Sinovoltaics Insights Webinar Series

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Sinovoltaics Insights – Webinar Series

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Webinar 21: Ethical Practices - Navigating Forced Labor, Supply Chain Security, and Sustainability in the PV Industry

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • Forced Labor in the Global PV Industry
  • PV demand by most forecasters
  • Polysilicon prices in H1 2024
  • Global reserves of high-quality quartz for silicon metal
  • How to secure an ethical PV module Supply Chain in 2024

Webinar 20: On-site Electroluminescence Testing at PV Power Plants: Methodologies and Applications

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • General applications of PV power plant on-site EL imaging
  • Small-scale EL imaging solutions and methodologies
  • Mass-scale EL imaging solutions and methodologies
  • Quantitative EL image analysis
  • Case studies in solar asset management

Webinar 19: Solar Supply Chains - Transparency, Global Flows, Onshoring and The Impact on Pricing

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • Understand global dynamics in photovoltaic supply and demand.
  • Explore the motivations and impacts of onshoring initiatives in the US, India, and Europe.
  • Gain insights into the trade flows of PV components, including key players and challenges.
  • Get a better understanding of where solar prices are heading.
  • Get the latest requirements to import solar panels and battery in the United States as part of the UFLPA.
  • Have an overview of the associated regulations emerging in Europe.

Webinar 18: Non-destructive Quality Control of PV Module Encapsulation

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • The possibility of getting rid of all chemical testing for PV encapsulation measurements
  • Non-destructive methods for measuring PV module encapsulation quality (degree of cross-linking)
  • How to guarantee IEC-compatible PV module encapsulation quality

Webinar 17: Navigating Legal Challenges and Procurement Contracts in PV Projects

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • Legal aspects of PV projects incl. PPAs 
  • Main milestones and legal challenges in the development and construction of PV projects
  • How contract optimization can mitigate PV module quality challenges
  • Ensuring compliance with contract clauses with your PV module manufacturer

Webinar 16: BESS - Real Life Examples for Anomaly Detection with Battery Diagnostics

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • Causes of energy storage risks
  • Advantages of battery diagnostics compared to BMS
  • Frequent BESS issues found during Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT)
  • Anomaly detection on a real-life example
  • Economic benefits of battery monitoring 

Webinar 16: BESS - Real Life Examples for Anomaly Detection with Battery Diagnostics

Webinar 15: Insights & Advantages of Upstream and Downstream PV Module Testing

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • Downstream quality management & module testing processes
  • Real Case Studies, and discover how PV module testing can secure return of investment (ROI) of all large-scale asset developments
  • Advancements in inspection techniques
  • Upstream quality management & module testing processes

Webinar 15: Insights & Advantages of Upstream and Downstream PV Module Testing

Webinar 14: Quality Risks of New PV Cell Technologies: TOPCon and HJT

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • New failure modes observed in damp heat testing of heterojunction solar cells
  • Sodium-induced failure modes in heterojunction solar cells
  • Sodium-induced failure modes in TOPCon solar cells
  • New cell-level PID testing techniques
  • Risk mitigation strategies for project developers

Webinar 13: PV Cable Quality Management -From Factory Inspections To On-site Deployment

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • Key cables parameters for the PV project
  • How to prevent BOS (Balance-of-System) mistakes
  • PV cables performance reliability
  • PV cables quality control procedures at manufacturers

Webinar 12: PV Plant Optimization Techniques: How to Mitigate Quality Risks

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • Overseen quality issues for solar projects
  • Impact of solar non-compliance
  • Tools and processes to optimise your PV plant performance
  • Real cases experience sharing from solar experts

Webinar 11: Agrivoltaics Market, Standardisation, and Quality

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • Introduction to Agrivoltaics and market size
  • Key pillars to introduce Agrivoltaics in a market (policy framework)
  • Agrivoltaics standardisation in Germany, France, Italy
  • The future of Agrivoltaics
  • Quality assurance: technical compliance and key tests

Webinar 10: Risk Mitigation Strategies for Utility-Scale ESS Projects

During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • Energy storage risk transfer
  • Long-term warranty risk
  • Technical due diligence
  • Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) for ESS equipment
  • Energy storage market trends
  • ESS risk management procedures at manufacturers

Webinar 9: Sinovoltaics EL Mass Analysis Software: 100% Detection of Micro Cracks at The PV Factories

During this Webinar you’re learn about:

  • What is Electroluminescence (EL) Imaging and how is it performed
  • EL standards: factory standards and how to implement a standard more favourable for the Buyer
  • SELMA v1.7: how your company can benefit from our in-house EL software 
  • 32.1MW + 26.8MW Tier 1 Case Studies
  • 100MW free analysis trial Give-Away!

Webinar 8: String Inverter Quality and Reliability, Best Practices in Risk Management

    During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:
    • Common inverter quality challenges and issues
    • Inverter manufacturer qualification strategies
    • Quality assurance: technical compliance and key tests
    • Inverter performance reliability
    • Inverter quality control procedures at manufacturers

Webinar 7: Energy Storage Market, Applications and ESS Factory Audits

    During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:
    • The current state of the Energy Storage market and applications
    • Energy Storage market and applications latest evolutions and future developments
    • How Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuels compare
    • Electrification of Transportation
    • PV, BESS, and Charging Systems
    • Factory audits of Battery Cell factories

Webinar 6: Energy Storage - Latest Trends in Smart Batteries and Risk Management

    During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:
    • What makes a battery smart
    • Applications and use cases of smart batteries
    • Smart battery key benefits and arbitrage
    • Current market trends
    • Best practices and latest trends in risk management

Webinar 5: PV Asset Optimization & Quality Assurance

    During this Webinar you’ll learn more about:
    • How underperforming solar assets can be brought back on track
    • Identification of low performance and safety risks
    • Real case studies of underperforming PV assets in Europe, incl. defect back-sheets of solar modules
    • Evaluation of the causes of underperformance 
    • How quality issues can be prevented for future projects
    • Early-stage quality control during procurement
    • Most common defects found at the PV factories in 2021

Webinar 4: Prevent Underperformance? Essential Cabling Tips (For PV Installations)

  • Top 20 technical failures based on financial impact
  • What is the relevance of high-quality cabling to the long-term success of a PV system? 
  • What are the technical issues and their root cause? 
  • The failure patterns and consequences in PV systems 
  • The common mistakes in installations
  • What are the consequences/ risk on safety, efficiency (LCOE)? 
  • Learn about cabling failures and their financial impact on PV installations. 
Key factors for successful cabling of PV installations.

Webinar 3: PV Warranty Risk Management

During this webinar you'll learn about:
  • Consequences of Covid-19 lockdowns on warranty-related risks of PV modules
  • What is the Warranty Risk of Solar?
  • How do I source warranty-insured PV modules?
  • How to ensure and guarantee that warranty insurance protects my project?
  • What are the traps and pitfalls, that I should be aware of?
  • How can I address additional requirements for insurance?
  • Can I blindly trust the warranty terms on solar modules?
  • Key warranty clauses to review when developing PV projects.
Pitfalls to avoid for PV project developers.

Webinar 2: Insurance Based On Quality Assurance

During this webinar you'll learn about:

  • What insurance considerations to make during the development phases of a PV project.
  • What are the type of insurance options.
  • How to reduce risks and turn any PV project bankable.
  • Technical Due Diligence and insurance combined.
  • How Quality Assurance at the PV factories is performed.
  • Advantages of combining Quality & Insurance for PV projects.
How to turn PV projects bankable using high quality components.

Webinar 1: Contract Optimization for Solar PV Module Procurement

During this webinar you'll learn about:

  • Most common quality defects in 2019 based on real data, and how to prevent these
  • Which PV module quality issues can be prevented with Contract Optimization
  • 10 crucial types of protective clauses to include in your procurement contracts
  • Quality standards and how to use them to your best advantage
  • Balance between strict quality criteria and manufacturing reality
  • How to enforce the contract clauses you have signed with the PV module manufacturer
  • Delays and how to prevent them: manage strict timelines