Paving the Way for Future Solar Markets
Breakfast Briefing: The New Paradigm – Solar + Storage’s Role in the Energy Transition

Solar + storage deployment has grown exponentially over the course of the last 12 months. Our energy storage experts at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables will analyze key technology, economic and policy drivers at a global scale for the next three years, explaining why solar + storage is such a key step in enhancing the energy system of the future. #showall

Daniel Finn-Foley, Principal Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
Colin Smith, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Fireside Chat with Shell

This exclusive fireside chat will follow Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables's solar + storage breakfast briefing and cover the strategy behind Shell's clean energy acquisition spree and how the oil & gas major intends to become a regional utility in the U.S.

Boris Schubert, General Manager, Solar and Storage Projects, Shell New Energies

Moderator: Daniel Finn-Foley, Principal Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Emerging Tech Speed Pitch

Station A will present a rapidfire pitch session on the potential for disruption -and the road to commerciality and scalability- of its technology.

Kevin Berkemeyer, Co-Founder & CEO, Station A

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Live Podcast

In Conversation With Hayes Barnard: Stories From a Leading Solar Exec

Hayes Barnard, Founder & CEO, Loanpal

Moderator: Julia Pyper, Contributing Editor, Greentech Media

Networking Break

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Case Study: Resiliency – Solar’s Input in Microgrids

In a world that faces increasing disruption and losses from extreme weather events and climate change, solar can be an essential element in securing alternative power systems. This case study will analyze how a solar-led microgrid has become a source of reliable power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Dr. Charlie Gay, Solar Energy Technologies Office Director, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Emma Foehringer Merchant, Writer, Greentech Media

Emerging Tech Speed Pitch

Prodigal Sun will present a rapidfire pitch session on the potential for disruption -and the road to commerciality and scalability- of its technology.

Maulik Patel, Co-Founder , Prodigal Sun

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Panel: Ensuring Equitable Access to Solar

What efforts are being made to ensure equitable access to solar? What advocacy, policy and infrastructure efforts are being undertaken to ensure all customers have equal access to electricity generated through solar.

Jason Rondou, Manager of Strategic Development & Programs, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Melanie Santiago-Mosier, Senior Director for Access & Equity, Vote Solar
MJ Shiao, Director of Community Solar, Arcadia Power
Andie Wyatt, Policy & Regulatory Manager, GRID Alternatives

Moderator: Ken Berlin, President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project

Case Study: Solar for New Construction: 3 Key Tools to Crack the Fastest Growing Sector in Solar

In 2020, every new home in California will be required to have a solar installation. California isn't alone, there are similar mandates in other parts of the country as over 100 regions push forward to hit 100% carbon-free renewable energy goals. Designing and selling solar for new construction requires a new set of tools, and a fundamental rethink of the processes by which to demonstrate the best solar installation to potential buyers. #showall

Samuel Adeyemo, Chief Operating Officer, Aurora Solar

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Networking Lunch
Research Presentation: Emerging Community Solar Markets – Towards True Scalability

Austin Perea, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Emerging Tech Speed Pitch

Leap will present a rapidfire pitch session on the potential for disruption -and the road to commerciality and scalability- of its technology.

Thomas Folker, Co-Founder & CEO, Leap

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media

Panel: Winds of Change – A Look at Wind-Dominated State Markets That Will Become More Solar-Prone in 2019-2029

As infrastructure, policy and technology drivers evolve over time, state markets that were once completely dominated by its wind potential are showing signs of becoming more solar-prone in the next few years. And vice versa. This panel discussion will tackle the factors impacting these transitions, and how developers, utilities and system operators can capitalize on these new energy scenarios across the U.S. #showall

RJ Johnson, Vice President of Origination, NextEra Energy Resources
Hans Isern, SVP of Origination, sPower
Will Mitchell, Director, Origination - West Region, Strata Solar

Moderator: Chad Singleton, Principal Analyst - Americas Power & Renewables, Wood Mackenzie

Closing Roundtable with Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Analysts

Our team of solar analysts at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables will summarize the key takeaways of the day, setting some time aside to cover any audience questions that might remain unanswered.

Tom Heggarty, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
Michelle Davis, Senior Analyst, Solar, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
Colin Smith, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
Benjamin Gallagher, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)

Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media