Director, Technology and Quality
Clean Energy Associates (CEA)
Based in Shanghai, China, Mr. Touloupas is in charge of developing CEA’s internal quality standards, researching new technologies and all the latest trends in PV and storage, and developing CEA’s market intelligence platforms. He joined CEA with an extensive background in PV manufacturing, as well as downstream experience in project development and EPC construction.
Prior to CEA, Mr. Touloupas was the Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Philadelphia Solar in Jordan. He led projects for BOM optimization, product design, and factory ramp up for PV module and mounting structure production. He was also responsible for PV plant EPC work, training, supply chain restructuring and evaluation of a 100 MW cell line project. Before going to Philadelphia Solar, Mr. Touloupas was the Technical Operations Director at Recom, where he was in charge of OEM module production. He led in-house R&D lab set up, quality assurance, logistics operations, BOM optimization and development, bankability and certification, as well as project development, EPC and IE audits for PV plants.
Previously, Mr. Touloupas had his own EPC company in Greece, and he was involved in commercial and ground mounted PV plants. Prior to joining the solar industry, he was the CEO of a leather production business for nearly 15 years. Mr. Touloupas holds a BSc in Physics from National University of Athens.