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pv magazine Webinar | Reasons for repowering

About This Webinar

Initiative partner: SMA

In Europe alone, there is estimated to be more than 40 GW of PV capacity installed in projects larger than 100 kW that are more than five years old. Thanks to cost declines, technology improvement, availability of spare parts, and various other factors, replacing the modules, inverters and other components of these PV systems with new ones is an increasingly attractive strategy.

When done correctly, repowering a PV plant promises additional energy yield, optimized operations and other advantages that can add up to increased returns from the project. There are risks, however, and a number of technical, commercial and legal factors that need to be taken into account for repowering to be implemented successfully.

German inverter manufacturer SMA has developed a set of services specifically to address the repowering market. Through this, they can help asset owners to assess the opportunity and implications for their project, and to develop a comprehensive business model for repowering.

In this pv magazine Webinar, Thorsten Höfer, Product Manager for Repowering, and Behnam Rassekh Afshar, Key Account Manager at SMA Solar Technology, take us through the repowering process, from initial analysis of the feasibility and potential, through to implementation and operational support after the repowering is completed. Viewers will learn why repowering is about much more than simply replacing system components, and the other factors that are vital to consider here, and we’ll be treated to several real-world examples of projects where SMA has successfully implemented a repowering strategy.

pv magazine Webinar content:
• Financial incentives for repowering
• Important considerations beyond just replacing hardware
• Repowering projects from start to finish
• A look at some successful projects
• Q&A

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Mark Hutchins from pv magazine will be the moderator of this webinar.

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This webinar was recorded on 28 October 2021.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Product Manager for Repowering, SMA Solar Technology
Thorsten Höfer is Product Manager for Repowering at SMA Solar Technology AG, headquartered in Germany. In this role, Höfer guides customers through the repowering process and helps them identify reliable solutions from SMA for their existing PV plants. His extensive experience in engineering and solar has given him expertise and insight into the evolution of solar and inverter technology, providing him a solid foundation to deliver simple, comprehensive repowering solutions for customers that will provide reliable, long-term operation.
Webinar hosting presenter
Key Account Manager, SMA Solar Technology
Behnam Rassekh Afshar has been key account manager at SMA since July 2019. His previous roles include: asset manager for PV and Wind at KGAL Investment Management in Gruenwald; planning engineer for PV at Windwaerts Energie in Hannover; project manager for PV at Ansasol in Spain; project manager for PV at inek in Bischofsheim, and project planer und purchaser for PV at juwi in Mainz.
Webinar hosting presenter
Moderator | Editor, pv magazine
Mark Hutchins joined pv magazine in September 2016 as production editor of the monthly global title. Mark also works online reporting on upstream technology and markets, as well as newly emerging solar regions.
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