Conference "Making Solar Bankable" Amsterdam - February 6th and 7th, 2020
Clean Horizon was running a booth in the exhibition floor. Michael Salomon, founder and CEO, Corentin Baschet, Head of Market Development and Tanguy Poirot, Analyst were participating.
The conference “Making Solar Bankable” is a biannual event organized jointly by SolarPlaza and the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO). One of the major objective of this event is to create an unique occasion for both renewable energy projet developers and development financial institutions decision-makers to exchange with each other, as well as with several other type of actors in the energy sector such as consultants, system manufacturers, lawyers and insurers.
Several hot topics were under the spotlight during the conference, including notably the future of micro-grids project ecosystem and the role of energy storage in the development of renewable energy across the world. Regarding this last topic, a 3-hour dedicated workshop took place, focusing on the current available technologies, the advantages and drawbacks of the implementation of storage in a PV project. This workshop, as well as the multiple networking interactions, allowed Clean Horizon to better understand the current concerns and expectations of the financial institutions regarding the transition from traditional PV plant to solar plus storage.