Horst Sonnleitner

Technical Director
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Horst Sonnleitner has been educated to an electrotechnics engineer in the Technical College in Klagenfurt, Austria. In his career he specialized his skills to automation engineering, worked in the machinery industry and in chemical industry, where he led teams of engineers. The focus was on development and construction of machineries, executing investment projects and O&M service for large-scale production plants. Since 2010 he is in the PV business, started with designing, constructing and commissioning of large-scale PV plants in eastern and southern Europe. In 2012 he was co-founder of Encome Energy Performance, an international PV O&M service provider, where he was Technical Director until 2019. In 2020 he joined the Danish investment company Obton A/S. After establishing a technical department, he is leading the engineering team for greenfield projects since 2021.

29 Nov 2022, 12:30
 - 13:00 CET
Panel Discussion
  • Is Europe likely to follow the U.S. Department of Commerce in scrutinizing module supply-chains back to polysilicon & further? What would this mean for most European & Middle East deliveries relying on modules shipping directly from China in the next few years?
  • Will European utilities, Middle East investors, or European-headquartered global corporates enforce PV module suppliers to the ESG-compliant? Will this become the new norm for PV modules used in European large-scale PV deployment going forward?
  • Which third-party entities are auditing PV module suppliers today? Factory audits, traceability reports, supply-chain module component risk analyses?