PV Power Plants - EU 2012
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Solar plants are increasingly moving into wider ranges. According to pvresources.com, PV power plants with an output of 500 kWp or more account for 9 GWp of solar power worldwide, 3,521 MWp of which were installed in 2010. Thereof Europe holds 86 % of the world's PV power plant capacity, but other countries such as the U.S.A and China are catching up quickly.
Project planning and management, installation and the operation of large PV power plants present new challenges for planners, investors and bankers alike. Precise analyses of the technical, financial, fiscal and legal details are crucial for the success of PV power plant projects. Then again standardization processes and quality assurance proceed in the growing market of PV power plants. This is indispensable if projects shall be financially feasible and generate sufficient yield in the course of its twenty-year life span. Furthermore grid integration presents a particular challenge for the field of PV power plants.
The conference “PV Power Plants - EU” is taking place for the third time and has established itself as a renowned meeting place with good opportunities for professional exchange and networking. In two parallel sessions, speaker and audience will discuss current developments of the industry in a business-relevant way.
Eastern European markets and markets in Southern European countries, where Grid parity is nearly reached, will be lit up. With a look at the wider picture, the increasing markets in the U.S.A., Japan, and China will be examined too.
A further focus will be on technical questions such as the advantages of different module types - from CPV over crystalline PV up to thin film-technology. Further sessions deal with the ranges of standardization and quality assurance, financing and insurance of large PV projects as well as the energy transmission.
The conference language is English. Approximately 200 participants from all over the world are expected.
- Chief executives, product managers and project developers of module and cell manufacturers, producers of inverters and power components, suppliers of foundations, substructures, cabling and other components
- Planners, contractors, installers, engineering and construction companies
Utilities and manufacturing / service companies from the conventional power industry
- Sales managers responsible for large-scale systems
- Insurance companies, brokers and agencies
- Investment banks and investors
- Political representatives
- Energy agencies
- Attorneys involved in large-scale PV projects
- Journalists addressing economic, technological and energy issues