You've seen the headlines: "Global Energy Demand Expected to Soar by 2030." "Escalating Oil Prices Threaten Economic Recovery." According to the US Department of Energy, the demand for energy in the United States alone will swell by 32% by the year 2020,1 and the Energy Information Administration projects a 44% increase in world oil consumption by 2030.2 Solar power -- the clean, renewable energy source of the future -- is becoming more and more crucial to our economic and environmental welfare.
Photovoltaics manufacturing is ramping up around the world to meet these new demands. Photovoltaic (PV) systems have a number of unique requirements. They must be able to withstand the elements (rain, hail, dust, ultraviolet exposure) and last for many years with minimal degradation. More importantly, this technology must be cost-effective in order to gain widespread adoption. This requires a well thought out balance between materials and manufacturing. Many problems can arise in both manufacturing and field use, so engineers must be able to characterize, isolate, and resolve problems quickly. This skill set is not widely available, and it can be daunting for the engineer to learn these skills on his/her own. Semitracks' 1-day Photovoltaics Manufacturing and Troubleshooting course delves into manufacturing and troubleshooting issues, providing the engineer what they need to know in order to be successful.
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The course covers photovoltaics manufacturing processes and troubleshooting through six major topic areas:
The courses are necessary for every manager, engineer, and technician entering the photovoltaic field, whether they are working directly for a photovoltaic manufacturer or system integrator or selling to PV manufacturers.
Our courses are dynamic. We use a combination of instruction by lecture, problem solving, and question/answer sessions to give you the tools you need to excel in the photovoltaics industry. From the very first moments of the seminar until the last sentence of the training, the driving instructional factor is application. The course notes offer hundreds of pages of reference material that the participants can apply during their daily activities.
Our instructors are internationally recognized experts. Our instructors have years of current and relevant experience in their fields. They're focused on answering your questions and teaching you what you need to know.
Christine Bordonaro is a veteran of the Photovoltaics Industry. She is experienced in all aspects of photovoltaic module development including product specifications, product design, Underwriters Laboratory (UL), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and National Electrical Code (NEC) standards, system design, manufacturing, troubleshooting and performance. Her experience includes work on PV cells, inverters, junction boxes, frames, and laminate materials for PV systems. She has worked for Satcon Technology Corporation, Evergreen Solar, and Metso Automation. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.