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Solar Asset Management Europe


30-31 October 2019 /// Frankfurt, Germany

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Solar Asset Management Europe


30-31 October 2019 /// Frankfurt, Germany

Europe's leading conference dedicated to the optimization of the operational phase of PV plants and portfolios

With 6 sold-out conferences & exhibitions, Solar Asset Management Europe has come back in 2019 stronger and more impactful, and this time to the financial capital of the Eurozone- Frankfurt. The conference will unite the leading players engaging in meaningful dialogues shaping the European solar market in one venue, including: asset managers, IPPs, utilities, investors, (O&M) service providers, manufacturers, developers and advisors. 

Where opportunity meets mastery, Solar Asset Management Europe is the main European event, addressing all the asset management and O&M topics related to the operational phase of solar PV.

DIAMOND SPONSOR

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2018 EDITION
 
KEY CHARACTERISTICS
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THE must-attend event fully dedicated to the operational phase of PV assets & portfolios

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350+ attendees, representing the value chain from service provider to asset manager and investor

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50+ leading experts on stage sharing their vision, expertise and experience

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30+ sponsors and exhibitors profiling themselves and their leading products/services

Latest Content:

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Webinar


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PAST Webinar
Solar PPA Trends & Prices in Europe.

Tuesday 4 June 12:00 CET

PPAs are taking Europe by storm. In more and more countries, PPAs are becoming the essential tool to mitigate merchant risk of utility-scale and C&I solar plants. The PPA market is growing at a rapid pace with the promise of becoming the cornerstone of many market parity projects.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • The main trends that are happening throughout Europe and their possible impact.
  • Prices, prices, prices! What are the prices in Europe's largest markets such as Spain and Italy? Numbers included.
  • What the big liquidity challenge is and what that means for your business.
  • Who are the offtakers in the different markets
 
LUCA PEDRETTI /// COO & CO-FOUNDER - PEXAPARK
Luca held managerial positions for 10 years at Axpo Trading (2007-2017). He has a track record in originating transactions and business development in the renewable energy space and leading international teams.

Luca is passionate about renewable energy, entrepreneurship and building new businesses. In his position as COO, he pursues the vision to build a global collaborative intelligence platform for wind energy.

He holds an MA in International Politics and Governance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Specialities: renewable energy, business building, energy trading.
LUCA PEDRETTI
COO & CO-FOUNDER /// PEXAPARK

RECORDINGS WILL FOLLOW SOON…

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Speakers


Speakers


STEFAN MÜLLER /// CO-FOUNDER - ENERPARC AG
Mr. Stefan Müller is the Co-founder, shareholder of Enerparc AG and since end of 2008 as a board member responsible for the international and operational business. After his diploma theses in 1992 in Solar Energy he gained international experiences in different roles for international companies in various countries and was based in India and Singapore. Enerparc is an international specialist in the whole value chain of large-scale photovoltaic power plants, has 150 experienced employees with offices in Germany, India, US and a number of registered partners (Ukraine, Jordan, Egypt, Belarus and others).
STEFAN MÜLLER
CO-FOUNDER /// ENERPARC AG
GIANLUCA BOCCANERA /// MANAGING DIRECTOR ITALY - NEXTENERGY CAPITAL
Gianluca has over 9 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, spread across different areas, from the development to the financing, construction and then technical, administrative, financial, accounting and fiscal management of energy production assets and their respective investment vehicles setup in different countries. Since joining NextEnergy Capital, Gianluca has contributed to the setup and growth of the business and the corporate structure, gaining progressively external exposure and internal responsibilities. Gianluca has also been involved in the provision of asset management services to both lenders and sponsors and actively participated to lobbying activities carried-out by key Italian sector associations such as Assilea. Previously, Gianluca worked in the investment banking industry for 6 years, across different financial institutions (Calyon, Mediobanca, Dresdner Kleinwort and lastly Morgan Stanley) and countries (Italy and UK), gaining an extensive experience in the energy and infrastructure sector, having worked on several landmark M&A and capital market transactions closed both in Italy and abroad. Gianluca is graduated cum laude in Business Administration with a major in Corporate Finance at the Bocconi University (Italy).
GIANLUCA BOCCANERA
MANAGING DIRECTOR ITALY /// NEXTENERGY CAPITAL
STEVE HANAWALT /// EXECUTIVE VP - POWER FACTORS LLC
Mr. Hanawalt has worked in the independent power industry since its birth in the early 1980's. Over the past thirty years, has developed a deep set of operational & management skills including start-up engineering, performance engineering, operations management, and asset optimization.
Steve started his career as an engineer with International Power Technology. Recognizing personal computing technology allowed engineers for the first time to automatically acquire and process realtime plant data, he founded Power Factors Incorporated in 1986 to provide plant performance analytic services to the power industry. Steve successfully ran Power Factors as CEO for 12 years before being recruited by Calpine in 1999 to develop its Plant Optimization business unit. Steve developed and led the group for 7 years where his team was responsible for optimizing the thermal and economic performance of Calpine’s 25,000 MW portfolio of combined cycle power plants.
In 2007, Steve left Calpine to join SunPower Corporation as Global Vice President of O&M where he had responsibility for commissioning and managing the largest fleet of solar photovoltaic power plants in the world at the time. Recognizing the solar industry needed an independent monitoring and asset management software platform, Steve left SunPower in January of 2012 to form Power Factors LLC with two additional partners.
Steve is an Executive Vice President at Power Factors where he works with customers to ensure their successful use of the Power Factors’ SaaS solution which is now monitoring over 20 GW of solar and wind power projects around the world.
Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982 with a specialization in energy conversion.
STEVE HANAWALT
EXECUTIVE VP /// POWER FACTORS LLC
CARLOS REY /// DIRECTOR - FORESIGHT GROUP
Director in the Infrastructure team at Foresight Group, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager with £2.8 billion of assets under management, raised from institutional investors, family offices, private and high net-worth individuals.
Focused on origination, arrangement and execution of infrastructure investments in Southern Europe, primarily in the renewable energy sector. Leading Foresight's investments in unsubsidised solar assets in Iberia region.
CARLOS REY
DIRECTOR /// FORESIGHT GROUP
JORDI FRANCESCH /// HEAD ASSET MANAGEMENT - GLENNMONT PARTNERS
Energy infrastructure management professional with strong leadership as well as analytical and quantitive skills. Experience in development of strategic direction and planning, portfolio execution, value focused management of programs, appraisal and reporting as well as governance, risk, and assurance, well experienced in working under uncertainty with complex and changing regulatory environment. Head of asset management of two Clean energy private equity funds responsible for corporate management, financial management of contractual obligations, negotiations, related assurance and value focused delivery of business plans. Overall, significant insight in management and project controls of large energy projects and in-depth, energy industry knowledge - gained at leading international companies in the last 12 years. Extensive international career across Europe, with global interactions and experience in the upstream, downstream, alternative energy and Corporate Centre.
JORDI FRANCESCH
HEAD ASSET MANAGEMENT /// GLENNMONT PARTNERS
PETER VAN DER WERF /// DIRECTOR, ACTIVE OWNERSHIP - ROBECO
Peter is Director, Active Ownership and covers the consumer staples, healthcare and chemicals sector as engagement specialist. He engages with companies on their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals and looks at Reducing Global Waste and SDG 12.4 in particular when it comes to solar waste. Peter gained over four years of professional experience in business development in frontier markets before joining Robeco in 2011. Peter holds a master's degree in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University with a minor in Entrepreneurship.
PETER VAN DER WERF
DIRECTOR, ACTIVE OWNERSHIP /// ROBECO

This is a sneak preview of the expert commentators that will be featured in the programme.
More to follow soon!

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Sponsors & Partners


Sponsors & Partners


OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXHIBITING AND SPONSORSHIP

'Solar Asset Management Europe' is a unique, yearly conference and exhibition that offers a wealth of opportunities to build and promote your brand towards a focused target group.

Options include:

  • Visibility at the leading event of its kind in Europe

  • On- and offline brand promotion through the event campaign

  • Facilitated 1-on-1 meetings

  • Limited number of compact exhibition booth spaces

  • Two days of unparalleled networking opportunities with all relevant service providers, operators, IPP's, utilities, asset managers and financial stakeholders

Sponsor and exhibiting spaces are limited, so make sure you reach out in time.

For more information, please contact Jens van der Laan through jens@solarplaza.com
 

 
CONTACT
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Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910

jens@solarplaza.com

SPONSORS & PARTNERS
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GOLD SPONSORS
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NETWORKING SPONSORS
BREAKOUT ROOM SPONSOR
 
EXHIBITION SPONSORS
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MEDIA PARTNERS
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Program 2018


Program 2018


SOLAR ASSET MANAGEMENT EUROPE 2018

Program Outline - Day 1

Session 1
• Opening by conference Chairman
• What is next for solar in Europe
• The real demands of asset owners and lenders in a maturing market

Session 2A

• Computational Physics for Predictive Maintenance
• Unlocking the potential power of solar
• PV Plant Performance - Analytics to Action

Session 2B

• Solar projects risk mitigation and management
• Solar farm security; preventive measures and solutions
• Effective warranty claims for existing and new assets

Session 2C

• EU key market updates
• Roundtable Q&A per country

Session 3A

• Case studies of retrofitting PV assets with anti-reflective coating
• Revamping and Repowering: Turning the underperforming solar power plant into a high-performing asset

Session 3B

• Contracts Standardization and Common Risk Management; latest insight across Europe
• Balancing CAPEX, OPEX and asset profitability

Session 3C

• Solar Market Parity in Europe
• Deployment of Solar PV financing
Session 4
• Transforming Operations for Unsubsidized PV assets
• Digital transformation as a driver for competitiveness in PV Services
• Panel discussion and Q&A

Program Outline - Day 2

Session 5
• Opening by conference Chairman
• Status of the European PV secondary market
• Strategic M&A

Session 6A

• Intelligent monitoring for preventive O&M
• Prerequisites towards data intelligence for renewable assets
• Case studies on AI and Machine Learning

Session 6B

• Corporate PPA mechanisms
• De-risking PPAs

Session 6C

• Drivers of module prices today and tomorrow
• N-type bifacial PV module system design considerations
• Measurement and validation of bifacial modules’ power output

Session 7A

• Quantifying the impact of aerial Inspections

Session 7B

• The future of Renewable Energy Trading: New market scenarios
• PPAs, VPPAs, DERs & VPPs in the context of the EU Clean Energy Package

Session 7C

• Experiences with integrating PV into the grid
• Asset Management considerations for adding storage into projects
Session 8
• The path ahead for solar in Europe in an ever-changing environment
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Track Record


Track Record


Solarplaza has been organizing events since 2004, hosting over 100 events in over more than 30 countries. Within that line-up, the Solar Asset Management conference series is a global range of events fully dedicated to Operations & Maintenance, Asset Management and all other technical and financial topics in the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios. 

With highly successful editions in North America (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018), Europe (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Asia(2015, 2016, 2017,2018) and Latin America (2016, 2017), the series is establishing an important position around the world, following the maturation of international solar markets.

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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza

"TO POSITIVELY IMPACT THE WORLD BY ACCELERATING THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITION"

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  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 100+ EVENTS

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 60.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK

CONTACT
PROJECT MANAGER
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For general matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

Konstantinos Tzanakakis
+31 103027916
konstantinos@solarplaza.com

ACCOUNT MANAGER
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For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910

jens@solarplaza.com

MARKETING
 
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For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:

Irene Rodríquez Martín
+31 10 3027912
irene@solarplaza.com

 
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Registration


Registration


Registration - Solar Asset Management Europe

30-31 October 2019 /// Frankfurt, Germany

Click the button below to register and join over 350 other attendees at Solar Asset Management Europe (30-31 October 2019, Frankfurt, Germany). Please feel free to get in touch with us directly at registrations@solarplaza.com, in case of any issues or questions regarding registration.
We look forward to meeting you in Milan!