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

SESSION 1 Setting the course

  • 09:00 State of the Technology
    • Different types of floating structures
    • Impact on panels, inverters, and cables
    • Innovations in the pipeline
  • 09:30 State of the current market
    • Deployment of floating solar so far
    • High-potential markets
  • 10:00 The potential of floating solar
    • Technical and economical opportunities
    • Limitations on land
    • Roadmap to full potential
  • 10:30 | AM BREAK
 

SESSION 2 Fact or fiction? Floating solar myth busting

  • 11:25 Environmental Impact
    • Life-cycle analysis
    • Impact on flora and fauna
  • 11:50 Efficiency Gains
    • Quantification of cooling effects
    • Reflection and rotation
    • Translation to ROI
  • 12:15 Legal implications
    • Movable or immovable property?
    • Need for an environmental permit?
    • How to obtain a grid connection?
  • 12:35 Bankability
    • How the bankability of floating solar compares to conventional solar
    • Impact on CAPEX, OPEX, and ROI
    • Risks, durability and reliability
  • 13:00 | LUNCH BREAK
 

SESSION 3 Water, waves & weather

  • 14:15 From plan to plant - Panel with all involved stakeholders
    • Best practices from all angles
    • Unforeseen challenges
    • EPC & O&M Challenges
  • 15:05 Various Use Cases - Panel
    • Combat evaporation - Reservoirs
    • Generating energy where it’s used - Agriculture
    • Use the unused - Dredging Spoil Depot
  • 16:00 | PM BREAK
 

SESSION 4 The Last Frontiers

  • 16:40 Hydro-dam-connected floating solar
    • Synergies between hydro and solar power
    • Optimizing the up-time
    • Cutting curtailment
  • 17:00 Research & Development
    • Standardization of research protocols
    • The need for clearer data
    • Latest developments and research areas
  • 17:20 Off-shore
    • Feasibility of solar at sea
    • Ocean solar applications
    • Choice of structure, design, and film
  • 17:40 | NETWORKING DRINKS