Floating Solar PV
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As solar energy becomes more affordable and prevalent around the globe, new technologies and methods of installations are materialising. Floatovoltaics is a growing market and essentially has become an alternative to conventional solar. Floating solar arrays are typically installed on impounded bodies of water, whether man-made or natural. However, the first pilot project for solar on sea has already started.

Financially floating solar comes with opportunities such as cutting costs on land acquisition and enhanced efficiency through natural cooling. However the uncertainties around O&M and sustainability of materials make the business case still challenging.

Join the Future Grid Lab on Floating Solar for a full update on the state of floatovoltaics!

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PROGRAM

14 December 2018, Rotterdam

13:00
Welcome by chairman
Eric Vennix
Industry Leader North West Europe
Deloitte
13:15
State-of-the-Market of the European Floating Solar PV Market
  • Deployment of Floating Solar so far
  • High potential markets
  • Different country, different challenges
Neige Breant
Business Development Manager
Ciel & Terre
13:40
Licensing and bankability
  • O&M challenges and risks
  • License applications and procedures
  • Bankability of floating solar PV
14:05 Networking Break
14:45
Case study - Europe's biggest planned Floating Solar Plant
  • The O'MEGA 1 project: 17MW
  • Crowdfunded and bank financed
  • The IPP perspective

Tristan Urtizberea
Project Manager
Akuo Energy
Gabriel Delmer
Project Finance
Akuo Energy
15:15
Non-recourse project finance for floating Solar PV projects
  • Insights from experiences in structuring Floating Solar deals
  • Differences with financing conventional solar: the challenges and opportunities
Eva Parro de la Paz
Director Sustainable Project Finance
ING
15:45 Networking Break
16:30
Assessing the business case
  • 6.3MW on the Queen Elizabeth the Second reservoir
  • Viability of the Floating business case
  • Need for a different tariff?
Mark Straver
Business Development Manager
Lightsource BP
16:50
Solar@Sea
  • Research consortium, led by Solliance
  • Enhanced flexibility through the use of thin film solar
  • Synergies with wind at sea
Wim Soppe
Project Lead
ECN Part of TNO
17:10
Pilot in the Port of Rotterdam
  • A pilot by the "Nationaal Consortium Zon op Water"
  • Testing technical and financial viability of a floating solar PV
  • Dealing with rough weather and water conditions
Arnoud van Druten
Managing Director
Floating Solar Netherlands
17:30
Closing remarks and networking drinks
Eric Vennix
Industry Leader North West Europe
Eric Vennix leads the Energy & Resources industry within Deloitte North West Europe. He helps clients with business process transformation, implementing ERP / CRM systems and developing an IT strategy, roadmap or design. With his combined industry and systems background, Eric routinely works as a C-level advisor for Technology initiatives. He is also the driving force behind Deloitte’s ‘Future of Energy’ initiative where we bring together Deloitte eminence on every aspect of the energy transition.
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Neige Breant
Business Development Manager
Neige Breant, born in Grenoble, France, graduated with a double master’s degree in Political sciences and Business in Asia from the Institut d’Etudes Politique de Lyon (Sciences Po) in France. As part of her master’s degree, she studied one year in Japan at Hokkaido University and completed a 6-month internship in South Korea.

As a fluent Japanese language speaker, she joined Ciel & Terre in 2013 to launch the company’s Japanese subsidiary in Tokyo and was their Sales Manager for 3 years. She managed a pipeline of more than 500 MWp floating PV projects, and contributed to sales growth from 1 MWp in 2013 to 50 MWp in 2016.

Since late 2016, she has been supervising sales and project development in Europe, the Middle-East, Africa and Latin America. With more than 5 years of experience in the specialized field of floating solar, she has provided technical and commercial expertise to customers worldwide in the development and implementation of their projects.
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Arnoud van Druten
Managing Director
Arnoud van Druten, born in the Netherlands, graduated as a Mechanical Engineer as well as a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. As part of his master’s degree he defined the measurable criteria on sustainability for comparing energy companies. Next to this he finalized a study on “The strategic value of sustainable energy”. After joining several international consultancy companies and start-ups in the Energy and IT related industry he joined Floating Solar B.V. as General Manager. Hereby combining his technical, consultancy and business development expertise to advise customers on solar tracking floatable powerplants.
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Mark Straver
Business Development Manager
A short bio will follow soon...
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Wim Soppe
Project Lead
Wim Soppe is Senior Scientist at TNO and has more than 20 years experience in development of solar cells and modules. He is coordinator of the TKI project Solar@Sea in which a new concept for off shore PV, based on light-weight thin film solar cells is being developed.
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Tristan Urtizberea
Project Manager
After leading the first French floating project through all development phases until structuration and financial close, Tristan now leads the solar development effort of Akuo Energy in France as well as the floating development globally. Akuo Energy is an independent power producer based in France and active in 15+ countries, with 1.4 GW in operation or construction.
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Eva Parro de la Paz
Director Sustainable Project Finance
Eva has over 20 years of experience in banking, predominantly in project finance, corporate & FI lending, business management as well as country, credit and counterparty risk management. She started his career in 1997 at ING’s country risk department, responsible for the Americas region. Subsequently the headed the department and was responsible for ING’s country risk limit management globally. In 2003, she moved to FI lending and looked after ING’s portfolio of political risk insurance. In 2006, she re-joined ING’s credit risk management at the time of the implementation of Basel II credit risk models and was responsible for the implementation of credit risk management systems, user support and access management. In 2010 Eva joined Corporate & Structured Finance risk management as senior credit officer for Utilities, Power & Renewables and Infrastructure Finance, followed later on by Structured Metals & Energy Finance. In this role, she was the dedicated risk manager overlooking projects for onshore and offshore wind, solar PV as well as many infrastructural projects. She was also global mandate holder on the risk side for Natural Resources. In 2016, Eva went back the front office as deal principal for the Sustainable Project Finance team, focussing on small, sustainable project in ING home countries in the area of renewable energy, circular economy and water savings.
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Gabriel Delmer
Project Finance
Project finance professional, Gabriel Delmer has raised more than 850 million euros for a number of renewable energy projects since he joined Akuo Energy in 2014, across a wide range of technologies and geographies, from development institutions to commercial banks or infrastructure funds. Now involved in the financing of Akuo Energy's new businesses, he specialized in financing of innovations - among which floating PV. Akuo Energy is an independent power producer based in France and active in 15+ countries, with 1.4 GW in operation or construction.
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Tobias Haarburger
Program Manager Solar Power Applications
Tobias Haarburger is a graduated engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) for food processing. Mr. Haarburger joined the water industry in 1994 and had different functions in this industry. In the year 2011 Mr. Haarburger implemented a strategic new field for environmental applications at a business unit within Continental AG, a technology corporation and automotive component manufacturer. Mr. Haarburger is doing also innovation management.
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UPCOMING WEBINAR // Friday 2nd November, 16:00 CET

Floating Solar PV on water reservoirs

  • PV cell integration on a membrane material
  • Advantages of a floating cover on water reservoirs for farmland irrigation
Tobias Haarburger
Program Manager Solar Power Applications
Continental AG


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