January 13 – 15, 2022 | Long Beach, CA   Register

The Supply Chain Shuffle & Module Technology: Cost Trends 2022 and How Industry is Tackling the Pandemic, Tariffs, & Forced Labor

January 13, 2022
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Track: Solar – Customer-Sited / Distributed
Thomas Koerner

Canadian Solar, Inc.

Vince O’Hara

Silicon Valley Bank

The solar industry has recently grappled with significant supply chain constraints and increased costs due to the pandemic. The U.S. is also examining ways of limiting solar-related products manufactured in Xinjiang from entering the supply chain due to forced labor concerns. On the logistics side, project development and planning has become increasingly difficult and unpredictable. This evolving landscape brings a unique set of challenges for each player involved in deploying a solar project: power producers, EPCs, and investors.

In this interactive panel, Soltage, an independent renewable power producer that develops, finances and operates distributed utility-scale solar and solar + storage project portfolios across the U.S., accompanied by its partners Cenergy Power and Silicon Valley Bank, will draw from data, case studies, and first-hand experiences to explore best practices and lessons learned for reliably and collaboratively deploying solar projects while navigating challenging supply chain constraints. The presentation will also feature the perspective of a solar PV module manufacturer, highlighting cost trends and factors that will influence cost trends as well as pathways to overcome the various trade and infrastructure challenges from a manufacturer perspective.

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