Agenda

08:00
 - 08:15 CET (GMT -01:00)
LIVE POLLS
PLENARY
  • This ice-breaker session will enable you to get a good gauge on the state of the market through our live polls:
  • Which European country do you think will see the most activity in terms of deployment in 2020?
  • Which solar market do you think will see the most % growth: residential, utility scale, C&I or floating solar?
  • What kind of growth do you expect in 2020 from co-located solar+storage
  • Do you think tender bids have further to drop?
  • Find out how to get the most out of our platform - it's the very same platform the Olympic Games use so if it's good enough for them...
  • See how our speed networking sessions, round tables, 1-2-1 meetings platform works
  • Find out about the extra special and fun elements you can get involved in this week
, Head of Event Content
, Solar Media
08:15
 - 08:45 CET (GMT -01:00)
SPEED NETWORKING
PLENARY

Get ready, get set for the first round of speed networking. A fun and fast chance to see who’s in the audience, catch up with partners old and new, and to get your day off to the best start, making new connections.

How does it work?

  • 4 participants and 4 minutes for introductions, chat and connections
  • Collect other participants' business cards to follow-up later, or organise a longer private meeting where there's a potential collaboration
  • There's a secret "ejector" button at the bottom of the screen if you have already been paired with the same people
08:45
 - 09:30 CET (GMT -01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION
PLENARY

Spain’s PV industry was reported on in PV-Tech Power recently. The solar industry has welcomed government approval of a package of legislative measures aimed at speeding up the country’s transition to 100% renewables. The Spanish cabinet gave the green light to a Royal Decree, signing into law a raft of measures designed to remove barriers to the large-scale deployment of renewables. The move sets renewable energy deployment at the heart of Spain’s post-COVID 19 recovery as well as positioning the country to decarbonise its energy system entirely by 2050 through “massive” deployment of clean energy. This session will look at how a recent Royal Decree has removed barriers for renewable energy and the role that the government expects the industry to play in a post-COVID19 economy.

, Principal
, Aurora Energy Research
, Director of regulation
, X-ELIO
, Director General
, UNEF
09:45
 - 11:00 CET (GMT -01:00)
PRESENTATION
PLENARY

This session will allow the audience to explore the initiatives that the Portuguese government is putting in place to encourage continued growth of the Portuguese solar industry. We will review the 2020 tender, see what the government has planned for 2021 and understand how the government is creating a wider plan for a clean energy mix, touching on wind, solar, storage and green hydrogen.

, Managing Director H2 Projects
, SMARTENERGY
, State Secretary for Energy
, Portugal
, Senior Consultant
, AFRY Management Consulting
, Country Head Portugal
, Akuo
, Managing Associate
, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
, CEO
, APREN (Renewable Energy Association, Portugal)
11:20
 - 12:00 CET (GMT -01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION
PLENARY

This panel will see some of Europe’s biggest solar players to outline a path for the future of the solar industry. We will debate how the industry is maturing, what it will need to get to the next stage of its evolution and why 2021 will be a pivotal year in the industry’s growth. Other topics will include policy, M&A, changing developer business models and evolving revenue streams as solar moves into more homes and businesses.

  • 2020 auctions and policy – what does the private sector need from European governments now?
  • Towards larger projects and more sophisticated design – what did 2020 show us about European PV?
  • What might a future developer look like?
, NextEnergy Capital
, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer
, Renewable Energy Director
, Galp
, Managing Director H2 Projects
, SMARTENERGY
, CEO
, SCALE
, CEO of Europe and International
, Lightsource bp
12:15
 - 13:00 CET (GMT -01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION
STREAM ONE

Italy plans to install around 50 GW of PV by 2030 with a currently installed base of 21.3 GW. In the first half of 2020, 362 MW was installed. Reaching this goal would require 3 GW of solar PV per year. This session will provide an essential update of how this could be achieved, and how we can overcome barriers in the market:

  • How Italian policy works and the mechanisms government are using to promote the solar industry
  • 2020 auction results – solar secured 95MW, what could be done to improve this next time?
  • Power prices – through the lockdown and beyond: why Italian power prices are set to increase
  • How to solve the problem of land access?
  • Investment opportunities and key regions in Italy
  • Wider opportunities: hydrogen, wind, storage
, Managing Director
, Intesa Sanpaolo
, Managing Director
, Limes Renewable Energy
, Chairman and CEO
, Solar Ventures
, Chairman
, ITALIA Solare
, CEO & Partner
, REF-E
14:00
 - 14:45 CET (GMT -01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION
PLENARY

Featuring bifacial modules and single axis trackers, the The Magdalena II project is located in Tlaxcala, Mexico. Power is sold into the wholesale market. The project was developed by Enel Green Power México (EGPM), modules were provided by LONGi solar.

, Technical Director Europe
, LONGi Solar
14:45
 - 15:00 CET (GMT -01:00)
FIRESIDE CHAT
PLENARY

Solar Media's editor in chief, Liam Stoker brings you the hottest news from 2020. This 15-minute round up will look at the trends that drove the industry across Europe and is essential listening for anyone active in European solar.

, Editor-in-chief
, Solar Media
15:20
 - 16:00 CET (GMT -01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION
STREAM ONE

This panel discussion will bring key figureheads together from major utilities and oil and gas companies to discuss how they will work with the solar industry as it grows into a more significant source of generation. We will look at some of the existing modes of involvement and ownership in the industry, test out future appetite and illustrate how the future might unfold.

  • What will the utility of the future look like?
  • With many recent acquisitions in the space of digital newcomers, will larger players tend towards ownership of generating assets or talent and innovation?
  • Have most utilities missed the boat on owning solar assets?
  • What future revenue streams exist beyond selling electrons?
  • How can solar facilitate future business models?
, CEO
, Powertis
, Head of Wind & Solar Continental Europe
, Statkraft Markets GmbH
15:20
 - 16:00 CET (GMT -01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION
STREAM TWO

This session will explore the reality of unsubsidised solar projects. We will look at how key stages of development have changed and how projects are being designed to future-proof revenue.

  • The reality of unsubsidised solar development
  • Choosing partners to derisk your project
  • How companies do business in an uncertain market
  • Levelling the playing field and reducing speculation
  • Has covid19 added new steps or risk to the process?
  • Future-proofing revenue streams – deep dive into PPAs and merchant solar
  • Future-proofing design – technologies that deliver an uplift in revenue
, Director
, EKON Strategy Consulting
, Member of the Board
, IBOX ENERGY
, Manager of Renewable Energy
, Triodos Bank
16:00
 - 17:00 CET (GMT -01:00)
NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES
PLENARY

Will you attend a session on Portugal, Spain or Italy? The choice of one is yours in this interactive session.

Networking is back at Large Scale Solar Europe so make sure you clear your diary for our Southern European Round Table Discussions. This session will give attendees the chance to separate into smaller groups and look at specific markets of interest. These discussion pods will have 8-10 attendees per table and a host who will guide discussions and is an interactive, informative and informal way to get to know a market and its main players better.

 Attendees can put their own topics on the agenda and will include items such as:

  • Discussion about the 2020 tenders in Portugal
  • What to expect from the Spanish government in 2020 or 2021
  • Land access and how to overcome challenges in accessing land
  • Market challenges such as land acquisition or grid connection
  • Main players in the market so far
  • Where is capital coming from?
  • Energy pricing
  • Pipeline and secondary markets opportunities
, Managing Director
, Intesa Sanpaolo
, Principal
, Aurora Energy Research
, Managing Director
, Limes Renewable Energy
, Senior Consultant
, AFRY Management Consulting
, Country Head Portugal
, Akuo
, Director General
, UNEF
, Chairman and CEO
, Solar Ventures
, CEO
, APREN (Renewable Energy Association, Portugal)
, CEO & Partner
, REF-E