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PROGRAM /// DAY 1
23 October 2018

Session 1 | Keynote Opening

09:00 Opening by conference Chairman


09:15 Keynote Opening: What is next for solar in Europe


10:30 AM BREAK

Session 2A | Breakout

11:15 Case studies on AI and Machine Learning
  • • What are the main untapped applications?
  • • What are the limits on the usage of machine learning?
  • • State of the industry and future horizon

12:00 Maturity in portfolio management: Are we there yet?
  • • Finding and prioritizing production issues across a large fleet
  • • Aggregation of portfolios and aging projects

Session 2B | Breakout

11:15 Effective warranty claims for existing and new assets
  • • Reviewing and evaluating insurance options
  • • Navigating the complexity of negotiation opportunities
  • • Where should owners focus their mitigation strategies to ensure production and ROI
12:00 Solar Projects risk management and mitigation
  • • Best practices for risk assessment
  • • Asset Owners expectations on risk mitigation solutions
  • • Key elements to de-risking projects

Session 2C | Breakout

11:15 Northern and Central EU key market updates
  • • UK: solar projects set to soar, after 50 % drop in investments in 2017
  • • French competition mounting
  • • Netherlands: on their way to reach the 2020 14% RE target
12:00 Southern EU key market updates

12:45 LUNCH BREAK

Session 3A | Breakout

14:00 Floating Solar Plants O&M insights
  • • How different is O&M compared to ground-mounted PV?
  • • Health & Safety considerations
  • • Low hanging fruit: where to start
  • • Future of floating solar: opportunities and threats

14:45 Soiling Strategies
  • • Mitigating the challenges of soiling measurements
  • • Key selection criteria for cleaning methods
  • • What technologies can change the game?

Session 3B | Breakout

14:00 Contracts Standardisation and Common Risk Management; latest insight across europe
  • • How can contract standardisation improve chances of investment and projects bankability
  • • What is the current status of designing the common language and best practices for solar industry?
14:30 TBC

Session 3C | Breakout

14:00 Bankability of Operational Assets
14:45 Solar Market Parity in Europe
  • • What do the opportunities look like?
  • • A look into the future. Merchant vs. PPAs.
15:45 PM BREAK

Session 4 | Closing Plenary

16:15 Scaling Up the Incentive Markets: How to Unlock Innovation and Value

17:15 NETWORKING DRINKS
19:00 NETWORKING DINNER
PROGRAM /// DAY 1
23 October 2018

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