(Frankfurt a. M., 06.06.2023) This year, VDE Renewables will once again be represented at Intersolar Europe from June 14 to 16 with a joint stand with the partners Centroplan, FutureSun and MunichRe. The subsidiary of the VDE Group accompanies large-scale renewable energy projects with quality assurance and risk minimization. In view of the high demand for photovoltaic solutions, VDE Renewables Managing Director Burkhard Holder is advocating that greater attention now be paid to international supply chains: "The overall market is more heated than it has been for a long time. For the energy turnaround, we need an increase in PV systems to 215 gigawatts by 2030 in Germany alone, but since 2000 we have only managed to install 70 gigawatts. The European producers alone cannot do that. We at VDE Renewables therefore support the energy industry in strengthening and smoothing supply chains from the most important production sites to customers around the world."
Inspections and audits also on the upstream supply chain
From VDE Renewables' point of view, it is necessary to check safety, performance and reliability - not only for the individual technical components, but also for the entire system design, installation and operation. Now, this focus has expanded to include the upstream supply chain and neutrally conducted pre-shipment inspections and audits at manufacturer level. These services include, for example, on-site production monitoring and testing, pre-shipment quality checks in an independent laboratory, and pre-shipment packaging monitoring.
One world record after another for solar module performance
Quality assurance for large-scale solar projects continues to be a focus of VDE Renewables' work. Senior Project Manager Ulrike Jahn: "Innovations are developing rapidly. We are currently experiencing one world record after another in solar cell efficiency. But the best high-performance module is of no use to you if you ignore the framework conditions in your project. Then you won't be able to get the most out of your system." Installation location, regional weather conditions and quality of the installed products are decisive criteria for ensuring that the investment in a large-scale photovoltaic system pays off in the end. This is where VDE Renewables contributes its experience and its VDE network from standardization, science, industry as well as testing and certification.
Ulrike Jahn and Burkhard Holder are also represented with two presentations in the Intersolar supporting program:
Utility-Scale Solar Power I: Trends in Development, EPC, O&M, Asset Management
The session at Intersolar Europe will focus on optimizing the performance of large-scale solar installations: Ulrike Jahn's presentation will be all about the impact of climate and weather conditions on the performance and reliability of photovoltaic projects. Jahn will use her years of expertise from her international network to provide insight into what needs to be considered for which climate zone.
Event details: Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 14:30 - 16:00, ICM Munich, Room 14A.
How to Obtain Suitable Conditions from Banks and Insurance Companies?
Parallel to the energy trade fair Intersolar Europe, ees Europe traditionally takes place from June 14 to 16 at Messe München. The ees deals with batteries and energy storage systems. Burkhard Holder, since May 1 also Head of Hydrogen of the VDE Group, leads the session on green hydrogen and what needs to be done to realize and secure investments in hydrogen projects.
Event details: Thursday, June 15, 2023, 14:00 - 15:30, Hall B2, Booth B2.550