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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.


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

More powerful and flexible PV components are fueling the development of the next generation of European utility scale solar arrays. Along with this, the number of PV countries experiencing growth in their large-scale market segments in Europe is also increasing – bringing with it a range of regulatory, design and supply chain challenges.

A special two-hour pv magazine Webinar will address these themes, providing both the market and technology insights that PV project developers, investors and EPCs require to avail themselves of this new cycle of opportunity. The webinar will provide a particular insight into the new generation of high-powered string inverters, modules and power plant controllers, that are set to reshape project development in 2021 and beyond.

The extended webinar will have two streams for discussion. The first, the market stream, will include an overview of the European large-scale segment, including offtaker trends, the continent’s project pipeline, repowering opportunities and supplier trends. It will provide detailed information into the application of high-powered string inverters in European PV projects and the integration of battery storage.

The second stream will focus heavily on new technologies, including the next generation of inverters and modules, and advanced power plant controllers that are able to optimize and control grid feed-in – in accordance with new regulations set to become a feature of many European PV marketplaces.

Program highlights include:

  • Europe’s utility scale revival, from IHS Markit
  • Strategies for supplying the expanding number of European large scale markets, from Goodwe Europe
  • High powered module trends, from LONGi,
  • Smart energy control devices, from Phoenix Contact

Along with the detailed presentations, webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and take part in two interactive panel discussions.

Register for free to the extended webinar today and equip yourself with the knowledge needed to prosper in Europe’s new-look utility scale solar landscape.

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.


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.


Jonathan Gifford | Editor in chief, pv magazine

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.

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