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Understand the vision of the future of solar as part of Portugal's future energy mix as per Nelson Lage, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ADENE.
Portugal is already one of Europe’s leading market for solar power, with the aim for 9GW of solar power capacity by 2030 and an 80% share of renewables power by 2026. Understand the future of the Portuguese market, how such expansion will be overseen and how you can best position yourself to be a part of it.
The Solar PV supply chain is 90% dominated by Chinese-based manufacturers. This has, largely, caused few problems for the European solar industry with many quality Tier-1 suppliers supporting the industry for many years.
However, questions remain about over-reliance on supply from one country, as if there are changes to international relations, or trade agreements, many projects will be put on indefinite hold as they wait for panels to arrive.
The REPowerEU plan promises €1bn of “de-risking” funding to establish an internal European silicon solar manufacturing chain, but are such measures feasible, or even necessary?
Solar projects cannot be developed until they have secured a grid connection. However, there are huge delays in this process for a number of reasons:
A deep dive into the successful implementation of bifacial technology, maximizing system performance and minimizing LCoE.
What are the results, challenges and learnings?
The Spanish market is one of the most established in Europe and shows no signs of slowing down. Hear from leading decision makers active in the country discuss key topics such as:
Grid connections and land permits are golden and hard to come by, with developers facing years of delays in attaining them.
Therefore, adding hybridised wind and/or storage capacity to your existing assets offers the opportunity to maximise the connections you already have.
Join roundtable discussions with industry colleagues, where you can discuss the biggest issues and opportunities affecting your business and the development of PV across Europe.
Although still nascent, green hydrogen opportunities excite the sector both with the potential to decarbonise different processes across a myriad of industries. If able to be produced and used at scale, green hydrogen has the potential to be one of the largest markets in the renewables sector, with Goldman Sachs predicting the market could be as large as €10tn by 2050.
Across Europe, and the world, inflation and interest rates have risen to rates that haven’t been seen for many years. This will greatly impact how projects are lent money as the rates at which loans are repaid increase. Find out how you can position yourself to ensure your projects can remain profitable as margins are squeezed further.
Italy provides some of Europe’s best weather conditions for solar power production, and (as of August 2022) has an installed capacity of 21GW. And with 85% of the public believing solar power to be the energy source of the future, this positive public reception provides the ideal springboard for installing new solar assets across the country. The newly elected government promise to support the renewables industry and implement measures to tackle the climate crisis, but it remains to be seen what the efficacy of a rollout in such legislation will be.
The European solar market is due to undergo rapid change in the coming decade, this session will explore the support that developers will need:
The Irish Solar market remains largely overlooked by international investors. However, with an 8GW pipeline of projects, continual governmental in order to achieve renewables targets and low tax incentives should you be focusing more of your attention on Ireland?
The integration of storage is critical to manage solar intermittency and ensure a reliable and resilient power grid, but solar+storage configurations are not a one-kind-fits-all approach. Levent Gun, CEO of Ampt will discuss the pros and cons of the three main architectures – AC-coupled, DC-coupled, and Fixed DC-coupled – and explain why Fixed DC-coupled systems provide superior cost and performance advantages over other architectures and now represent a growing number of front-of-the-meter DC-coupled solar+storage around the world.
Energy communities provide the opportunity to engage with local populations to have them be part of Solar PV development in their regions.
Working with energy communities can allow for more efficient energy systems, lower local resistance to project development and allow for fast expansion of renewable energy capacity.
Learn how you can work with energy communities to expand your solar portfolios.
Co-located storage allows for solar power to be stored and released onto the grid consistently, rather than the ~8 hours a day the power is produced. Different markets across Europe have different regulations and capabilities for combining storage with solar. Discover which European countries are the most exciting for the expansion of storage.
Proper and efficient O&M is essential for maximising returns from your assets. Learn which techniques and strategies you should employ to maximise your capacity, and revenue streams.
Valuing assets accurately during the current period of high market volatility is extremely difficult.
Learn how you can ensure that you maintain a competitive edge in the M&A process under current market conditions.
How you can reduce the LCoE of your solar projects thanks to cost effective, reliable and sustainable heterojunction technology.
One major roadblock in the development and expansion of European large scale projects is the lack of skilled workers available to install them. With the current scarcity of existing skilled workers, securing them for your project is becoming more and more expensive. How can the industry ensure there are enough skilled workers available to install projects currently in the pipeline.
Some utilities are establishing their own training schemes and funds, often aimed at those currently working in the fossil fuels industry, to help to resolve this. Which other options can be offered to attract the requisite amount of skilled workers?
PPAs are an ever-changing and ever-evolving beast with no two agreements ever being the same. This is especially evident during the current market volatility of increased and changing power prices. Many PPAs are long-term fixed price deals, meaning offtakers don’t pay extra when energy prices increase which can further squeeze asset owners’ margins.
Despite high prices, corporate PPAs are still in high demand as offtakers want secure, long-term, cheap energy – find out how to best position yourself to optimise returns in this new market.
More and more new investors and lenders are looking to add renewable power assets to their portfolios as they look to decarbonise their investments. With increased appetite for investment, learn what investors are looking for when picking projects to be involved with and what you can do to attract such investors to your projects.
More and more financial institutions are entering the renewable industry projects as they look to “greenify” their investments. Also, governments across Europe are looking to increase renewable power capacity to reduce reliance on foreign gas imports.
With such increase in capital and political interest, solar power production is due to expand rapidly in the coming years. However, this expansion needs to be done properly so that solar plants don’t negatively impact local wildlife and inhabitants and change the public perception from the current positive reception: