13th Global Green Energy Leaders Dialogue


Date:   Monday, 3 June 2019
Room: Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai, Grand Shanghai Ballroom 2
Time:  13:45-17:30

Hosted by the Global Green Energy Industry Council (GGEIC), Global Solar Council (GSC), Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), the Solar Leaders Dialogue invites high-level representatives from industry associations in Europe, Asia and North America, CEOs from leading PV companies, industrial experts and scholars, participants from market research institutes, financial institutions and media, as well as the public to discuss extensively on the sustainable development of the globe.


Session 1: Global Green Energy Associations Meeting

Moderator: Mr Michael SCHMELA, Executive Advisor, SolarPower Europe





Keynote Presentation

• Dr Liyou YANG, General Manager, Jinneng Clean Energy Technology Limited


1.     What changes will the current trade invironment bring to the global PV industry landscape?

2.     What other markets will bring new growth in PV?

3.     Some organization estimates that over production has appeared in different sectors of global PV chain. Will this cause mergers and acquisitions within the industry?

Panel #1:

• Mr Gongshan Zhu, Chairman, Global Green Energy Industry Council (GGEIC); Chairman, Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA)

• Mr Bohua WANG, Secretary General, China PV Industry Association (CPIA)

• Mr Guiqing WANG, Vice President, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery

• Mr Pranav MEHTA, Chairman of GSC; Chairman, National Solar Energy Federation of India

• Mr John Smirnow, Solar Energy Industries Association

• Dr Xavier DAVAL, Vice President, Syndicat des Énergies Renouvelables (SER)

• Dr Rodrigo SAUAIA, CEO, Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR)

Session 2: Global Solar Leaders Dialogue

Moderator: Mr Junfeng LI, First Director and Chairman of Academic Committee of National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC); President of Renewable Energy Professional Committee of China Energy Research Society; Ninth Annual Zayed Future Energy Prize Lifetime Achievement Award Winner



Panelist (Listed alphabatically)


Keynote Presentation

• Mr Bohua WANG, Secretary General, China PV Industry Association (CPIA)


1.     China's PV market has ushered in a new era of grid parity. What impact will it have on the industry in China and the globe?

2.     As trade barriers in PV start to break the ice, will technical disputes become new trade barriers? 

3.     With the continuous decline of technical cost, will non-technical cost become the main aspect of contradiction? How to mitigate the increase of non-technical cost?

4.     Besides climate change, what other factors are the main driving forces for large-scale development of PV?

Panel #2:

• Mr Renxian CAO, Chairman, Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd.

• Mr Zhenguo LI, Founder&President, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

• Mr Hanyuan LIU, Preisident, Tongwei Group Co., Ltd.

• Dr Eric LUO, Chairman, GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd.

• Mr Baixing WANG, President, Suzhou Talesun Solar Technologies Co., Ltd.

• Mr Eric WANG, Global Business Director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions


Panel #3:

• Mr Jerry LIN, Chairman/General Manager, Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt Co., Ltd.

• Mr Hua SHU, Chairman, Nantong Sumin Renewable Energy Technology Ltd.

• Mr Xiaoping XIE, Chairman, SPIC Huanghe HydroPower Development Co., Ltd.

• Mr Yintong XU, President of Smart PV, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

• Dr Liyou YANG, General Manager, Jinneng Clean Energy Technology Ltd.

• Dr Zhenyuan ZHAO, Chairman of Wuxi Taiji industry Co., Ltd; Chairman and Secretary of the Party Committee of The It Eleventh Design & Research Institute Scientific And Technological Engineering Corporation Limited

Session 3: Global Solar Leaders Dialogue

Moderator: Dr Nabih CHERRADI, Technical Advisor of SNEIA; CTO, Desert Technologies, Saudi Arabia



Panelist (Listed alphabatically)


Keynote Presentation

• Mr Pranav MEHTA, Chairman of GSC; Chairman, National Solar Energy Federation of India


1.     Why is value chain localization important? Is localization a cost of doing business, or a strategic opportunity? What’s needed before deciding to produce locally?

2.     In GWs production capacity, how Module Assembly Manufacturing and Optimization for Reliable Performance and high quality? How do the quality of components and products, and the correct handling and installation of projects, help improve LCOE?

3.     How will the module supplier landscape change in going from 100 GW today to 200 GW in 3-4 years? What is to be expected with ASPs in the next few years? How low can module ASPs go, while sustaining profitability remains for suppliers?

4.     What test conditions that manufacturers have to take into considerations to have sustainable products? Accelerated testing what is missing with incumbent IEC standard.

5.     After the Mono-PERC, HJT? Tandem? What about the breakthrough technologies like CPV, Graphene etc..?

Panel #4:

• Mr Min HUANG, President, Jiangsu GoodWe Power Supply Technology Co., Ltd.

• Dr Shawn QU, President & CEO, Canadian Solar Inc.

• Dr Stefan RINCK, CEO, Singulus Technologies AG

• Ms Ulrike THERHAAG, Vice President, Global Business Field Manager, Solar, TÜV Rheinland

• Dr Zhang YONG, President, AISWEI New Energy Technology (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd


“GCL Night” Gala Dinner