This final SuperSolar webinar took place on 17 January 2024. With targets of 70 GW of installed capacity by 2035, large scale solar assets are increasingly part of the landscape in the UK. Ensuring that these assets deliver the solar power that is needed is not only a relatively new career path for STEM graduates, but also a developing field of interest to researchers in industry and academia. New challenges are arising in operation and maintainance of solar assets and new techniques and approaches are being developed to address them. The webinar brought together some key industry players and researchers to highlight current trends as more and more modules are making it into the field.


Will Hitchcock, Above Surveying “The path to net zero and the challenges facing the rapid deployment of utility scale solar”

Chris Buckland, Lightsource BP “Implementing new technologies and enhancements of large scale PV plants”

Nicholas Mutch, Lightsource BP “Quality, challenges in the field”

Sona Ulicna, National Renewable Energy Laboratory “Investigation of material changes causing degradation of PV module backsheets”

David Mack, Everblue Solar “The challenges of solar module soiling”

Vincent Pank, Agrisolar Services Ltd, “The issues with land management and compliance”

Luke Jones, Loughborough University, “Anti-soiling coatings for PV module cover glass”

The webinar recording can be viewed here