About the speakers
Máté Heisz is Head of International Cooperation at SolarPower Europe and will serve as chairman for this webinar. He leads the association’s work on Emerging Markets and Lifecycle Quality (including EPC, O&M and Asset Management). He also oversees SolarPower Europe’s international cooperation and research projects and represents the association in global within the IRENA Coalition for Action and the Global Solar Council. Before joining SolarPower Europe in 2017, he spent four years in Tunisia working as a Renewable Energy Advisor at the Tunisian Ministry of Energy on behalf of the German Development Cooperation GIZ. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest. Beyond his native Hungarian, he speaks English, German and French.
David Moser coordinates the activities of the Research Group Photovoltaic Energy Systems of the Institute for Renewable Energy, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy. His work focuses on characterising indoor and outdoor behaviour, performance, and reliability of PV modules and systems, building integration of PV systems, and monitoring of outdoor PV plants. He is also active in PV potential studies on a regional scale, member of the ETIP-PV Steering Committee and vice-chair of COST Action PEARL PV. He is leading the Subtask “Performance of Photovoltaic Systems” of the IEA PVPS Task 13 is the coordinator of the project H2020 TRUST-PV. He will give an overview of how to increase the integration of reliable PV plants in a grid-friendly way.
Guillermo Oviedo Hernández has been working for BayWa r.e. Italy since 2017, the leading O&M service provider in Italy. His professional path has taken him from Computing Engineering (Bachelor’s degree) to Photovoltaic Engineering (Master’s degree), and now he is a current PhD candidate at Sapienza University of Rome. As part of BayWa r.e.’s R&D department, Guillermo’s main scope of work is on reliability and performance engineering of utility-scale PV plants. Within the TRUST-PV project he is coordinating the tasks on advanced PV field inspections. He will introduce you to innovative O&M concepts for increased PV performance and reliability.
Marion Lafuma holds a BBA obtained at ESSEC Business School, followed by an MBA in Operational Management and Sustainable Performance. She joined Reuniwatt in 2011 when she launched the company’s Mauritian subsidiary. She is then joined the Parisian office in 2013 where she is in now in charge of the firm’s business development. Marion represents Reuniwatt within the TRUST-PV consortium and she will explain why advanced forecasting techniques are a key enabler for grid stability during this webinar.