SSDC UK Special


The SSDC UK Special is specifically tailored to needs of manufacturers, distributors, installers and project developers and touches base on the crucial points currently impacting the country’s solar and energy storage landscape. In addition to first-hand knowledge from the field, delegates will get an overview of the different technologies, successfully proven business strategies and future market outlook.

  • Market overview & business climate
  • Current market drivers and profitable business models
  • Customer objections and challenges. How to solve them?
  • Future prediction and potentials for the UK market

Moderator: Alvaro Garcia, Commercial Director – Manager UK & Ireland, EFT-Systems GmbH

10:00 AM (GMT)  10:10 AM (GMT)
Welcome Remarks
Parag Bhamre, Partner, JF4S/IBESA

10:10 AM (GMT) – 10:30 AM (GMT)
Input Presentation: Opportunities and Challenges for Distributed Energy Storage in the UK
Alvaro Garcia, Commercial Director – Manager UK & Ireland, EFT-Systems GmbH

10:30 AM (GMT)  11:30 AM (GMT)

  • Saif Islam, Senior Consultant, EUPD Research
  • Kiel Dolance, Head of Growth, Moixa Technologies
  • Devrim Celal, CEO, Upside Energy


Parag Bhamre, Partner

Parag Bhamre

Parag started working in the PV industry in 2010, and he is connected with EuPD Research ever since. He conducted numerous market research and consulting projects in the field of photovoltaics and storage. His main focus is on international PV and storage markets and he primarily works on exclusive projects.

EFT-Systems GmbH

Alvaro Garcia, Commercial Director – Manager UK & Ireland

Alvaro Garcia

Alvaro Garcia is the Commercial Director of EFT-Systems, service partner for the BYD Battery Box. Alvaro joined EFT in 2016 to support the expansion to new markets, starting from the UK. Before EFT, Alvaro lived in China for more than 4 years. Leading a manufacturing business of components for electric vehicles and emissions reduction systems.

EUPD Research

Saif Islam, Senior Consultant

Saif Islam

Saif is a senior consultant at EUPD Research since 2014 and maintains since a close and ongoing dialogue with many of the biggest manufacturers in the industry. He serves as a consultant for their market research demands and analyzes current needs in order to set up exclusive research projects.

Moixa Technologies

Kiel Dolance, Head of Growth

Kiel Dolance

Kiel joined the cleantech industry in 2009 when he worked for the US Department of Energy’s Commercialisation Office in Washington, DC. For the next decade, Kiel has worked across the globe bringing leading-edge cleantech technologies to market. Kiel now works as Head of Growth for Moixa Technologies, responsible for all business development and client management for three continents.

Upside Energy

Devrim Celal, CEO

Devrim Celal

Devrim is a highly successful, award-winning entrepreneur with a career spanning leadership roles in technology, finance, and energy. Educated in Paris, London, and Yale, where he was a Fulbright scholar, Devrim has since held senior roles at A T Kearney, Sapient, and at Lansdowne Corporate Finance. He is now CEO of UK energy tech company Upside Energy, leading the organization from its initial days as a start-up.