Agenda

08:00
 - 12:00 BST (UTC+01:00)
ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS TIME
Panel Discussion

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09:30
 - 10:30 BST (UTC+01:00)
EUROPEAN MARKET UPDATE
Presentation

What does it mean for future projects when the output of modules continuously increases, even exceeding the threshold of 500 watts per module? The latest module from Trina Solar has a nominal output of up to 505 watts, while measuring 2.19 x 1.10 meters. The active surface is significantly larger than before, thanks to the large wafer format that the company uses. In this webinar, we will examine what this larger format means for the installation process, and how the higher power rating can have a positive impact on overall system cost and levelized cost of energy (LCOE).

Max Mittag, Head of Module Simulation at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy, examines the effects of larger wafers and how it improves performance if they are not cut in half, but into three parts before assembly in the module.

Klaus Hofmeister, Product Marketing Manager at Trina Solar in Europe, will introduce the company’s new Vertex module series. They are offered both as bifacial glass-glass modules and as monofacial glass-backsheet modules. Hofmeister will explain which modules are best suited for different applications and show how more powerful modules reduce system costs through savings in handling and in cases where space is limited.

Topics

  • Larger active module area due to third cut cells and smaller spacing
  • Taking advantage of the 210mm wafer, the largest currently on the market
  • Analysis at cell-to-module and cell-to-system levels, and why the advantage won’t always show under standard test conditions
  • Third cut cell modules bifacial (glass-glass) and monofacial (glass-backsheet)
  • How much can the new power class reduce the balance of systems cost and the LCOE?
, Product Marketing Manager Europe
, Trina Solar
, Head of Team Module Simulation, Photovoltaics Division
, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
11:00
 - 12:10 BST (UTC+01:00)
POST SUBSIDY ECONOMICS
Panel Discussion

Do unsubsidised PV projects still make economic sense in a scenario where power prices are plummeting and new customers habits may change electricity demand as we know it? (pre-recorded session).

, Founder & CEO
, Ikigai Capital
, Senior Investment Manager
, Octopus Renewables
, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer
, NextEnergy Capital
,
, Green Giraffe
, Partner
, Foot Antsey
, Partner
, Our New Energy
13:00
 - 13:30 BST (UTC+01:00)
EUROPEAN MARKET UPDATE
Presentation

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. (pre-recorded session)

, Policy Director
, Solar Power Europe
14:00
 - 15:00 BST (UTC+01:00)
Presentation

This joint session will look at recent capture prices and discuss the impact that global lockdowns have had on power prices and ask how much further these could be expected to go. Attendees will hear from different market analysts tracking prices and ask what’s next for power prices and how asset owners will shift their strategies for the new normal.

Presentation: TRACKING PPAS: COVID-19’S IMPACT ON PRICING AND DEAL FLOW IN EUROPE

  • Short term impact we have seen recently
  • Is this the start of the new normal?
  • How volatile should we expect the market to be?
  • Is there enough liquidity in the market?

Presentation: TRENDS IN SUCCESSFUL PPAS FOR UNSUBSIDISED PROJECTS IN EUROPE

This second session will look at the current European landscape from the point of view of Our New Energy, the leading European PPA advisor having closed +2.5 GW of long term PPAs for unsubsidised assets across Europe. Their Partner Mikkel Kring will outline 3 key strategic topics that they currently see for successful investors/developers across Europe. As markets move successively, significant learnings from first mover markets can be utilities to ensure smooth transitions and efficient deployment of capital.

Presentation: IN THE BATTLE FOR MARKET SHARE IN THE POWER MIX: SOLAR HAS WON. WHAT NEXT?

This session will explore some of the macro and longer term issues which are impacting power prices, asset values and the wider industry. We will look at which trends are short term impacts as a result of covid19 but also pick up on the way it has magnified existing challenges in the sector and discuss how the industry can evolve.

, Managing Partner
, Megawatt-X Ltd
, COO & Co-Founder
, Pexapark AG
, Partner
, Our New Energy