Solar & Storage DigiCon Live Day: Unlocking the Full Solar & Energy Storage Potential in North America
Canada, the United States of America and Mexico bear some of the world’s largest potentials for renewable energy generation with large open land areas, water and biomass resources as well as long coastal lines. The continent is also home to a highly skilled workforce, vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and plentiful financing opportunities – the best preconditions for a full transition to 100% renewable energy generation.
In recent years, the North American solar industry has been gaining momentum with political incentives attracting investments, technological advancements and a rapidly growing job market and service industry.
Today, solar power is more affordable, accessible, and prevalent in North America than ever before with a total installed capacity of 81.4 GW in the U.S. alone (Q1 2020).
Despite impressive progress, significant challenges remain before solar can succeed conventional energy sources or large-scale, centralized power generation; While material costs are decreasing, market barriers, service offerings and grid integration challenges continue to hold back greater deployment.
 SEIA 2020
Live Day: Unlocking the Full Solar & Energy Potential in North America
Taking various viewpoints of stakeholder groups (residential, commercial, large-scale) into consideration, this session will highlight important business solar and storage opportunities in Post Pandemic times and project future demands. Special focus will be put on technologies of tomorrow and the (potential) impact of COVID-19 on financing renewables across North America. Moreover, delegates will be provided a holistic overview of the market status incl. future scenarios and strategies on how to monetize solar and storage.
Moderator: Xenia Zoller, Senior International Marketing Manager, Joint Forces for Solar/IBESA
08:05 AM – 08:10 AM
Conference Opening & Welcome Remarks
Xenia Zoller, Senior Marketing Manager, JF4S/IBESA
08:10 AM – 08:30 AM
Applying the international ESS business models to the North America market
Josh Deng, Director – International Sales Department, Alpha ESS
08:30 AM – 08:50 AM
The COVID 19 Pandemic as an Accelerator for Renewable Energies?
Saif Islam, Senior Consultant, EUPD Research
08:50 AM – 09:10 AM
The Future of Energy Storage is Distributed
Sequoya Cross, Director of Global Sales and Business Development, SimpliPhi Power
09:10 AM – 09:20 AM
09:20 AM – 09:40 AM
Modular Energy Storage for Resiliency in Commercial and Industrial Facilities
Chuck Rames, Business Development for Energy Storage, Socomec
09:40 AM – 10:00 AM
Pioneering a Clean, Reliable Energy Future with Virtual Power Plants
Adam Gentner, VP of Premium Products and Projects, sonnen Inc.
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
How to Speed the Development and Deployment of Solar and Storage Technologies
Jon La Follet, Energy System Integration & Storage Lead, Shell
10:20 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
How Long-term Debt Financing Can Support Solar Developers During COVID and Beyond
Jeff Just, CEO, RadiantREIT
10:50 AM – 11:10 AM
How Best Practices from the Automotive Industry can Apply to Solar and Improve Project Efficiencies
Rob Souliere, Director of Energy & Infrastructure, Axsus
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM
Technological Advancements in the C&I Segment
Adam Jordan, Head of C&I Solutions, Trina Solar North America