Solarplaza Summit | Nordics

This event has been held already. Stay up-to-date with the latest edition by signing up for updates.

Wednesday 27 September 2023

19:00

Pre-Conference Networking Event

The Networking Event will take place in Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

Thursday 28 September 2023

Program


08:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee

30 min.

Session Topics:

09:15

Opening & Welcome by Solarplaza

15 min.

Nicola Kopij Zanin

Solarplaza Consultancy

Alyce Forbes

Solarplaza

Session Topics:

Session 1

Overview of the Nordics PV Market

09:30

Get Up to Date With the Nordics PV Market

presentation

30 min.

The Nordic countries have accelerated rapidly in terms of deploying new PV capacity in the last few years, and tall countries have made strong commitments to renewable energy. This presentation will offer insights into the current state of the Nordic PV market, and provide valuable information for individuals and organizations interested in investing or operating in the Nordic solar energy sector.

Amelia Oller Westerberg

IEA PVPS

Session Topics:
  • What is hot in the market?
  • Overview of ongoing and upcoming market trends
  • Status of projects and investments in the pipeline
  • Overview of market split (Residential/C&I/Utility)
  • Cost competitiveness of solar in the Nordics

10:00

How to Secure Project Financing in an Inflationary Environment

panel

45 min.

Solar PV financing has become increasingly important in the Nordics as more investors are looking to participate in the solar energy market. Several financing options are available, including financing products from commercial banks and new investment funds that specialize in renewable energy projects. However, attracting financing for large-scale solar projects requires careful planning and a comprehensive understanding of the risks involved. Understanding the key financing terms from banks and learning about recent M&A transactions can assist developers and investors in crafting successful financing proposals for solar projects.

moderator

Nicola Kopij Zanin

Solarplaza Consultancy

Mark Augustenborg Ødum

Better Energy

Andreas Ditlev Duckert

Obton A/S

Christoffer Caesar

Soltech

Max Koszela

Solkompaniet

Session Topics:
  • Financing strategies from commercial banks to new up and coming investment funds
  • What makes a project attractive for financiers
  • Overview of recent M&A transactions
  • What are some of the financing terms from the banks
  • Are investors willing to commit to pure merchant projects?
  • Hedging short & long term risks

10:45

Morning Networking Break

At our conference last year, an impressive 95% of attendees were able to make valuable business connections.

Session Topics:

Session 2A

Technological Innovations: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

11:30

Business Models For Grid-Scale Batteries in the Nordics

presentation

25 min.

Alexander Esser

Aurora Energy Research

Session Topics:

Alexander will show Aurora’s latest analysis of the economics of grid-scale batteries, starting with a European overview and then diving into a specific business case in Sweden. His presentation will address the following questions:

  • What are the most attractive markets for batteries in Europe?
  • What revenue streams are important for batteries entering the Nordic market?
  • What implications need to be considered for a co-located vs stand-alone battery?
  • How can solar asset access the high-value frequency reserves even without a battery on-site?

11:55

Best Practices for Module Technologies and Applications

presentation

20 min.

During this presentation, you will acquire knowledge about the latest module technologies and how they can be applied to different solar applications, such as rooftop installations and utility-scale projects. We will cover topics such as module efficiency, durability, and reliability. By learning about the best practices for selecting the right module technology for a specific project, participants will gain a competitive edge in their work.

Vitor Rodrigues

LONGi

Session Topics:
  • Where are we now: the state of PV-technology in the Nordics
  • Technology roadmap for the coming years, what to expect in terms of efficiency and future yields

12:15

Future-proofing Scaling Solar Projects in the Nordics: The Right Technology Applications

panel

45 min.

While EPC companies influence the design, installation, and commissioning of solar PV projects, and play a critical role in ensuring that these projects are constructed on time, within budget, and up to the required quality standards. On the other side of the commissioning line, solar PV asset management has become increasingly important in the Nordics as the size and complexity of solar PV plants continue to grow. The industry has witnessed the emergence of innovative solutions that can help optimize plant performance and streamline operations, such as predictive maintenance, AI-based monitoring, and remote asset management tools. This session goes deeper into the interplay and connection between EPCs and Asset Management, highlighting how an asset manager’s mindset during the development and construction phases can make life a lot easier further down the line.

moderator

Nicola Kopij Zanin

Solarplaza Consultancy

Ghada Alafranji

RatedPower

Anja Dehne

meteocontrol

Thomas Dorsch

BELECTRIC

Raphael Henkel

Sungrow

Maria Merdzhanova

Jinko Solar

Session Topics:
  • How can existing assets be upgraded in terms of new applications to improve efficiency?
  • Analysing the choice of components aimed at increasing installed capacity and annual production
  • Overview and price comparison of the latest technologies on the market available for asset managers
  • Drivers to technological innovation How proper O&M benefits RES investors and asset managers

Session 2B

Technological Innovations: Strategies to Maintain a Competitive Edge

11:30

Case Study: Building a Solar Power Farm at Stockholm Airport

presentation

30 min.

Barbara Kemmat

SunMind

Session Topics:

12:00

Critical Considerations around Procurement of Utility Scale Projects

presentation

20 min.

Frank Heijckmann

PVO International

Session Topics:

12:20

Optimizing Large Scale Asset Performance with Efficient Inverter Applications

presentation

25 min.

John Diklev

Flower Infrastructure Technologies

Session Topics:

13:00

Networking Lunch Break

Our networking app makes it easy to schedule one-on-one meetings with any of the 200+ attendees and 20+ speakers!

Session Topics:

Session 3

PPAs in the Nordics

14:30

Corporate PPAs in the Nordics: a practical guide

60 min.

moderator

Mikkel Kring

Our New Energy

Kim Nielsen

Energi Danmark Group

Nikolaj Hoff

Nordic Solar

Niels-Johan Jensen

DSB

Session Topics:

15:30

Afternoon Networking Break

Whether you're looking to connect with professionals from a specific sector or want to build relationships across the entire solar PV value chain, our event offers a unique chance to engage with experts from across the industry.

Session Topics:

Session 4

Developing Large Scale PV Projects in the Nordics

16:15

Successful development of Agri and Floating PV projects

presentation

30 min.

Benedikt Ortmann

BayWa r.e.

Session Topics:
  • The obstacles and brakes to a rapid and successful project development in the Nordics
  • How to deal with permitting issues and bottlenecks
  • Business models for the future

16:50

Closing Words

10 min.

Session Topics:

17:00

Networking Drinks

As you mingle and build your network, be sure to take a moment to enjoy a refreshing soft drink, glass of wine, or cold beer. There will be plenty of opportunities to connect with professionals from our global network, which includes countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and beyond.

Session Topics:

Need any help?

We got you. Send out an email to our team and we are here to help.

Nicola Kopij Zanin
Project Manager

For questions about the program and content of the event:

[email protected]
Tor Jörgensen
Business Developer

For questions regarding partnership opportunities:

[email protected]
Domenica Rodà
Event Manager

For practical questions regarding our activities:

[email protected]