Energy Engineering and Environmental Protection & Research Associate

Technische Universität Berlin

11:25 am - 11:35 amNiZn Battery: Developments and Potential for Off-Grid Applications

Dr. Sylvain Brimaud

Doctor

ZSW (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research)

11:35 am - 11:45 amRemote Monitoring for Off-Grid Solar and Water Pumping Systems

Maximilian Spannagel

COO

EcoPhi Renewables Engineering GmbH

11:45 am - 11:55 amInnovating Integration of Efficient Power Electronics, Monitoring & Control

Bob Hopman

Sales Manager

Victron Energy B.V.

11:55 am - 12:30 pmQ&A

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Speakers

Speaker

Maximilian Spannagel, EcoPhi Renewables Engineering GmbH

COO

Germany

B.Sc. Industrial Engineering in Karlsruhe M.Sc. Techn. Entrepreneurship in Karlsruhe 2014 - Project manager Engineers Without Borders Karlsruhe - Implementation of off-grid water supply systems in Ethiopia 2015 - Lecturer and consultant for off-grid energy, solar water pumping and PUSE 2018 - General Manager Sahay Solar Engineering - EPC for off-grid solar and water supply systems in Sub-Saharan Africa From 2020 - COO EcoPhi Renewables Engineering - Remote Monitoring and Control Solutions for off-grid solar and water systems

Speaker

Dr. Svet Bajlekov, E.ON Off Grid Solutions GmbH

Chief Technology Officer

Germany

Dr. Bajlekov has 8+ years of cross-disciplinary high-tech sector experience, and 3 years of top tier management consulting experience. He is responsible for developing and implementing the technology platform at E.ON Off Grid Solutions, including renewable energy system design, smart grid and remote system management capabilities. Dr. Bajlekov has a PhD in atomic and laser physics from Oxford University and a MSci in theoretical physics from Durham University.

Speaker

Saeed Sayadi, Technische Universität Berlin

Chair of Energy Engineering and Environmental Protection & Research Associate

Germany

More than fifteen years of experience as a project engineer/coordinator in different engineering companies in the energy sector and as a researcher/lecturer at TU Berlin, Reiner Lemoine Institute, and RWTH Aachen University. Involved in design, analysis, optimization, procurement, and construction of various energy-conversion facilities.

Speaker

Dr. Sylvain Brimaud, ZSW (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research)

Doctor

Germany

Dr. Sylvain Brimaud is scientist and team leader at the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Germany) since four years. Sylvain works on Research & Developments topics at the interface academia/industry, ranging from batteries with aqueous electrolytes to hydrogen fuel cells and to the corrosion of steel. He worked previously seven years at the University of Ulm (Germany) on the fundamentals of the electrocatalytic conversion and the surface chemistry, and has gained his PhD in physical chemistry and electrochemistry at the University of Poitiers (France).

Speaker

David Wedepohl, German Solar Association (BSW-Solar)

Managing Director International Affairs

Germany

David Wedepohl, Managing Director International Affairs David Wedepohl is a radio journalist by training who studied and worked on both sides of the Atlantic. He holds a master's degree in Journalism and Public Affairs which he achieved as a Fulbright scholar. His professional experience included working for the German embassy in Washington, DC as a senior press and public diplomacy officer. He first came in touch with the solar industry while working for an American consulting company before taking up his job as director communications and markets at the German Solar Association, also serving as the organization's spokesperson. He now holds the position of managing director international affairs and is responsible for the association's international activities. Among those are projects in North, West and Southern Africa, Latin America, South-East Asia and the US.

Speaker

Bob Hopman, Victron Energy B.V.

Sales Manager

The Netherlands

I started my career in stand-alone (battery) PV systems in the mid-nineties and specialized in this direction for more than 7 years also staying in Africa during longer periods and working at the Fraunhofer ISE for over 3 years in research. After this I worked mostly with grid connected PV systems until the end of 2008. I added product responsibility for PV electrical analysing and monitoring tools as well as automated sizing tools for installers to reduce their workload and make the integration of renewable energy more easy. My present professional goal is the implementation of PV & storage systems in our fossil world and getting domestic and industrial energy as much as possible users independent from the grid. Now integrating storage is most important for the integration of renewable energies. Besides short term storage, seasonal storage is the key word. Specialties: Long term experience in grid-connected and stand-alone photovoltaic systems. Good general overview in all photovoltaic aspects.

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