3-4 May 2023 | Austin Marriott South, Austin, Texas

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#LSSUSA

2023 Agenda

08:00
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09:00
Networking
09:10
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09:50
Panel Discussion

Outlook, recent trends, and suggested challenges.

  • How is the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, and the potential for 10 years of tax credits, changing market assumptions and what is the big picture for growth?
  • Which solar markets have the biggest growth potential?
  • What are the implications of the Doc ADCVD investigation today?
  • How has the past year changed the industry and what should we learn from it?
09:50
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10:30
Panel Discussion

A guide to the Inflation Reduction Act policy and the consequences for business.

  • What has been the industry experience of accessing funds?
  • How will new guidance affect future market choices
  • How to best capitalize on current policies
  • How far is leverage in changes to the tax code and IRA implications constrained by permitting?
10:30
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11:10
Interactive Roundtable

This session will take place as a roundtable discussion on how to choose the most lucrative tax benefits, mitigate environmental impact, and make the most of flexible load options within differing US solar markets.

The session will begin with a quickfire presentation on the current solar landscape in 2023. The audience will then split into smaller round table discussion groups.

11:10
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12:00
Networking
12:00
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12:40
Panel Discussion

What does a futureproof asset look like?

  • Hurricanes and more, the implications of extreme weather on operational risk and long-term performance
  • Discussed responses to extreme weather events, what are others doing?
  • How should risk be managed in these uncertain times and how long will current rates for insurance last?
12:40
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13:00
Presentation

Presentation Slot Available. Please Contact Dan White at dwhite@solarmedia.co.uk

 

13:00
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14:40
Lunch
17:20
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17:40
Presentation
08:00
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09:00
Networking
09:00
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09:40
Panel Discussion

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?

  • Can the industry meet the scale of production needed in manufacturing and generation?
  • What are the practicalities of getting megaprojects to operational status and how are they put together?
  • What is considered best practice in this new age of solar and how should the industry work with local communities to gain acceptance of larger projects?
  • Understanding workforce shortages and other ancillary impacts.
09:40
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10:20
Panel Discussion

A look at supply-demand imbalance and product procurement strategies.

  • How quickly will domestic manufacturing be able to scale up in the US and what can the industry do to ease this transition?
  • How quickly will we see bottlenecks ease and what tactics are developers using to ensure supply?
  • How will the final anti-dumping decision from the Department of commerce impact trade in the next few years?
10:20
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10:40
Presentation

Presentation slot available. Please contact Dan White at dwhite@solarmedia.co.uk to inquire.

10:40
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11:40
11:40
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12:20
Panel Discussion

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.

12:20
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12:40
Presentation

As power prices begin to dip developers are looking for new ventures. This session focuses on the business case for bitcoin mining in the solar industry.

12:40
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13:20
Panel Discussion

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.

  • Where do we secure the renewables?
  • How do you secure the grid connection
  • What opportunities are there for funding?
  • Where does the demand from hydrogen come from?
13:20
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14:20
Lunch
14:20
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15:20
Panel Discussion
  • What will the impacts be of labor shortages going forward and how does the industry best mitigate the repercussions
  • What are businesses doing to recruit more workers and what is best practice for staff retention
  • How do we encourage greater diversity?
  • What can be done to transfer skilled workers from fossil fuels into the sector?
15:20
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16:00
Panel Discussion
  • How are asset managers and owners choosing their equipment for best optimization?
  • What methodologies are being used and what impact does it have on the life of assets?
16:40
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16:40