Dr. Gaute Otnes
Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller, Norway
Gaute Otnes is a Research Scientist at IFE in Norway, where he works in the Department of Solar Power Systems. His main research focus is on PV reliability, with research activities on accelerated ageing of PV modules, reliability modelling, and performance loss rate analysis. Since 2020, Gaute is a national expert for Norway in IEA PVPS Task 15. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Lund University, Sweden, and a M.Sc. in Material Physics from Colorado School of Mines where he was a Fulbright scholar. In 2020, he was awarded the Fulbright Norway Young Researcher Award.