Dr Julián Ascencio-Vásquez has more than eight years of experience in the field of PV yield and O&M optimization, currently as Senior Staff Engineer at the Solar Centre of Excellence (CoE) of Envision Digital, and is an active member of the International Energy Agency - Task 13 PVPS Programme. His primary R&D activities include designing and implementing performance and risk modelling and assessment algorithms of PV systems operating worldwide. Before Envision Digital, he worked for several renewable energy companies in Chile, Belgium and France.
His academic background includes a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, received in 2021, a B.Sc. in Civil Electrical Engineering from the P. Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile, M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Sustainable Development from the ESIEE-Amiens, France, and M.Sc. in Automated Systems Engineering from the University of Picardie Jules Verne, France. He is the first author and contributor of over 30 scientific articles and reports and a participant and speaker at the most prestigious solar R&D international conferences.
03:20 pm - 03:35 pm
Utility-Scale Solar Power I: Trends in Development, EPC, O&M, Asset ManagementWhile administrative hurdles are still a great concern for solar developers, EPCs also face material supply shortages, continuously new products and a shortage of qualified installers. At the same time, the current inflationary environment is creating immense cost pressure at each step. As high systems yields are crucial for the profitable operation of utility-scale power plants, O&Ms and asset managers employ sophisticated digital tools and advanced analytics to optimize the performance of utility-scale solar plants.
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