Director of Technology and Quality
Clean Energy Associates
Based in Shanghai, China, Mr. Touloupas heads CEA’s Technology & Quality team of talented solar and storage engineers, ensuring that CEA provides high-quality services to its clients, continuously innovating and improving them. Mr. Touloupas also coordinates and supports a multitude of projects, such as the transitioning of CEA’s services to digital platforms, collection and analysis of quality data to produce supplier benchmarking metrics, development of supplier intelligence services, development of PV and solar cost forecasting services, performing of technical due diligence on new technologies, maintenance of applied quality standards in tandem with the latest trends in production, assistance of clients with warranty claims, development of EL diagnostic methodologies, lab testing oversight, R&D etc. Mr. Touloupas joined CEA with an extensive background in PV manufacturing, as well as downstream experience in project development and EPC construction. Prior to CEA, he was the Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Philadelphia Solar in Jordan. He led projects for BOM optimization, product design, and factory ramp up for PV module and mounting structure production. He was also responsible for PV plant EPC work, training, supply chain restructuring and evaluation of a 100 MW cell line project. Before going to Philadelphia Solar, Mr. Touloupas was the Technical Operations Director at Recom, where he was in charge of projects involving module production. He led quality assurance, factory audits, logistics operations, BOM optimization and development, certification, as well as project development and EPC. Previously, Mr. Touloupas had his own EPC company in Greece, active in the residential, commercial and large-scale PV sector. Mr. Touloupas holds a BSc in Physics from the National University of Athens.