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PROGRAM /// DAY 1
9 November 2016

SESSION 1 | SOLAR ENERGY IN EUROPE: THE NEW REALITY

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome words by chairman

09:15 - 09:45 Opening keynote presentation: PV market review in Europe

  • After the boom: current status of the European solar markets
  • How to deal with nearly 100 GW of grid-connected capacity
  • What real impact to expect from COP21
  • What will Brexit mean for the solar future of Europe?
  • Policies and short-/mid term expectations for European countries
JAMES WATSON
CEO /// SOLAR POWER EUROPE

09:45 - 10:30 Market leaders reflect on key market trends
Interactive discussion on key market trends with Europe’s leading solar companies

  • The major challenges now, as compared to a year ago
  • Comparing consolidation strategies in key solar markets
  • Directions in which business models evolving
  • Developments in O&M and Asset Management strategies
MATTEO RICCIERI
COO /// RTR ENERGY
STEFAN MÜLLER
COO /// ENERPARC AG
FRANCISCO GARCIA
O&M BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER /// LIGHTSOURCE
10:30 - 11:15 AM COFFEE BREAK
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SESSION 2A | TECHNICAL PLANT OPTIMIZATION

11:15 Analyzing aging assets: what to expect?
  • Key findings from analyzing the oldest PV plants in Italy, Spain and Germany
  • The most important lessons that can be learned
  • How can we apply insights from these experiences to younger PV plants?
PAOLO MASON
SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR /// ESAPRO
GERHARD MÜTTER
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR /// ALTESO
GEORG HOTAR
CEO /// PHOTON ENERGY
12:00 Long term strategies for technical performance optimization
  • Evolvement of success criteria for performance optimization in the past years
  • What you need to know about a plant to determine real performance
  • Optimization case studies: successful and unsuccessful implementations
  • Technical requirements for the next level of energy markets
ROBIN HIRSCHL
CO-FOUNDER & CEO /// ENCOME
12:30 Preventing & removing PID effects for maximum yield
  • Examples of real PID impact on solar plant performance
  • Proven approaches to prevent and remove PID
  • Case studies: ROI considerations for removing PID
DAVY VERHEYDEN
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// PIDBULL
MICHAËL DAENEN
PROF. ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY /// IMEC RESEARCH CENTER

SESSION 2B | FINANCIAL ASSET OPTIMIZATION

11:15 Benchmarking and optimization of PV-Assets
  • Approach and scope of independent financial assessment
  • Non-technical measures to improve performance and yield of an asset
  • Unutilized potential for benchmarking and lowering OPEX
  • Determining the ROI of different technical improvements (case studies)
INGO REHMANN
CEO /// GREENTECH MANAGEMENT
11:45 Refinancing as a way to enhance financial performance
  • Refinancing vs selling: the key considerations
  • Different options for refinancing a solar asset or portfolio
  • Challenges with assessing operating performance and value of an asset
FEDERICO GIANNANDREA
PARTNER, HEAD OF FORESIGHT ITALY /// FORESIGHT
WILLEM LE CONGE KLEYN
CO-FOUNDER /// SUNROCK INVESTMENTS
GP DI GIOVANNI
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR /// PLATINA ENERGY PARTNERS
12:30 Risk minimization through insurance
  • Why re-financing is the perfect moment to check and improve efficiency of the insurance package
  • Considerations regarding performance & yield insurance
  • What an owner needs to know about the insurance of component aging & degradation
  • Stories from a lustrum of PV asset insurance
MARCELLO PAGANI
PARTNER /// WIDE GROUP
FRANCESCO GIRARDI
SENIOR DIRECTOR /// BLUEFIELD PARTNERS
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
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SESSION 3A | MEASURING, MONITORING & DATA MANAGEMENT

14:00 Getting the most out of solar data
  • Challenges with old, compressed performance data
  • How to improve data integration from different platforms and monitoring systems
  • Optimal time intervals for data acquisition
  • What's next: future possibilities with big solar data
ANDRÉS UMAÑA
EXECUTIVE MANAGER /// BD4BS
FABRIZIO BERTON
COUNTRY MANAGER ITALY /// GREEN POWER MONITOR
14:45 Reducing the weather impact on performance
  • Case studies of the effects of weather on solar plants across Europe
  • Approaches to mitigate measurement uncertainties
  • Ways to be prepared for possible weather damages
  • Best practices and innovation with weather data models and measurements
JOOP MES
HEAD OF THE R&D DEPARTMENT /// KIPP & ZONEN

SESSION 3B | SECONDARY MARKET FOR SOLAR ASSETS IN EUROPE

14:00 Heads-up on the European Secondary Market
  • Solar asset M & A overview of the last year
  • Reflection on the most active sellers and buyers
  • Scenario's: How will the European secondary market develop in the near future?
JOSEFIN BERG
SENIOR ANALYST /// IHS MARKIT
14:30 Solar M&A strategies in Europe
  • Different levels of risk in different M&A strategies
  • Effects of SunEdison’s bankruptcy on the secondary market in Europe
  • How to be prepared for or benefit from future changes and consolidation
ABID KAZIM
UK MANAGING DIRECTOR /// NEXTENERGY CAPITAL
CHARLIE WRIGHT
ASSOCIATE /// EVERSHEDS
ALESSANDRO COHEN
MANAGING PARTNER /// ARMON CAPITAL
MARIO SCHIRRU
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR /// CAPITAL STAGE
15:15 - 16:00 PM COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 4 | BRINGING TWO WORLDS TOGETHER

16:00-17:00 Bringing two worlds together
  • Common challenges owners/investors face with O&M service providers
  • Challenges service providers face with owners/investors
  • How to find the sweet spot for win-win cooperation
  • Benefits of further improvement on 'speaking the same language'

JAVIER PÉREZ
O&M BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER /// SOLARIG
MISCHA PATERNA
CEO /// SUNCYCLE
GEOFF HOFFHEINZ
TECHNICAL MANAGER /// GLENNMONT PARTNERS
MICHAEL EBNER
MANAGING DIRECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEPARTMENT /// KGAL
17:00 - 18:30 NETWORKING DRINKS
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18:30 CONFERENCE NETWORKING DINNER (for participants specifically registered for the dinner)
PROGRAM /// DAY 1
9 November 2016

*Please note that this is the draft program which can be subject to changes and modifications.