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Object:       Invitation to the 9th International SpectroRadiometer and Broadband intercomparison 2019

We are glad to invite you to participate in the 2019 Spectro- and Broadband – radiometer intercomparison (ISRC).

The event will be held from the 24th to the 28th of June 2019 at:

Observatoire Saint-Véran (alt. 2936) La Ville,
F-05350 Saint-Véran, France

The main goal of the intercomparison is the harmonization of measurements and instruments calibration techniques within the PV community, especially in relation to the need for traceable broadband and spectral irradiance measurements. Not only spectro-radiometers of the various participants will be compared to the JRC reference, but also thermopile instruments (pyrheliometers and pyranometers) will be calibrated against the JRC reference (cavities directly traceable to WRR-PMOD Switzerland).

Weather permitting, the JRC (as part of the ISO 17025 accreditation) is going to execute Primary Photovoltaic Reference Cell calibrations directly traceable to the WRR. Various participants will carry their reference cells for characterization measurements.

During the past editions the following Institutions were present: ENEA (Napoli, Italy), SUPSI (Lugano, Switserland), AIT (Wien, Austria), Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), EURAC (Bolzano, Italy), RSE (Milano / Pavia, Italy), Photovoltaic Technology Laboratory (Nicosia, Cyprus), CENER (Pamplona, Spain), PTB (Braunschweig, Germany), Photovoltaik Institut Berlin (Berlin, Germany), PV Lab Germany GmbH (Potsdam, Germany) – and industrial partners such as EKO-Europe and Spectrafy (Canada).

For this 9th edition of ISRC, also institutions from the BSRN community are invited.

There is no registration fee for participating. Neither travel reimbursement nor other monetary compensation shall be provided by DG-JRC or the community of Saint -Véran.

Do not hesitate to contact us for information about the up-coming intercomparison.

Additional information will be present and updated on: www.intercomparison.eu

Sincerely Yours

Host Observatoire Saint-Véran

Dominique Menel
La Ville,
F-05350 Saint-Véran, France

E-mail:           dominique.menel@gmail.com
Tel.:              +33 7 60 30 13 66
+33 7 62 13 12 09

Technical organisation

Wim Zaaiman and Roberto Galleano
European Commission – Joint Research Centre
Dir. C – Energy, Transport and Climate
Energy Efficiency and Renewables Unit
Via E. Fermi 2749, 21027 Ispra (VA) – Italy

E-mail:                  willem.zaaiman@ec.europa.eu
Office number:  +39 0332 78 5750

E-mail:  roberto.galleano@ec.europa.eu
Office number: +39 0332 78 5417