Vice President, Product Development
Entering his 12th year in the solar industry, Itai Suez has experienced almost all aspects of the residential, commercial, and utility-scale PV businesses. From supply chain management serving SunPower System’s early pipeline of utility projects to complex product development of low concentration PV systems and Shingled PV module design, Itai now serves as a Vice President of Product Development at Silfab Solar based out of Mississauga, ON.
At Silfab, Itai will be managing research and development of Silfab’s growing portfolio of PV product offerings. A restless, but rewarding career in renewable project development, Itai consistently stresses the importance of cultivating technological advancements in photovoltaics in order to maintain a competitive position in the market. From the transition of low-cost/moderate efficiency multi-crystalline cell technologies to the rapid deployment of high-efficiency mono-PERC and bifacial cells in just two short years, residential, commercial, and utility-scale PV project development continues to be dynamic, even today. And as quickly as things change and progress, leaders and subject experts need to emerge from the PV industry with the willingness to go the extra mile to ensure international safety and qualification standards can keep up with the latest technologies. As a proven leader and technical expert in the field of photovoltaics, Itai has also been very active in the development of international PV standards as it relates to modules, systems, and balance of system components for almost 8yrs in TC82 (Technical Committee 82) within the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
Wednesday, September 25
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM