Conference and Exhibition
30 October - 1 November 2019
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands

Speakers 2018

Goutam Samanta

Goutam Samanta

Head – PV Technology
Orange Renewable Power Pvt Ltd

More than 32 years professional experience including last 25 years in PV industry. Core competency in poly-silicon, ingot, wafer, solar cell & module processes, technology, quality, high efficiency cell & module technologies, new product development, reliability & accelerated tests for life cycle analysis. Also PV project management for setting up cell and module manufacturing facility, capacity ramp up, process optimization, equipment & technology selection & turnkey project solutions. Successfully installed more than 500 MW cell & module manufacturing facilities in India,Audited more than 30 PV cell & module manufacturing companies in China & India as an EDF Auditor for PV supplier qualification process. Worked closely with Mr. Franco Traverso, CEO Helios Technology Srl, Italy for PV technology transfer to Webel Solar, Kolkata in 1993-94. Undergone hands on training for solar cell & module process, quality & technology with Prof. Giuliano Martinelli, University of Ferara, Italy in 1993-94. Also undergone in-depth training in PV manufacturing at Helios Technology Srl, Italy on crystal growth, ingot, wafer, cell & module technology.

 Orange Renewable Power Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi (Part of Greenko Group now): Head, PV Technology.

 Audited JA, Hanwha, Risen, GCL, ET, BYD, Risen, Talesun, Znshine, Jollywood & C-Sun Solar for PV supplier qualification process & also inspected JA factories several times for module quality control: In-line, Pre-Dispatch & Lab test before shipment. Previous Experience:

 ACME Solar Holdings Pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon: EDF/ACME Auditor Independently handled EDF (Electric-de-France EDF) Audit process for PV module qualification process. Also was responsible for technical due-diligence of cell & module manufacturing process as per EDF defined quality criteria.

 Moser Baer Photovoltaic Limited (MBPV), Greater Noida: Head, PV Cell Technology Was founder member of MBPV (employee No 2). Worked closely with new PV technologies and equipment manufacturers for setting up 250 MW vertically integrated wafer inspection, cell & module manufacturing facility.Also completed few Joints collaboration & development projects with international research institutes such as NREL, Georgia Tech, Fraunhofer ISE, SERIS, Surek PV Consulting Ltd & TCS (R & D and Technology Centre Schmid, Germany.

 Central Electronics Limited (A Govt. of India Enterprise under DSIR), Delhi: R & D Divison, Sr. Manger Implemented of IMEC-patented Screen Printed Diffusion Technology for high efficiency solar cell in collaboration with IMEC, Belgium

 Webel Solar, Kolkata: Production Manger Implemented technology transfer from Helios Technology, Italy for cell & module manufacturing facility

 Philips India Ltd, Kolkata: Dy-Manager Worked in Philips India (Philips Scientific, UK & also Philips, Holland) for industrial application of sophisticated R & D scientific and lab equipment Academic Background: M.Tech, in Micro-electronics & M.Sc In Solid State Physics) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India PhD: Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (Note: PhD thesis not submitted)