Future PV Roundtable @ Solar Power International 2019

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Solving critical problems with technology

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Speakers

Lior Handelsman, Founder, VP Marketing and Product Strategy, SolarEdge

Lior Handelsman founded SolarEdge in 2006 and currently serves as our Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy in which he is responsible for defining and steering SolarEdge’s strategic global marketing activities, media outreach, product roadmap and vision, corporate product strategy, as well global product management, and corporate business development. Prior to founding SolarEdge, Mr. Handelsman spent 11 years leading power electronics research and development teams and directing large-scale, multidisciplinary research and development projects. Mr. Handelsman holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) and an MBA from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology.

Peter Mathews, General Manager North America, SolarEdge

Mr. Peter Mathews leads the North America team as General Manager for SolarEdge in the Americas and is responsible for all business activities. He is a veteran of more than 25 years in the global semiconductor and solar industries in senior sales, marketing and business development roles. He has led various companies through the start-up, IPO and growth phases including Enecsys, Solyndra and FormFactor.

Mahesh Morjaria, Vice President, Systems Development, First Solar

Dr. Mahesh Morjaria has been with First Solar over eight years during which he has had several leadership positions. He led the development of PV plant level control system that has now been successfully deployed at a number of large utility-scale PV plants. Currently, he leads a team at First Solar that is responsible for new products and grid integration capability for utility-scale PV plants.

Mark Ahlstrom, Vice President of Renewable Energy Policy, NextEra Energy Resources

Mark Ahlstrom is Vice President of Renewable Energy Policy for NextEra Energy Resources. Mark is actively involved with NERC, FERC, energy markets and other activities to support the economic and reliable use of higher levels of clean energy. He is also President of the Energy Systems Integration Group (www.esig.energy), the non-profit educational association for engineers, researchers, technologists and policymakers who are transforming our electricity and energy systems.

Alex Chen, Head of Sales and Marketing, ET Solar

Alex Chen is the Head of Sales & Marketing for ET Solar and has been with ET group over five years. He led the sales team of ET Solar North American with product R&D and marketing for ET headquarter. Alex holds a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from NYIT and Master of Engineering Management from Northeastern University.

Kirsten Myers, R&D Director, Heraeus Photovoltaics

Kirsten Myers oversees the Americas Research Center which focusses on Fundamentals and Future Technology as regards metallization products for high-efficiency cell designs. After studying physics at Princeton, Kirsten earned her Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Stanford University. She held a variety of technical, marketing and new business development roles at DuPont and Tekniplex prior to joining Heraeus in May 2017.

Jenya Meydbray

Jenya Meydbray is CEO PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), which he cofounded in 2010 as the first independent lab dedicated to project developers, financial institutions and asset-owners. Jenya developed among the first extended reliability and performance test protocols for the downstream PV industry as well as innovative methods of evaluating performance for power plant level risk assessment and mitigation. He has nearly 15 years of solar industry experience.

Solving critical problems with technology

Key takeaways from attending the Future PV Roundtable USA  

  • Understand the role that inverters can play in supporting the grid and managing resources at different scales
  • Hear from experts about which module technologies are most likely to deliver higher efficiencies cost-effectively, and what challenges are involved
  • Learn more about how inverters enable value stacking from C&I installations, and how they can help manage behind-the-meter resources

Who should attend:

  • EPCs
  • Asset owners
  • Financiers
  • Installers
  • Developers
  • Engineers

Program highlights

PRESENTATION: C&I Value stacking

SolarEdge VP of Marketing and Product Strategy Lior Handelsman will dive into the role of inverters in both managing the underlying distributed energy resources as well as grid interaction and support, including virtual power plants

PANEL DISCUSSION: Meeting grid needs with solar & inverters

An examination of how inverters can supply essential grid services such as frequency & voltage regulation, as the grid moves from large spinning masses to electronic controls, as well as how solar & storage behind the meter can serve as flexible demand.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Explosion of cell & module technology

Cell & module technology has become far more advanced in the past few years, but which designs can meet the challenges of mass production & stand the test of time?

Agenda

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome and introductions

Moderator: Christian Roselund, U.S. Editor, pv magazine

10:05 – 10:15

PRESENTATION C&I Value stacking: the role of inverters in managing the underlying distributed energy resources and grid interaction and support, including virtual power plants.

Lior Handelsman, VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, SolarEdge

10:15 – 11:05

PANEL DISCUSSION Meeting grid needs with solar & inverters: examining how inverters can supply essential reliability services such as frequency & voltage regulation, as well as how solar & storage behind the meter can serve as flexible demand

Peter Mathews, General Manager North America, SolarEdge • Mahesh Morjaria, Vice President, Systems Development, First Solar • Mark Ahlstrom, Vice President of Renewable Energy Policy, NextEra Energy Resources

11:05 – 11:55

PANEL DISCUSSION Explosion of cell & module technology: which designs can meet the challenges of mass production & stand the test of time?

Jenya Meydbray, CEO, PV Evolution Labs • Alex Chen, Head of Sales and Marketing, ET Solar • Kirsten Myers, R&D Director, Heraeus Photovoltaic Technology

11:55 – 12:00

Closing Remarks

Christian Roselund, U.S. Editor, pv magazine

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  • provides an environment for sharing ideas, innovations, and best practice experience

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