Upcoming Quality Roundtables

Since 2015, pv magazine has been hosting its Quality Roundtable events; these are highly interactive workshops addressing investors, EPCs, installers, project developers and manufacturers.

Forthcoming event:

5th pv magazine Quality Roundtable

Quality counts: field tests reveal the key to PV performance

Roundtable discussion with participants and invited experts on key questions for investors, EPCs and installers. In the second part of the roundtable, field tests on 190 Installations in North America, Europe & Asia Pacific will be presented, with 45 module manufacturers and more than 450 MW involved.

Where: at Intersolar Europe ICM Conference Center in Munich, room 5 (ground floor)
When: Thursday, June 1, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Registration: Pre-register for this FREE event and we will keep you informed

The key questions are defined in a survey. Take part for the chance to win a €300 infrared thermal camera accessory for your smart phone (Fill in time approximately 10 minutes).
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Detailed Description

5th Quality Roundtable event – What are the three major problems in the installation field and how can you avoid it?

Learn the results of our survey of key PV EPCs and investors, what are their major pain points and learn from experts, what they would recommend to solve the calamaties around PID, hot spots etc. In the second part of the event we are very excited to have a look at field tests on 190 Installations in North America, Europe & Asia Pacific, where 45 module manufacturers across more than 450 MW of installations are represented.

Further Highlights: TÜV Rheinland will be unveiling an example of an array where PID caused losses of over $1.5 million in two years, including repair costs, while mitigation would have only cost around $10,000. LID is also an issue, particularly with PERC modules, as statistics show. While about half of the tested modules don’t show evidence of LID, more than 10% degraded more than 1.4 % resulting in annual revenue declines.

Invited experts:

George Touloupas, Director of Technology and Quality, CEA

Jörg Althaus, Director of Global Competence Center PV Modules, TÜV Rheinland

Steven Xuereb, Head of Business Unit PV Systems, PI Photovoltaik-Institut, Berlin

Stephan Padlewski, Marketing Manager EMEA, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions

Hariram Subramanian, CTO, Huawei Solar Europe

Eric Ast, Head of Global Business Developement Photovoltaics, Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG

We look forward to you joining the 5th Quality Roundtable, participating in the discussion and sharing your views. Attendees can participate in live polls throughout the event, to provide instant feedback as to whether you were convinced by the presentation or not! You can download the live poll app here:

Desktop version (in case you don’t want to use the app)

Check out our 2017 events brochure here!

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