PhD position: Optimization of PV power plants with improved condition monitoring methods
Physicist, Computer Scientist, Engineer or similar (f/m/x)
1 June 2021
Would you like to write your PhD thesis in our Institute of Solar Research at the Spanish Plataforma Solar de Almeria (PSA) developing methods for fault- and soiling detection based on drone images to optimize photovoltaic (PV) power plants? Our objective is to guarantee the secure operation, maximize the plant yield and minimize the maintenance costs, so that PV can contribute successfully to the energy transition towards renewable energies worldwide.
Due to practical field measurements the main workplace is PSA, a solar energy research center belonging to our Spanish partner CIEMAT.
Your tasks will be:
Next to flexible work hours (within core time) we also offer the opportunity for continuous education and advanced training possibilities by participation in several courses of DLR’s Graduate Program.
You will be part of a young, diverse and motivated team aiming to build a sustainable future. You will have the possibility to work every day knowing you're doing your best to fix the planet and to fight climate change. The PhD thesis is planned to be finalized in three years.
Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.