Solarplaza Summit | Romania

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Wednesday 26 April 2023


Pre-Conference Networking Event

As a warm up to the Summit, enjoy facilitated networking with fellow attendees, speakers, partners and advisory board members, in a more relaxed, informal atmosphere.

The Networking Event will take place in Linea / Closer to the moon

Thursday 27 April 2023



Registration & Welcome Coffee

30 min.

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Welcome Remarks by Solarplaza and Conference Host

15 min.

Nicola Kopij Zanin

Solarplaza Consultancy

Teodora Tompea


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Session 1

Market Update - Challenges, Trends, and Outlook


Mapping the State of Solar in Romania: Key Opportunities and Challenges


30 min.

Cristina Irene Mihai

Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association (RPIA)

Session Topics:
  • Overview of the current status of solar PV in Romania
  • The dynamics Romania faces within the EU and on the global stage
  • The growth path of solar in Romania
  • The opportunities, challenges within the short and long term


The Legislative Landscape for Solar Development in Romania: A Practical Overview


30 min.

Oana Ijdelea

Ijdelea & Associates

Session Topics:
  • How Ordinance 119/2022 is shaping the solar industry in Romania
  • Exploring the impact of recent land law amendments on greenfield PV plant permitting
  • Getting a clear picture of the latest rules and solar incentives
  • PV permitting roadmap and timeline
  • Amendments to Land Law No. 18/1991: speeding up the process of PV development on agricultural land below 50 hectares in size


Morning Coffee Break

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Session 2

Strategies of main European PV players in Romania


1 on 1 Interview


30 min.

This conference track offers a one-on-one interview session between Teodora Tompea, our esteemed host, and Ms. Claudia Griech, who will shed light on E.ON's strategy for developing large-scale PV projects in the Romanian market. Ms. Griech will discuss the main challenges faced in executing this strategy, as well as the path forward for E.ON. Attendees can expect an insightful conversation that delves into the company's approach towards navigating the dynamic solar landscape.


Teodora Tompea


Claudia Griech

E.ON Group

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Lessons Learned from PV Asset Creation and Operation


30 min.

Georg Hotar

Photon Energy

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Networking Lunch Break

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Mingle with the mixed crowd of local and international stakeholders, developers, service providers, investors, and more!

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Session 3

Investments and Bankability


Solar Financing: Successfully Ensuring Project Bankability


40 min.

Solar Financing will be explored through two presentations presenting the perspectives of a Social Investment Bank and a Commercial Bank

Mihaela Mihailescu

EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Sebastian Mihai Staicu

Banca Comercială Română

Session Topics:
  • Main financing structures for large-scale projects
  • How a bank adapts to the changing legal environment and rising interest rates
  • How to meet a bank's expectations and successfully secure long-term financing


Strategies for the Development of Large-scale Projects in Romania


45 min.


Niculae Havilet


Filip Sypko

Green Genius

László Szabó

Electron Holding

Florian Kneidinger


Andreea Gilicel

Nofar Energy

Mihai Alexandru Stirbu

BayWa r.e.

Session Topics:
  • Tips & red flags for international developers in the Romanian market
  • Critical issues related to project development
  • Comparing auction strategies to PPA models from the perspective of different stakeholders - pros & cons
  • Mitigating supply chain disruptions and price volatility
  • Dealing with hyperinflation


Afternoon Coffee Break

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Session 4

Best Practices for Tech & Solutions for Innovation


Best Practices for Module Technologies and Applications


25 min.

Vitor Rodrigues


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


The Development & Power of Storage Solutions in Romania


20 min.

Bogdan Stan


Session Topics:
  •  How and where storage applications can be deployed 
  • The step-by-step process for adding a battery to your solar plant 
  • ROI and other key metrics for storage solutions 
  • Maximising and stabilizing connection points


Scaling Solar Projects in Romania with the Right Technology Applications


30 min.


Lavinia Lancu

Energy Industry Review

Evangelos Makrygiannis

Jinko Solar

Ciprian Glodeanu

Glodeanu & Partners

Session Topics:
  • How can new assets be optimized in terms of new applications to improve efficiency?
  • Analyzing 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


Closing Remarks

10 min.

Teodora Tompea


Nicola Kopij Zanin

Solarplaza Consultancy

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Networking Drinks

Grab a soft drink, glass of wine, or a nice cold beer, and discuss the shining solar ambitions for the coming year!

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Dee Yon Chng
Project Manager

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Rosita Valuckyte
Business Developer

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Domenica Rodà
Project Coordinator

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