13 - 14 April 2021 | VIRTUAL

Agenda

09:00
 - 09:45 CET (BST +01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION

This session will pick up on the ambition across Europe for the solar industry. We will assess the contribution of the industry to jobs and skills-development as well as aligned industries such as energy storage, wind, green hydrogen and electric vehicles.

  • How much solar do we need to electrify the energy system in Europe and how can we scale the industry up to meet that demand?
  • New money coming into the sector from public and private finance – what to expect?
  • Solar as an engine for jobs-creation – but how to increase diversity at the same time?
  • New solar markets in Europe
, Senior Consultant
, Afry
, Head of Solar Analysis
, BloombergNEF
, Chief Operating Officer & Deputy CEO
, Smartenergy
, Co-founder
, Enerparc AG
09:45
 - 10:10 CET (BST +01:00)
PRESENTATION
, Head of Marketing and Product
, Trina Solar Europe
10:10
 - 10:30 CET (BST +01:00)
PRESENTATION
, CTO Digital Power Europe
, Huawei
10:30
 - 11:15 CET (BST +01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION

Solar has the capacity to dramatically lower carbon emissions as part of a low carbon energy strategy but it can also work in tandem with efforts to increase biodiversity, provide a habitat for pollinators, prevent soil erosion, improve local air quality and improve local residents’ impression of the project.

, Policy manager
, Solar Energy UK
, Founder and Director
, BNRG Renewables Ltd
, Sustainable Investment Manager
, Foresight
, Executive Vice President, Partnerships and Co-founder
, Better Energy
11:20
 - 12:05 CET (BST +01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION

Grid connections don’t come easy, and they don’t come cheap. Some locations are also suffering from high levels of congestion. This session will look at what an asset owner can do to maximise a grid connection once they have it and will consider:

  • The inclusion of storage – making the business case for it
  • Grid services you can provide – finding the right group of services for your project’s economics
  • Taking a wider look at a project and optimising assets
  • Finding the sweet spot between CAPEX and revenue
, Principal
, Aurora Energy Research
, CEO
, Inaccess
, Managing Director FRV X & Engineering
, FRV
, Founder and CEO
, Alta Capital
12:20
 - 13:05 CET (BST +01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION

Digitisation clears the path for AI and automation but what does this mean for assets? This session will look at how companies have successfully transformed assets to digital assets and then look at the money and time saved by automating tasks.

  • Capturing opportunities in flexible power markets and ancillary services
  • Impact of digitisation at a project level and the benefits to project yield
  • Taking a wider view with a digital portfolio – the benefits to larger asset owners
  • What does the path to digitisation and AI involve?
  • Do we need formal standards now to promote interoperability?
, Managing Director
, MPC Renewable Energies
, CEO
, 3megawatt
, Managing Partner
, WattCrop
13:05
 - 13:50 CET (BST +01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION

With governments across the world incorporating solar and wind into the “great reset” how will transmission and distribution operators step up to support the green transition?

, Chief Executive Officer
, Renewables Grid Initiative
, Director - Electricity Markets
, EDP Portugal
, Editor-in-Chief
, Solar Media Limited
, Director of Innovation & Electricity Systems
, Energy Networks Association
14:05
 - 14:50 CET (BST +01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION

And if not, what can you do to improve the situation? This panel will look at the role trackers can play in improving LCOE with a deep dive into projects where they have been deployed effectively. Experts will join from different backgrounds, giving the audience a 360 view on trackers.  

, Sales Vice-President EMEA
, Soltec
, VP Competence Center, E&C
, Sonnedix
, CEO & Founder
, AREAM Group
, Senior PV Technologist
, EDP Renováveis
15:05
 - 15:50 CET (BST +01:00)
PANEL DISCUSSION
  • How to identify the right site – what is different compared to ground mount and what kind of sites offer the best opportunity?
  • Lenders and investors active in the market – is there anything you would need to do differently to raise capital for these projects?
  • Lessons from Asia – what can we learn in Europe to avoid mistakes being made?
  • Co-location of solar and offshore wind – is this just a play for larger utilities?
  • Locations ripe for development in Europe – policy, geography, grid access
  • Investment opportunities
, Founder and CEO
, Ocean Sun AS
, Team Manager Energy & Climate
, Triodos
, CEO
, APREN (Renewable Energy Association, Portugal)
, Product Manager Floating PV
, BayWa r.e.
, Chief Technical Service Engineer
, LONGi Solar
16:05
 - 16:50 CET (BST +01:00)
NETWORKING

The Mix-and-Mingle sessions at Large Scale Solar give you, the audience, the chance to get involved in a lively discussion in a less formal way than presentations and panels. Delivered by the audience, for the audience, you will have the chance to join break out rooms with other attendees to discuss a topic of common interest.

This session explores what to expect from bifacial panels and will give you a chance to network, learn and meet other attendees with a common interest. 

, CTO and Co-Founder
, ISC Konstanz
16:50
 - 17:30 CET (BST +01:00)
NETWORKING

Missing out on mingling? Not done any networking for a while? Curious to catch up with who's in the room? Then join our dedicated Mix and Mingle session. You will be mixed into a room with three other delegates and given five minutes to mingle before being whisked into a new session.