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Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the objective behind the European Green Deal, the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition. The use of renewable energy has numerous undeniable benefits, including decarbonization of the energy mix and a reduced dependency on fossil fuels. The growth of renewable energy sources may also stimulate employment in the EU, through the creation of jobs in new ‘green’ technologies.


Next Generation Technologies for the Commercial Market

With particular focus on the commercial segment, this session presents latest technological breakthroughs and showcases successfully proven business models. Equip your company with innovative concepts needed to do vibrant business in the storage marketplace of tomorrow. Technology leaders, researchers and project developers will touch base on the different value propositions and highlight best practice guidelines learned from field experience.

9:00 – 9:10 AM CEST
Introduction & Welcome
Daniel Fuchs, Vice President, IBESA/JF4S

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM
Emerging Energy Storage Opportunities: New Markets and Services for Energy Storage Across EMEA
Nelson Nsitem, Analyst on the Decentralized Energy Team, BloombergNEF

09:30 AM – 09:50 AM
Battery Ageing and Performance: Build, Measure, Learn
Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies, Managing Director, ACCURE Battery Intelligence GmbH

09:50 AM – 10:10 AM
Clean Energy for Everyone – How Distributed Storage is Solving the Energy Crisis
Wenzel Brühl, Director New Market Development Europe, sonnen GmbH

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM
Advancing Battery Storage Value Chain and Technologies at The Post-Covid Era
Simay Akar, Chief Commercial Officer, Innoses

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM
How IoT and Big Data are Enabling the Sustainable and Profitable Second Life and Recycling of Industrial Batteries
Patrick Peter, Founder, Circunomics

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM
Storage Systems with a Modular Energy Management System – A Possibility for Decarbonization and CO2 Footprint Reduction
Ludwig Asen, Corporate Strategy, FENECON GmbH

Defining New European Solar Standards & Post Pandemic Opportunities

Delegates can expect an interactive and practice-oriented session defining the latest industry needs from the experts. In addition to newest insights on different local post pandemic market opportunities, Tier 1 suppliers from different segments showcase technology innovations revolutionizing the future of solar. Join us to learn about untapped potential in Europe and how to secure efficiency gains while keeping margins high.

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM
Advantages of a Digital Value Chain for the Solar Industry
Henning Pottharst, Product Manager Smart Visibility / Digital Solutions, Hellmann Renewable Logistics

11:50 AM – 12:10 PM
The Best of Both Worlds:
China and Europe Come Together to Provide Solar for Everybody
Renske Krimpenfort, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Solplanet Europe and
Rita Ren, Sr Sales Manager, Solplanet Asia Pacific

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM
Status Quo –  Beginning of a Greater Product Diversification in the Module Sector and Presentation & Which Products are Best Suited to Which Segments
Henning Schulze, Corporate Assistant President, JA Solar

12:30 PM – 12:40 PM

12:40 PM – 1:00 PM
Single-Axis Solar Tracker Stowing Strategies: What Will Best Protect Your Investment From Extreme Wind Events
Georg Urban, Vice President, Global Key Account & Business Development Management, IDEEMATEC

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM
The German Solar Market from the Perspective of the End Customer
Davide Pesenti, Research Analyst, EUPD Research

01:20 PM – 01:40 PM
Electrical Balance of Plant Optimization
Dirk Kaisers, Segment Leader Distributed Energy Management EMEA, Eaton

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM
Intelligent Energy Management with 3 Phase Hybrid Solutions
Travis Snyder, Product & Service Manager, Solis Europe 
Paul Carpenter, Technical Manager, Solis Europe


Daniel Fuchs, Vice President

Daniel Fuchs

Daniel is a universalist in the energy industry and a born networker. For the agency Daniel is the expert for business development and finances. His talent for facts and figures makes him an unswerving advisor in the team for the intelligent handling of budgets.

Hellmann Renewable Logistics

Henning Pottharst, Product Manager Smart Visibility / Digital Solutions

Henning Pottharst

Henning is with Hellmann for more than 15 years and held various rolls within the organization. 5 years ago Henning took over his current position as Product Manager Smart Visibility / Digital solutions He build the product form the ground, grew and further developed it every year.

sonnen GmbH

Wenzel Brühl, Director New Market Development Europe

Wenzel Brühl

Mr. Brühl holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Psychology. He has been working in the area of New Market Development for the company sonnen GmbH for over 4 years and has been responsible for the department for the past 2 years. He has a profound market expertise in the field of energy storage in Europe.

Solis Europe

Travis Snyder, Product & Service Manager

Travis Snyder

A highly experienced technical engineer with knowledge gained from 14 years as an Electronics Technician in the US Navy and over 7 years within the solar industry. Oversees the product development opportunities & technical improvement processes for the European market of Solis string inverters. Past experience includes Solis USA, ABB, and Power One

ACCURE Battery Intelligence GmbH

Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies, Managing Director

Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies

Kai-Philipp is a scientist and entrepreneur focusing on innovative storage solutions and sustainable energy. He worked as a battery scientist and consultant in Germany, Singapore and California. Since 2020, he is managing director of ACCURE Battery Intelligence GmbH, a research-lead startup that supports companies in understanding and improving their batteries.

JA Solar

Henning Schulze, Corporate Assistant President

Henning Schulze

Mr. Henning Schulze is acting Corporate Assistant President of JA Solar and leads JA’s Team Europe. The team is in charge of JA’s business in Europe as well as the business with European customers in other global regions. Henning has been part of the PV industry since 2004.


Dirk Kaisers, Segment Leader Distributed Energy Management EMEA

Dirk Kaisers

Dirk Kaisers is distributed energy management segment leader for the Electrical Sector of Eaton, responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He holds a master’s engineering degree in Energy Management from The University of Applied Sciences in Bingen, Germany.

Solis Europe

Paul Carpenter, Technical Manager

Paul Carpenter

Paul Carpenter holds a Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering, Cape Town University. Previously worked for an engineering firm designing and manufacturing inverters. Now manages the Solis technical support team for the UK and Europe and is based in the Solis UK office.

Solplanet Europe

Renske Krimpenfort, Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Renske Krimpenfort

Driven by the goal to provide solar for everybody, she coordinates the collaboration between the China and Europe teams. She is a previous development engineer at a large Dutch Bank and holds a Bachelor in Business Economics. In her free time she loves to sail the oceans.


Ludwig Asen, Corporate Strategy

Ludwig Josef Asen

After finishing his studies in condensed matter physics in 2013, Ludwig Asen was employed in the chemistry department of Technical University of Munich as researcher for basic research in the field of battery cell chemistry and fuel cell catalysts. In 2018 he joined Fenecon and is now responsible for the busines strategy, especially the product management of software and hardware solutions Fenecon is offering.

EUPD research

Davide Pesenti, Research Analyst

Davide Pesenti

Davide helps companies in the renewable energy industry making informed decisions. In order to deliver bespoke solutions he leverages his analytical skills and EUPD Research´s exclusive access to primary data. Davide’s main goal is to understand market developments and his clients’ needs.


Georg Urban, Vice President, Global Key Account & Business Development Management

Georg Urban

With more than 12 years experience in solar industry gained through leading solar manufactures, such as First Solar, Canadian Solar and Solon. Started in module business in a segment of residential and commercial installations. Developed in the last years to an expert of utility large scale projects, IPP projects.

Solplanet Asia Pacific

Rita Ren, Sr Sales Manager

Rita Ren

More than 10 years of experience in the Solar Industry, having worked with small and large international companies, she is a key player in the Solplanet international expansion to provide solar to everybody. She holds a bachelor in Management Information Systems. In her free time she loves to play the piano and guitar.


Nelson Nsitem, Analyst on the Decentralized Energy Team

Nelson Nsitem

Nelson is an analyst on the Decentralized Energy team at BloombergNEF. Nelson’s research covers flexibility markets and services with a focus on energy storage. Nelson has a background conducting investment research on private companies across Sub-Saharan African markets and joined BNEF from research firm Asoko Insight. He holds an MSc in Finance from Trinity College Dublin.


Patrick Peter, Founder

Patrick Peter

Patrick Peter has more than 10 years of management experience in digital companies, including co-founding the Next Mobility Labs in Mainz, Boston and Shanghai. His latest venture Circunomics is according to SAP & Google one of the five leading start-ups worldwide in the field of recycling management. Circunomics is a cloud-based IoT platform for the Circular Battery Economy.


Simay Akar, Chief Commercial Officer

Simay Akar

Simay specialized in the solar and renewable energy industry since 2012. She worked in China and Turkey and mostly focused on international commercial activities She is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Innoses in the field of energy storage for renewable energy and electric vehicles and she is in charge of global marketing and business development initiatives.
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