PROGRAM /// DAY 1
26 March 2019
 
Session 1
09:00 - Opening by conference Chairman
09:15 - Opening keynote
09:45 - How capital markets see the current and future developments in the solar industry and how does this shape the sector
10:15 - COFFEE & BITES

Session 2A

11:00 - Turning Data into Knowledge: Leveraging SCADA data to maximize performance of a growing solar fleet
  • • How to use data to manage and control solar assets
  • • Tools and processes to efficiently manage a growing fleet of solar resources
  • • Processes when detecting device level issues
  • • Best practices to resolve and correct these issues
MAY CAI /// DATA SCIENTIST - TRIMARK ASSOCIATES
With a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Statistics, plus a Bachelor of Art in Economics from the University of California, Davis, May leads the renewable energy Performance Analytics product development efforts at Trimark. May’s team integrates the raw data from the SCADA system into various performance analytic functionality to transform the data into actionable information, encompassing innovative statistical models, interactive analytic dashboards, and customizable reports. May has expertise in machine learning techniques and she leverages this expertise to drive the capabilities of Trimark’s performance analytic product portfolio. Her efforts directly help clients improve energy plant performance and maximize energy generation revenue.
MAY CAI
DATA SCIENTIST /// TRIMARK ASSOCIATES
KYLE KEMPER /// O&M ENGINEER - SPOWER
Kyle Kemper is an O&M Engineer with sPower, the largest private owner of operating solar assets in the United States. His work is centralized on optimizing plant production and monitoring the real-time, daily, and monthly performance of assets. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University.
KYLE KEMPER
O&M ENGINEER /// SPOWER
11:45 - Data Analytics and AI for Solar PV Plants

Session 2B

11:00 - Reducing Cost of Capital; Tactics from Vendors and Investors
11:45 - AM and PPAs; How to address price & performance risks

Session 2C

11:00 - Community Solar
11:40 - Solutions for Overseeing the Residential Solar PV Production
12:05 - Is Residential Solar Storage-ready?
12:30 - LUNCH BREAK

Session 3A |
Aerial Inspections

14:00 - How to Integrate Aerial Inspections into O&M activities
14:45 - Insourcing vs. Outsourcing of Aerial Inspections

Session 3B |
Solar & Storage

14:00 - Real value of adding storage into your project or portfolio
  • • Drivers to retrofit plants with battery storage
  • • Revenue Stacking: how to monetize storage?
  • • Key factors for successful financing
14:45 - Planning and Operations
  • • Integrating PV with battery storage: ancillary services to aid grid operations
  • • Choosing the right mix for the solar system
  • • Different O&M requirements and risks

Session 3C |
PV Modules trends and forecast

14:00 - Modules Pricing Dynamics
  • • Regional Pricing Drivers
  • • Current and Future system cost breakdown
  • • Evaluating the associated risks
14:45 - Assessing Bifacial Modules: First results based on the case studies
  • • Variable factors affecting the yield
  • • System configurations for maximum benefits
  • • Impact of tracking system design

15:30 - COFFEE & BITES
Session 4
16:15 - Effects of consolidation in the Solar Market
17:00 - Tell your solar horror stories
    Do you have an interesting story to share? Contact us!
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17:45 - DRINKS & SNACKS
19:00 - NETWORKING DINNER
with view over San Francisco (limited capacity)
 
PROGRAM /// DAY 1
26 March 2019