Solar Conference 2019 Programme

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09:00

Registration & Networking

09:30

Plenary 1 - Scotland’s solar industry: the state of play

With subsidy support withdrawn, the past year has represented a real inflection point for Scotland’s solar sector.  We’ll open the conference by reflecting the state of the market.

Chair
Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables  

Speakers
Morag Watson, Director of Policy, Scottish Renewables 
John Moore, General Manager, Locogen
Donald Speirs, Business Development Manager, Dulas

Q & A

10:45

Networking Break

11:30

Plenary 2 - Revenue and Risks

How do we transition to subsidy free development at volume? What are the challenges across both project and household scales?  Join this session to hear about revenue stacking opportunities, revenue risks, infrastructure requirements and the consumer appetite which is enabling the next generation of solar deployment. 

Chair
Nick Sharpe, Director of Communications, Scottish Renewables 

Speakers
Catherine Falconer, Commercial Manager, Scottish and Southern Energy Networks 
Andrew Renton, Principal, Castletown Law 
Silvia Raineri, Solar PV Consultant, Natural Power

Q & A

12:45

Networking Lunch & Exhibition

13:45

Plenary 3 - Building new business models

How can we attract finance to subsidy free solar development? What business models will deliver solar deployment at scale? How can householders be incentivised to install PV?  As we enter a world of subsidy-free project development, these questions – and many more – will underpin the foundations of our sector.  Join this session for an expert discussion which will consider what emerging business models the solar industry could deploy. 

Chair
Morag Watson, Director of Policy, Scottish Renewables 

Speakers
Andrew Smith, Managing Director, Greenbackers Investment Capital
Simon Peltenburg, Chief Projects Officer, Ripple Energy

Q & A

14:45

Plenary 4 - Propelling new development: drafting the blueprint for growth

What policy, fiscal and legislative tools need to be employed for new solar operational models to become reality?  What lessons can we draw from other industries?   What must the industry look to achieve over the coming months to secure a bright future in Scotland?  

Chair
Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables 

Speakers
Gina Hanrahan, Head of Policy, WWF Scotland
Neil Collar, Head of Planning Law, Brodies LLP
Wendy Saigle, Principal Sustainability + Renewable Energy Engineer, AECOM
 

Q & A

16:30

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