DAY 2 – 07 March
09:00 – 09:15Welcome and Registrations
09:15 – 10:30HIGH-LEVEL SOLAR INDUSTRY FORUM - IS EUROPE READY TO BECOME AN INDUSTRIAL LEADER?
By spring 2019, the European Parliament and Council will have finalized negotiations on the “Clean energy package”, the biggest set of European legislation on energy Policy in the last 10 years. Has the Clean Energy package achieved this objective from the perspective of European policy makers and business leaders? And what are the next step for Europe’s clean energy industrial strategy?
- Reflect on the main transformations put forward by the Clean Energy Package and its impact on Europe’s energy transition
- Define the contours of Europe’s next big challenges on energy policy, in the frame of the next European mandate

Moderator: Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director

Input presentation: Morten Helveg Petersen*, MEP, European Parliament


Input presentation: Kathleen Van Brempt*, MEP at the European Parliament

Panel:
• Gunter Erfurt*, Chief Technology Officer, Meyer burger
• Martin Hackl*, Global director Business Unit Solar Energy, Fronius
• Paula Abreu Marques*, head of Renewables & CCS unit, DG ENERGY
10:30 – 11:15 Breakout session 1: THE ENERGY WORLD THROUGH DIGITAL SOLAR & STORAGEBreakout session 2: BIPV – BUILDING SMARTER AND GREENER EUROPEAN CITIES Breakout session 3: WILL ECODESIGN MAKE OR BREAK THE SOLAR INDUSTRY?
New technological developments and regulatory changes in the electricity market design open up vast opportunities for the European solar industry. Innovative business models are emerging thanks to the employment of digital and storage technologies, which make a perfect match with the features of solar power. During this session we will look at state-of-the-art examples across Europe of PV plants employing digital and storage technology, as well as explore and discuss the impact of the new Market Design regulation on innovative business cases for small and large PV applications.

Input Presentation: "When Solar goes Digital"
Sonia Dunlop - Senior Policy Advisor for SolarPower Europe

Moderator: Marcus Mueller*, Energy storage policy lead, Tesla

Panel:
• Sonia Dunlop, Senior Policy Advisor for SolarPower Europe
• Felix Dembski*, Vice President Strategy, Sonnen
• Sylvain Blarel*, Project Manager, Cohérence Energies.
The EU has agreed new rules for the Energy Performance of Buildings, meaning that Members States must act to prepare the path towards a low and zero-emission building stock in the EU by 2050. BIPV solutions are therefore a natural ally to accelerate this transformation and responds to the needs and constraints faced by smarter and greener cities.

SolarPower Europe’s and ETIP PV study on BIPV and Smart cities offers a comprehensive vision of how cities, mayors, city planners, architects, construction sector and financing sector must interact to make possible BIPV taking over our cities.

Moderator: Rutger Schlatmann, (HZB) PVcomB, ETIP PV Steering Committee

Panel:
• General Authority Representative
• Judit Kimpian*, Chair of the Architects Council of Europe’s Sustainability Group - Architects Council of Europe
The European Commission and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) are in the process of examining the possibility of applying measures such as ecodesign and ecolabel to solar panels, inverters and systems. Products covered by ecodesign can only be commercialized in the EU if they fulfil certain minimum environmental efficiency requirements. This session will be an opportunity to get an update about the initiative from the European Commission’s representative.

Moderator: Andreas Wade , Global Sustainability Director First Solar

Input Presentation: “SolarPower Europe’s Environmental Footprint Task Force”,
Andreas Wade, Global Sustainability Director First Solar

Input presentation: “Update on the Preparatory study on the feasibility of applying EU sustainable product policy instruments to solar photovoltaic modules, inverters and systems”,
Nicholas Dodd*, Scientific & Technical Project Officer, European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Panel:
• Nicholas Dodd*, senior researcher in sustainable production and consumption, European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Wolfgang Storm, Senior Marketing Manager, Wacker Chemie
• Francoise Burgun*, Program Manager, CEA
• Pierre-Emmanuel Hickel*, PV Industrialization Manager, Total
11:15 – 11:45Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:45
Breakout session 1: SOLAR MOBILITY - SOLAR IN THE DRIVER’S SEATBreakout session 2: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF LARGE-SCALE SOLAR IN EUROPEBreakout session 3: LATEST TRENDS AND INNOVATIONS IN SOLAR O&M
Transport is acknowledging a deep transformation, pushed by the necessity to decarbonise the sector and to reduce air and noise pollution in cities: 4 million of electric vehicles are on the road worldwide since August 2018. This electrification of transport presents massive opportunities for solar: solar could be integrated to vehicles or to carports, solar can be used as a fuel via power-purchase-agreements or offered as an integrated offer with electric vehicle charging points. These innovative solutions will require bridging the transport and energy sector, both at business level and at policy level. This session will explore the opportunities and the challenges of a solar-powered mobility.

Moderator: Naomi Chevillard , Policy Advisor

Input presentation: Robert Hoevers, Sales & Business Development Manager, Lightyear one

Panel:
• Arina Anisie*, Transport Analyst, IRENA
• Marie-France van der Walk*, Director of the European Affairs and Representation to the European Institutions, Groupe Renault
• Elke Temme*, Head of Operations Electromobility, Innogy
In December 2018 SolarPower Europe launched its “Grid Intelligent Solar” report, which shows that utility scale solar is not only the lowest cost power source in many regions, but also a reliable partner that helps to keep the grid stable and supports Europe’s security of supply.

Moderator: TBC

Input presentation:
Presentation of SolarPower Europe’s 2019 report on Grid Intelligent Solar, Leah Charpentier , Head of European Regulatory Affairs & Government Relations, First Solar

Panel:
• Benedikt Ortmann, Managing Director of Solar Projects
• Alexander Naujoks, Executive Vice-President, SMA
In this session we will discuss the latest trends and most innovative solutions in the field of solar Operations & Maintenance, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive algorithms, IoT, drones, cleaning robots, anti-soiling and anti-reflective coatings and more.

Moderator: Paolo Vicenzo Chiantore, Managing Director at BayWa r.e. Operation Services s.r.l.

Panel:
• Paolo Tusa, Commercial Manager - DSM Advanced Solar
• Ulrike Jahn, R&D - TÜV Rheinland
• Marie Bartle, Sales Engineer - Qos Energy
• Santiago Estrada, International Business Developer, SynaptiQ – 3E
• Viola Hoffmann, Managing Director, Ucair
12:45 – 14:15Networking Lunch
14:15 – 15:45Breakout session 1: EMERGING MARKETS - A NEW ELDORADO FOR SOLAR BUSINESSES Breakout session 2: : HOW CAN CORPORATE SOURCING DRIVE NEW SOLAR PV?
In 2019, numerous markets are reaching the Gigawatt-scale worldwide and dozens of emerging markets are turning to solar as the cheapest source of energy. This session will present the market reports prepared by SolarPower Europe Emerging Markets Task Force on India, Mozambique, Myanmar, Morocco, Senegal and Ivory Coast; as well as SolarPower Europe’s Financing Database, a searchable online platform powered by Finergreen helping project developers to find funding for solar projects in emerging markets. The event will also include short market updates from the major global markets: Australia, India, Brazil, US and China

Moderator: Máté Heisz , ‎Business Analyst, SolarPower Europe

Background presentation: “Doing business in emerging markets”
Patrick Monino*/Stefano Mantellassi*, Vice-President Energy Solutions / Chair of the Emerging Markets Taskforce, ENI SpA

Input presentation:
Damien Ricordeau , CEO, Finergreen

Panel:
• Ana Rozvar*, International Relations & Communications Manager, RES4MED
• Anne-Charlotte Bournoville*, Head of Unit International Relations & Enlargement, DG Energy, European Commission
Corporate PPAs and corporate sourcing are one of the big mega trends in the European renewables market over the next five years. This is a phenomenon that started in the United States and is now coming to Europe. But how can we ensure that we maximise the benefits for solar and other renewables?

- How can we make sure that the corporate sourcing market develops in a way that drives new solar PV deployment?
- How can we ensure additionality and ensure that demand for more renewable electricity entails more demand for renewable installations?
- Do we need to dissuade actors in the market from using GOs and redirect the market towards on-site and near-site PV, as the most direct way of consuming renewable power?

Session supported by RE-Source Platform.

Moderator and short intro: Bruce Douglas , Deputy CEO, SolarPower Europe

Panel:
Mariana Heinrich , Manager Climate & Energy, WBCSD
• Karol Gobczyński, Climate & Energy Manager, IKEA Group
• Sam Kimmins, Head, RE100
• Ingrid Persson*, Head of sustainability, Nike Belgium
Zosia Riesner , Head of Corporate PPA, Lightsource bp
15:45 - 17:00Closing Speech and Networking drinks

Closing Speech: Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO, SolarPower Europe

Keynote: Miguel Arias Cañete , Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission
*Invited
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