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New H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Project for Solar Module Life Time Forecast

Publish date: 06.12.2016


In September 2016, Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics (LPVO) from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FE), University of Ljubljana started the joint research and training project “Photovoltaic module life time forecast and evaluation”, acronym SOLAR-TRAIN.  The project is coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE with the aim to train 14 early stage researches in the field of photovoltaics life time assessment. They will be hosted by a range of renowned research institutes and companies in Europe and receive funding as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) under the European Commission’s H2020 programme.

SOLAR-TRAIN is dedicated to crucial questions in photovoltaic research which concern quality insurance and a verified estimation of module life time such as climatic degradation factors, system analytics, material (polymer) parameters, service life & energy models, linking production to performance and performance enhancement by improved O&M.

These are pursued by a two-dimensional concept which not only focuses on research but also on professional and academic training of its fellows who have the possibility to write a PhD thesis.

For the work on 14 individual research topics, SOLAR-TRAIN currently invites applications from all nationalities and suitable academic backgrounds, preferably physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, chemistry, material science and statistics. The candidates should be open towards international mobility in accordance with the guidelines of MSCA ITN. Selected candidates will be invited to a joint recruiting day on 17th January 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. If successful, they will start their training programme for a period of 36 months on 1st March 2017.

Interested candidates are welcome to visit SOLAR-TRAIN’s website with the fellowship descriptions and further information on the application procedure. The deadline for applications is 11th December 2016.


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Partners:                    Fraunhofer ISE (DE), University of Loughborough (UK), University of Ljubljana (SI), PCCL (AT), Kenergia Sviluppo (IT), CENER (ES), EDF (FR), EURAC (IT)

Funding:                    SOLAR-TRAIN is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under GA. No. 721452.