Empowering People with Solar PV
An official New York Climate Week Event
19 September 2023
The Nest Climate Campus at the Javits Centre, Room 407
Distributed solar PV is uniquely positioned to empower people, communities, and countries to take the energy transition into their own hands and become more resilient. Not only this, the technology can be an important driver of new jobs, economic opportunities, energy access, and sustainable development. However, despite distributed solar PV’s massive potential, legislative and regulatory bottlenecks remain an obstacle for many countries to realize its benefits.
This high-level event will bring together policymakers, industry, activists, and community leaders to discuss how to realize the immense potential of distributed solar. From exploring the real-world impacts of existing projects, to discussing key tools to scale-up deployment – this event will be an important platform to bring together all the stakeholders needed to catalyze the distributed solar revolution.
The event will be followed by exclusive guided tours of the Javits Centre’s rooftop solar installation, places limited.
Ditte Juul Jørgensen
Director General, Energy, European Commission
Chief – Governance and Partnerships, International Solar Alliance (ISA)
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources
Director Global Public Affairs, SMA Solar
CEO, Global Solar Council
Chair, Global Solar Council and Director of Global Affairs, SolarPower Europe
Program Manager, Energy Transition Planning & Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Energy for All
CEO, Health Innovation Exchange
Vice President of Distributed Energy Resources, NYSERDA
CEO of Solar Chernobyl and RODINA
Scaling-up distributed solar generation
This new report is an important tool for policymakers to accelerate the energy transition in their country, and includes:
- New analysis on authorization procedures and distributed PV capacity potential
- Best practices and recommendations on how to streamline the permitting and grid connection process
- Deep dive into the state-of-play for distributed solar PV in 12 countries, including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain, and Ukraine