The Solar Power Africa virtual conference which takes place from 16-20 November 2020, brings about strong content and presented by industry expert speakers locally and internationally to the South Africa market.
POWERING AFRICA FORWARD
The sessions will assess and unpack the African solar market landscape, access to and the role of clean energy
Day 1 - 16 November 2020
Joshua Low - Managaing Director, Messe Frankfurt South Africa
Wido Schnabel - Chairperson, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA)
Governments Smart Grid 2030 objective and vision for the South African Electricity Supply industry and how it views Renewable energy as a Source of Economic Growth through supportive government policies.
How Solar PV can help overcome national grid constraints. The discussion will cover Government Policy, Utilities and their current constraints, large power users as well as the National Energy Regulator( Nersa) stance.
Clinton Carter Brown - CSIR
Jarrad Wright - CSIR
Nhlanhla Ngidi - SALGA
Vally Padayachee - AMEU
Policy framework and regulatory guidelines around IPP and the commitment to address gridlocks stalling growth to address power deficits.
Niveshen Govender - SAPVIA
Roger Baxter - Minerals Council
Large Scale Solar Financing Solutions.
Justin Scmidt - ABSA
THE LOCAL PERSPECTIVE
Day 2 - 17 November 2020
How the Solar industry is transforning and the steps required to make it more transaprent.
Meta Mahlari - BEPA
Why Training and Up-Skilling Local Craftsman is the key to unlocking South Africa's Solar Potential.
Richard Setati - Knowledge Pele
Mpho Mookapele - EWSETA
Claude Cogill - SARATEC
Why Incentivising green technology, driving skills development and offering incentives to drive localizalation in Africa is critical for localised Solar PV industry sustainability.
Noma Qase - DOE
Viren Gosai - ART SOLAR
The session will cover recycling, refurb, and end of life processes.
Michelle Govender - Department of Environmental Affairs
Patricia Schroder - Reclite
ENHANCING THE UPTAKE OF SOLAR PV
Day 3 - 18 November 2020
10:00-11:00 Private Sectors role in Investing in Electricity Infrastructure and its contribution to the Energy Sector
The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Process (REIPPP) and role of IPP's.
Frank Spencer - Mettle Solar
Mary Haw - City of Cape Town
Norman Moyo - DPA
Silesh Mansingh - Eskom
How PV owners want to optimize their self-consumption by using the electricity produced by their PV-system to charge their electric car.
Guest Speaker: Charging from solar: dream or reality?
Day 4 - 19 November 2020
Multimode and Microgrid energy storage solutions in action : Case Study and Engagement session.
De Villiers Botha - Solareff
Long-duration energy storage is the key to a 100% carbon free future.
Jaya Bajpai, Head - Analytics, Lockheed Martin Energy
Unpacking the multiple applications available from Solar Storage.
Mikhail Nikomarov - Bushveld Minerals
INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE
Day 5 - 20 November 2020
Using Hydrogen to store and deliver clean and reliable sources.
Market potential and challenges of energy storage solutions: Energy storage will play a key role in stabilizing a more volatile energy system based on renewable energies in the future. However, implementation of storage solutions - especially with new advanced technologies - are accompanied with challenges and holistic quality assurance measures still have to be materialized. Join the session to learn more about the market potential of storage solutions, which technology type mostly likely will prevail and how technical and economical risks can be mitigated.
Cosmas Chiteme, Director of Hydrogen and Energy at Department of Science and Technology (DSI)
Dr. Matthias Vette - Head of Electrical Energy Storage Systems Department
Daniel Goldstuck - Head of Energy Storage Services SOLA Group
Valeska Gottke - Head of Communication at German Energy Storage Association
Digitisation and blockchain technology, the impact of 5G on integrated energy connections.
Chanda Nxumalo - Haramattan Renewables
Abe Cambridge - The Sun Exchange
Introduction, applications, market trends and the economics of floating Solar.
Kevin Robinson - Avec Solar
Paul Kotze - SOLAR ENERGY
* The organisers reserve the right to change the program.