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Course 1: Advanced Insights on Technological Trends in PV 2024

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This course is designed to equip PV professionals with in-depth knowledge about the latest technological PV industry trends.

Register for LIVE REMOTE CPD-certified event here: https://solarexplain.eu/advanced-insights-on-technological-trends-in-pv-2024/

This course is aimed to empower professionals to make better informed decisions in sales, business development, and gain competitive advantage in the PV industry.

Unique professionals-to-professionals learning approach for practical applicability in your business.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the landscape of PV and BESS technologies trending in the market.
  • Gain insights into which technologies or business models are worth investing in for the upcoming years.
  • Be able to better evaluate and select appropriate equipment for the planned PV projects.
  • Understand the hidden risks of the products and learn from practical examples.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding about PV equipment reasoning behind competing projects.
  • Know the upcoming EU regulations on business sustainability.
  • Get access to closed Solar Explain Circle LinkedIn group for further networking.

Course topics:

Module 1: PV System Components and Technological Trends (Thursdays)

PV Inverters & Safety of Installations (Gediminas Juknius, SolarEdge)

  • Remembering the fundamentals
  • Types of PV inverters
  • Hybrid vs off-grid inverters
  • Categories by size: Residential, C&I, Utility
  • Safety of photovoltaic installations
  • Role of insurer?
  • „Grey zone“ of PV safety
  • The most common installation errors
  • Market trends for 2024
  • Key takeaways

PV Cell & Module Tech Trends (Radovan Kopecek, ISC-Konstanz e.V.)

  • PV market & technology evolution
  • Bifacial n-type technology explained
  • TOPCon, HJT, XBC comparison
  • Bifacial nPV era. PV type and application types
  • Key takeaways

PV Mounting In The Context Of a Changing Climate (Ciaran Murphy, K2 Systems GmbH)

  • Rooftop PV mounting and recent developments
  • Internal & external factors driving development
  • Standards
  • PV module manufacturers
  • Mounting manufacturers
  • Insurance
  • Key takeaways

BESS Technologies & Sementation (John O’Toole, BESS Consultant)

  • Why are we here today?
  • BESS Applications and Business Models
  • Co-location : Solar or Wind?
  • Co-location : Project Selection Questions
  • BESS in the UK (experience sharing)
  • BESS operations
  • BESS optimization
  • Safety and insurance
  • Key takeaways

Module 2: PV application trends and business segments in EU (Fridays)

AgriPV Technology & Business Trends (Constantin Klyk, ZIMMERMANN PV-Steel Group)

  • What is AgriPV?
  • Agri PV potentials
  • Agri-PV technologies
  • Plants and Yield prediction (system yields compared)
  • Legal and social aspects (EU main markets compared)
  • Economics, costs and revenue splits
  • Key takeaways

Floating PV Perspectives In EU & Other Markets (Stanislas Merlet, Multiconsult)

  • Introduction to Floating PV and Potential
  • Status of the market. Segmentation and suppliers
  • Technologies, logistics, construction
  • Economic Considerations, CAPEX & LCOE
  • Opportunity: Hydropower Reservoirs
  • Key takeaways

Urban PV: Considerations For PV Professionals (Dieter Moor, Arconsol)

  • Customized PV design options and technologies
  • Possible PV functionality in buildings
  • Energy output
  • Norms and certification
  • Project pricing estimation
  • Key takeaways

Navigating the Sustainability Landscape in Europe (Migle Makuskaite, Planet Positive)

  • Sustainability Landscape
  • EU Regulations and Business Sustainability
  • Sustainable Business Practices
  • PV for Business Sustainability: Case Study
  • Key takeaways

 

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What Will You Learn?

  • Understand the landscape of PV and BESS technologies trending in the market.
  • Gain insights into which technologies or business models are worth investing in for the upcoming years.
  • Be able to better evaluate and select appropriate equipment for the planned PV projects.
  • Understand the hidden risks of the products and learn from practical examples.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding about PV equipment reasoning behind competing projects.
  • Know the upcoming EU regulations on business sustainability. 
  • Get access to closed Solar Explain Circle LinkedIn group for further networking. 

Course Content

Advanced Insights on Technological Trends in PV 2024

  • PV Cell & Module Tech Trends
    43:48
  • PV Inverters & Safety of Installations
    01:26:39
  • PV Mounting In The Context Of a Changing Climate
    42:59
  • BESS Technologies & Segmentation
    01:16:03
  • AgriPV Technology & Business Trends
    51:36
  • Floating Solar PV Perspectives in the EU & Other Markets
    53:03
  • Urban PV: Considerations for PV Professionals
    51:01
  • Navigating the Sustainability Landscape in Europe
    42:12

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