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
Daniel ChangDirector- Technical Sales Global, System Product ManagementFirst Solar
11:10
Location:
Networking Area

Morning refreshments & networking

11:40
Location:
Main Conference Room

Morning session 2: Bifacial module deployment & site returns

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)
Tristan Erion-LoricoHead of PV Module BusinessPV Evolution Labs
Monsoon WangProduct DirectorLONGi Solar
13:00
Location:
Networking Area

Lunch break & networking

14:00
Location:
Main Conference Room

Afternoon session 1: Demands from global project developers, EPCs & asset owners for module supply in 2020

While there are well over 100 module suppliers offering products today, only about 20 companies are being considered by global site decision makers for utility-scale deployment. This session will feature major global developers, EPCs and asset owners that decide upon module supplier, BoMs and due-diligence providers. Speakers will outline what module companies, their equipment/materials suppliers and auditors need to be aware of when selection processes are undertaken.

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:
Liyou YangCEOJinergy
Insan BoyVice President – Business DevelopmentSeraphim
Eric ShenDirector of Global EPC Solution DivisionTalesun
Qiang HuangTechnical VPRisen Energy
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.

Speaker:
Anis JouiniCEOCEA- INES (Institut National de l'Energie Solaire)
10:30
Location:
Networking Area

Morning refreshments & networking

11:00
Location:
Main Conference Room

Morning session 2: 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:
George TouloupasDirector of Technology and QualityClean Energy Associates
Luca VottaInternational Business Manager Solar & WindKiwa Asia
12:30
Location:
Networking Area

Lunch break & extended networking forum

14:00

Afternoon session: Industry benchmarks for module quality & reliability

Module quality and reliability remains one of the key deliverables for all companies engaged in module assembly, BoM selection, and cell manufacture country-of-origin. Speakers in this session will explain how investors can de-risk module selection through understanding the extensive tests being undertaken by some of the leading global players today within the PV module value-chain.

Speakers:
Max KöntoppDirector Global R&D Test Labs & Analytical ServicesHanwha Q Cells
Frederic DrossVP TechnologyDSM Advanced Solar
Rajaram PaiBusiness Leader, E&I, South Asia and Marketing Manager - PVAM, South Asia & ASEANDuPont
15:30
Location:
Networking Area

Afternoon refreshments & networking

15:45
Location:
Main Conference Room

Closing session: Extended panel discussion & interactive audience Q&A forum

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.

17:00
Location:
Networking Area

Conference close & ad-hoc networking opportunities

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