Sponsors 2022


PVEL is the leading independent lab for the global downstream PV industry.

We’re the experts in extended reliability and performance testing for solar PV and storage technology. Our mission is to support the worldwide PV buyer community by generating data that accelerates adoption of solar technology.



First Solar is a leading American solar technology company and global provider of responsibly-produced eco-efficient solar modules advancing the fight against climate change. Developed at R&D labs in California and Ohio, the company’s advanced thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules represent the next generation of solar technologies, providing a competitive, high-performance, lower-carbon alternative to conventional crystalline silicon PV panels. From raw material sourcing and manufacturing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar’s approach to technology embodies sustainability and a responsibility towards people and the planet.

Corporate Fact Sheet


Heliene is one of North America’s fastest-growing domestic module manufacturers serving the utility-scale, commercial, and residential markets. With an in-house logistics team and remarkably responsive support staff, Heliene delivers competitively priced, high performance solar modules precisely when and where customers need them to accelerate North America’s clean energy transition. Founded in 2010, Heliene is recognized as a highly bankable Tier 1 module manufacturer and has production facilities located in Ontario, Minnesota and Florida.


JinkoSolar is one of the most famous and innovative solar technology companies in the world. Its business covers the core links of the photovoltaic industry chain, focusing on the R&D of integrated photovoltaic products and clean energy solutions. At present, JinkoSolar products serve over 3,000 customers in more than 160 countries around the world, and the company has ranked No.1 for global module shipments for many years. As of the first half of 2021, cumulative shipments have exceeded 80GW. JinkoSolar is an industry opinion leader under various international frameworks such as B20, and it was also the first solar energy company to join the RE100 green initiative.


LONGi, founded in 2000, is a world leading solar technology organization. The company has had a long-term, unswerving commitment to monocrystalline technology, convinced, rightly, that its general adoption would bring about significant technological change for the whole PV industry.

With 15 manufacturing bases and more than 30 branches around the world, LONGi produces monocrystalline silicon wafers and modules, delivering solutions for distributed and ground mount power station systems, promoting the development of the global PV industry and driving energy transformation. The company’s shipments have been among the industry’s highest for a number of years and, in 2020, it became the first manufacturer to ship more than 20GW of modules in a year.

LONGi’s ongoing high investment in R&D is a significant contributory factor in its success and the company has been rapidly applying new technologies and processes to large-scale production, making important advances in cost control and efficient product innovation.

In 2020, LONGi became the first Chinese solar energy company to join the RE100, EV100, EP100 and SBTi initiatives, set up to promote zero-carbon solar and sustainable development.


Lucid Solar is a global solar PV distributor, part of a licensed global Tier-1 Solar Panel manufacturer, supplying high quality and excellent value solar solutions to the market. We understand the need to offer choices for our customers and offer a range of technologies, price points and services.

Special thanks to our expertise in solar manufacturing, Lucid Solar can provide tariff free and antidumping risk-free solar panels from the manufacturing facilities in 3 continents and 6 countries. Lucid Solar can provide more than 4GW/year Tier-1 panels from global manufacturing locations.

Worldwide locations and an international culture shape our global footprint. With employees from many nations and locations around the world, we achieve a strong presence both in mature and emerging markets.

We supply some of the world’s best known, quality solar products, from panels and inverters to mounting and accessories. We only stock bankable products from companies able to uphold their long warranty claims.



Risen Energy Co., Ltd was founded in 1986 and the registered capital is 904,616,941 RMB. Risen Energy successfully launched IPO in Shenzhen Stock Exchange Market on Sep. 2nd, 2010, Stock code: 300118. Risen Energy is a hi-tech enterprise which is engaged in R&D, production, sales and service of solar modules, products of photovoltaic technology, solar terminal application and integration.

As a state-level high-tech enterprise, Risen Energy has more than 45 key business core technologies, and has established a national level photovoltaic laboratory, which is independent and received CNAS certification. The laboratory can carry out 54 project tests according to EC61215, IEC61730-2 and UL1703, and provide support for the design, development and quality control of the company and other photovoltaic enterprises.

Risen Energy’s products are exported to more than 50 countries and regions such as Europe, America, South Africa and Southeast Asia. Moreover, Risen Energy provides professional PV product and technology to the customers.


Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is a world leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider. The company engages in PV product research and development, manufacture and sales; PV project development, operation and maintenance; smart micro-grid and multi-energy complementary system development and sales, as well as energy cloud-platform operation. In 2018, Trina Solar launched its Energy Internet of Things (IoT) brand and initiated the Trina Energy IoT Industrial Development Alliance and New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Center with worldwide leading enterprises and research institutes. The company is committed to becoming the leader of the global smart energy industry. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.



Eternalsun Spire is a leading manufacturer of solar simulators and integrated climate chambers for measuring the performance and reliability of PV modules according to IEC standards. We have a global customer base of PV module manufacturers, research institutes and test laboratories. Our solar simulators have renowned capabilities regarding repeatability, reproducibility, spectrum, uniformity, and stability.

Our Vision

Solar is the most economical way to generate electricity in ‘sunbelt’ countries, and will be so all across the globe in the coming decades. Therefore, in energy investments, solar will be dominant.

There are two large trends: First, a race down the experience curve drives efforts in R&D and module manufacturing to enable the maximum potential of solar modules and second: the downstream market is maturing. To cope with the margin pressure, knowledge on performance degradation will gain importance.

Our Mission

We contribute to the development and growth of the solar industry by enabling the highest degree of measurement control and certainty by providing high-end solar testing advice, technology & services.


Nextracker, a Flex company, provides intelligent solar tracker solutions for utility-scale and distributed generation projects that transform PV plant performance with advanced data monitoring and control software and global services.

Nextracker have delivered or fulfilled more than 35 GW of smart solar trackers for projects on five continents, including some of the largest solar farms in the world. Our TrueCapture and NX Navigator smart monitoring and control software platforms have revolutionized tracker performance, and represent our commitment to continuous innovation.

We’re creative, collaborative, committed problem-solvers from diverse backgrounds. And we’re on a mission to be the world’s leading energy solutions company delivering the most intelligent, reliable, and productive solar power for future generations. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nextracker has offices in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Spain.


Origami Solar is the developer of a patent-pending steel solar panel frame that will transform the solar industry through reduced material and manufacturing cost, high-speed domestic production, and dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions. By sourcing steel from an established industry ecosystem, solar module manufacturers can eliminate supply chain constraints, accelerate the transition to carbon-free energy, and level the global playing field for module production origamisolar.com/

PI Berlin provides expert technical diligence, procurement, and quality assurance services for a wide range of solar installers, integrators, project developers, utilities and investors in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. We enable our clients to manage technical risk associated with the investment or procurement of PV equipment. We leverage direct relationships with PV module, inverter and battery manufacturers, apply our expertise to qualified manufacturers and independently verify quality, reliability, and performance.


Q CELLS is one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) with its diverse international manufacturing facilities in the U.S, Malaysia, China, and South Korea. Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from cells and modules to kits to systems to large-scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, Q CELLS provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, governmental and residential markets.


Raptor Maps offers advanced analytics, insights and productivity software for the entire solar lifecycle.  The Raptor Solar software platform features a digital twin of your solar sites, aerial thermal inspections, data standardization and normalization, serial number mapping, warranty claim features, equipment records, mobile tools and more — all powered by their industry-leading data model.  With intelligence for the entire solar industry — asset owners, managers, O&M, engineers, EPCs, financiers and OEMs — you can standardize and compare data across installations, increase performance, reduce risk and ultimately lift ROI.


Founded in 2010, STS is an independent ISO17020-accredited Inspection Body specialized in the photovoltaics and energy storage industry. The company supports solar and storage developers’ procurement effort through suppliers evaluation, manufacturing sites audits, inspections and quality control services, and technical due-diligence services. STS is the global market leader for PV modules Pre-Shipment Inspection services.

The company was established by French solar veterans to support PV owners in validating the quality of the components procured from China and Southeast Asia, with the vision that scale and quality matter. With a team of more than 90 full-time employees present in 8 different countries, STS enjoys the largest inspector fleet in the industry, has conducted more than 400 large-scale PV modules manufacturing quality control jobs for clients in more than 30 countries including leading EPCs, developers, independent power producers and utility companies. STS controls the quality of about 5% of the PV modules produced annually.

Initiated in 2011, STS has released in 2018 the first industry standard for approval of PV modules manufacturing and dispatch, solving the challenge for buyers to setting the right quality level at mass-production.


TT Vision is a technology driven company specializing in the development of automated machine vision solutions. We offer PV inspection, test and sort solutions for PERC, IBC and HJT solar cells powered by one of the most cost effective PC-based vision systems using innovative solutions developed in-house. The high speed, high accuracy and highly repeatable system is the result of years of research of refinement from field tests.



Founded in 2008 and based in Denver, Colorado and Shanghai, China, Clean Energy Associates (CEA) is a North American-owned solar PV and battery storage quality assurance, supply chain management, and engineering services firm. With 175+ professionals, CEA provides engineering and technical support services for PV and battery storage:

  • Quality Control and Testing
  • Supply Chain Management and Traceability
  • Engineering and Design Services
  • Supplier Ranking and Market Intelligence

CEA serves the needs of Project Developers, Independent Power Producers, Engineering – Procurement and Construction firms, Financial Institutions, and Operations/Maintenance firms. It is led by an experienced leadership team with a combined 1000+ years of PV and battery storage business experience and is supported by 130+ engineers, who help solve a broad array of clients’ needs to reduce technical and financial risk, and to increase system performance and reliability.


Heliolytics is the most experienced global provider of photovoltaic (PV) aerial infrared inspections and advanced site data analytics services with more than 125 GW of scanned PV capacity. Our technology platform and DC health consulting expertise allow us to accurately identify risk factors within your solar fleet and opportunities to optimize the long-term reliability and predictability of asset performance. This empowers clients to understand better how their solar fleet is performing throughout its life cycle, to ensure projects are optimized to yield expected returns while reducing portfolio risks and decreasing operational costs. Heliolytics strives to be the most trusted source of actionable insights enabling the long-term sustainability of our renewable energy partners by collecting and curating data, creating clarity from complexity, and expanding the frontiers of knowledge. 


JA Solar was founded in 2005. The company’s business ranges from silicon wafers, cells and modules to complete photovoltaic power systems, and its products are sold to 135 countries and regions. On the strength of its continuous technological innovation, sound financial condition, well-established global sales and customer service network, JA Solar has been highly recognized by authoritative associations in the industry as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance PV products.

  • ¥25.8 Billion Annual Sales Revenue (2020)
  • 79GW Cumulative Shipments (As of Q3, 2021)
  • 33,000 Clients Worldwide As of Q4, 2019)
  • 25,000 Employees (As of Q4, 2020)


Owned by Fuji Solar, VSUN is a solar module solution provider headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company provides reliable, high efficiency solar products and technology globally. VSUN’s manufacturing base is located in Vietnam’s Bac Giang province, with further branches and offices in San Jose (USA), Frankfurt (Germany), Shanghai (China) and Bac Ninh (Vietnam).