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The Global Solar Council is international non-profit association of the national, regional and international associations in solar energy and the world‘s leading corporations. Founded in 2015, we offer programs in regulatory policy, trade policy, new market opening and jobs & skills training.  We aim to enable solar energy to deliver on the promise of clean & distributed power, economic development and access to opportunity.

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    Solar, Storage & Hydrogen – Market Trends and Investment Opportunities

    When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 09:30 AM
    Where: Salt Palace Convention Center

    Global Solar Council (GSC), Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific (NEIAAP) and Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA), are inviting you to attend our side event “Solar, Storage & Hydrogen – Market Trends and Investment Opportunities” in the framework of North America Smart Energy Week.



    With the advancing of the technologies of solar, energy storage and hydrogen, the industries have foreseen significant opportunities to meet the climate challenge. This event gathers industry associations and corporations worldwide to present on the status and prospective on the different sectors of solar, storage and hydrogen, covering the topics of market trends, investment opportunities and technologies. It provides a one-stop opportunity for industrial experts, entrepreneurs and colleagues to stay up to date on the technology and market.


    Moderator: Mr. Kevin Gao, Deputy Secretary-General of New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific

    09:30 - 09:43   Building Hydrogen infrastructure and storage for solar

    Mr. Chris McWhinney, CEO of Millennium Reign Energy 

    09:43 - 09:56   Scaling up the international hydrogen market with Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology

    Mr. Dominik Herzog, Senior Business Development Manager of Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH

    09:56 - 10:09   Storage of Renewable Electricity Using High Temperature Electrolysis

    Mr. Lyman Frost, CEO of OxEon Energy

    10:09 - 10:22   From Gigawatts (GW) to Tera Watts (TW) - Future of Solar Journey

    Mr. Pranav R. Mehta, Chairman of Global Solar  Council (GSC); Chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI)

    10:22 - 10:35   5.5 GW + a feed in tariff for not interconnected islands

    Mr. Gianni Chianetta, Chair-elect of Global Solar  Council (GSC); Vice President of Italia Solare

    10:35 - 10:48   Technology trends for scaling up solar energy

    Dr. Dave Renné, President of International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

    10:48 - 11:01   Spanish Solar PV Market

    Mr. Jose Donoso, General Director of Union Espanola Fotovoltaica (UNEF); President of Spanish Photovoltaic Technology Platform (FOTOPLAT)

    11:01 - 11:14   The French solar market is changing scale

    Dr. Xavier Daval, Chair of SOLER, Syndicat des Énergies Renouvelables (SER)

    11:14 - 11:27   Solar PV Opportunities in Brazil

    Dr. Rodrigo Sauaia, CEO of Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica (ABSOLAR)

    11:27 - 11:40   Argentinean pv market update

    Mr. Marcelo Alvarez, President of Camara Argentina de Energia Renovable (CADER)

    11:40 - 11:53   Recycling, re-use, repair, refurbishment of PV Panels

    Mr. Jan Clyncke, Managing Director of PV CYCLE

    11:53 - 12:00   Closing & Networking

    UNEF VI Solar Forum

    When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 09:00 AM through October 24, 2019
    Where: Hotel Puerta América Madrid in Madrid, Spain

    The 6th edition of the Solar Forum, the key event of the Spanish solar industry, will be held later this year, on October 22nd and 23rd, in Madrid, as recently announced by the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF). Registration is open .

    Last year, the event gathered 600+ attendees, becoming the must-attend conference for the Spanish PV industry.

    This year the event will see the participation of renowned national and international industry experts, who will discuss key topics such as the current international framework of PV development, the strategies that PV companies should adopt to be competitive in the reactivated Spanish market, the growing popularity of PPAs and the most interesting niches for self-consumption.

    The program will also include a session on R & D, organized in collaboration with FOTOPLAT, the Spanish Photovoltaic Technology Platform, in which the latest developments and prospects of development of PV technology will be presented.

    For more information, please visit www.unef.es or contact eventos@unef.es

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