PV Magazine’s Quality Roundtable

  • Session Topic
    Large Scale Solar
    Solar PV
    Solar Thermal

PV Magazine’s Quality Roundtable

3 Oct 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Expo Floor Theatre 2
English (Australia)

Keys to delivering high quality arrays in a booming market

The first pv magazine Quality Roundtable Australia event will be held at All-Energy Australia 2018 in Melbourne, October 3. 

The event will include four elements: 

  1. A panel discussion of a real-world, anonymised case of poor quality in rooftop arrays;
  2. An analyst presentation about quality and installation trends in the Australian rooftop market;
  3. A second panel discussion of a real-world case of poor quality in utility-scale PV projects;
  4. Summary of the event and final discussion. 

Jonathan Gifford, Managing Editor at pv magazine global and the founding editor of pv magazine Australia will be the MC for the event.

Help bring the discussion of quality in solar components and installation to the forefront at the first Australian pv magazine Quality Roundtable!

For more information, visit https://www.pv-magazine.com/features/quality-roundtable-all-energy-2018/


Welcome and format

Jonathan Gifford, Managing Editor pv magazine, Founding Editor pv magazine Australia


Solar Panel Validation Initiative, from pilot to full-industry rollout

Michelle Crosbie, Managing Director, Clean Energy Regulator


Presentation of distributed generation poor-quality case studies I and II – ‘One dissatisfied homeowner’, non-compliant C&I array installation & safety risks

Geoff Bragg, NSW Chairman, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Director, Smart Energy Council


PANEL: Discussion of the case studies: What went wrong? Why did it go wrong? And how can mistakes be avoided in the future?

Durmus Yildiz, Managing Director, BayWa r.e. Solar Systems

Ryan Desharnais, Head of Engineering – Labs, DNV GL

Thomas Bywater, Regional Sales Manager, Jinko Solar

Sebastien Ng, Application Engineer, Fronius


DuPont Global Field Survey – 2018 findings

Dr. Oakland Fu, Technical Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions


Presentation 2: Australian large-scale market update & trends

Warwick Johnston, Managing Director, SunWiz


Battery cell technology & supplier risk assessment & quality assurance

George Touloupas, Director of Technology & Quality, Clean Energy Associates


Presentation of utility-scale poor-quality case study I – How poor modelling leads to costly AEMO acceptance & full commissioning delays

Aaron Zadeh, Product Marketing Manager - Utility Solar, ABB


Discussion of the case study: What went wrong? Why did it go wrong? And how can mistakes be avoided in the future?

Marty Rogers, VP of Global Asset Management and Support, NEXTracker

Daniel Parsons, Business Development Manager, BayWa r.e. Projects

Aniker Giller, Senior Business Development Manager, Clean Energy Associates

Hugh Carr-Harris, CEO, E2E Quality


Summary and takeaways

Jonathan Gifford, Managing Editor pv magazine, Founding Editor pv magazine Australia





  • Jonathan Gifford


    Managing Editor

    pv magazine Australia

  • Michelle Crosbie


    Managing Director

    Clean Energy Regulator

  • Geoff Bragg


    NSW Chairman

    Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

  • Durmus Yildiz


    Managing Director

    BayWa r.e. Solar Systems

  • Ryan Desharnais


    Head of Engineering

    Labs, DNV GL

  • Thomas Bywater


    Regional Sales Manager

    Jinko Solar

  • Sebastien Ng


    Application Engineer


  • Dr. Oakland Fu


    Technical Manager

    DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions

  • Warwick Johnston




    Warwick Johnston is the managing director of SunWiz, Australia's leading provider of solar industry analysis. Warwick holds a masters degree in...

  • George Touloupas


    Director of Technology & Quality

    Clean Energy Associates

  • Aaron Zadeh


    Product Marketing Manager - Utility Solar


  • Marty Rogers


    VP of Global Asset Management and Support


  • Daniel Parsons


    Business Development Manager

    BayWa r.e. Projects

  • Aniker Giller


    Senior Business Development Manager

    Clean Energy Associates

  • Hugh Carr-Harris



    E2E Quality

Opening Times
Wed 3 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wed 3 Oct Networking Event 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Thur 4 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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