DuPont to Host Conference in Paris on Advanced Risk Mitigation Strategies for Solar Asset Performance

Event to address the crucial role of big data in helping to model solar system lifetime

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 3, 2017 - DuPont will host an exclusive conference at the Paris Marrriott Opéra Ambassador hotel in Paris, France on 18 October 2017, in collaboration with French photovoltaic consultants, thepvboutique. The conference will gather decision-makers at power producers, Engineering, Procurement & Construction firms (EPC) and investors in solar energy to address advanced risk mitigation strategies for solar asset performance.

Solar is rapidly becoming the lowest-cost power source in many regions and has evolved in just one decade from being niche to becoming a central building block in energy transition. With intensified pressure on costs across the whole value chain, economies of scale, and innovation to keep improving the solar conversion efficiency, the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) will continue to decline. This also makes a compelling case for enhanced risk mitigation strategies to match established standards in the wider energy utilities industry.

This unique event will examine the crucial role of materials in realizing system owners’ financial returns. Distinguished speakers from both the public and private sectors, including Eiffage Clemessy, Proparco, Dataiku, TÜV Rheinland and kiloWattsol, will discuss how reliability, efficiency, and bankability can ensure the financial stability of PV assets. Additionally, topics will cover the future central role that big data and artificial intelligence can play to help deliver breakthrough value to secure technical reliability and forecast power production.

Dr. Stephan Padlewski, regional marketing leader, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, Europe, Middle East & Africa, said: “At the core of the DuPont DNA is material science and the ability to provide specialty materials that can help solar panels power reliably for 25 or more years. As industry thought leaders, exploring how big data can play a role in enhancing the long-term performance and output of photovoltaic assets, in collaboration with industry and scientific experts, can also help take the solar industry to a new level of performance.”

DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films and DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes are part of a broad and growing portfolio of products represented by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DPVS), which connects science and technology from across the company on a global scale to help support the dramatic growth in the photovoltaic industry. To learn more, please visit http://photovoltaics.dupont.com.

DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.

The pv boutique is an independent consulting firm specializing in transactions, business development and strategy in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and cleantech.