Solar Industry Summit - UK 2011
The UK saw the installation of some 17,000 solar PV systems in 2010, around 40 megawatts-peak of new generating capacity. The introduction of a feed-in tariff for PV, a promised incentive for solar thermal, and the actions of some very committed players in the market propelled the UK to one of the most-watched solar marketplaces worldwide.
Investor confidence in the UK’s potential market remains high, though it has been shaken by the government’s February announcement of an early review of the PV feed-in tariff. Unsure whether a high-speed review can really deliver clarity for projects of 50kW upwards before summer, the UK solar sector is organizing its arguments and lobbying once again. Meanwhile expectations are high that the renewable heat incentive will be confirmed in spring. The 1st Solar Industry Summit UK provides market participants with a well timed opportunity for a constructive debate on how to influence, react to, and cope with government plans.
The 1st Solar Industry Summit UK will bring together solar energy players from the UK and other parts of Europe, from across the industry sector: representatives from the political and financial worlds, manufacturers, installers and the press. While ongoing policy is a key feature, this leading industry conference offers presentations and discussion on a much wider range of issues facing the PV and the solar thermal sectors today, such as technology developments, project planning, equipment and installer certification, quality issues, finance and marketing.
With more than 20 years of experience in solar energy markets worldwide and a track record of gathering international audiences at their events, Solarpraxis is facilitating an event with expertise and insights from the UK and markets around the world.
Topics of the Solar Industry Summit - UK 2011 will be:
- The solar market in the UK: current situation and expectations
- Market situation and perspectives for solar energy worldwide
- Political framework and the UK Feed-in Tariff
- MCS Certification
- Financing and bankability
- Marketing strategies
- Quality and quality assurance
- Supply and demand
- Solar equipment and material supply industries
- PV components and its delivery situation
- Cost structures
- Designing of solar plants
- Manufacturers of modules and BOS components for PV
- Buyers and major distributors
- UK Corporations, house builders and public authorities
- Financiers and investors
- Energy providers and grid network operators
- Representatives from policy-making bodies and professional associations
- Industry suppliers
- Representatives from specialised press
- Housing and Building industry