Liam Stoker

Editor in Chief
Solar Media
Liam Stoker
19 May 2020, 13:00
 - 13:20 BST (UTC+01:00)
Making the Most of Bifacial Modules and Trackers
Fireside Chat
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.
20 May 2020, 15:00
 - 15:40 BST (UTC+01:00)
European Solar Markets Updates
  • Overview of UK solar pipeline going into Covid crisis
  • Main short-term impacts – planning, connections, delays
  • Routes to market: merchant risk, PPAs and CfD auctions
  • Adapting work practices for social distancing
  • Policy priorities from industry to UK government
20 May 2020, 16:00
 - 16:40 BST (UTC+01:00)
European Solar Markets Updates
  • Overview of proposed amendments to the scheme
  • Opportunities and challenges for solar deployment
  • Optimal technology pot structure
  • Allocation round design considerations
22 May 2020, 15:00
 - 16:00 BST (UTC+01:00)
European Solar Markets Updates,Making the Most of Bifacial Modules and Trackers,Managing a Mixed Portfolio of Assets
End the week with a lively wrap up session with our in-house experts, the chat is on us, but the beer is on you!