What will it take from the industry to hit targets in the next 10 years? As the industry experiences new challenges within 2023 and beyond, how has industry outlook changed, where are the potential stumbling blocks, and what mitigating strategies should a business adopt? A number of talking points remain within the industry, namely:
Understanding new revenue streams in tax equity.
• How are developers and investors viewing cost uncertainty?
• Understanding credit and the tax equity conundrum PTC VS ITC, which is better?
• How are debt offerings for solar changing?
A guide to the Inflation Reduction Act policy and the consequences for business.
Hail, hurricanes and more, what are the implications of extreme weather on operational risk and long-term performance?
QE-Labs' autonomous drone-based EL mapping offers rapid and comprehensive hail damage evaluation in solar farms, with proven throughput of ten thousand modules per night shift. Actionable insights will be generated enabling promote restore of system yield. Dr. Yan WANG, the company's CEO, will present case studies of their innovative solution.
This session will provide insight into how using the latest technologies can improve product yield and LCOE. Points considered:
How are others preparing for a future of potential supply chain bottlenecks and how quickly with the US be able to scale up its domestic supply? A look at supply-demand imbalance and product procurement strategies.
With PV ramping up to become a mainstream source of power generation, its current socio-environmental footprint has raised questions of industry image and community engagement. To survive and foster further growth, how can the industry promote a positive community image?
This session will take place as a roundtable format in which networking groups will have the opportunity to hear how others prepare for the US political outlook of 2024 and beyond.
The session will begin with a quickfire presentation on the current solar landscape in 2023 and the audience will then split into smaller round table discussion groups.
Can effective forecasting and operation of assets make the solar businesses more profitable? What measures have been put in place to solve current underperformance issues?
A focus session on hydrogen and solar featuring perspectives on how hydrogen will impact the Large-Scale US solar and where the biggest opportunities for development can be found in the market going forwards.
Managing growth and scale: How should the market cope as it scales to the next level and what considerations does the industry need to take to keep pace with the rise in renewable demand?
In areas where power prices are low and grid constraints remain an issue, how can collocated technologies be used to maximize queue position and what are the practical steps needed to implement them? This session will also answer additional questions on IRA implications for future trends of storage such as BESS compensation methods and financing collocated projects.
How will labor shortages shape the future of the industry and how should businesses best mitigate the repercussions?
A deep dive into the challenges within interconnection and transmission and the modernization of our grid systems.
This session will dive into the decisions faced by developers and asset owners' post-development. We will look at how to evaluate the quality and feasibility of solar and project pipelines so that you can find the winners, discount risky projects and maintain a competitive investment bid. Questions discussed include:
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