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‘Dense Array’ High Concentration Photovoltaic Converter Systems: from design to commercialisation

May 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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by Simon Maan, Chief Technology Officer of Solar Systems Pty Ltd

Mildura-panorama - CopySolar Systems is a Melbourne based company that has designed and developed an innovative ‘Dense Array’ High Concentration Photovoltaic (HCPV) converter system and is a world leader in utility-scale solar power technology.
They use the world’s highest efficiency solar cells and highly reflective dishes to concentrate sunlight up to 1000 times its normal intensity and they have previously achieved the highest efficiency CPV technology in the world.
Mr. Simon Maan, the Chief Technology Officer, is going to talk about their product evolution and the different stages the company had to experience to go from the initial design to an actual international commercial product.

About the Speaker

Simon Maan has over 18 years experience in engineering design, management and project management. He graduated from Monash University as a Mechanical Engineer in 1997. After 11 years in the Aerospace and Automotive sectors, he started working at Solar Systems in 2008 as Principal Engineer responsible for the re-design of the dish system to be market competitive. After a re-structure, as Engineering Manager, he led a skilled team of engineers and technicians to provide diverse product design, manufacturing and installation solutions to meet the companie’s project requirements. He coordinated the undertaking of civil, electrical, instrumentation and equipment installation for the 1.5MW Mildura power station.
He also worked as an Engineering Project Manager responsible for the delivery of fast track critical projects into the field and is now Solar Systems Chief Technology Officer.

Venue: RMIT University. Room 10.8.20 (Building 10, Level 8, Room 20)

Time & Date: Monday, 11 May 2015. 6:00pm refreshments for 6:30pm start

Registration: Please register HERE

Sponsors: IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society Chapter, IEEE Power and Energy Society Chapter and Engineers Australia


Room 10.8.20 RMIT

Room 10.8.20, 124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia