Quality Roundtable @ Renewable Energy India Expo 2019

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Join our pv magazine Quality Roundtable event that will be taking place alongside REI 2019 at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida.

Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine will be joined by Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, National Solar Energy Federation of India to co-moderate the program. Featuring discussions about identifying the key considerations for ensuring durability in extreme climates, stakeholders assessing utility scale project development guidelines and practical guidance in setting up manufacturing locally.

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Speakers

Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group

While overseeing pv magazine‘s Australian website, Jonathan also reports on equipment supply, thin film and Australasia for the global print edition and online. With a background in broadcast journalism for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Deutsche Welle and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Jonathan has been reporting on environmental and technology issues since 2005. He has been with pv magazine since 2011.

Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, National Solar Energy Federation of India

Subrahmanyam Pulipaka is the Chief Executive Officer of National Solar Energy Federation of India. He is one of the youngest winners of BRICS young scientist award 2018. A well known speaker at various solar and renewable energy events in India, Pulipaka has represented India in various scientific and technology platforms worldwide including the United States, China, Russia and Rwanda. With a research background in reliability of solar PV modules, he has published around 15 research articles in internationally acclaimed journals. He is also the founding Chairman of India Africa Youth Energy Forum, a platform dedicated to nurture future energy leaders in the Indian subcontinent and African continent.

Jitendra Morankar, VP of Global Design Applications, NEXTracker

With close to two decades of engineering experience in the energy industry, Jitendra Morankar serves as Vice President of Global Design Applications at NEXTracker, a Flex Company based in Fremont, California, USA. He works from the Hyderabad, India office and leads solar tracker design, engineering, R&D and Energy Storage teams. He is driving the team to deliver reliable and efficient tracker and energy storage system solutions.

Rajaram Pai, Business Leader, E&I, South Asia and Marketing Manager - PVAM, South Asia & ASEAN, DuPont

Rajaram Pai is the Business Leader, DuPont Electronics & Imaging South Asia and Marketing Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic (PV) Solutions, South Asia & ASEAN. He has extensive experience in the PV industry. Prior to joining DuPont in March 2011, Mr. Pai worked at Moser Baer Solar for over 4 years wherein he worked in senior management positions across Sales & Marketing, Operations and Projects

Jan Mastny, Head of Global Sales, Solar & Wind, LEONI

Jan Mastny heads the global sales assist in solar and wind for Leoni Studer. Jan has been active in the PV industry since 2005, and has worked with leading PV component manufacturers – previously with Onamba Japan and since 2015 with Leoni. He is currently responsible for global sales and market development, and has worked on a range of new projects, in R&D and product management. Jan is involved with a. number of international working groups and task forces. He is a passionate advocate for renewable energy and believes that clean energy is the key to keeping the earth beautiful for future generations.

Olivier Haldi, Global Business Development Alternative Energies Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG

Olivier has been for more than four years with the Swiss-headquartered Stäubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact), which is part of the family-owned Stäubli Group, a technology leader and pioneer in the fields of electrical and fluid connectors, robotics and textile machinery since its foundation in 1892. In 1996 Stäubli introduced the first industrial photovoltaic connector (MC3) followed by the original MC4 in 2002 setting the industry standard ever since. Today more than 260 GW photovoltaic capacity has been successfully con¬nected with Stäubli photovoltaic con¬nectors. In his current role he is in charge of global key account management, market development and leading strategic partnership projects. Before joining Stäubli, Olivier Haldi has gained professional experience in marketing and sales for more than 13 years in the Medical technology industry and he holds a BSc economics from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

George Touloupas, Technology and Quality Director, CEA (Clean Energy Associates)

George Touloupas is the Director of Technology and Quality at the solar PV quality assurance, supply chain management and engineering services firm Clean Energy Associates. At CEA he leads projects centered on developing CEA’s internal quality standards, researching new production technologies, and developing new services. George has an extensive background in PV manufacturing, as well as downstream experience, working among others, prior to joining CEA, as the Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Philadelphia Solar in Jordan and Technical & Operations Director at Recom.

Shantanu Sirsath, Technical Head India, Growatt

Technical background with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Total experience of 11 years in the field of power electronics , with 7 years dedicated for On Grid Inverter itself. 4.5 years in Refusol Gmbh for Technical Support and 2 years in Polycab India Ltd as Service Head.

Monika Rathi, Head Business Development - EPC India & SEA markets, Mahindra

Program Highlights

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – 10% discount until September 1 2019*

 

Best practice guidelines for high quality utility scale project development and module manufacturing

  • NEW! MODERATORS DISCUSSION Best practice guidelines for large scale projects, O&M and installation: From the ground up!
  • PANEL DISCUSSION Stakeholders assess utility scale project development guidelines, and identify key considerations for ensuring quality and durability in extreme climates
  • PRESENTATION 2GW field data analysis: specifying the right PV materials to achieve maximum solar returns
  • PANEL DISCUSSION Made in India modules: setting up manufacturing locally. Practical guidance to ensure quality standards and supply international markets, and addressing opportunities and challenges under current policy frameworks, tariff structures and subsidies

 

*after 1 September, Renewable Energy India Expo will charge an attendance fee – For more information about Renewable Energy India Expo  click here 

12:00 – 12:05

Welcome and introductions followed by NEW! MODERATORS DISCUSSION Best practice guidelines for large scale projects, O&M and installation: From the ground up!

Co-moderators Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group and Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, National Solar Energy Federation of India discuss NSEFI’s recently published O&M Quality Taskforce Best Practice Guidelines and outline stakeholder discussion points for NSEFI’s large scale project development guidelines.

12:05 – 12:35

PANEL DISCUSSION Stakeholder assess utility scale project development guidelines, and identify key considerations for ensuring quality and durability in extreme climates

Monika Rathi, Head Business Development - EPC India & SEA markets, Mahindra • Jitendra Morankar, VP of Global Design Applications, NEXTracker • Jan Mastny, Head of Global Sales, Solar & Wind, LEONI • Shantanu Sirsath, Technical Head India, Growatt • Olivier Haldi, Global Business Development Alternative Energies, Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG •

12.35 – 12:45

Learning from 2GW field data analysis: specifying the right PV materials to achieve maximum solar returns

Rajaram Pai, Business Leader, E&I, South Asia and Marketing Manager - PVAM, South Asia & ASEAN, DuPont

12:45 – 13:25

PANEL DISCUSSION Made in India modules: setting up manufacturing locally. Practical guidance to ensure quality standards and supply international markets, and addressing opportunities and challenges under current policy frameworks, tariff structures and subsidies

Rajaram Pai, Business Leader, E&I, South Asia and Marketing Manager - PVAM, South Asia & ASEAN, DuPont • George Touloupas, Technology and Quality Director, CEA (Clean Energy Associates) •

13:25 – 13:30

Closing remarks and invitation to the Networking Session

Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group

13:30 – 14:00 Networking Session

Program Features

NEW! MODERATORS Q & A

Co-moderators Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group and Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, National Solar Energy Federation of India discuss NSEFI’s recently published O&M Quality Taskforce Best Practice Guidelines and outline stakeholder discussion points for NSEFI’s large scale project development guidelines.

Networking Session: 13:30 – 14:00

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Benefits of our unique Roundtable format

  • facilitates networking to build lasting relationships
  • encourages open interaction and knowledge sharing with your peers
  • organically creates a pv community, bringing all the industry stakeholders together
  • provides an environment for sharing ideas, innovations, and best practice experience

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