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Solar Finance & Investment Europe

Secondary Markets | Zero Subsidy Solar | Corporate PPAs | European Tenders


30 - 31 Jan 2018

London - Grange City Hotel

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Conference Summary

This 3-day conference, now in its 5th year is the only solar finance event focusing on European assets. Join large solar asset owners and major investors across Europe as they discus:

• Primary and secondary markets
• Zero Subsidy Solar
• Corporate PPAs
• European tenders

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Sponsors & Partners

Lead O&M Provider

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (“BayWa r.e.”) is a renewable energy company headquartered in Munich with global interests in wind, solar PV, biogas and solar PV panel trading, as well as related sectors. Worldwide it employs over 1,000 people and has main offices in Germany, UK, France, Italy, Austria and the USA. Its ultimate parent company is BayWa AG, with over EUR 15bn revenue and 17,000 employees worldwide. BayWa r.e.’s global Services Division manages in excess of 2.3 GW of renewable energy assets, of which over 1 GW is solar PV. Since 2010 the BayWa r.e. group has been active in the UK, and to date operates over 180MW of onshore wind and 440MW of solar projects in the UK market. With the recent acquisition of Green Hedge Operational Services BayWa r.e. Operation Services expands its UK reach with a dedicated England-based solar PV O&M team of 15. This extends and complements the already-established BayWa r.e. UK team of 25 staff working across Wind Projects, technical and commercial Operation Services for wind and solar, and related supporting functions.

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH

Lead Inverter Manufacturer & Coffee Break Sponsor

SolarEdge

SolarEdge

SolarEdge invented an intelligent inverter solution that changed the way power is harvested and managed in a PV system. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter system maximizes power generation at the individual module-level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar system. Addressing a broad range of solar market segments, from residential solar installations to commercial and small utility-scale solar installations, the SolarEdge system consists of power optimizerssolar PV inverters, and a cloud-based monitoring platform. The SolarEdge system enables superior power harvesting and module management by connecting power optimizers to each PV module. System costs remain competitive by keeping the DC to AC inversion and grid interaction centralized at a simplified PV inverter. Module manufacturers, installers, and system owners enjoy strategic benefits of SolarEdge technology - maximum power production through module-level MPPT, optimal roof utilization through constraint-free design, and enhanced maintenance and accurate troubleshooting through module-level monitoring. Another benefit is the guaranteed automatic DC shutdown, for installer, maintenance personnel, and firefighter safety, through the SafeDC™ mechanism. Supporting increased site self-consumption, SolarEdge’s Smart Energy Management portfolio includes consumption monitoring, an export limitation option that dynamically adjusts PV power production, a storage solution, and home load control. These products allow system owners to use more energy for self-consumption to reduce the price of electricity. Since beginning commercial shipments in 2010, SolarEdge has shipped more than 3.8 Gigawatt (‘‘GW’’) of its DC optimized inverter systems and its products have been installed in solar PV systems in more than 90 countries SolarEdge’s mission is to become the leading provider of inverter solutions across all PV market segments and broaden the availability of clean, renewable solar energy.

SolarEdge

Gold Sponsor

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with over 1,110 lawyers in 28 offices.  We have a market leading international solar PV practice, and have recently been ranked as the Number 1 law firm for European renewable energy M&A and project finance transactions.  Using our network of international offices, we advise on the development, build, operation and finance of solar projects across the globe (including Europe, LATAM, AsiaPac, South Africa and Middle East).  We are at the forefront of emerging trends in this sector, meaning we also have in-depth expertise in advising on secondary market transactions and corporate PPAs.

Bird & Bird
Blue Tree Asset Management

Blue Tree Asset Management

Blue Tree Asset Management is a multidisciplinary professional services firm specialized in the comprehensive management (management 360º) of renewable energy projects. The firm manages and operates wind and solar photovoltaic power generation projects, through an on-site team dedicated to the day to day activities of the facilities. Blue Tree client profile includes international infrastructure funds, insurance companies, private equity funds, banks and family offices. Blue Tree manages a 270 MW portfolio of photovoltaic and wind power projects for its clients. Blue Tree has a strong presence in Europe, North & South America.  The firm’s current key markets are United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Chile, United States and Mexico.

Blue Tree Asset Management
Huawei

Huawei

Huawei Solar provides Smart PV Solutions and Technology. We call it: FusionSolar®. Huawei has invested over US$37bn in R&D over the past decade and currently has over 79,000 R&D Employees. Our Smart PV Solution, FusionSolar® is being continuously developed by Huawei Solar’s R&D engineers, who first-and-foremost listen to customers’ needs and then innovate accordingly. Our solutions are smart, safe and reliable. FusionSolar® delivers the highest yields and return on investment available, making Huawei Solar the preferred choice for investors and developers globally.

Huawei

Supporting Sponsor

Jinko

Jinko

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry.The Company distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customers.

Jinko
Centrica

Centrica

Centrica EM&T Our Marketing and Trading business is well placed in the market as a counterparty for offtake agreements. PPAs are provided for any type of conventional or renewable power asset located in Great Britain, working across a wide spectrum of technologies including: • Onshore Wind • Offshore Wind • Biomass • Solar • Energy from Waste • Marine • Conventional Thermal

Centrica
Inaccess

Inaccess

Inaccess provides innovative centralized management solutions for Renewable Energy and Telecom infrastructures with global presence (in Americas, Europe and Asia), mostly offered on a turn-key basis. With its recent strategic partnership with Draker in the US and a cumulative portfolio of more than 6.5GWp across 4,000+ sites, our technical solutions have established a significant track record. Our objective is to provide high quality solutions to our clients (Utilities, EPCs, O&Ms, Developers and Funds) for better and effective management of their renewable assets. In 2014 & 2015, Inaccess with Draker have been acknowledged as: • #3 independent monitoring provider for the utility-scale PV segment globally (in MW) As of end of 2016: • 6.5GW worldwide of which 2.5GW are located in the US Our mission is to help our customers build and operate effectively their valuable renewable assets throughout a mix of state-of-the-art systems, intelligent software and value added services.

Inaccess
GILDEMEISTER energy solutuions

GILDEMEISTER energy solutuions

With more than 15 years of experience, GILDEMEISTER energy solutions is your reliable partner for turnkey EPC Services in the renewable energy industry. Besides planning and implementing photovoltaic installations, our core competencies involve project development, commercial management and operation & maintenance. As a subsidiary of the stock listed DMG MORI, we are part of a global sales and service network. By supporting numerous multinational enterprises like Volkswagen, E.ON, Vodafone, we gained extensive experience in the solar industry. With a worldwide project pipeline, we provide holistically developed projects with a comprehensive due diligence guaranteeing a high performance of the solar park.

GILDEMEISTER energy solutuions
JA Solar

JA Solar

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. is a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power Cells and Modules.  The company is committed to develop and provide the world with clean and renewable energy to ease the energy shortages as well as human kind’s impact on the environment. JA Solar was founded on May 18, 2005, and was publicly listed on NASDAQ (NASDAQ: JASO) on February 7, 2007. By 2010, JA Solar had firmly established itself as the world’s leader in solar cell production and shipments.  The company currently employees over 10,000 people worldwide and achieved total worldwide shipments in 2014 of up to 3.2GWp. JA Solar company focus is on stability, quality and mass production of high-than-average efficiency Cell and Module products.

JA Solar
meteocontrol

meteocontrol

meteocontrol has supported projects in the renewable energy sector for more than 40 years. Our monitoring solutions secure the yield of PV systems and regulate the feed-in management. We support PV projects with our services while planning, implementation and operation management worldwide.

meteocontrol
Pöyry Management Consulting

Pöyry Management Consulting

Pöyry Management Consulting provides leading-edge consulting and advisory services covering the whole value chain in energy, forestry and bio-based industries. Our energy practice is the leading provider of strategic, commercial, regulatory and policy advice to Europe's energy markets. Our energy team consists of 200 specialists, located across 12 European offices in 10 countries, offering unparalleled expertise in the rapidly changing energy sector.

Pöyry Management Consulting

Partners

STA

STA

Since 1978, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has worked to promote the benefits of solar energy and to make its adoption easy and profitable for domestic and commercial users. A not-for-profit association, we are funded entirely by our membership, which includes installers, manufacturers, distributors, large scale developers, investors and law firms.

STA
Solar Power Portal

Solar Power Portal

Solar Power Portal keeps people both inside and outside the UK up to date with developments and deployments in the solar industry in the UK. Providing in-depth news, opinions, information on certified products and installers, installations charts, a solar calculator (backed by government figures) and accurate policy updates straight from government, Solar Power Portal is your one-stop-shop for solar power information in the UK.

Solar Power Portal
Solar Power Europe

Solar Power Europe

SolarPower Europe, the new EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association), is a member-led association representing organisations active along the whole value chain. Our aim is to shape the regulatory environment and enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe.

Solar Power Europe
Solar Intelligence

Solar Intelligence

Providing critical, authoritative and accessible solar market intelligence through real-time analysis and insights.

Solar Intelligence
Green Dealflow

Green Dealflow

Greendealflow is a marketplace that easily connects buyers and sellers of renewable energy projects.

Green Dealflow

Organised By

Solar Media

Solar Media

Solar Media is an international vibrant media business with its headquarters in London and further offices in the US, China and Greece. With a portfolio that ranges from publishing, e-commerce, news provision to event delivery, Solar Media takes proud ownership of some of the most authoritative products within the Photovoltaics’ industry worldwide.

Solar Media

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