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    Introducing disruptive thinking and breaking the mould

    Details

    The energy market is undergoing a massive transformation with solar taking a critical role in the UK’s future energy mix.  We are now facing considerable challenges around integrating significant amounts of renewable electricity to deliver the smart and flexible systems that are required by today’s energy consumers.  Innovation plays a key part in meeting these challenges head on, introducing disruptive thinking and breaking the mould.  This one day conference brings together visionaries and researchers from the cutting edge of innovation in solar.

    BRE welcomes you to attend this event to find out more about what is coming up on the horizon of this fast paced market from new approaches to energy systems to revolutionary products

    6 Hours CPD conference 

    Event programme

    09:00-16:30

    Welcome and Chair - John Holden, Scheme Development Manager, BRE

     

    Changing landscape of solar in UK

    Colin Mallett, CEO, Trusted Renewables Limited

     

     

    Lucelia Rodrigues, Associate Professor, Sustainable and Resilient Cities Lead, University of Nottingham

     

    Project Scene – Sustainable Community Energy Networks

    Dr Graham Oakes, Founder, Upside Energy

     

    Reinventing the wheel - vehicle to grid

    Networking Break

     

    Chris Hewett, Chief Executive, STA

     

    New models for PV financing

    Mike Everest, Managing Director, Meniscus

     

    Satellite applications for solar

    Panel discussion: What are the biggest challenges facing solar and how will innovation help to overcome these?

     

    Networking Lunch and Innovation Park Tour

     

     

     

     

    Martin Wright, CEO, Minus 7

     

     

    Hasan Baig, Founder Buildsolar

     

     

    Hamish Watson, CEO, Polysolar

     

    Dr Zaki Ahmed, Associate Professor, Plymouth University

     

    Rob Carpenter, Chairperson, Flexi Solar

     

    Pecha Kucha Style (10 mins per speaker)

     

    Minus 7 – A heating revolution

     

     

    Solar squared – Integrating solar into construction

     

    OPV Windows – Advances in BIPV

     

    Pulsiv – A new approach to micro-inverters

     

     

    Trailblazer - Portable PV power

     

    Networking Break

     

    Dr Alona Armstrong, Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Sciences, University of Lancaster

     

    Working with nature – ground mounted and floating systems

    Chris Coonick, Senior Consultant, BRE National Solar Centre

     

    Informing innovation through research

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    Intended audience

    This event will be of interest to academics, those working in the sustainability or wider energy industry (private or public sector) who are interested in the future of the energy market and what role solar has to play in it.

    For more information:

    Seema Sheth
    conferences@bre.co.uk
    03333218811