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Conference Programme

Time Details
09:00 Registration, Networking & Exhibition
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With subsidy support withdrawn, the past year has represented a real inflection point for Scotland’s solar sector.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 
 
Speaker
Morag Watson, Director of Policy, Scottish Renewables 

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
Nicola Percival, Policy & Regulations Manager, innogy Renewables UK Ltd
Andrew Renton, Senior Solicitor, Castletown Law 
 
Q & A
12:45 Networking Lunch
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  
Chris Milne, Chief Financial Officer, Orbital Marine

Q & A
14:45 Networking Break
15:30 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
 
 
Q & A
16:30 Event Close

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