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16-20 November 2020 Virtual Conference REGISTER HERE

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

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.

Panel Host:  

Clinton Carter Brown - CSIR

Panellists:

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.

Panel Host

Niveshen Govender - SAPVIA

Panellist:

Roger Baxter - Minerals Council

Large Scale Solar Financing Solutions.

Speaker:

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.

Panel Host:

Maloba Tshehla

Panellists:

Meta Mahlari - BEPA

Why Training and Up-Skilling Local Craftsman is the key to  unlocking South Africa's Solar Potential.

Panel Host: 

Richard Setati - Knowledge Pele

Panellists:

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.

Panel Host:

Noma Qase - DOE

Panellists:

Viren Gosai - ART SOLAR 

The session will cover recycling, refurb, and end of life processes.

Panellists:

Michelle Govender - Department of Environmental Affairs

Patricia Schroder - Reclite

ENHANCING THE UPTAKE OF SOLAR PV

Day 3 - 18 November 2020

The  Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Process (REIPPP) and role of IPP's.

Panel Host:

Frank Spencer - Mettle Solar

Panellists:

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?

STORAGE

Day 4 - 19 November 2020

Multimode and Microgrid energy storage solutions in action : Case Study and Engagement session.

Speaker:

De Villiers Botha - Solareff

 Long-duration energy storage is the  key to a 100% carbon free future.

Speaker:

Jaya Bajpai, Head -  Analytics, Lockheed Martin Energy

Unpacking the multiple applications available from Solar Storage.

Speaker:

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.

Panel Host:

Cosmas Chiteme, Director of Hydrogen and Energy at Department of Science and Technology (DSI)

Keynote Address:

Dr. Matthias Vette - Head of Electrical Energy Storage Systems Department

Panellist:

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.

Speakers:

Chanda Nxumalo - Haramattan Renewables

Abe Cambridge -  The Sun Exchange

 Introduction, applications, market trends and the economics of floating Solar.

Panel Host:

Kevin Robinson - Avec Solar

Panellists:

Paul Kotze - SOLAR ENERGY

* The organisers reserve the right to change the program.

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