SEMA Announces Agenda for PV Module Manufacturing and Troubleshooting Course

Scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 24, 2011, during the 1st SEMA Technical Conference and Exhibition, the course will provide an overview of the PV manufacturing process with a critical look into today's manufacturing issues and how they can impact yield and long-term module reliability.

The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) announces the agenda for the training course on PV Manufacturing and Troubleshooting at the1st SEMA Technical Conference and Exhibition, scheduled to take place May 24-26, 2011 at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose, CA. The one-day course will take place Tuesday, May 24, 2011.


The course will provide an overview of the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing process with a critical look into today's manufacturing issues and how they can impact yield and long-term module reliability. The training course will address solutions to some of the more common and pressing problems that the industry faces. Information to be discussed in the training module includes:
• Types of PV modules and how they work with an overview of module manufacturing steps
• Potential module reliability problems in the field and associated root cause problems in module manufacturing
• Methods to ensure module reliability

The course instructor will be Christine Bordonaro, Product Manager for Satcon Technology Corp. Christine is experienced in all aspects of PV module development and engineering, including product specifications; product design; UL, IEC and NEC standards; system design, including mounting system and inverter recommendations; and system performance.

Prior to working at Satcon, Christine was Director of Applications Engineering and Product Development Engineering at Evergreen Solar. She has a Master's Degree and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.

For further information or to register for the course, visit www.solar-ema.org/2011-conference.html, or contact Matthew Holzmann at matt.holzmann@solar-ema.org or Jasbir Bath at jasbir.bath@solar-ema.org.

For further inquiries, please contact:
Matthew Holzmann, President
SEMA
3617 W. MacArthur Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704 USA
714-979-7500
www.solar-ema.org

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