The Quality Roundtable is returning to All-Energy Australia for the second time on October 23, 10:30am-12:30pm. Join our high-level panel discussion and play a role in ensuring high quality PV installations that will stand the test of time.
Each year we look for new real-world cases of substandard quality, whether its components that don’t pass muster, or sloppy installation. Get in touch at Gifford(at)pv-magazine.com with your rooftop and utility scale cases and we’ll investigate and present findings for discussion during the event.
Make quality count, get involved in the 2019 Quality Roundtable at All Energy.
International solar and energy storage publication pv magazine is bringing its Quality Roundtable series to Melbourne for the second time to Expo Floor Theatre 2, at All Energy Australia 2019.
The highly interactive session will present a series of ‘poor quality case studies’ from the Australian and international solar marketplace – examining how substandard PV components, installation or service has let investors and end users down.
Topics for discussion include:
PID, hotspots and encapsulation material failures
Common faults in rooftop installation
Warranty claim processes and best practice
MAST testing and CEC Enhanced Listing status
Bifacial module encapsulation and mounting in tracking installations
The session will be based around two panel discussions, addressing both rooftop and utility scale applications.
Event partners include the Clean Energy Council, PV-Lab Australia and DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.
Dr. Michelle McCann has worked in solar energy since 1996. She is one of two Partners at PV Lab Australia. PV LAB Australia is a specialised test lab with a focus on quality assurance and risk evaluation for PV modules and they have tested solar panels used in Australian solar farms totalling many hundreds of MW. Michelle was the CEO and one of the founders of Spark Solar Australia, funded by a group of German experts in the photovoltaic field with the aim of establishing a PV manufacturing company. Prior to this, she worked in the photovoltaic group at the University of Konstanz in Germany, where she was group leader of the novel devices group. She has a PhD from the photovoltaic group at the ANU. Michelle has twice held a world record for high efficiency solar cells.
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