Part 2: Solar 101

Includes a Live Event on 07/29/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

This webinar is the second of a three part webinar series. This webinar includes presentations and discussion on the following topics:

Wildlife, Siting and Permitting: Regional Differences 

Regional profiles (Installed capacity by year, average project size and new markets)

Environmental permitting & compliance considerations when siting a solar or solar + storage project.

  • Proximity to grid, parcel size and shape, zoning, wetlands, farms soils, wildlife, erosion, etc.
  • A comparison with wind energy will be included.

A few concrete examples of regional differences will be provided (e.g. a solar site in New York vs Texas).


Bifacial Modules and the Albedo Effect

What are bifacial modules?

- Module construction

- Higher output from same footprint: bifacial gain

 When are bifacial gains the greatest?

- Module bifaciality factor

- Ground coverage ratio (GCR) 

- Array height and tilt

- Ground albedo

 What is the future for bifacial modules in utility-scale solar?

- Trends in cost

- Trends in efficiency

- Trends in market share vs monofacial

Other webinars as part of the series  cover:

Market Overview & Drivers for the U.S. Solar Energy Industry

Project Finance & Investment 

Transmission and Integration

Technological Advances & Solar + Storage Integration

Ryan Galeria (Moderator)

VP, Solar Development, sPower

Michaël Roberge

Managing Director, PEG Strategy

Michaël Roberge has 11 years of experience in siting, permitting, and renewable energy development in North America, while holding several positions at DNV GL, including the Head of Section for Environmental and Permitting Services, from 2017 to 2019. He was responsible for business development and managing a team of 20 biologists, GIS specialists, land-use planners, and engineers who provided comprehensive permitting services to customers in Canada and the United States. His career focuses on aiding renewable energy developers in navigating many complex siting, environmental, and permitting environments. It reflects his passion for sustainable development and his dedication to increasing the success rate of projects through his skills in strategic permitting and planning, along with his training in GIS and environmental sciences.  He recently founded PEG Strategy, where he helps wind, solar, storage, and RNG developers find promising sites, permit projects, and avoid potential pitfalls, from the early stage development to operation compliance with strategy and technology.

Julie Chard

Director, Groundwork Renewables

Julie oversees GroundWork's data quality program for solar resource assessment. Her expertise ranges from MET system configuration through real-time data collection and monitoring to data delivery and reporting. Julie has an extensive background at the intersection of science and engineering. She holds a BS in Environmental Science and a MS in Plant Science. Her professional pursuits range from bench-scale laboratory research to field-scale implementation of engineered remediation solutions.

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