DAY 1 – 06 March
14:00 – 14:30Welcome and Registrations
14:30 – 14:45The State of Solar
Christian Westermeier, President, SolarPower Europe
14:45 – 15:00Keynote speech
Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for Energy Union, European Commission
15:00 – 16:00SOLAR ENERGY LEADING THE ENERGY TRANSITION / DECARBONATION OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY

In November 2018, the European Commission will issue its strategic vision for the decarbonisation of the European economy by 2050. This vision will influence the European industrial, energy and societal path towards a net-zero economy. As the lowest cost and most easily deployed clean energy technology, Solar emerges as a key technology to achieve a net-zero economy by 2050, maximizing the social and economic impact for Europe. Solar has indeed a massive appeal, because of its unique capability to power all aspects of life, from homes or apartment, farming, industry, carports, etc. Join us for a deep-dive into a Solar-powered economy!

Moderator: Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director, SolarPower Europe

Keynote presentation: Fatih Birol, Executive Director, Technology and Outlooks, IEA*

Panel: TBC
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-17:30EUROPEAN MARKET OUTLOOK: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Following the adoption of a 32% renewable target and removal of trade measures, the outlook is very positive on future developments for the European markets. SolarPower Europe’s latest forecasts anticipate a growth of 60% of the demand for PV in 2018. But how will this growth materialize in Europe? Which countries are the most promising? And where do we need an extra push?

Moderator: Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor and Head of Market Intelligence

Panel:TBC
17:15-17:30Closing remarks
GALA DINNER AND AWARDS
18:30 – 19:00Registration & Drinks Reception
19:00 – 19:10Opening speech
Christian Westermeier, President, SolarPower Europe
19:20 – 19:30SolarPower Europe Awards
19:30 – 22:00Dinner
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