Agenda

08:00
Location:
Networking Area

Registration & morning refreshments

09:00
Location:
Main Conference Room

Conference Welcome

Speaker:
David OwenCEOPV-Tech & Solar Media Ltd
09:15
Location:
Main Conference Room

Plenary talk from Conference Chair

The opening talk of the PV ModuleTech 2019 conference will provide a new method of ranking solar PV module suppliers across a range of metrics key for investment decisions into new solar site deployment for 2020 and beyond. Learn which module suppliers offer the lowest risk from an investment standpoint based on historic and current company operational trends.

Speaker:
Finlay ColvilleHead of Market ResearchPV-Tech & Solar Media Ltd
10:00
Location:
Main Conference Room

Morning session 1: State-of-the-art module supply, production equipment & material selection for high-yield, reliable & bankable site operations

This session features some of the leading companies that are setting standard for module supply, quality and reliability. Speakers will explain how module performance can be optimized by careful attention to manufacturing, the use of advanced production equipment, and the adoption of new materials for efficiency improvements in the field.

Speakers:
James MaSenior Scientist, Renewable Solutions Laboratory3M
Mirko MeyerHead of Product ManagementMeyer Burger
Daniel ChangDirector – Global Technical SalesFirst Solar
Rajaram PaiBusiness Leader, E&I, South Asia and Marketing Manager - PVAM, South Asia & ASEANDuPont
11:30
Location:
Networking Area

Morning refreshments & networking

12:00
Location:
Main Conference Room

Morning session 2: Advanced module deployment & site returns (Part 1)

The move from mono-facial to bifacial modules is well underway, with most PERC-based suppliers able to upgrade existing lines to bifacial capability with minimum effort. The US market is now leading bifacial adoption and field-data from this region will be critical in terms of setting the realistic yield benefits that can be expected as other countries and regions increase bifacial deployment activity. This session will provide much-needed quantitative data to guide project developers and EPCs as they adjust return-on-investment models for utility solar projects moving forward.

Speakers:
Teresa BarnesGroup Manager - PV Reliability & Systems EngineeringNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Monsoon WangProduct DirectorLONGi Solar
Tristan Erion-LoricoHead of PV Module BusinessPV Evolution Labs
13:00
Location:
Networking Area

Lunch break & networking

14:00
Location:
Main Conference Room

Afternoon session 1: 1200-1300: Advanced module deployment & site returns (Part 2)

(Part 2 of Bifacial module deployment & site returns Part 1)
The move from mono-facial to bifacial modules is well underway, with most PERC-based suppliers able to upgrade existing lines to bifacial capability with minimum effort. The US market is now leading bifacial adoption and field-data from this region will be critical in terms of setting the realistic yield benefits that can be expected as other countries and regions increase bifacial deployment activity. This session will provide much-needed quantitative data to guide project developers and EPCs as they adjust return-on-investment models for utility solar projects moving forward.

Speakers:
Cherif KedirPresident and CEORETC
Robin LiGeneral ManagerJinko Solar
Lars PodlowskiDirector Global Technical ServicesPI Berlin
Max KöntoppDirector Global R&D Test Labs & Analytical ServicesHanwha Q Cells
15:30
Location:
Networking Area

Afternoon refreshments & networking

16:00
Location:
Main Conference Room

Afternoon session 2: New module offerings from multi-gigawatt bankable module suppliers

Only a select group of companies are able to supply large-scale solar sites with volumes in excess of 100MW today. This session will hear from leaders in this category, focusing on what’s new for 2020 in terms of module technologies, powers and reliability metrics.

Speakers:
Insan BoyVice President – Business DevelopmentSeraphim
Liyou YangCEOJinergy
Evan LiuSenior Director Module R&DRisen Energy
Eric ShenDirector of Global EPC Solution DivisionTalesun
18:00
Location:
Networking Area

Evening drinks reception hosted by Meyer Burger

08:30
Location:
Networking Area

Registration and Coffee

09:00
Location:
Main Conference Room

Morning session 1: Research & technology-transfer activities for next-generation PV module assembly, testing & efficiency enhancements

Many of the recent module improvements have come from active collaboration between leading research institutes and module suppliers globally. This session will focus on key technology-transfer projects that are guiding how modules can be better modelled, inspected, tested, assembled and produced; and how this will benefit developers, EPCs and asset owners from 2020 onwards.

Speakers:
Yong Sheng KhooHead of the Module Technology Development GroupNational University of Singapore - Solar Energy Research Institute Of Singapore
Yannick VeschettiHead of PV Module DivisionCEA- INES (Institut National de l'Energie Solaire)
09:45
Location:
Main Conference Room

Morning session 2: State-of-the-art module supply, production equipment & material selection for high-yield, reliable & bankable site operations (Part 2)

The second part of this session also features some of the leading companies that are setting standard for module supply, quality and reliability. Speakers will explain how module performance can be optimized by careful attention to manufacturing, the use of advanced production equipment, and the adoption of new materials for efficiency improvements in the field.

Speakers:
Stefan RoestCTOEternalsun Spire
Adam HsuCTOUnited Renewable Energy Company (UREC)
Frederic DrossVP TechnologyDSM Advanced Solar
10:45
Location:
Networking Area

Morning refreshments & networking

11:15
Location:
Main Conference Room

Morning session 3: State-of-the-art practices for module inspection, testing, certification, factory-auditing & investor due-diligence

A critical part of module supplier and technology acceptance for commercial, industrial and utility PV projects is undertaken by third-party agencies engaged by the investment community to perform different types of due-diligence prior to module supplier selection and shipment. This session will feature some of the leading organizations fulfilling these functions, with talks from factory auditors, test labs, and independent engineers; and the level of detail involved in each of these stages.

Speakers:
Alexandre MinuzzoPresident, Co-FounderSTS (Senergy Technical Services)
Luca VottaInternational Business Manager Solar & WindKiwa GROUP
George TouloupasDirector of Technology and QualityClean Energy Associates
12:30
Location:
Networking Area

Lunch break & extended networking forum

14:00

Afternoon session: What is important for developers & EPCs in Southeast Asia when deciding on module suppliers & technologies?

This open session explores what project developers and EPCs in the Southeast Asia region need from PV module suppliers today for large-scale deployment over the next couple of years. Featuring some of the leading companies from across the region, each will outline that they want from module suppliers, which technologies they are evaluating and how this impacts on final site return-on-investment.

Speakers:
Alan KhorHead of EPCCleantech Solar
Janarthan MoorthyAssistant Technical ManagerPlus Solar Systems Sdn Bhd
Phong PhamnamFounder & CEOVu Phong Solar
15:30
Location:
Networking Area

Afternoon refreshments & networking

15:45
Location:
Main Conference Room

Closing session: Other key issues impacting overall module quality, testing & reliability; what to expect in 2020

The final session of PV ModuleTech 2019 will enable topical issues and unanswered questions from over the two days of the conference to be discussed, analysed and resolved, by way of moderated panel contributions from leading players in the industry today. Questions will be gathered during the event, can be submitted electronically or asked in person from the audience. The goal here is to provide a short-list of key takeaways for participants that can form corporate summaries internally of main PV ModuleTech 2019 findings.

Speakers:
Jesse NickermanSales Director - North AmericaPI Berlin
Paul WormserVPClean Energy Associates
17:00
Location:
Networking Area

Conference close & ad-hoc networking opportunities

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