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Solar in Scotland: The Future and the Opportunity

March 15

09.00 – 19.30

Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

 

Sponsorship opportunities available: please contact nwood@solar-trade.org.uk

 

This STA event will cover the full range of industry sectors, exploring the future and opportunities for expanding solar’s share in the energy mix within Scotland’s 100% renewable target. Importantly, each speaker will focus on one or more of the STA’s key asks of the Scottish Government, and our keynote speaker Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing MSP will present his vision for renewables.
STA Scotland is recommending that Scotland sets a goal of deploying 2GW of solar in Scotland by 2020, a tenfold increase from today. Despite the huge challenges from recent UK policy changes, including reductions to the Feed-in-Tariff and early closure of the Renewables Obligation, this ambitious target can still be achieved. Attend our event, meet the industry and discover the opportunities, and together we can overcome the barriers to growth.

 

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Programme:

09:00 – 09:30 REGISTRATION AND TEA/COFFEE

09:30 – 11:00 SOLAR POLICY AND GOALS IN SCOTLAND

  • Introduction and welcome from the Chair – John Forster, Chairman of Forster Energy and Solar Trade Association Scotland
  • How to make solar work under the new policy regime – Paul Barwell, CEO, STA
  • Challenges for domestic solar PV and solar thermal: an installer and manufacturer perspective – Peter Randall, Solar Kingdom + Anne-Marie Fuller, AES

11.00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 THE SOLAR OPPORTUNITY IN SCOTLAND

  • Local authorities and the Government Estate – Chris Clark, Director, Emtec
  • The re-roofing opportunity and roof integrated solar PV and thermal – Stuart Elmes, CEO, Viridian Solar
  • Solar as a solution for housing and EESSH – John Forster, Chairman of Forster Energy and STA Scotland
  • Ground mount solar and private wire: why Scotland now has an edge – Andrew Dempster, Development Manager, Lark Energy

Q&A

13.00-14:00 Networking lunch
14:00 – 15:45 VALUING AND ADDING VALUE TO SOLAR

  • Keynote speech – Fergus Ewing MSP, Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism. Followed by Q&A
  • Property valuations, business rates and other considerations for solar developments in Scotland – Thomas McMillan, Director of Renewables and Sustainability, Savills
  • Heat storage: improving the economics of solar –Andrew Bissell, CEO, Sunamp
  • Battery storage and integration with solar- – Joseph Clarke, Technical Marketing Manager, SolarEdge

Q&A

15:45-16:15 Coffee break

16:15 – 17:45 THE BIG PICTURE: GETTING POWER PRICES DOWN

  • Wind and solar reducing consumer bills: an investigation into the Merit Order Effect – Good Energy (invited) + Lars Weber, NEAS Energy
  • The case for a subsidy-free CfD and the growing void between retail and wholesale electricity – Michael Rieley, Senior Policy Manager, Scottish Renewables
  • Gridlocked north of the border: grid integration of wind and solar – Alan Mortimer, Director of Innovation, Sgurr Energy

Q&A

17:45 – 19:30 Networking drinks

 

This programme is currently provisional and the STA reserves the right to make changes without notice.

 

 

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Tickets:

  • STA members: £45 + VAT
  • RECC accredited installers: £55 + VAT
  • Non-members: £95 + VAT

 

 

With thanks to our event sponsors:

22viridian jpegemtecaes logoLark Energy Mainsolaredge

Further sponsorship opportunities available: please contact nwood@solar-trade.org.uk

 

With thanks to our supporting partners:

Scottish Renewables

Heriot Watt UniversitySolar Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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