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How are solar leaders putting innovation at the center of their business models to gain uncharted levels of visibility on their operations and make better procurement decisions?
Tom Werner, President & CEO, SunPower
Sandra Kennedy, Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission
Cris Eugster, Chief Operations Officer, CPS Energy
Mathew Sachs, Vice President, Distributed Energy, National Grid Ventures
Moderator: Julia Pyper, Senior Editor, Greentech Media
An interdisciplinary group of Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables analysts will discuss key growth drivers for global solar markets, breaking down predictions on the impact of supply / demand dynamics, technology advancements and international trade tensions.
Solar leaders will take part in a discussion around key capital origination, cost optimization and procurement strategies to weather the ITC stepdown storm while securing strong margins.
Kenneth Labeja, Director, Business Development, Avangrid
Scott Moskowitz, Director of Strategy and Market Intelligence, Hanwha Q CELLS America
Phil Robinson, Director of Solar Project Structuring, Constellation Energy
Pinpointing U.S. solar growth opportunities in a declining ITC world.
Describing the downward price trends for solar components in 2019-2020.
Examining the drivers for risk assessment for solar project finance as the ITC stepdown kickstarts.
Breaking down the specific ways in which SATs and bifacial modules are resulting in better performing and more cost-effective solar systems.
How will the ITC phasedown impact demand for residential solar consumer finance offerings? What reactions can we expect from tax equity providers and banks? And how will that affect pricing for leases, PPAs and loans?
Evaluating what strategies are being followed by solar component manufacturers EPCs, developers and/or installers to enhance operational efficiency -beyond OEM pricing reductions- to improve margins.
A look at major solar finance trends in global emerging markets, from capitalizing on tax incentives to navigating national regulations and securing public debt.
What are the key cost optimization drivers for solar asset management and Operations & Maintenance?
This session will break down risks associated with financing solar + storage from multiple standpoints and will evaluate the impact factors associated with revenue streams in these financing decisions.
What technologies and strategies are being deployed by EPCs, developers and inverter manufacturers to repower legacy assets? And what is the impact of repowering on overall cost savings and system economics?
Corporate PPAs drove a quarter of total solar capacity procured in 2018. But there is one key demand corporate offtakers keep calling for: more flexible procurement and contractual structures. This panel discussion will review potential ways in which developers and financiers can satisfy these needs for flexibility.
What are the key emerging trends impacting system performance and LCOEs for module, tracker and inverter systems in the next five years?
This roundtable discussion will venture into the near future to see what's cooking in the R&D departments of the leading module, tracker and inverter manufacturers in the industry.
When it comes to module technology, we will look at at different silicon cell typologies: from p-type to n-type cells, as well as emerging cell types such as PERC, IBC and HIT. Also, we will evaluate what might be next for module design, including building-integrated photovoltaics.
In terms of trackers, we will look at what the next 5 years will bring in the smart trackers space (and LCOE improvements associated with improving sun path predictions), as well as how tracker design improvements can reduce exposure to increases in material costs, particularly steel costs.
On the inverter side of things, we will focus on silicon carbide, design trends for inverters and efficiencies on DC-to-AC conversion.
Led by solar investment experts, this closing roundtable discussion will decipher how the Opportunity Zones incentive framework -which offers tax benefits to equity investors that put money into over 8,700 designated “economically distressed” opportunity areas across the United States- could benefit solar development in these rural and urban underprivileged zones.
This industry conversation will shed light on the mechanics, qualifications and potential reductions for cost of capital of what has been described as a 'watershed moment' for the clean energy industry.
The discussion will also outline the level of interest opportunity zone funds have signalled towards solar, and how industry advocacy efforts can help this innovative finance strategy gain steam.
Moderator: Scott Clavenna, Chairman, Greentech Media