Large Scale Solar UK COnference

PV Programme

Location Tuesday 2nd October Wednesday 3rd October Thursday 4th October
PV Hall (AM) UK State of Play - What's driving your business? Ahead of the curve - business models, marketing and selling solar Making bigger better - your guide to the latest products, technology and innovation for large-scale solar
PV Hall (PM) Your products, your skills - how to max your yield Critical components - Technology and innovation what you need to know when it comes to domestic PV  

Seminar 1PV – Tuesday 2 October (AM)

UK State of Play - What's driving your business?

With a target of 22GW by 2020, it is time for the UK solar market to put its ambitions into practice. This seminar addresses where we have been, where we are going and most importantly what the leading industry experts predict will happen to the UK solar market as we head towards grid parity. From PV manufacturers, distributors and installers to investors, landowners and policy makers – if you have a stake hold in the UK solar market, by attending this seminar you will ensure you stay one step ahead of the solar game.

Time Title Speakers
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome and Intro David Owen, CEO & Founder of Solar Media Ltd., Solar Media Ltd.
10:00 - 10:25 Has the degression model worked in the UK and what lies ahead from Government for PV policy? Alasdair Grainger, Head of Feed in Tariff , DECC
10:25 - 10:50 A UK market wrap up - what we have learnt and where we will be in 2020? Colin McNaught, Knowledge Leader , AEA Technology
10:50 - 11:15 Standing tall - moving towards an unsubsidised UK PV market Ray Noble, PV Specialist, Solar Trade Association
11:15 - 11:25 Break
11:25 - 11:50 Market matters: how does the UK solar market fit into the global solar picture? Finlay Colville, Vice President, SolarBuzz
11:50 - 12:15 Warranty, insurance and monitoring in a volatile market place Richard Bell, Senior Engineering Underwriter, Aviva UK
12:15 - 12:30 Q & A/Discussion

Seminar 2PV – Tuesday 2 October (PM)

Your products, your skills - how to max your yield

Getting more out of your installation is not just about the products you use but also about keeping up with the latest knowledge, training and skills in order to ensure your projects are operating at their optimum yield. Understand your components, their efficiency and how product pricing can affect your final ROI. Covering the latest on MCS requirements, methods of measuring and anticipating shading risk, yield management and guidelines for training, certification and the products you use – if you are a PV installer, this is a session you cannot afford to miss.

Time Title Speakers
14:30 - 14:55 Getting the most out of your installation - module efficiency Brian Goss MSc, Research Engineer - Photovoltaic Systems , CREST, Loughborough University
14:55 - 15:20 Anticipating shading risk and accurate yield management Chris Laughton, Managing Director , The Solar Design Company
15:20 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 15:55 Making your customers happy – the importance of quality control for PV customer relations Virginia Graham, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd
15:55 - 16:20 The PV Guide Uncovered – taking a look at the new DTI Guide Griff Thomas, Microgeneration and Renewables Technical Manager, ECA Certification Ltd
16:20 - 16:45 A long term partnership? Understanding due diligence and resolving problems in the years to come Jerry Hamilton, Director for Renewables , Rexel Renewable Energy
16:45 - 17:00 Q & A/Discussion

Seminar 3PV – Wednesday 3 October (AM)

Ahead of the curve - business models, marketing and selling solar

Are you an installer, distributor or manufacturer branching into or already working in the UK solar market? Do you want to know how your business model can help you to stay ahead of the competition? This seminar will give you the know-how and confidence to build your brand, how to market and communicate effectively to your target audience and how to ensure your business model is the most effective for your market place. Discover top tips on how to manage your solar business when things don’t go to plan and learn from successful new solar business models springing up across the globe.

Time Title Speakers
10:15 - 10:40 Confidence for the consumer: best practice model for solar PV businesses Dr Sylvia Baron, Principal Researcher - Home, Health and Environment Group , Which?
10:40 - 11:05 Getting them back on board – loyalty schemes and how to get consumers and investors back into solar PV Reza Shaybani, Chairman , British Photovoltaic Association
11:05 - 11:30 Understanding customer needs: Up-selling and up-marketing to gain the competitive edge Cathy Debenham, Founder Director, YouGen
11:30 - 11:40 Break
11:40 - 12:05 A kink in the chain managing your business and supply chain in a volatile market place Jerry Hamilton, Director for Renewables , Rexel Renewable Energy
12:05 - 12:30 Business models for domestic installations – the here and now Toby Ferenczi, Chief Operating Officer, Engensa
12:30 - 12:45 Q & A discussion

Seminar 4PV – Wednesday 3 October (PM)

Critical components - Technology and innovation what you need to know when it comes to domestic PV

Wouldn’t it be good if we could predict the future? Discover everything you need to know about critical components for domestic installations in one place. From the field’s leading experts, this seminar will provide you with the latest insights on key emerging technologies, product innovations and installation techniques that will ensure your domestic PV projects come out on top.

Time Title Speakers
14:30 - 14:55 Matching components - making your system work Ray Noble, PV Specialist, Solar Trade Association
14:55 - 15:20 What to install - the BIPV options for domestic installations David Papworth, Sales Director, Romag
15:20 - 15:45 Mounting systems and your roof top Michael Middlemast, UK Sales Manager , Clenergy Europe Ltd
15:45 - 15:55 Break
15:55 - 16:20 Thin film modules are they right for you? installation Hannes Schneider, Technical Sales Engineer, Solar Frontier
16:20 - 16:45 Inverters for the domestic roof - from string to micro inverters and what is best for your rooftop installation? David Smith, Technical Sales Manager , Power-One
16:45 - 17:00 Q & A/Discussion

Seminar 5PV – Thursday 4 October (AM)

Making bigger better - your guide to the latest products, technology and innovation for large-scale solar

The UK large-scale market is flourishing. To be part of its continued success, anyone designing or installing these PV projects on a grand scale must be aware of the equipment, product developments and latest technologies that have emerged in the last year. Ensure your projects provide the return on investment that your stakeholders demand by attending this session.

Time Title Speakers
09:45 - 10:10 Ground mounted systems - key developments and innovations Will Clemson, Technical Manager , Rexel Renewable Energy
10:10 - 10:35 Inverters for large scale - products and possibilities Tommaso Landi, Business Development Manager , Power-One
11:00 - 11:25 Matching components - making it work on a grand scale John Mustarde, MD, Oskomera Solar Power Solutions UK Ltd
11:25 - 11:35 Break
11:35 - 12:00 Large-scale operations, maintenance and security for your investment Dan Miller, Senior Security Adviser , Westronics
12:00 - 12:15 Q & A/Discussion

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