Kareen Boutonnat

CEO of Europe and International
Lightsource bp
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Kareen leads the development, growth and embedment of Lightsource bp activities across Europe and new venture international markets. Having joined Lightsource bp in 2012, Kareen has been instrumental in leading the company through its early years, and now, a recognised world leader in solar development. Most recently, Kareen served as Group COO, responsible for all operational and project execution. She has led the development and management of Lightsource’s expanding portfolio, successfully reaching significant milestones including the first company to reach 1GW installed capacity in the UK and securing the company’s position as a leading solar developer in Europe. Prior to Lightsource, Kareen worked for solar EPC company, Solar Century, and a number of successful US technology businesses including WebMethods and Sonic Software.

24 Nov 2020
11:20
 - 12:00 CET
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?