Mr. Barandalla has over 15 years of accumulated experience in the solar photovoltaic industry as a renewable energies consultant and Project Manager. He currently leads UL Renewables Solar Advisory Services in the EMEALA region (Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Latin America) with a focus on the growth and development of solar PV technologies. He has relevant experience in lender's (technical due diligence review and independent engineering services) and owner's engineer tasks for solar PV projects developed worldwide.
He has worked in solar PV projects in main active markets worldwide, including Europe, the United States, Latin America, South Africa, and Australia. Prior to joining AWS Truepower, a UL Company. He has vast previous experience as a Technical Advisor in Latin America, and he has expertise with projects in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, and other areas in Central America and other key Global markets. He has relevant experience in PV module audit inspections as well as provision of training solutions for different stakeholders in the solar industry. Mr. Barandalla holds an MSc in Renewable Energy, Electricity Generation from the Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain and an MSc in Solar Energy Engineering from Högskolan Dalarna in Sweden. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
02:50 pm - 03:05 pm
C&I & Utility-Scale Solar: Total Control - How Big Data Improves O&M and Asset Management
Big data and artificial intelligence are big buzzwords also in solar power plant O&M and Asset Management. The promises: superior and predictive analytics of system losses and reliability enabling improved system design and maintenance, saving on labor and cost. But what's real, what's fiction?