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Pledges to Progress: Asia’s Pathway to Net-Zero Future

November 17, 2022 @ 11:30 am


This event has two parts. Part A is an international dialogue on Distributed Solar PV. Solar PV technology is being utilized in numerous countries all over the globe. This technology poses great significance on the promotion of an alternative and affordable energy. Albeit widely known to reduce electricity costs, solar PV technology advocates the decarbonization of our planet by providing clean and power to communities.

Part B will be a kick-off on the Pledging Platform and Commitment of Solar companies, developers, funders, and communities pledge to undertake action. The first batch of Pledges shall be recorded as the Cairo Declarations.

The main trust of the event is to encourage public and private entities in supporting a net-zero future and promote the utilization of solar PV technology from residential to industrial level.

The objectives of this seminar are:

a) To share the know-hows and best practices regarding solar PV technology;

b) To brief on the emerging solar PV technologies;

c) To identify the challenges in attracting RE investors and its solutions;

d) To break the barriers to PV deployment


Moderator: Dr.  Choi Kwan Bum, Head of PV Devices Characterisation Group, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

11:30 Opening Address

  • Tetchi Cappellan, Secretary General, Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA)

11:40 Trends and Growth Potential of Solar in the SEA region

  • Davis Chong, President, Malaysia PV Industry Association (MPIA)

11:50 C&I Solar PV Rooftop: Technical Considerations and Lessons learnt from Mott MacDonald’s experience

  • Thanakorn Youpanich, Consultant and Project Manager (Solar), Mott McDonalds

12:00 Overview of the Latest Key Technologies Development in PV Industry

  • Shravan Chunduri, Head of Technology, TaiyangNews

12:10 Financing Solar C&I Portfolios: Bankability Criteria

  • Guido Agostinelli, Solar Sector Head, Global Energy Infrastructure, International Financial Corporation

12:20 Break: Virtual of the Pavilion (5-10 minutes break)

12:30 Launch of the Pledging Platform

12:40 Closing Remarks

  • Gianni Chianetta, CEO, Global Solar Council (GSC)

12:50 End of Event

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