The latest figures released from Ofgem have shown that the UK market should reach an installed figure of 60MW by the end of 2010.
The programme has been extended to bring into play all elements of the solar marketplace in the UK. Starting with a policy session, the conference will look at the European political landscape with a presentation by Adel El Gammal, Secretary General of EPIA, followed by a look at the UK’s position with Alan Whitehead, MP and Chairmen of the Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, and David Wagstaff, Head of Distributed Energy at DECC.
A core component of the market is to look at projects that are currently underway. In response to this, the organisers have added Ray Morgan, CEO of Woking Council, to discuss the use of solar energy to combat fuel poverty; Abraham Cambridge, CEO of R-ECO, which is currently constructing the UK’s first ever solar park in Cornwall; and Rob Jarman, Director at the National Trust, who will look at how the trust will use up to 200 buildings next year to generate their own electricity to help in combating climate change.
A new session created to address the financial and legal requirements for the UK solar industry will now take place on Monday the 18th and will feature John Miles of the RBS, who will take a look at financial models in the UK. Stephen Hill, Partner at Eversheds LLP, will shed light on how transference of ownership on solar systems will take place.
Focusing on challenges of supply, cost and the rapid growth in demand for solar in the UK, the conference will be divided into seven sessions over the two days. Solar Power UK 2010 will be the first step in ensuring that all the major players in the UK market can come together as one industry to ensure that the 250MW target, as predicted by solar industry professionals, is achievable.
Exclusive announcements on the role of transformer-less inverters in the UK solar market are proving to be some of the more popular sessions, as are presentations on how the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) will be changed to accommodate building-integrated solar installations.
“We urge interested parties to book now to avoid disappointment, as the event is already proving hugely popular,” said conference organiser David Owen. “With such a prestigious roll-call of speakers and contributors, the conference looks set to open a new UK chapter in the ever-expanding uptake of photovoltaics as a viable energy source.”
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About The Solar Power UK Conference 2010
The Solar Power UK Conference 2010 is organised by the Solar Power Group, an initiative of the REA, in association with Solar Media Ltd., which is responsible for publications such as Photovoltaics International and its online counterpart PV-Tech.org; the Solar Power Portal (solarpowerportal.co.uk) and Design-BuildSolar. Combined, these resources reach out to over 110,000 professionals in the solar photovoltaics industry worldwide.
The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) is the world's largest industry association devoted to the solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity market. The association aims to promote PV at national, European and worldwide levels and to assist its members in their business development in both the European Union and export markets.
About Micropower Council
The Micropower Council represents companies and organisations active in the microgeneration sector and campaigns on behalf of its members for a genuine mass market for small scale, low and zero carbon electricity and heat generating technologies.
Micropower Council members include manufacturers and installers of microgeneration technologies as well as energy suppliers and other trade associations active in the sector.
The Renewable Energy Association was established in 2001 to represent British renewable energy producers and promote the use of sustainable energy in the UK. The REA was called the Renewable Power Association until October 2005.
The REA represents a wide variety of organisations, including generators, project developers, fuel and power suppliers, equipment producers and service providers. Members range in size from major multinationals to sole traders. The REA’s main objective is to secure the best legislative and regulatory framework for expanding renewable energy production in the UK.