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Packed with Power: High-powered solutions for agile utility-scale solar projects

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Utility-scale PV in Europe is set for rapid growth in 2021. But with opportunities come challenges, and new large scale solar markets are emerging in new regions and countries. This geographical expansion can mean complications when it comes to grid connection requirements, supply chain management, and system design and construction. Join this special pv magazine Webinar to hear from market analysts, technologists, and project financiers, to learn how the new generation of solar project components can unlock 2021’s market opportunities.

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Discussion participants

Thomas Haering, Managing Director, GoodWe Europe
Ali Bouattour, Technical Director, GoodWe Europe
Josefin Berg, Research & Analysis Manager, Solar & Energy Storage, IHS Markit
Jason Yan, Senior Product Marketing Manager, LONGi
Torsten Sieker, Director Global Industry Management Solar Power, Phoenix Contact Electronics
Christian Leib, Managing Director, YieldFox

Moderators

Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief, pv magazine Global

Packed with Power: High-powered solutions for agile utility-scale solar projects

Utility-scale PV in Europe is set for rapid growth in 2021. But with opportunities come challenges, and new large scale solar markets are emerging in new regions and countries. This geographical expansion can mean complications when it comes to grid connection requirements, supply chain management, and system design and construction.

Thankfully, a number of leading solar developers have introduced high-powered and smart solutions that can deliver project developers greater flexibility, agility, speed in project implementation, and at lower costs.

Join this special pv magazine Webinar to hear from market analysts, technologists, and project financiers, to learn how the new generation of solar project components can unlock 2021’s market opportunities. The webinar will have an extended format, allowing for both detailed, technical presentations along with Q&A rounds and two panel discussions – providing attendees with the opportunity to put their questions to the speakers and become a part of the discussion.

pv magazine Webinar Content

  • European large scale solar market outlook
  • How the new class of high-powered string inverters can support rapid PV project construction, allow for flexible system design, and ensure low ongoing O&M costs
  • The technology trends inside high-efficiency PV modules and future directions including wafer size evolution, TOPCon, and heterojunction solar cells
  • Power plant control technology and how grid feed-in can be managed to allow for rapid commissioning and grid code compliance
  • PV power plant financing trends in Europe in 2021

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Jonathan Gifford from pv magazine will be the moderator of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.

Speakers

Thomas Haering | Managing Director, GoodWe Europe

Thomas Haering has an international industry background having worked in different management roles within Product Marketing, Business Development and Sales for leading technology companies, initially in the semiconductors industry and since 2010 in the PV market. In 2018 he started the activities for GoodWe Europe and is heading the company as Managing Director being in charge for the EMEA region since then. Mr. Haering holds a Master of Science, Business and Industrial Engineering.

Ali Bouattour | Technical Director, GoodWe Europe

Ali Bouattour has led the development and the market launch of various solar components and systems in the residential, commercial and utility segments. He also coordinated the realization of multiple ground-mounted PV plants within an international EPC Joint-Venture. At GoodWe Europe, he is in charge of the technical pre-sales and after-sales activities in EMEA.

Josefin Berg | Research & Analysis Manager, Solar & Energy Storage, IHS Markit

Josefin Berg is a research & analysis manager for the Solar & Energy Storage research team, where she covers trends and company strategies in the downstream part of the PV market. Her focus areas include developer and EPC strategies, the demand for PV in emerging markets and the role of PV in the power generation mix. With more than 10 years of experience in the solar power industry, Ms. Berg authors reports on PV markets and trends, and she regularly speaks at industry events. Prior to joining IHS Markit, she was an R&D strategy consultant in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energies.

Jason Yan | Senior Product Marketing Manager, LONGi

After 6 years working in the Photovoltaic R&D department with new materials and products development, Jason Yan accumulated rich knowledge about PV products including the detailed process of whole PV chain, each raw materials properties of PV modules and the PV system analysis. Then he turned into Product Marketing Manager, where he was in depth understanding of international marketing trend. Besides he was very familiar with mainstream competitive products and the advantages, disadvantages of each product. Moreover, he understood what kind of product was most attractive to customers.

Torsten Sieker | Director Global Industry Management Solar Power, Phoenix Contact Electronics

Torsten Sieker is Director Global Industry Management Solar Power at Phoenix Contact. He is responsible for the international project business, development of new solutions and their marketing in the international markets and business development.

Christian Leib | Managing Director, YieldFox

Christian Leib has over 30 years of versatile work experience. The establishment of cross functional project development team for a solar photovoltaic manufacturer in order to enlarge the value added chain from modules production to a financial investment of turnkey projects for institutional investors. Successful development and management of various projects in the area of leasing structures, structuring of complex project financing according to international standards such as US GAAP / IFRS, acquisition of big ticket assets for closed-end funds, private placements, establishment of strategic partnerships, and transaction management.

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