PV ModuleTech Conference USA
Days
Hours
Minutes
09:00
 - 09:10
PDT

Welcome from Conference Chair

09:10
 - 10:45
PDT
Presentations

Bankable module suppliers for U.S. projects out to 2030

Module supply to the U.S. has undergone rapid changes in the past 12 months, with a wide range of company types in the mix. In addition to domestic manufacturing announcements, supply-chains have been evolving to be compliant with U.S. import restrictions. And all the time, module profitability has been challenged. This session look at the features that differentiate module suppliers having short-term success and those investing in being long-term, reliable, solvent partners with performance-leading product.

Speakers

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Giovanni Bertolino

Head of 3Sun USA
3SUN USA
Jim Wood, CEO of SEG Solar

Jim Wood

CEO
SEG Solar
Alex Chen ELiTE

Alex Chen

General Manager
EliTe Solar
10:45
 - 11:15
PDT
Networking

Coffee Break

11:15
 - 12:30
PDT
Presentations

Module technologies being shipped for U.S. deployment in 2024

Moderator

Finlay-Colville

Finlay Colville

Head of Market Research
PV-Tech

The PV industry has been transitioning rapidly from p-type PERC modules to n-type TOPCon and heterojunction options, with also larger volumes of back-contact modules being shipped for utility-scale applications globally. This session will look closely at the breakdown of PV modules used in the U.S. market in 2024, including thin-film supply from First Solar. How quickly has the U.S. utility segment moved to n-type modules this year? Are p-mono PERC modules still a viable bankable solution for 2025?

Speakers

Paul_Wormser

Paul Wormser

VP, Technology
Clean Energy Associates (CEA)
12:30
 - 13:30
PDT
Panel Discussion

Module buyers in the U.S. today: what’s on my wish list?

Moderator

Finlay-Colville

Finlay Colville

Head of Market Research
PV-Tech

The first of three panel sessions at PV ModuleTech USA 2024 focuses on what keeps module buyers in the U.S. awake at night? What makes it so hard to buy a PV module in the U.S. now? What would make it better? What needs to be changed from a policy, supply-chain and contractual standpoint to lessen these concerns? Panellists will feature some of the most important module buyers in the U.S. market today, from the largest volume buyers in the years ahead.

Speakers

Juan-Carlos-Rosa

Juan Carlos Rosa

Director, Category Procurement
Lightsource BP
13:00
 - 14:00
PDT
Networking

Lunch Break

14:00
 - 15:10
PDT
Presentations

Choosing optimized n-type bifacial modules

Moving from PERC to n-type modules is requiring changes in module testing and site design, with end-markets in China and Europe been the first movers with the new technologies. What are the key lessons in testing n-type modules & optimizing site design? Are there new challenges to understand for developers, EPCs and O&M’s?

Speakers

Tristan-Erion-Lorico

Tristan Erion-Lorico

VP of Sales and Marketing
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL)
15:10
 - 15:30
PDT
Panel Discussion

U.S. solar module buying caveats: what to know, what to want, what to expect?

Speakers

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Debbie Graham-Clifford

Director, Global Development
Global Electronics Council
Jon_Previtali_VDE

Jon Previtali

Senior Principal Engineer
VDE Americas
15:30
 - 16:00
PDT
Networking

Coffee Break

16:00
 - 17:30
PDT
Presentations

New module factory build-out in the U.S.

This session will map out some of the domestic module factory build activity in the U.S. now, including the construction of fabs, module assembly lines being installed and materials being used in the module assembly process.

Speakers

Nadeem-Haque

Nadeem Haque

CTO
Heliene
Franz

Franz Feuerherdt

VP of Sales & Marketing
Solar4America
Origami-Solar-Speaker

Eric Hafter

Founder
Origami Solar
Fulvio Toma

Fulvio Toma

Executive General Manager - North America
Bottero
18:00
 - 21:00
PDT
Networking

Wine tasting at Sunrise Ranch Winery

Join other conference attendees for an evening of wine tasting in the evening following the first day of the conference. The evening offers a relaxed environment for delegates to network and unwind, enjoying scenic views and locally produced wines!

Sunrise Ranch Winery
1 Kirkland Ranch Rd, American Canyon, CA 94503, United States