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Welcome to Episode 91 of Suncast!

Today's episode is focused on a tool that you can use to help you in your solar PV module procurement process, a free report produced by Tristan Erion-Lorico and his team at DNV GL called the PV module reliability Scorecard. The 4th generation of the Scorecard was just released, and it's a fantastic benchmark to help you understand how to avoid some of the common pitfalls experienced by developers of all sizes when buying solar PV modules. 

Tune in to learn: 

  • What core elements make up a bankable and reliable Bill of Materials (BOM).
  • What the key contributors to solar module degradation are.
  • The one ingredient in a solar module that made a 12% difference in production results for one of the manufacturers on the report.
  • The one thing that is essential prior to your PV module purchase.
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Resources:

Connect with Tristan on LinkedIn

More on the DNV GL Module Reliability scorecard: https://www.dnvgl.com/news/2018-pv-module-reliability-scorecard-121786

Or download it here: www.dnvgl.com/pv-scorecard

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About the Host of SunCast:

Nico Johnson is the creator and host of SunCast, a regular conversation with Solar Industry professionals who are leading in emerging solar markets. The content of the show is geared towards listeners looking for insights on where the markets are headed, how to position themselves or their companies, and what today's market leaders do to stay ahead of the pack.

Nico is a 10-year veteran of the solar industry, having led development in the US and Latin America for global companies like Trina Solar and Conergy.  He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and is considered one of the market's leading experts on solar PV expansion in the region.

Nico can be reached on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickalus