PROGRAM

“The first global conference dedicated to floating solar to set sail in Amsterdam”

 

WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

  • 12:00 Site Visit - Additional registration is required (€285,- pp)
    • Rotterdam - Floating Farm
    • Pick-up & Drop-off in Amsterdam - 12.00-18.00
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  • 18:30 Pre-Conference Networking - Additional registration for the dinner is required (€65,- pp)
  • 21:00 | Amsterdam's City Centre

THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

  • 08:00 Registration & Coffee
  • 08:45 Opening and word of welcome by chairman

SESSION 1 Setting the course

  • 09:00 State of the Market & Technology
    • System design: key considerations
    • Markets: leading markets and high potential markets
    • Findings from the world’s largest floating solar testbed
      • Thomas Reindl
      • Deputy CEO
      • SERIS

      Dr Thomas REINDL is Deputy CEO of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and Principal Research Fellow (equivalent to Associate Professor) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

      He started with photovoltaics (PV) in 1992 at the SIEMENS Corporate R&D Labs. After holding several management positions at SIEMENS and running one of the leading German PV system integration companies (ILIOTEC Solar) as Chief Operating Officer and their spin-off company (PROACTIVE new energy) as Managing Director, he joined SERIS in 2010 and soon became Director of the Solar Energy System cluster. During his time at SERIS, he won public research grants in excess of SGD 20 million, founded 2 spin-off companies and authored strategic scientific papers such as the "PV Roadmap for Singapore".

      Dr. Reindl holds a Master in Chemistry, a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences and an MBA from INSEAD, all awarded with highest honours. His research interest are high-performance PV systems, techno-economic road-mapping and the reliable integration of renewable energies into energy supply systems.

      • Thomas Reindl
      • Deputy CEO
      • SERIS
  • 09:30 The potential of floating solar
    • Synergies with agriculture, hydro dams, and unused waters
    • The potential of sun-tracking solar islands
    • Roadmap to reach full potential
  • 10:25 | AM BREAK
 

SESSION 2 Fact or fiction? Floating solar myth busting

  • 11:25 Research and Development
    • Standardization of research protocols
    • The need for more and cleaner data
    • Latest developments and research areas
  • 11:50 Environmental impact
    • Impact on the hosting water body
    • Changes in temperature structure and light attenuation
    • Effects on different types of water bodies
  • 12:15 Legal implications
    • Movable or immovable property?
    • Need for an environmental permit?
    • How to obtain a grid connection?
  • 12:35 Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical design considerations
    • What to do with the transformer, cabling and inverters
    • Design for scalability
  • 13:00 | LUNCH BREAK
 

SESSION 3 Experience

  • 14:15 From plan to plant
    • Best practices from all angles
    • Unforeseen challenges
    • EPC & O&M Challenges
  • 15:15 | PM BREAK
 

SESSION 4 The Last Frontiers

  • 16:15 Dealing with higher waves
    • Hydro-hybrids & Open sea
    • New frontiers new challenges
    • Wave resistance and impact on bankability
  • 16:40 Hydro-hybrids, near-shore and off-shore
    • Higher risks, endless potential
    • Technical and economic feasibility of solar at sea
    • Expected timeline before deployment
  • 17:30 | NETWORKING DRINKS