Solar Technology Advancements - PERC Vs TOPCON Vs HJT Technologies (Session 1)

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
The Leela Hotel
Conference Room

India's rooftop solar installations crossed 10 GW in June 2023 as per MNRE. While this is a significant achievement, the huge potential in the rooftop solar segment is still untapped as a result of various cost, technology and infrastructure bottlenecks. More policy and regulatory support at both central and state level can help grow the sector further. Industry experts and policymakers will discuss these issues in this session.

02:00 pm - 02:05 pmWelcome and Introducion

02:05 pm - 03:30 pmSolar Technology Advancements - PERC Vs TOPCON Vs HJT Technologies (Session 1)

Goutam Samanta

Head - PV Technology

Juniper Green Energy

Dr. Puzan Baliozian

PV Equipment Group's Project Manager

German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

Dr. Puzan Baliozian, German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

PV Equipment Group's Project Manager


Dr. Puzant Baliozian is the VDMA PV Equipment Group's project manager since September of this year. He is involved in techno-economic studies for manufacturing capacity of PV along the value chain and represents the interests of European PV equipment manufacturers internationally. The PV Sector Group at VDMA also publishes the yearly international technology roadmap for photovoltaics (ITRPV) showing highly relevant technology projections and trends. Dr. Baliozian studied physics at the American University of Beirut (BSc., 2014) and has a specialization in renewable energy (MSc. 2016) from the university of Freiburg. From 2016 until recently, he worked at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg in the field of photovoltaic production technologies where he also did his PhD. He is best known for developing the passivated edge technology for separated industrial solar cell concepts, to boost cell and module efficiencies.

Goutam Samanta, Juniper Green Energy

Head - PV Technology


- More than 36 years professional experience (including last 29 years in International Photo Voltaic (PV) industries - Solar PV Power Plant: Successfully installed more than 1500 MW module in ACME, Orange Renewable Power (Greenko Group) & Juniper Green Energy - Core competency in Wafer, Solar Cell & Module: - Technology, manufacturing, process, quality, product, reliability & R & D - PV manufacturing: Successfully installed more than 800 MW cell & module manufacturing facilities in India Websol, Central Electronics Ltd (A Govt. of India Enterprise under DSIR) & Moser Baer-MBPV (Founder member of MBPV-Employee No 2) - Audited more than 25 PV cell & module manufacturing facilities in India & China on behalf of Électricité de France (EDF) - Auditor of Électricité de France (EDF) in South-east Asia - Had in-depth training under guidance of Prof. Giuliano Martinelli, University of Ferara, Italy on crystal growth, ingot, wafer, cell & module manufacturing (at Helios Technology Srl, Padova, Italy) in 1994 - Inter-University Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Belgium: Worked with Dr. Jozef Szlufci & implemented Screen Printed Diffusion Technology at Central Electronics Ltd (Govt of India & Govt of Belgium project) in 1998 - Sunpower Corporation, San Jose: Interacted with Prof Dr. Richard Swanson, CTO of Sunpower Corporation & also Dr. Charlie Gay, Board of Directors Sunpower Corporation, US for technical due-diligence on IBC (Inter-digitated Back Contact) Solar Cell Technology in 2004

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