pv magazine's Quality Roundtable

Taking action on substandard solar: product testing, fault detection, warranty claims and glass-glass modules under discussion

Wednesday 23 October 2019 - 10:30am - 12:30pm, Expo Floor Theatre 2

10:30 – 10:35 Welcome and introductions  

Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group and Founding Editor, pv magazine Australia

10:35 – 11:15 ROOFTOP PANEL DISCUSSION: Identifying, diagnosing, and testing for failures – then what to do when things go wrong  

Sandy Pulsford, Product testing and compliance specialist, Clean Energy Council

Michelle McCann, Partner, PV Lab Australia

Jack Long, Director, Solar Cutters

Richard Qian, Product Engineer, LONGi Solar

Panel discussion includes:

QUALITY CASE 1: Module level monitoring for fault detection and proactive O&M implementation

Q&A presentation with Lior Handelsman, Founder, VP Marketing and Product Strategy SolarEdge Technologies

QUALITY CASE 2: PID, hotspots, backsheet failures, and warranty claims, in tropic climate

Presented by Jonathan Gifford, pv magazine

11:15 – 11:35 SOLAR LEADER DIALOGUE: LeTID in high efficiency PV cells, opportunities for ‘next generation’ PV products

Martin Green, Scienta Professor, UNSW

Shi Zhengrong, Founder, SunMan

11: 35 – 11:45 PRESENTATION: Latest findings from DuPont’s global quality field survey - over 2 GW of modules inspected 

Hongjie Hu, China Technology Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic and Fluoro Materials

11:45 – 12:25 UTILITY PANEL DISCUSSION: From design to commissioning, best practices across the supply chain for fault prevention and underperformance

Marty Rogers, VP Global Asset Management and Support, Nextracker

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

Eric Ast, Head of Global Business Development, Stäubli

Hongjie Hu, China Technical Service and Development Leader, DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials

Jin Hao, VP of R&D, JinkoSolar 

Panel discussion includes:

PRESENTATION: Australian utility scale PV market major players and progress

Dave Dixon, Senior Analyst, Renewables, Rystad Energy

QUALITY CASE 3: Microcrack inspections, and the role of in-factory quality assurance

Q&A presentation with Anika Giller, Senior Business Development Manager, EMEA & APAC, Clean Energy Associates

12:25 – 12:30 Closing remarks

Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group and Founding Editor, pv magazine Australia