Future PV Roundtable @ Intersolar Europe 2018



Future PV Roundtable 2018: Maximizing performance in rooftop and utility scale installations

The first panel discussion grappled with the hot topic of bifacial technology. Panelists spanned right across the bifacial value stream, from high efficiency concepts like HJT and mono PERC bifacial modules, to power electronics, mounting systems, and PV power plant design and execution.
The second panel focused on high efficiency solutions for the rooftop, including the aggregation of rooftop systems and concepts like Virtual Power Plants.


2:30pm Keynote address: Andreas Liebheit, President, Heraeus Photovoltaics

2:40pm Session 1: High performance distributed PV cells, modules, and applications – achieving high power output and optimal applications

Presentation of Maximilian Schurade, QCells

Technology for discussion

Mono PERC PV cells and modules

N-type mono cells and modules

Shingled-cell module design

BIPV and steps for increased uptake

Aggregation, storage and Virtual Power Plants


3:30pm Session 2: Making bifacial work, from cell, to module, to PV power plant

Presentation of Winfried Wahl, LONGi Solar

Presentation of Franck Genonceau, Meyer Burger

Presentation of PeiJun Shen, Huawei

Technology for discussion

Mono PERC in bifacial cells and modules

Heterojunction in bifacial applications

Bifacial applications and power electronics

Tracking vs. bifacial: a zero-sum game or ideal outcome?

Optimising bifacial: an EPC experience in high-growth markets

In a new innovation to the Future PV Roundtable format, a Fireside chat will be held between each of the panel discussions, to provide a recap and analysis of each session.

There will be opportunities to speak personally and network with attendees and panellists at the conclusion of the Roundtable.

Invited experts


Andreas Liebheit
Heraeus Photovoltaics





Julian Mattheis
Technology Scout & Project Manager New Business
Heraeus Photovoltaics





PeiJun Shen
Director of Product Portfolio
Huawei Solar

PeiJun Shen studied Metallurgy at Shanghai University, before beginning the career in the renewable energy as a visiting scholar for A*Star in Singapore. Over the next eight years, his roles there varied from research engineer to product manager, Photovoltaic area. In 2010, PeiJun relocated to Shanghai, China, as the senior scientist for high efficiency N type solar cell including Bifacial and IBC. In Oct 2015, PeiJun join Huawei as the principle engineer of system solution. PeiJun has now taken on the role as director of Product Portfolio&Life Cycle management, Utility Business, Huawei Solar.


Alison Finch
Chief Marketing Officer
Huawei Solar Europe

Alison Finch studied Chemistry at Reading University, before beginning her corporate career as agraduate trainee for Mars, the privately-owned American Corporation. Over the next decade, her roles there varied from Production Manager, in the largest canning factory in Europe, to Sales, Marketing and Logistics. In 2000, Alison relocated to Melbourne, Australia, as Head of Integration for a large Dairy Co-operative and furthered her expertise in Human Resources & Value Chain Management. In 2010, Alison set up her own Solar Installation business in Cardiff, UK and, as such, gained first-hand experience of the solar industry, before joining Huawei in March 2014 to establish Huawei Solar in the UK. Two years on, Huawei succeeded in grabbing the largest share of UK ground-mount solar inverter market. Alison has now taken on the challenging role of Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Solar Europe, as well as being a Board Director at Solar Power Europe.

Franck Genonceau
Business Manager PV Portfolio
Meyer Burger

Franck Genonceau works at Meyer Burger since 2015 and is presently Business Manager PV Portfolio. Mr. Genonceau has a diverse background in renewable energy and is expert in business and product management in photovoltaic equipment technologies, focusing on the module and cell equipment. Before joining Meyer Burger, Mr. Genonceau worked 17 years in various product management  positions at Applied Materials, where he gained extensive knowledge across the worldwide solar and semiconductor business.



Cesar Alberte
Vice President International
Array Technologies





Winfried Wahl
Head of Product Management & Chief Engineer
Longi EMEA






Giorgio Cellere
Head of Product Management
Baccini Cell Systems





Edurne Zoco
Research Director Solar and Battery Storage
HIS Markit





Maximilian Schurade
Head of Technical Marketing Support
Q Cells





Lior Handelsman





If you want a preview of what our event will look like, you can check out last year's video !

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