Site Visit - 18th September

  • 11:20 Departure from Amsterdam Central Station, (IJ zijde) - De Ruijterkade 153
  • 11:55 Departure from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (exit D) - Schiphol Boulevard 1117
  • 12:00 Transfer to Rotterdam - Floating Farm
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch at Euromast
    • Welcoming words
      Warm lunch
  • 13:30 Workshop - Challenges for the floating solar industry
      • Jasper Lemmens
      • Sr. Consultant
      • DNV GL

      Jasper Lemmens has been a consultant for DNV GL since 2010. He has master's degrees in Applied Physics and Business Administration. From 2010 to 2014 he worked with new energy technologies such as energy storage and solar PV. From 2015 Jasper was full time dedicated to solar projects in the Netherlands and abroad in which he has been active in floating solar projects since 2017. Jasper supports organisations through third party services such as owner’s engineering and independent engineering, market studies, due diligences, risk assessments, project financing, workshops and technical research in the role of technical specialist and project manager.

      • Jasper Lemmens
      • Sr. Consultant
      • Jon Feenstra
      • Consultant Solar Energy
      • DNV GL

      Jon Feenstra is a solar consultant in the energy advisory group of DNV GL The Netherlands since August 2016. He is experienced in the field of sustainable/renewable energy with focus on photovoltaics and electrical systems while maintaining a broad and extensive knowledge of (applied) physics, (applied) chemistry, (chemical/electrical/mechanical) engineering, the energy sector and the societal relevance of energy.
      Jon obtained his PhD in physics in 2016 from Radboud University working on thin-film PV technologies. He PhD thesis is titled: “Transferred thin-film PV applications”. He obtained his master in chemical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology and his bachelor in chemistry from HAN University.
      In DNV, GL Jon operates as a solar PV expert and he is involved in the execution of engineering projects. Jon contributes as a technical specialist in due diligence projects, market studies, risk assessments, workshops and technical research.

      • Jon Feenstra
      • Consultant Solar Energy
  • 14:30 Introduction Floating Farm
      • Roy van Beest
      • Global Business
      • Profloating

      After finishing his Masters in Business at the Erasmus University Rotterdam Roy van Beest started of his career as an entrepreneur in digital marketing and festivals. Since living in Asia for almost a year, doing his studies in ethical business, his passion grew for sustaining, what he calls 'the circle of life', our planet earth. Back in The Netherlands he joined Profloating from day 1. Since the beginning responsible for all commercial affairs at Profloating he gained deep understanding of the Floating PV market. By connecting people, sharing knowledge & spreading the word, worldwide, he tries to accelerate business for a better living environment.

      • Roy van Beest
      • Global Business
      • Charles Gery
      • Global Sales Manager
      • Seaflex

      Charles Gery joined Seaflex in 2018 as the Global Sales Manager. Charles focuses on FPV business development as well as development in the marina and floating house applications. Although Charles currently lives in Sweden with his wife and daughter, he has lived and worked in the United States for most of his life. His background in sales, management and business development comes from his experience in various industries including, automotive, environmental testing, government and logistics. Charles has traveled extensively during his tenure with President Clinton, visiting over 25 countries, attending global summits, and developing contacts with governmental and private entities. Charles has received a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has also attended North Carolina State University as well as Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Company website

      • Charles Gery
      • Global Sales Manager
  • 15:00 Tour Floating Farm
    • Hands-on experience
      Get your feet wet
  • 17:00 Transfer to Amsterdam
The deployment of floating solar looks set to accelerate as the technologies mature, opening up a new frontier in the global expansion of renewable energy and bringing opportunities to a wide range of countries and markets.
— The World Bank // Where Sun Meets Water

Would you like to get the most value out of participating in the conference? Sign up for the Floating Solar Site visit to get your feet wet and for a deep dive experience into the ins and outs of this cutting-edge technology.  During this full afternoon program, you will be provided with a 360-degree view into floating solar through a combination of workshops and presentations, foregrounding all you need to know when circumnavigating the riddle of setting solar to sail.

What is the Floating Farm?

The floating farm is a sustainable way to re-introduce farming back into the city. We want less logistical pollution and to be less dependent on the fossil fuel powered regular energy grid.”

Get your feet wet

Get hands on experience with floating solar with this visit to the Floating Farm, powered by floating solar panels. Learn by doing, feeling, touching and networking, all in one afternoon!

Contact

For more information contact the project manager:

Thomas Boersma
Project Manager
Finance & Innovation

+31 10 302 7915
thomas@solarplaza.com