About this webinar
PV module technology is advancing at incredible rates. Solar developers, asset owners and investors are taking advantage of modules that are more affordable and efficient. But there are risks to rapid technical evolution. From LeTID to microcracks, PV module failures translate to financial losses for downstream solar companies – and warranties typically do not fully cover these losses.
The PV Module Reliability Scorecard, now in its 6th edition, ranks commercially available PV modules by their performance in PV Evolution Labs’ Product Qualification Program (PQP), a comprehensive, rigorous test regime that assesses reliability and performance of PV modules. The 2020 rankings will be released on live webinars.
Tristan Erion-Lorico, head of PV module business at PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), will share this year’s top-performing PV modules and discuss key findings from PVEL’s PQP testing, with a special focus on the performance of bifacial PV modules. He will be joined by Dr. Dana Olson, global solar segment leader at DNV GL.
Dr. Olson will offer an analysis of trends in PV module quality and discuss how PVEL’s test data is used by DNV GL as part of a module useful life analysis.
Mark Osborne of PV Tech will also join the webinar to cover his top highlights from the 2020 Scorecard as compared to the previous editions.
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Dr. Dana Olson is Global Solar Segment Leader at DNV GL and has many years of experience at the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Olson has a deep understanding of the evolution, performance and reliability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.
Mark Osborne has three decades of experience in covering both the semiconductor and photovoltaics manufacturing industries. In his current roles as senior news editor for PV Tech and sister technical journal, Photovoltaics International.
Tristan Erion-Lorico is head of PV module business for PVEL. He collaborates with PV project developers, investors, research institutes and manufacturers to develop innovative performance and reliability test programs that produce independent data to support the downstream solar market.
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