Friday, July 15, 2016

Week Updates (07/11 - 07/15)

I am here again to talk a little about what I have done during this week. In the previous week, I told that our team had to prepare the presentation (poster and PowerPoint) to the Inter Solar Conference 2016. On Tuesday, we went to San Francisco to attend this Event and try to learn as much as possible. So I am doing this post to give more details and explain how it was.
First of all, the ISE team was responsible for organize groups, each group was tasked to cover two sections in order to have all the exhibition explored. My group was composed by me, Marcela and the Korean guys.

From 10:00 to 12:00, we covered levels 1 and 2. I visited companies and talked to managers to get information about the services and products offered and introduce the Spartan Superway project. The two companies that I spend more time were Hyundai Heavy Industries and Fortune Energy.
Hyundai is the largest and longest standing PV cell and module manufacturer in South Korea. I realized that the company invest primarily new technologies to guarantee quality and efficiency.
In fortune energy, I talked to the Senior Account Manager and he could explain how the market of solar products works. As solar products are very expensive and this business requires a big amount of money to start, few companies can handle it. Moreover, I discovered that these companies act as intermediary between buyer and the manufacturer.

From 14:00 to 15:45, We had the project presentation in Inter Continental Hotel. There was one student per team, explaining the team goals and activities in Spartan Superway and giving a better idea of how it happens. Everyone made a great job and the presentations were really interesting.

Spartan Superway Summer 2016 interns

ISE Team
See you next week!

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