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By Dr Mridul Sakhuja, Dr Mridul Sakhuja received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2014. Since then, he has been working as a research fellow at SERIS.; Zhang Yin, Zhang Yin received his master degree in electrical and computer engineering from NUS. Since 2016, he has been working as a research associate SERIS. His research focus is development of PV system fault detection by imaging analysis.; Dr Lim Fang Jeng, Dr Lim Fang Jeng received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from NUS in 2015. Since then he has been working as a research fellow at SERIS, NUS. His research focus is on the design and development of high performing PV systems including smart monitoring systems, cross-climatic PV systems and system failure diagnostic techniques.; Parvathy K. Krishnakumari, Parvathy K. Krishnakumari received her M. Tech degree in energy management and climate technology from Jain University, India in 2014. Since 2015 she has been working as a research assistant at SERIS. Her research focus is on data visualisation and modelling of PV data.; Tan Congyi, Tan Congyi received his B. Eng. degree in electrical engineering from NUS in 2014. Since 2015 he has been working as a senior engineer at SERIS. His research focus is on development of testing and commissioning methodologies for PV systems.; Dr Stephen Tay, Dr Stephen Tay received his PhD in materials engineering from Imperial College London in 2015. He joined SERIS after that and is now head of the institute’s National Solarisation Centre.; Monika Bieri, Monika Bieri received her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) diploma in 2003, followed by the executive programme in advanced studies in renewable energy management from the University of St. Gallen in 2013. She has 14 years of experience as a financial analyst. Since 2014, she has been working with SERIS.; Dr Zhao Lu, Dr Zhao Lu received his PhD in electrical and electronics engineering (photovoltaics) from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 2011. Since 2014, he has been working as a senior research fellow and then as head of the photovoltaic systems technology group at SERIS; James Ha, James Ha received his bachelor degree in photovoltaics and solar energy from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2004. Since then he has worked with TUV Rheinland in multiple locations.; Eddy Blokken, Eddy Blokken received his master degree in industrial management from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 1993. Since then he has worked as business development manager in multiple locations.; Dr Thomas Reindl, Dr Thomas Reindl is the deputy CEO of SERIS and principal research fellow at NUS. He started with PV in 1992 at the SIEMENS Corporate R&D Labs. After holding several management positions at SIEMENS and running one of the leading German PV systems integration companies as chief operating officer, he joined SERIS in 2010 and became director of the Solar Energy Systems cluster.

O&M | Every photon and electron lost in a PV system represents unrealised revenue. The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore has developed a holistic diagnosis package – the PV System Doctor – to identify and cure underperforming PV power plants in real time. The team behind the service explains how it helps maintain a healthy PV system and ensure expected returns – or even surpass them

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