Programme TSF NL - “Bringing Solar to the Masses”

08:30 - Reception and registration

Session I: Trends with an impact

 

09:00 - From niche to mass market - opening by Chairman

EDWIN KOOT
CEO /// SOLARPLAZA
 

09:15 - Space and Solar: experiences and vision of the astronaut André Kuipers 
Inspiration from space: - his exceptional view of our planet
> "This is the only planet we  have" - Vision on sustainability and renewable energy 
> How to reach the masses with the solar energy message?

ANDRÉ KUIPERS
SPACE ASTRONAUT & AMBASSADOR OF THE EARTH
 

10:05 - The opportunities in the Dutch market. The market leaders discussion
> Where are the opportunities in the Dutch solar market?
> What impact do the SDE subsidies have?
> What are the trends, who will be the winners and what are threats?
> How far will PV-system prices drop? Where can new ground be won?
> Where are we going? How big will the market be in 2020?

Directors from market leading PV companies in the Netherlands

 
VINCENT VAN VAALEN
GENERAL MANAGER /// LIBRA ENERGY
DENNIS GIESELAAR
MAN. DIR. & CO-FOUNDER /// OSKOMERA
PETER DESMET
/// FOUNDER & CEO - SOLARCLARITY
ROEBYEM ANDERS
CO-FOUNDER & PR /// SUNGEVITY NETHERLANDS

10:45 - Networking Coffee break

Session II: Financial & marketing innovations

 

11:30 - The Dutch PV market: Facts, Figures & Forecasts
> How much solar energy is installed cumulatively in The Netherlands?
> Which market segment grow fastest?
> How much new solar PV capacity is likely to be installed in the coming years?

PETER SEGAAR
MARKET RESEARCH /// POLDER PV
 

11:55 - Solar energy: volume by design
> If solar energy is to have real impact, it needs to be (and will be) everywhere
> Solar energy can only become really big if people really like it
> Bring integrated and design(ed) PV from niche to mainstream
> Combine flexibility and aesthetics with standardization and low cost
> From ‘one size fits all’ to dedicated solutions

PROF. WIM SINKE
MANAGER SOLAR ENERGY /// ECN

12:20 - Innovation Round Tables: discuss the latest trends with your peers!

2 rounds of 25 minutes - 1 discussion leader per table - 9 tables

Topics at the tables:
1) PV trends in the housing sector
Chairman: Ronald Franken

2) Solar leasing in the Netherlands
Chairman: Niels Bartels

3) PV Crowdfunding: why and why not?
Chairman: Remco van der Horst

4) Public support for large scale PV application
Chairman: Prof. Wim Sinke


5) The relationships between solar providers and utilities
Chairman: David Rubin

6) The future of 'Energy taxation' and other fiscal instruments
Chairman: Niels Muller

7) PV, storage and smart grids: What does the future look like?
Chairman: Jörg Mayer

8) Playing with PV and "the grid"
Chairman: Paul Raats

RONALD FRANKEN
CONSULTANT /// ATRIVÉ
NIELS BARTELS
CEO /// SUNIVERSE
DAVID RUBIN
DIRECTOR OF SERVICE ANALYSIS /// PG&E
NIELS MULLER
/// ADVISOR - LOYENS & LOEFF
REMCO VAN DER HORST
COO /// DUURZAAM INVESTEREN
PROF. WIM SINKE
MANAGER SOLAR ENERGY /// ECN
JÖRG MAYER
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// BSW SOLAR
PAUL RAATS
PROJECT MANAGER ENERGY /// DNV GL
 

12:45 - Business Networking Lunch

Session III: Disruptive solar

 

13:45 - California’s biggest Energy Utility going solar: From Solar PPA’s to Community Solar Gardens
> How and why does PG&E acquire new Solar supplies?
> Is solar disruptive or an opportunity for an energy utility?
> How can ‘customers without a roof’ go solar through PG&E’s Community Solar program?
> What is the benefit of the Community Solar program for PG&E and its customers?

DAVID RUBIN
DIRECTOR OF SERVICE ANALYSIS /// PG&E
 

14:20 - Stakeholders discussion: The impact of 8 GW of solar in The Netherlands by 2020
> What is the impact on the grid?
> Who will pay for grid adjustments? And how to charge?
> What are the major challenges for each stakeholder?
> Who will be in charge of what? How will the roles change?
> What is a fair compensation for solar energy fed into the grid?
> What regulatory changes are required?

BAS VET
CONSULTANT SOLAR ENERGY, NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES /// DNV GL
KLAAS HOMMES
/// PROJECT MANAGER - TENNET
PETER MOLENGRAAF
/// CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD - ALLIANDER
MARTIN EIMERS
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// VATTENFALL/NUON

15:00 - Network tea break

Session IV: The future - Business innovation

 

15:50 - Solar energy storage and other hot topics in Europe’s leading market Germany
> Storage in Germany; a hype or hot topic?
> How does storage impact the business landscape of utilities?
> What is actually happening in Germany? Business trends, market (price) data and opportunities.
> What else is ‘buzzing’ in the German PV market?
> Germany is a leading European country in storage and therefore the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar), represented by CEO Jörg Mayer, is pleased to provide an overview of the impact of the German storage incentive program as well as presenting detailed market price information, the business models and even a recent fire safety initiative of the German industry.

JÖRG MAYER
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// BSW SOLAR
 

16:15 -  Solar Energy Crowdfunding: How the masses in the UK start investing in PV
> From kitchen table idea to a market leader position - How to do that?
> Who invests how much in solar crowdfunded projects?
> How impactful can Crowdfunding become for solar energy market development?

BRUCE DAVIS
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ABUNDANCE
 

16:40 - Panel discussion: From Crowdfunding to Yieldco’s: what new solar financing concepts will work in The Netherlands?
> Financing experiences in the Dutch market: what works and what does not?
> What are new financing concepts are on the market?
> What kind of international financing developments can we expect (soon) in The Netherlands

THOMAS FOLKER
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER /// ENPHASE
SVEN PLUUT
FOUNDER /// ZONNEPANELEN DELEN
MARK ROESINK
/// INVESTMENT MANAGER - ASN BANK
RICHARD KOOLOOS
/// SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - ABN AMRO
MARIUS GROENENBERG
SR. ACCOUNTMANAGER ENERGY & CLIMATE /// TRIODOS
 

17:25 -Close of the conference by the Chairman

17:30 -Networking drink