26 - 29 November 2018 11:00 - 19:00 DAILY

ZA'ABEEL HALL 6 DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

2018 Solar Talks Agenda

12:00 - 12:45
  • New amendments by DEWA to ease approval requirements to boost rooftop solar
  • Overview on local market and oil prices effects on solar
  • Challenges and consideration for rooftop solar systems
  • Assessing how solar energy could grow efficiently and robustly in the UAE
13:00 - 13:45
  • Technology overview
  • Matching performance to requirement
  • Manufacturing choices
  • The next generation

Speaker:

Dr. Geoff J Nesbitt, Chief Executive Officer

Verditek

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15:00 - 15:45
  • Overview of solar desalination projects and status of technology
  • Challenges facing the technology
  • Solar Desalination: can it help reduce the energy cost and make the desalination process sustainable?

Speaker:

Imteyaz Ahmed, Head of Desalination

WSP

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16:00 - 16:45
  •          Current trends in public and private landscapes
  •          The use of solar parks with high intensity agricultural production
  •          Financial models for solar energy in the landscape

Speaker:

Peter Scott, Director

Landscape Architecture

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12:00 - 12:45
  • Discuss when distributed energy technologies (particularly solar PV and battery storage) will make the utilities' core retail  business model unsustainable
  • Results of EY’s study which calculates three critical energy tipping points for various regions across the globe:
    • when self-generation of power becomes affordable for all
    • when EVs become mainstream mobility options
    • when delivering power via the grid costs more than it does for consumers to produce it themselves
  • Discuss how utilities could respond to the tipping points

Speaker:

Fazil Abdul Rahiman, Manager - Climate Change & Sustainability Services MENA

Ernst & Young

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13:00 - 13:45
  •          Designing factors, which need to be considered for the Solar Power System.
  •          The simple and easy way to size the major components - PV/Inverter/Storage devices.
  •          Available software solutions to optimize to the best possible level.
  •          Case studies - Few critical ones and +ve/-ve implications to the end user.
  •          Techniques and tips, must be implemented at site to harvest more power.
  •          Ways to install and maintain the Solar Power System for getting more power per watt.    

Speaker:

Vinod Tiwari, Director

RPS

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15:00 - 15:45
  • Modelling the impacts of large scale PV Deployment
  • Industrial, technical and policy synergies relevant to solar energy deployment.
  • Possible constraints on materials availability and cost analysis
16:00 - 16:45
  • Safely collaborating with startups
  • Alternative hiring and compensation strategies
  • Reducing process to increase freedom and output

Speaker:

Katharine Budd, Co-Founder & CEO

NOW Money

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17:00 - 17:45
  • How Cryptocurrencies would be used in the Energy Markets
  • Energy Trading Platforms using Blockchain
  • New Models with Block chain i.e. Peer to Peer Model and how it will change the way energy is being sold and traded

Speaker:

Anoop Srivastava, Senior Director, Energy and Natural Resources

SAP MENA LLC.

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12:00 - 12:45
  • Why solar energy is integral, but not excusive, to a sustainable net-zero energy future
  • What trade-offs and synergies need to be considered to integrate solar energy with comfort, health, and wellbeing of occupants
  • How the sustainability, wellbeing and solar integrate towards convenient, efficient, and popular spaces

Speaker:

Nandan Tavkar, Sr. Engineer - Sustainability

BuroHappold Engineering | Sustainability | Commissioning

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13:00 - 13:45
  •          Architecture and solar energy: shaping the future
  •          Solar technology merging into architectural elements
  •          Solar Energy: Can function work for art 

Speaker:

Imad Kayyali, Design Director

OBE Architects

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15:00 - 15:45
    • What is a bifacial solar cell and how it works?
    • How much more energy do bifacial modules generate?
    • Challenges and outlook for the Bifacial modules
    • Considerations for investors

Speaker:

Kevin Robinson, Technical Services Manager-Middle East and Africa

JinkoSolar and Founding Member, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA)

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16:00 - 16:45
  •          Almost all the energy sources barring nuclear and geothermal are attributed to the sun
  •          Thermodynamics perspective of various forms of energy and potential utilization
  •          Exploring applications to get more for less 

Sarfraz H Dairkee LEED-AP (BD+C), CEM, CEA, CBCP, PSAT Specialist (DOE-USA)General Manager

M.A.H.Y. Khoory & Co. LLC

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17:00 - 17:45
  • Growth of renewables/solar industry
  • Cost benefits and employment comparison
  • LCoE trends

Speaker:

Ara Krikorian, VP of Commercial Development

Solar Optimum, Inc.

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12:00 - 12:45
  • Materiality and multi-functional benefits of conventional, custom and advanced BIPV
  • Development and Three-stage Evaluation of a BIPV customization design tool for architects, product designers and manufacturers
  • International potentials and future opportunities for BIPV application towards a sustainable global future

Speaker:

Daniel Attoye, Researcher and Education Professional

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

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13:00 - 13:45
  • How to size the inverter and storage solution for a variety of real world cases?
  • Role of software optimization and implications to the customer value proposition
  • Developing optimization techniques that can be applied to find the most cost-effective designs on a site-by-site basis
15:00 - 15:45
  • QHSE Integrated Management System requirements to ensure safe production
  • Driving organisational QHSE culture to achieve productivity, efficiency and safety
  • Develop and implement successful Operational QHSE Risk Management strategies
  • Using QHSE Culture Maturity Development Tools to improve behavior-based safety

Speaker:

Marcéll Greeff, Deputy Senior Manager – Occupational Health and Safety

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

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16:00 - 16:45
  • Feature of Graphene and how applied to PV modules as glass coating, this Nano material gives the self-cleaning property to the modules
  • Benefits of using graphene coated self-clean PV modules particularly in UAE
  • Optimizing technology: when SELF CLEAN is used with thin DOUBLE GLASS PV MODULES

Speaker:

Riccardo Hosri, CEO - Sacotel

Nshine Solar Middle East Representative Office

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16:00 - 16:45
  • Overview of design and simulation tools for hybrid PV systems
  • Challenges while designing a Hybrid Solar Power Plant
  • Advantages and disadvantages of hybrid system in UAE
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