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    BRE Innovation in Solar Conference

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    Introducing disruptive thinking and breaking the mould


    The energy market is undergoing a massive transformation with solar taking a critical role in the UK’s future energy mix.  We are now facing considerable challenges around integrating significant amounts of renewable electricity to deliver the smart and flexible systems that are required by today’s energy consumers.  Innovation plays a key part in meeting these challenges head on, introducing disruptive thinking and breaking the mould.  This one day conference brings together visionaries and researchers from the cutting edge of innovation in solar.

    BRE welcomes you to attend this event to find out more about what is coming up on the horizon of this fast paced market from new approaches to energy systems to revolutionary products

    6 Hours CPD conference 

    Event programme


    Welcome and Chair - John Holden, Scheme Development Manager, BRE


    Changing landscape of solar in UK

    Colin Mallett, CEO, Trusted Renewables Limited



    Lucelia Rodrigues, Associate Professor, Sustainable and Resilient Cities Lead, University of Nottingham


    Project Scene – Sustainable Community Energy Networks

    Dr Graham Oakes, Founder, Upside Energy


    Reinventing the wheel - vehicle to grid

    Networking Break


    Chris Hewett, Chief Executive, STA


    New models for PV financing

    Mike Everest, Managing Director, Meniscus


    Satellite applications for solar

    Panel discussion: What are the biggest challenges facing solar and how will innovation help to overcome these?


    Networking Lunch and Innovation Park Tour





    Martin Wright, CEO, Minus 7



    Hasan Baig, Founder Buildsolar



    Hamish Watson, CEO, Polysolar


    Dr Zaki Ahmed, Associate Professor, Plymouth University


    Rob Carpenter, Chairperson, Flexi Solar


    Pecha Kucha Style (10 mins per speaker)


    Minus 7 – A heating revolution



    Solar squared – Integrating solar into construction


    OPV Windows – Advances in BIPV


    Pulsiv – A new approach to micro-inverters



    Trailblazer - Portable PV power


    Networking Break


    Dr Alona Armstrong, Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Sciences, University of Lancaster


    Working with nature – ground mounted and floating systems

    Chris Coonick, Senior Consultant, BRE National Solar Centre


    Informing innovation through research


    Intended audience

    This event will be of interest to academics, those working in the sustainability or wider energy industry (private or public sector) who are interested in the future of the energy market and what role solar has to play in it.

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