Solar Energy UK and Clean Energy Live Is Underway At NEC

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The Solar Energy UK and Clean Energy Live conferences began yesterday at the NEC in Birmingham.

Yesterday was an excellent first day with a packed conference agenda that was extremely well attended where the future of the clean energy industry was discussed at length.

We’re expecting even more visitors today as the energy storage sector takes centre stage in today’s conference agenda alongside the largest gathering of storage exhibitors ever assembled in the UK with more than 40 storage-related companies demonstrating their products at the show.

With tonight’s awards and gala dinner attracting over 700 people to celebrate the best of solar and clean energy the show will be buzzing today so there’s no better day to come for networking.

If you haven’t already registered – register in advance and bring your barcode to skip the registration queues.

See below for the free seminar theatres:

Clean Energy + Theatre

10:30 – 10:50
Keynote: What’s the possible impact of Brexit on the UK’s energy market?
Dr Nina Skorupska – Chief Executive – Renewable Energy Association

10:50 – 11:50
Cleantech innovation: what does it mean, and how do we fund it?
Stephen Heidari-Robinson – former energy advisor to David Cameron
Erik Nygard – Co-founder – Limejump
Lucy Symons – Director of Public Policy – Open Energi

11:50 – 12:10
Beyond revenue: how does a local authority deploy a project that delivers long-term value?
Alex Germanis – CEO – Pure Leapfrog

12:10 – 12:30
Creating locally beneficial partnerships
Luke Jackson – Energy Projects Manager – Nottingham City Council

12:30 – 12:50
Robin Hood Energy – a transformational energy company
Mark Bramah – Consultant – Robin Hood Energy Ltd.

13:00 – 13:30
Hear from the London Energy Efficiency Fund
Alexander Gilbert – Investment Manager – Amber Infrastructure

14:00 – 15:00
Opportunities to create value with your energy

Guy Rickard – Senior Consultant, Business Services – Carbon Trust
Hugh Jones – Managing Director, Business Services – Carbon Trust
Caroline Hill – Head of Sustainability – Land Securities
Mike Shirley – Head of Marketing – SmartestEnergy
Suzanna Lashford – Head of Commercial Sales – Solar Century

15:15 – 15:30
Energy management – the interface to engineering systems

Cameron Steel – Director at BK Design Associates – IET – The Institution of Engineering and Technology

15:30 – 16:00
Finance and Funding Options for Clean Technologies
Jason Hunter – Assistant Director – Capitas Finance
10:30 – 10:40
Chair’s opening remarks
Martin Cotterell – Applications Engineer – Tesla Energy

Energy Storage Theatre

10:40 – 11:00
Policy update: what is the definition of energy storage?
Frank Gordon – Senior Policy Analyst – REA

11:00 – 11:30
Solar + storage: what is the developer’s perspective on storage deployment?
Adrian Cecconi – Commercial Director – Lark Energy
David Peill – Commercial Director – British Solar Renewables

11:30 – 12:10
The aggregator’s perspective: moving toward more integrated systems
David Hill – Director – Open Energi
James Stoney – Head of Energy Storage – Kiwi Power
Joe McDonald – Head of Business Development – Limejump

12:10 – 13:10
Financing energy storage: is it going to be all equity?
Dan Taylor – Managing Director – Camborne Capital
Roberto Castiglioni – Fund Manager – Ingenious
Giovanni Terranova – Partner – Bluefield Partners LLP

13:10 – 13:30
The PV storage market in the UK & Germany – insights from end customers and installers
Saif Islam – Senior Analyst – EuPD Research

13:30 – 13:50
Understanding the dynamics of energy storage
Martin Allman – UK Country Manager – Sonnen

13:50 – 14:10
Keynote: changes and opportunities – future policy for storage
Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG – Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual property – Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

14:10 – 15:10
Panel debate: bridging the gap between status quo and strategic objectives
Charlie Vey – Business Development Manager – Powervault
Anthony Price – Director – Electricity Storage Network
Reza Shaybani – Chairman – British Photovoltaic Association
Mats Karlstrom – VP Sales & Marketing – Ferroamp Elektronik AB Sweden

15:10 – 15:30
Vehicle-to-Grid and the Built Environment
Dr. Rebecca Gough – Technical Specialist – Cenex

Installer Central

10:00 – 11:00
Make rooftop PV appealing to your customers
Chris Roberts – Director – Poweri Services Ltd
Andrew Padmore – Chief Executive – Egnida

11:30 – 12:30
Buyers’ guide to installers’ M&A
Jonathan Bates – Managing Director – Photon Energy
Gareth Williams – Managing Director – Caplor

13:30 – 14:30
Selling commercial and residential storage: what you need to know
Chris Jardine – Technical Director – Joju Solar
Paul Chandler – Development Director – T4 Sustainability
Virginia Graham – CEO – Renewable Energy Consumer Code

15:00 – 16:00
Diversifying beyond solar
Gareth Jones – Managing Director – Carbon Zero Renewables Limited
Griff Thomas – Managing Director – GTEC Training
Erica Charles – Managing Director – Spirit Solar

Solar Business Theatre

10:15 – 10:30
Chair’s opening remarks
Fintan Whelan – Director – SOLARCOOL

10:30 – 10:50
Keynote: from B2B to B2C – how to communicate with your customers
Trewin Restorick – CEO – Hubbub

10:50 – 11:10
Reaching global scale with community solar
Howard Johns – Managing Director – ENCOME

11:10 – 12:05
Ireland seminar: opportunities in the next hot market
David Maguire – Founder Director – BNRG Renewables
Lauren Cook – Analyst – Solar Media
John Mullins – CEO – Amarenco

12:10 – 13:05
Utility scale and large scale commercial solar in Sub Saharan Africa
Daniel Davies – Director of Hybrid Power Systems – Solarcentury
Manny Ajuwon – CEO – Oreed Group
Tom Kenning – Senior Reporter – PV-Tech

13:05 – 13:50
Global solar opportunities beyond the grid: learn how to access untapped markets
Ross Gilbert – Director – Azuri
Mike Rosenberg – CEO – Aleutia
Mansoor Hamayun – CEO – BBOXX
John-Paul McCorley – Director – Arbarr Energy Storage Technologies

13:50 – 14:10
Expanding beyond the UK: considerations for finance and how to manage your risk
Phill Potter – Export Finance Adviser – UK Export Finance

14:10 – 14:30
Corporate PPAs update
Scott Burrows – Managing Director – Eden Sustainable

14:40 – 15:00
Having confidence in your rooftop PV investment: BRE’s new PV certification scheme
Steve Pester – Principal Consultant – BRE National Solar Centre

15:00 – 15:20
Business rates on solar: all you need to know
Nick Wood – Policy Analyst – Solar Trade Association

15:20 – 15:40
How are you going to ensure your business can weather change?
Kate Coville – CEO – Orta Solar