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The Solar Future NL 2016 - Prepare for change

26 May 2016 - Jaarbeurs Utrecht


08:15 - Welcome & Registration

09:00 - Welcome by the Hosting Partner Gemeente Utrecht

ROGIER COENRAADS
PROJECTLEIDER ZONNE-ENERGIE /// GEMEENTE UTRECHT
 

09:05 - Welcome & Opening of the conference by the chairman

EDWIN KOOT
CEO /// SOLARPLAZA
 

Session I: Energy supply in the future

09:15 - Vision on a future dominated by Renewable Energy and solar PV

  • How will the growth of RE and Solar PV change the world?
  • What will be the impact of PV on the energy market?
  • What are the major challenges and opportunities for solar PV?
MICHAEL LIEBREICH
CHAIRMAN ADVISORY BOARD - BNEF

09:45 - The German Renewable Energy transition: impact and lessons learned

  • What is the impact of more RE on the energy market?
  • How does energy storage influence the playing field?
  • How will further RE growth in Germany impact the Dutch energy market?
CRAIG MORRIS
AUTHOR /// ENERGY TRANSITION

10:10 - Panel discussion: “The energy bill of 2020”

  • What will the division of costs look like? (When) will tariffs be made flexible? What will be the impact?
  • Will there be a raise for energy storage?
  • Will the e-price increase or decrease because we might pay (extra) for the shutting down of coal power plants?
  • How will the energy market and its players change? Who are the energy suppliers of the future?
  • What will be the impact on PV and the value of solar power?

Moderator: Edwin Koot /// Founder & CEO - Solarplaza

JURJEN ALGRA
COMMERCIEEL MANAGER /// GREENCHOICE
MARTIJN BOELHOUWER
SR. COMMUNICATIE ADVISEUR /// NETBEHEER NEDERLAND
ROB VAN LEEUWEN
BUSINESS DEVELOPER /// JULES ENERGY

10:45 - Coffee & Networking Break

Session II: The Dutch PV market: update and prospects

11:25Global perspective on solar industry trends impacting the Dutch PV market

  • Outlook on cost reductions in the value chain of the solar energy industry
  • How much cheaper will PV systems become in Europe in the coming years?
  • European Electricity price developments impacting the PV market
  • International market growth and trends impacting the Dutch PV market
SAM WILKINSON
SR. RESEARCH MANAGER SOLAR & ENERGY STORAGE /// IHS

11:50 - The future of net-metering

  • What would the ideal incentive policy of 2020 look like?
  • How does net-metering relate to developments such as energy storage?
  • What are the costs of the policy and what are the benefits?
  • What will the impact be of the unavoidable flexibilisation of energy tariffs?

Moderator: Edwin Koot /// Founder & CEO - Solarplaza

PETER DESMET
/// FOUNDER & CEO - SOLARCLARITY
LIESBETH VAN TONGEREN
TWEEDE KAMERLID /// GROEN LINKS
NIELS BARTELS
CEO /// SUNIVERSE
ERIK LYSEN
VOORZITTER /// HOLLAND SOLAR
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12:25 - Panel discussion: growth perspectives for the Dutch PV market

  • What are the most important market segements in 2016/7?
  • What's the biggest hurdles for projects and how can they be overcome?
  • What's the impact of the 2016 SDE+?
  • What's the expected market size of 2016 and how will the growth rate develop up until 2020?

Moderator: Edwin Koot /// Founder & CEO - Solarplaza

PETER SEGAAR
MARKET RESEARCH /// POLDER PV
RUUD FRIJSTEIN
BUSINESS MANAGER SOLAR /// ICHOOSR
VINCENT VAN VAALEN
INTERNATIONAL SALES & MARKETING MANAGER /// LIBRA ENERGY
GERARD DE LEEDE
CTO /// HEIJMANS

13:00 - Networking lunch - sponsored by Jinko Solar

Session IIIa: Financing and investment

Chairman: Edwin Koot /// Founder & CEO - Solarplaza

14:15 - Financial models for profitable PV projects

  • What does a business case look like for a 50 kWp project with EIA in 2017/8?
  • Business case for a 1 MWp ground-mounted plant (with/withoutSDE+)
  • Which financing and system costs make PV profitable enough for companies without SDE+?
NIELS MULLER
DIRECTOR TAX /// PWC
DORINE HELMER
SENIOR MANAGER /// PWC
 

14:35 - Projectfinancing in practice: project case study

  • What are the practical experiences and lessons learned with PV project financing?
  • What does ideal project financing look like?
  • Where are the best opportunities for project developers?
FLORIS LEUFTINK
INVESTMENT MANAGER /// SUNROCK INVESTMENTS

14:55 - Financial panel: new developments in financing and investment

  • What forms of financing will best support market growth?
  • What are the latest trends?
  • How to reduce the cost of financing?
  • What are the experiences and expectations with respect to leasing?
  • What type of financing to use? (operational lease, PPA, Crowdfunding, debt, ...)
  • How to get big investors and pension funds involved?
  • Is securitization possible in NL? What would be the benefit?

Moderator: Edwin Koot /// Founder & CEO - Solarplaza

SVEN PLUUT
CO-FOUNDER /// ZONNEPANELEN DELEN
JORN TEN HAVE
SENIOR ADVISEUR DUURZAME ENERGIEPROJECTEN /// RIJKSDIENST VAN ONDERNEMEND NEDERLAND
LEENDERT FLORUSSE
OPRICHTER & ALGEMEEN DIRECTEUR /// ROOFTOP ENERGY
MARIUS GROENENBERG
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER /// TRIODOS BANK

Session IIIb: PV in practice

Chairman: Tom van Dorp /// Business Developer Manager - Solarplaza

14:15 - Business case MW ground-mounted PV plants

  • What does the business model look like?
  • What are experiences and lessons learned?
  • Where are the biggest opportunities?
DENNIS DE JONG
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// SOLARCENTURY

14:35 - PV & housing corporations: the business case with a win-win for everybody

  • Practical cases: 'isolation plus sun = step-subsidy', PV + heatpumps, roof renovations
  • What does the business model look like? What doe the housing corporation and home-leaser gain from it?
  • What are experiences and lessons learned?
  • Which subsidies and incentives are available? Where are the biggest market opportunities?
MAARTEN CORPELEIJN
ZELFSTANDIG ADVISEUR VOOR WONINGVERHUURDERS

14:55 - Panel: Practical lessons from project development, construction and O&M

  • Requirements of a good PV project
  • Maximalising production & profitability
  • Lessons learned from experiences with large PV projects
  • What to look out for with maintenance?

Moderator: Tom van Dorp /// Business Developer Manager - Solarplaza

BRUNO VAN BOST
SALES MANAGER /// SOLAREDGE
DOUWE RENKEMA
DIRECTOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT EMEA /// ENPHASE ENERGY
FRANS LATJES
DIRECTEUR /// ECORUS

15:25 - Networking break

Session IV: Inspiration for growth

16:10 - Expert Panel: The Future of Solar and everything impacting that...

  • How will solar technology advancements influence the market opportunities?
  • How will the energy storage and EV revolution impact the solar future?
  • What are the implications of smart grids and other technological developments?
  • What will drive the solar market development? Technology, Regulation, Consumers, Environment, Money?

Moderator: Edwin Koot /// Founder & CEO - Solarplaza

PROF. WIM SINKE
MANAGER SOLAR ENERGY /// ECN
PAUL NILLESEN
PARTNER /// PWC
 

16:45 - Keynote: Why EVs will make solar viable without subsidies

  • How are Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage impacting the PV market?
  • How German consumers can save €1,000 per year from 2017
  • How payback times of EV + PV and battery storage can be as low as six to eight years by 2020
ROBIN BERG
FOUNDING DIRECTOR - LOMBOXNET

17:10 - Keynote: Paradigm shift: unlocking the 130 Trillion Dollar capital markets for RE finance

  • What transition is happening in the capital markets with respect to RE finance?
  • How do big investors and the financial world look at RE and PV?
  • What kind of finance innovation does the RE market need?
  • The Green Bond market - what is it and what does it bring?
  • Cracking the code: Is solar securitization a solution or a new bubble?
  • What are the latest trends in financing and investment of PV?
  • How will cost competitive Solar impact the financial world?
MIKE ECKHART
GLOBAL HEAD OF ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE & SUSTAINABILITY - CITI GROUP

17:40 - Closing words

18:00 - Networking drink

19:15 - Business Networking Dinner (registration only)