PV Inverter Testing: An Independent Engineers Perspective on Bankability, Performance, Reliability and Robustness.
This event was originally broadcast on January 26, 2017 and is now available for on demand viewing.
Join DNV GL on Thursday, January 26 @ 1 pm EST for in an informative webinar and discussion about PV inverter testing and bankability. We’ll also examine the important differences you need to know before making inverter buying decisions and answer the following questions:
There exist tangible differences when it comes to inverter selection:
Lifetime, Performance, Reliability, Robustness, Interchangeability.
We’ll share real-world experience from a lab and field testing point of view, and the IE’s perspective. If you’re financing systems, designing
new facilities or actively putting inverters on the ground, you’ll want to tune in to this complimentary webinar.
Register for this upcoming webinar to learn more!
Raymond M. Hudson is the Global Solar Segment Director for DNV GL. Mr. Hudson has been involved in the power electronics and renewable energy industry since 1990 with an emphasis on power conversion and application of solar PV and wind power. He has been with DNV GL for six years with roles of Senior Principal Engineer and Head of the Solar Department. The DNV GL global solar energy team he coordinates provides Independent Engineering, Owners Engineering, system design and grid interconnection assistance, solar technology review services, and operating solar asset management services. This includes the support for successful financing of over 2,500 solar power plants. He has personally been involved in reviewing inverter technology including due diligence on products from over 20 leading global manufacturers. Before joining BEW Engineering, which was acquired by DNV GL, Mr. Hudson worked for Kenetech Windpower, Trace Technologies, and Xantrex Technology Inc. in a variety of engineering, technical, and general management roles including President of Trace Technologies and General Manager and Vice President of Advanced Technology for Xantrex. Mr. Hudson holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering with Honors and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri – Columbia with emphasis on power electronics. Mr. Hudson holds several patents related to power conversion technology for renewable energy.
Jenya Meydbray is the VP of Strategy and Business Development for DNV GL’s Laboratory Services group. Formerly the co-founder and CEO of PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), Jenya successfully ramped and sold the first laboratory business in the US focused on supporting the solar financial community. He has worked on developing methods of evaluating PV performance for power plant level risk assessment and mitigation. Prior to founding PVEL, Jenya was the Senior Quality and Reliability Engineer at SunPower where he developed accelerated test methods for high efficiency solar cells and modules. Jenya began his career at NASA Ames Research Center’s hyper-gravity facilities. Jenya received an MS and BS at Boston University and UC Santa Cruz, respectively, and holds two photovoltaic-related patents. He has authored many articles and regularly speaks at conferences. Jenya is an Advisory Board Member to NREL’s International PV Module Quality Assurance Task Force and serves on the Board of Directors of PVComplete, a solar design software company.
Michael Mills-Price is currently the Head of PV Inverter and Energy Storage Testing for DNV GL’s laboratory services division. In this role Michael oversees all technical, operational, and business development activities to promote more reliable and better performing products for end use applications. Michael works with developers, financiers, and product manufacturers to efficiently and effectively scope testing and analysis platforms to lessen risk associated with solar and storage deployments and broader renewable energy portfolios. Prior to his role building DNV GL’s PV inverter and energy storage testing businesses, Michael was the technology development manager for Advanced Energy Industries solar inverter business. In this role Michael was responsible for managing a team of researchers in developing new and innovative inverter and balance of systems devices for the solar PV and stationary energy storage markets. In this capacity Michael was the principle investigator (lead engineer) on multiple DOE Sunshot grants developing state of the art inverter and control architectures for improving grid interoperation while reducing product costs significantly. Michael holds a number of patents and peer reviewed technical whitepapers covering control, operation, and theory of power flow for both inverter as well as electrical distribution systems. In his spare time Michael created and taught senior level electrical engineering courses for Oregon State University (energy storage, electrical distribution system) at the Casade’s Campus. Michael is a registered professional engineer (PE) in the state of Oregon and actively maintains these credentials through continuous education as well as community outreach.
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