09:00 - 09:10
VP, Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations,
Innovant Public Relations
09:10 - 09:50
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:
- How has the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, and the potential for 10 years of tax credits, changed market assumptions and what is the big picture for growth?
- Which solar markets now have the biggest growth potential?
- How can the industry create positive engagement from community stakeholders?
- What are the implications of current supply chain issues going forward and how should projects best contain CAPEX?
Senior Vice President, Head of Project Development,
Director of Regulatory & Legislative Affairs,
EDF Renewable Energy
Managing Director, Originations,
Leyline Renewable Capital LLC
National Trust Solar, National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC)
Director, Energy Market Operations,
09:50 - 10:30
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?
Senior Vice President,
Prudential Private Capital
Managing Director, Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance,
J. P. Morgan
Managing Director, Renewable Energy,
Seminole Financial Services, LLC
10:30 - 11:10
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?
Head of Commercialization and Market Risk,
Head of Strategic Investments and Finance,
Pine Gate Renewables
Managing Partner and Head of Renewables,
Energy Infrastructure Partners
Partner - Denham Sustainable Infastructure,
Hodgson Russ LLP
11:40 - 12:20
Hail, hurricanes and more, what are the implications of extreme weather on operational risk and long-term performance?
- Responses to extreme weather events, what are asset owners doing to protect assets?
- How should risk be managed in these uncertain times and how long will current rates for insurance last?
Quantified Energy Labs (QE-Labs)
Executive Vice President, Power & Renewables Practice Leader,
Director, Asset Managment,
Sandia National Laboratories
12:20 - 12:40
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.
Quantified Energy Labs (QE-Labs)
12:40 - 13:00
This session will provide insight into how using the latest technologies can improve product yield and LCOE. Points considered:
- How can asset developers and owners choose equipment for best optimization?
- What methodologies are being used and what impact does it have on the life of assets?
- Main trends and challenges
- What’s really having a positive impact and how are companies measuring it?
Senior Vice President of Intelligence,
14:20 - 15:00
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.
- What tactics are developers using to ensure supply?
- Long-term strategic partnerships
- ESG requirements and priorities
- Future outlook
Director of Procurement,
Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management,
Clean Energy Associates (CEA)
15:00 - 15:20
Despite increasing adoption of co-located systems, there are considerable industry knowledge gaps about the fundamental differences between the three main solar+storage configurations – AC-coupled, DC-coupled, and Fixed DC-coupled. Levent Gun, CEO of Ampt will discuss why Fixed DC-coupled systems provide superior cost and performance advantages over other architectures and now represent a growing number of front-of-the-meter DC-coupled solar+storage around the world. The presentation will highlight various real-world use cases including peaker plant replacements and “storage as a transmission” assets (SATA).
Director of Business Development,
15:20 - 15:50
15:50 - 16:30
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?
- What should our industry standards be and how should the industry best commit and promote its values?
- Potential stumbling blocks and lessons learned.
Program Manager, Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO),
US Department of Energy
Vice President, Structuring & Development,
Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC
Chief Development Officer,
Silicon Ranch Corporation
Director, Community Engagement,
Vice President, Development,