This session will give attendees insight into the situation on the ground in Ireland. We will have a presentation from the David Maguire of the Irish Solar Association, followed by Q&A and discussion with the other speakers. Key items on the agenda include:
The Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) overview
Hear from experts in Spanish and Portuguese solar about how the markets are moving. Understand the parameters of the Portuguese solar and storage auctions and see how the Spanish market is growing. Topics for discussion include:
The impact of the recent power price slump on finance and investor appetite
How Covid-19 has affected development processes
Insight into the PPA market now and a discussion around PPAs Vs merchant projects
How is Covid-19 affecting the overall timeline for deals?
Solar Media’s Liam Stoker speaks with Stephan Padlewski from DuPont about the prospects of bifacial modules with a detailed discussion of the importance of materials that can provide durability and reliability over a 30+ year period. The importance of using a thicker tempered glass frontsheet, with a Clear Tedlar® backsheet, in a conventional bifacial panel design, helps to mitigate risks observed in dual glass bifacial panels, such as panel bowing, breaking and cracking either in the field or during installation. Padlewski highlights the need for backsheets to be breathable, to prevent PID. He points to utility-scale projects in the Middle East with an LCOE below 1.5 cents per kWh, operating in harsh climatic conditions, making durability and reliability the most critical factors for developers and investors to consider.
This session will look at the Italian market with key market updates from the Italian Photovoltaic Association and developers active in the market. Find out the role utilities are expecting to play in the future and what’s next for Italian solar.
How the rapid advancement of bifacial module technology is being matched by the needed durability and performance over expected lifetime. Findings from a leading utility-scale player on the yield differential and lower LCOE of modules with glass/transparent backsheet will complement this session.
How Clear Tedlar® backsheets are transforming bifacial modules by maximizing reliability & performance and lower total cost of ownership.
This seminar will look at enhancements in asset tracking and machine learning; how companies are collecting ever more complex data and we ask if asset owners and asset managers are really turning collected data into actionable knowledge?
DuPont will present a novel, holistic approach to conducting a comprehensive PV plant bill of health. It is designed to help asset owners and investors determine how their assets are performing against expectations and how to remediate plant performance and/or safety issues. The assessment combines various methodologies to understand fully the state of a PV plant and determine the potential for performance optimisation.
Case studies from the field, including a portfolio assessment of over 40 solar plants will illustrate this unique approach.
On December 2019, the European Commission unveiled its proposal for a European Green Deal, with the aim to make European the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. As the lowest cost and most easily deployed renewable technology, solar has a key role to deliver on Europe’s ambitions. This session will look at the key policy and regulatory challenges to make Solar the core of Europe’s future energy system, and deliver on the long term jobs and growth promised by the European Green Deal. It will also reflect on the impact of COVID-19 and draw-up proposals for a solar-proof EU recovery plan.
This session will give the audience insight into the auctions planned for June 8th and update the audience on how to do solar business in Portugal. We will also look at the potential for green hydrogen with Portugal as a centerpiece for a huge investment opportunity.
Upcoming tenders in Portugal
The impact on the Portuguese market of C19
Adding H2 generation to PV power plants as hedging mechanism
Investors expectation of Solar PV with H2 generation business case
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