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Solar / PV roundtable

PES is proud to present our first roundtable interview, in which the great and good of the solar/PV community debate and discuss the burning issues of the moment. We’re delighted to have secured access to some of the sector’s foremost thinkers, and are sure you’ll be engaged and illuminated by what they’ve got to say.

Paula Mints
Director, Energy Practice, Navigant Consulting

Evelyn Butler
Director, Business Strategy & Analysis, Energy Sector, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Carsten Busch
Industry Segment Manager Solar / Head of Profit Center Solar, ABB Automation GmbH

Dr. Petri Konttinen
Senior Consultant Solar Energy, Luvata

Justin Roux
Senior Vice-President of Communications, Luvata

Rob DeLine
Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer, solar products group, Energy and Environmental Solutions Division, Applied Materials

PES: Can you discuss the outlook for the solar/PV energy industry and how it will impact on your organisation in the future?
Carsten Busch: As one of the world’s leading engineering companies, we help our customers to use electrical power efficiently, to increase industrial productivity and to lower environmental impact in a sustainable way. ABB has been working for many years to offer products and solutions to reduce the environmental impact of energy systems. ABB manufactures and supplies a broad range of high quality products for the solar power market, suitable for the smallest residential building applications, right up to large power plants.

Photovoltaic technology is particularly benefiting from the use of robots which bring unmatched precision and the highest production efficiency. ABB offers the complete range of industrial robots and robot applications for solar module and cell manufacturing plants, as well as for medium and high voltage grid connection in order to increase production efficiency, and quality output as well as to reduce TCO. On the other hand, ABB’s offering for the photovoltaic industry includes solar inverters, components for module tracking systems, low voltage components and accessories.


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