IEEE Santa Clara Valley CPMT Society Chapter
"Impact of Packaging on Photovoltaic Panel Performance and Reliability"
-- Alelie Funcell, Founder, CEO, and President, Renewable Energy Test Center
Presentation Slides: "Impact of Packaging on Photovoltaic Panel Performance and Reliability" (550kB PDF)
WEDNESDAY, February 9, 2011
PLEASE RESERVE IN ADVANCE --
- Buffet dinner served at 6:00 PM
($20 if reserved by Feb. 7); $10 for fulltime students and currently unemployed engineers; $5 more at the door;
- Presentation (no cost) at 6:45 PM
Please register in advance for this event, using our IEEE Council's DoubleKnot registration site.
You may register yourself, plus others from your company/institution, for both dinner and presentation, or for only the presentation. You may make an on-line payment for the dinner, or arrange to pay at the door.
- For dinner and/or meeting: at the Doubleknot link above.
- Please reserve for "presentation-only", even if not attending the dinner. We want to assure we have enough seating.
- 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara, (408) 346-4620 -- click map at right.
This talk gives an overview of PV industry packaging technologies and methodologies and their failure modes covering a broad range of PV products. PV packaging's effect on performance and reliability will be summarized. IEC standard certification testing to detect infant mortality will be covered, as well as areas of future research and a summary of current challenges.
- Speaker Biography:
Alelie Funcell, Founder, CEO, and President, brings to the Renewable Energy Test Center an extensive 28 years experience in the Semiconductor Industry from engineering to senior management positions and 4 years in the Solar Energy Industry. Most recently, she served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior VP of Quality at Solaria, Inc.
At Solaria, she successfully established and led the effort in the product design, development and manufacturing of Solaria's CMT technology. This includes installing a 5 MW pilot line in Fremont and a State-of-the-Art 25 MW automated manufacturing line in Asia within an impressive 2 year period.
Prior to Solaria, she served as Vice President of Supplier Management and Manufacturing Operations for Xilinx, Inc., a $1.6 billion dollar semiconductor company and successfully deployed a fabless manufacturing model. In her more than 10-year tenure at Xilinx, she directed engineering functions in the areas of Semiconductor Packaging R & D, Assembly and Test Manufacturing including Quality, Reliability and Failure Analysis. Prior to Xilinx, she also worked in several semiconductor companies, including Intel, IDT and Silicon Systems.
Alelie has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. She is credited with numerous patents in the Semiconductor Packaging and Solar Industry. She is twice a recipient of the prestigious S.C. Valley YWCA "Tribute to Woman in the Industry" (TWIN) Award in 1994 while at IDT and in 2000 while at Xilinx.
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