Solar Power UK
Ofgem’s prediction that the UK solar market is likely to reach 60 MW by the end of 2010 and 250 MW in 2011, has spurred Solar Power UK to extend its programme. Solar Power UK 2010 (organised by the Solar Power Group, an initiative of the Renewable Energy Association) is concerned with bringing together the major players of the UK solar market with a goal of ensuring that the 250 MW target is achievable. It will be divided into 7 sessions over the two days. 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 within the global solar market with Alan Whitehead, MP and Chairmen of the Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, and David Wagstaff, Head of Distributed Energy at DECC.
A crucial component of the conference will be an exploration of solar projects currently underway. The organisers have therefore 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 has been created to address the financial and legal requirements for the UK solar industry which will now take place on Monday 18 October and will feature John Miles of the RBS. Furthermore Stephen Hill, Partner at Eversheds LLP, will illustrate how transference of ownership on solar systems will take place.