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The Solar Future NL 18



17 May 2018

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The Solar Future NL 18



17 May 2018

The largest networking & inspirational platform for market leaders in solar energy

On Thursday 17 May 2018, Solarplaza will organize the 10th annual edition of the leading business and strategic platform for the Dutch solar energy market.

The Solar Future NL 2017

10th edition of the leading B2B networking platform for PV market leaders in NL

More than 200 top-level executives joining (Project developers, Utilities, Financiers, Investors, Contractors)

Inspirational keynote presentations by international ‘thought leaders’ on disruptive developments

Program focused on large PV project development in the Netherlands and new trends & business models

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Webinar


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Webinar /// Opportunities in the Dutch PV market - heading towards 20 GW

(THIS WEBINAR ALREADY TOOK PLACE. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE RECORDINGS AND SLIDES)

The Dutch PV market is flourishing. Installed solar PV capacity has reached more than 2 GigaWatt. Experts believe that this could grow to 20 GW in less than 10 years. A netmetering program is stimulating the residential market, and there are many cooperative initiatives for RE and PV. Moreover, the SDE+ subsidy led to thousands of approved applications for C&I projects, ranging from 10 kiloWatt to over 100 Megawatt. The SDE+ (Stimulering Duurzame Energieproductie/Encouraging Sustainable Energy Production) is an operating grant. Producers receive financial compensation during 15 years for the renewable energy they generate. The SDE+ subsidy scheme is already running since 2008. The budget for 2017 is 12 Billion Euro.

For anyone with an interest (to get involved) in the Dutch PV market, this webinar will be of great value by giving you a quick overview of the landscape and state of the market. More in depth information and experiences with the SDE+ subsidy will be discussed at the 9th edition of the leading Dutch PV conference ‘The Solar Future NL’, 18th of May 2017 in Baarn (NL).

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Speakers 2017


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Speakers 2017


MICHAEL LIEBREICH /// CHAIRMAN ADVISORY BOARD - BNEF
Michael Liebreich is Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of research on clean energy, energy technology and advanced transportation. Michael founded New Energy Finance in 2004 and acted as Chairman and Chief Executive before selling it to Bloomberg LP in 2009. Bloomberg New Energy Finance is headquartered in London and now has over 200 staff in 13 offices around the world. Since August 2012 Michael has served as a Board Member of Transport for London. He is a member of the high-level Advisory Group for the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative and is Founder and Chairman of Finance for Resilience (FiRe), EcoVillages and the Liebreich Foundation. He is a Visiting Professor at the Imperial College Energy Futures Lab. Michael is Chairman of technology startup Pearlshare and of St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation, a charity supporting research in colorectal medicine. He is a three-time finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and in 2015 was presented with the Renewable Energy Association's Judges Award for lifetime achievement. Michael is a member of the Advisory Council of Business for Britain. Prior to founding New Energy Finance, Michael acted as Deputy Managing Director of Associated Press Television and Founding Director of Sports News Television, then as UK Managing Director of Groupe Arnault’s technology investment. He spent five years in the London office of McKinsey & Co. Michael graduated in Engineering from University of Cambridge with 1st class honours, winning the Ricardo Prize for Thermodynamics and Christ’s College Wyatt Prize. He has an MBA from Harvard, where he was a Harkness Fellow and Baker Scholar. He was a member of the British Olympic Ski Team in 1992.



Michael Liebreich, the closing keynote speaker at the conference, is Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He is well-known internationally as a speaker on RE trends and topics.
Michael states that "The time is coming when we have to leave behind mechanisms that simply support renewable energy. Wind and solar are now so cheap they are going to soak up all of the demand during sunny days or windy weather whatever we do. If we overbuild, we will just crash the price during those times to zero. What is needed now is mechanisms for clean energy to meet demand at the other times: the nights, and the days without wind, but they must be efficient. Capacity markets are a blunt instrument which will suppress innovation. What we need is markets which pay a premium for firm power, power you can rely on whatever the weather. Then it will be game on: every technology and player can compete to provide it, and we’ll get real price signals.” He also hopes that 2017 will be “the year the world gets serious about risks to its increasingly digital and connected infrastructure – whether those risks stem from malicious attacks, technical failures, unpredicted weather impacts or spikes in demand. “I hope I’m wrong, but worry that the world is about to get a very unpleasant wake-up call – if not this year, then some time soon."
MICHAEL LIEBREICH
CHAIRMAN ADVISORY BOARD /// BNEF
ANTON MILNER /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - IB VOGT
English-born Anton Milner is one of the pioneers in the solar industry. As one of the co-founders of the cell manufacturer Q CELLS SE, he helped the "Solarvalley Mitteldeutschland" industry cluster become the top German production location. He was a member of the board at Q CELLS until 2009. Since 2011, Anton Milner has been responsible for solar power plants at ib vogt GmbH and has successfully launched the company on the British solar energy market. He became Managing Director in 2012.
ANTON MILNER
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// IB VOGT
GERARD REID /// FOUNDER & PARTNER - ALEXA CAPITAL
Gerard Reid has over two decades’ experience in equity research and fund management in the energy area. He is also a leading energy expert and lecturer, author and monthly columnist for BIZZ energy today, the German energy industry publication. Prior to founding Alexa Capital, he was Managing Director and Head of European Cleantech Research at the US investment bank Jefferies & Co. Before joining Jefferies, Gerard managed a renewable energy fund. He has broad relationships across the institutional and private investor communities as well as amongst government policy makers, utilities and technology providers to the energy area. Gerard has been teaching in the university in Berlin for the last decade. Gerard holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree as well as a Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin.
GERARD REID
FOUNDER & PARTNER /// ALEXA CAPITAL
BENEDIKT ORTMANN /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - BAYWA R.E.
Benedikt Ortmann PhD dedicated the last 12 years of his carreer to photovoltaic projects all over the world. Before joining the team at BayWa r.e. he built the international project business for SOLON SE, Berlin, from scratch and turned it into a successful and highly profitable business devision. His beginnings in the renewable business are back into 2003, when he became CFO at S.A.G. Solarstrom AG, Freiburg.
BENEDIKT ORTMANN
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// BAYWA R.E.
JOSEFIN BERG /// SENIOR ANALYST - IHS MARKIT
Josefin Berg is a senior analyst for the IHS solar research group, where she performs market analysis of trends and strategies in the downstream part of the PV market. Her focus areas include developer strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and the integration of PV in the power generation mix. She authors reports on PV markets and trends, and speaks regularly at industry events.
Prior to joining IHS, Josefin was an R&D strategy consultant in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energies.
She holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering from Uppsala University, Sweden. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Swedish and is based in Barcelona.
JOSEFIN BERG
SENIOR ANALYST /// IHS MARKIT
DUNCAN MOSER /// SUPPLY CHAIN & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT - HEINEKEN
Duncan Moser (1972) has been with HEINEKEN for over 19 years, working in various Supply Chain Management roles around the world. He initiated the Total Productive Management program in the Asia-Pacific region, creating the foundation for ongoing operational improvements and cost reduction.
Duncan subsequently worked as Brewery Manager, leading the Supply Chain operation (procurement, production and distribution) in Suriname. After a role as Production Manager at Den Bosch Brewery he moved on to Procurement. As Program Manager Supplier Collaboration he leads a program designed to optimize the end-to-end Supply Chain, particularly in the areas of costs and sustainability.
Duncan holds a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology and is currently pursuing an MBA at IE Business School in Madrid.
DUNCAN MOSER
SUPPLY CHAIN & OPERATIONS MANAGER /// HEINEKEN
ROBIN SCHIPPER /// VAKDESKUNDIGE DUURZAAMHEID - PRORAIL
A short description will follow soon...
ROBIN SCHIPPER
VAKDESKUNDIGE DUURZAAMHEID /// PRORAIL
WILLEM ENKLAAR /// TEAM MANAGER ENERGY & CLIMATE - TRIODOS BANK
Willem Enklaar has been active in the energy sector since 2007 when he worked at Fortis as Account Manager for the Global Energy Group. In 2009 he joined Triodos as Investment Officer in the Emerging Markets department and as from 2012 he managed one of the emerging Market investment funds. In 2015 he joined the Team Energy & Climate at Triodos Investment Management as senior Relationship Manager, focusing on financing solar PV projects. In 2017 he became team manager of the same team.
WILLEM ENKLAAR
TEAM MANAGER ENERGY & CLIMATE /// TRIODOS BANK
ESTHER ZUMPOLLE /// ONTWIKKELAAR ZON - ENECO
A short description will follow soon...
ESTHER ZUMPOLLE
ONTWIKKELAAR ZON /// ENECO
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Program 2017


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Program 2017


THE SOLAR FUTURE NL: PROGRAM
Session 1 - Impacting Trends
09:30 Global perspective on solar industry trends impacting the Dutch PV market

09:55 Disruptive developments in the energy market

10:20 Trends and expectations for the Dutch market - market leader panel

11:00 NETWORKING BREAK + MATCHMAKING
Session 2 - New Business Models
11:50 Blockchain: een nieuwe ontwrichtend business model voor zonne-energie?

12:10 The future of Virtual Power Plants

12:35 How to successfully develop, build and finance large ground based PV projects

13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH + MATCHMAKING

Session 3A | Practical experiences with large (SDE+) projects


14:00 Increasing the cash flow of PV systems

14:15 5 most common mistakes with engineering and development of PV projects

14:30 ‘What does the customer want?’ - C&I customer experience panel

Session 3B | Innovations in PV financing


14:00 How larger SDE+ PV projects can be financed intelligently

14:15 Case study: 10 MW ground mounted PV project in NL

14:30 Financial panel: new developments in the area of finance and investment
15:15 NETWORKING BREAK + MATCHMAKING
Session 4 - Vision and Inspiration
16:15 Expert panel: long-term vision on solar energy translated to actions for tomorrow

16:50 Inspiring (international) keynote: vision and predictions for the RE and PV market

17:15 NETWORKING DRINK
19:00 End of Conference
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Venue


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Venue


The 10th edition of The Solar Future NL will take place in:

DeFabrique, Utrecht

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Sponsorship Opportunities


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Sponsorship Opportunities


Diamond Sponsor
Networking Sponsor
Media Partner
 

Sponsorship Opportunities

'The Solar Future: NL' conference provides your company with a lot of opportunities to build and promote your brand. You will reach both international border-crossing professionals and local industry players involved in the event.
Furthermore, you will benefit from a global promotional campaign leading up to the event, with visibility in e-mailings to a database of 50,000+ international solar industry professionals and presence on this website.


Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Get in touch with our dedicated account manager.

Maria Fennis

Account Manager
+31 10 302 7911
maria@solarplaza.com

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Solarplaza has organized 9 editions of The Solar Future NL.

Since 2009, we have organized The Solar Future NL on a yearly basis, always providing the highest level platform for knowledge sharing, idea generation, dealmaking and networking for those already involved in the Dutch solar market or interested in doing business in it. Each year the programme is tailored to the upcoming trends and needs in the market, collaboratively shaped by in-house experts and our strong network of experts and market leaders.

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Registration


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Registration

THE SOLAR FUTURE NL - 17 MAY 2018 VERY EARLY BIRD
until 31 December 2017
EARLY BIRD
until 1 April 2018
REGULAR
until 17 May 2018
€495,- €595,- €695,-
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About Solarplaza


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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza

"EMPOWERING PROFESSIONALS IN SOLAR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BY BUILDING THE MOST VALUABLE SOLAR PV NETWORK"

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ESTABLISHED IN 2004

90+ EVENTS

30+ COUNTRIES

FROM CHILE TO CHINA

50.000 + 

PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK

 

Contact us

For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

PROJECT MANAGER

Edwin Koot
+31 10 280 9198
edwin@solarplaza.com

For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

PROJECT MANAGER

Tom van Dorp
+31 10 302 7906
t.vandorp@solarplaza.com

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Maria Fennis
+31 10 302 7911
maria@solarplaza.com

For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:

MARKETEER

Irene Rodríguez Martín
+31 10 302 7912
irene@solarplaza.com