recognize different solar cell grades and avoid unknowing purchasing of low grade B and C solar modules
Solar cells are the most important component of a solar panel and make up over 50% of the panel’s value. Solar cells are also the main component that manufacturers try to cut costs on.. The current market is full withGrade B and Grade C solar panels and often buyers don’t even realize what Grade their manufacturer is supplying. This module teaches you everything you need to know about Solar Cell Grading.
Understand the essentials of Solar Cell Grading
Distinguish between all solar cell grades
Master professional solar cell quality testing
Avoid purchasing low grade B or C solar modules, while you require Grade A
Module 2 – Quality Defects to Avoid
Identify solar panel quality defects and avoid being cheated by your supplier
Having performed quality inspections on-site at close to 100 PV factories in Asia for the past 8 years, we’ve come across any solar panel defect imaginable. This module provides a comprehensive overview of these quality defects, including photos and descriptions. It will make sure that, for your next purchase, you’ll be able to recognize and avoidthe major solar panel quality defects.
Each defect is presented with detailed photos and descriptions
Identify and pre-empt the causes of each quality defect
Make professional quality assessments
Learn to perform a professional visual inspection on any batch of solar modules
Module 3 – Solar Panel Warranty
Discover the most important clauses in warranty policies and prevent major issues Solar panel warranty policies are legal documents that need to be considered carefully before purchasing solar panels. Our team has analyzed the small prints of major Asian Tier 1 solar PV panel manufacturers, incl.Trina, Jinko Solar, JA Solar, Suntech, Yingli, Sunpower and more. In this part of the training we go through the important small prints in the warranty policies and highlight and explain the clauses you should be aware of.
10 important clauses to pay attention to when purchasing solar panels from Tier 1 or Tier 2 manufacturers
Understand the different warranty policy types
Learn to identify pitfalls in solar panel warranties
Prevent major warranty issues
Steps to follow when you file a warranty claim with a manufacturer
Module 4 – Solar Panel Insurance
Understand PV installation risk and know how to pick the right insurance policies
Solar panel insurance is quite a complex topic. This Module gives you insight into the field of solar insurance. We provide you with an analysis on the actual risks in this industry, the types of insurance products available, the main insurance companies and brokers and discuss several insurance products.
Analysis of the risks you encounter when developing PV plants
Discover all the different solar insurance product types on the market
A complete list of all PV insurers: both insurance brokers and underwriters
What essential details to pay attention to when purchasing solar insurance
Insurance policies for all stages of PV system development
Module 5 – Solar Panel Certifications
Learn about all major solar panel certifications worldwide and which are required in your country
Solar panel certifications have become a sub-industry of its own. Besides being related to safety, certifications are often linked to market access: FIT’s, tax credits, import requirements and so on. In Module 5, we will look at all the common and important standards and certifications you will need to know about and deal with when purchasing solar PV modules.
Understand all major quality and safety standards
Know the certifications required in your country
Learn how to identify fake or expired certifications
Assess the loopholes and constraints of solar panel certifications
Module 6 – Scams
Learn what others have been through and protect yourself from being scammed
A critical attitude is crucial when purchasing solar panels from overseas. Over the past years we’ve encountered multiple tricks and scams by manufacturers and suppliers that can damage any company purchasing solar panels. Module 6 explains major scams and counterstrategies.
Identify the most common tricks and scams from PV manufacturers
Avoid scams efficiently, without losing time and money
Learn how you can develop counter strategies against scams
Learn from our team’s real life scam experiences
Module 7 – Technology Insights
Understand the different solar cell technologies and pick the right technology for your project
To make correct purchase decisions, it is important to understand what technologies exist in the market, what a solar PV module is actually made of and what are the critical qualitative features of the different components. Module 7 provides a technology roadmap of the currently available solar panel and solar cell technologies on the market.
Make correct purchase decisions with this solar panel technology roadmap
Pick the right technology for your projects
Understand the technical and functional details and weaknesses of solar panels and components
Be well informed about the available and latest PV technologies on the market
Module 8 – Solar Panel Packing
Use best practices in solar panel packing and make sure your goods arrive undamaged
There’s nothing worse than purchasing a batch of solar panels and discover upon arrival that your goods have been damaged during transport. Unfortunately we’ve seen solar panel shipments going wrong multiple times and often packing mistakes could’ve easily been avoided. For that reason we’ve included Module 8. This module explains the best practices in solar module packing and will help you to safeguard the sound state of your solar panels during transport.
Discover best practices in solar panel packing
Materials required for safe solar panel packing
Explain your manufacturer in detail how you want to have your solar panel shipments packed.
Avoid micro cracks and other costly damages during transport
Module 9 – Solar Panel Logistics
Master solar panel logistics and save time, money and stress by handling any logistics by yourself
Going global with your company means adding time and distance to your supply chain. Those two factors addcost, complexity, and frequently risk. Handling the logistics of solar panel shipments can be complex and there’s a good reason why large companies have their dedicated logistics department… Module 9 gives you all the knowhow and tools to control your solar panel shipments by yourself.
Complete, detailed solar panel logistics walkthrough
Save time and money by making clever logistics partner decisions
Detailed overview of logistics documents that you need for shipping