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Mitigating Widespread Module Risks with Innovative Procurement

Thursday May 31, 2012 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT

Are solar modules really a commodity? Is the quality of all major module brands really the same? Is a bankable manufacturer automatically investment-worthy? Have cost reductions in manufacturing been achieved without affecting quality? Can audit reports paid by the manufacturer really be trusted? SolarBuyer believes the answer is no!

SolarBuyer, an independent procurement management company working for project developers and system integrators, has audited more than 30 major module manufacturers and independently inspected significant quantities of modules. Measured defect rates in new modules have ranged from 5 to 22%.

The results suggest that new procurement practices are needed to protect the buyer. This webinar will review the manufacturing landscape from the buyer’s perspective and propose solutions for the module buyer to pro-actively manage quality and risk - often at no incremental cost.  

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