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||Ready to Construct Concept – a German Offshore Wind Farm Project
Ready to Construct Concept – a German Offshore Wind Farm Project
PNE WIND AG is a German company that is listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and was founded in 1995. PNE focuses on the development and implementation of wind farm projects. PNE’s track record is consisting out of 804 MW operational wind farms. PNE is working in its core markets Germany, USA, Canada, UK, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey on a project pipeline of 4800 MW onshore and 2651 MW offshore wind farms. PNE offers investment opportunities to international financial investors, German Retail Funds and utilities for example the major European supplier EnBW.
With such a professional background PNE is one of the most experienced wind farm developers – worldwide! The most interesting investment opportunity PNE offers at the moment is the offshore project Gode Wind II which will have start of construction in 2012. This project is located in the North Sea with a total of 252 MW and an investment volume of approx. €1 billion. Key elements of this project are a unique investment structure which is characterized by a non-recourse financing and a very efficient conglomerate of key contractors. Gode Wind II is a project that is fully developed, close to financial close and ready to construct!
Mr. Martin Billhardt Chief Executive Officer PNE Wind AG
Martin Billhardt was born in 1962 in Offenbach (Main), Germany. He completed his full degree in Law at the University of Freiburg, Germany and at the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany in 1990. In 1991 he became the managing director at a family office in Bremerhaven where he managed properties and investments. In 2002, Martin Billhardt joined the Plambeck Holding AG, Cuxhaven, where he was responsible for setting up a Private Equity Fund in Switzerland. In 2004, he was appointed to the Management Board of PNE WIND AG (formerly known as Plambeck Neue Energien AG) and since 01 July 2008, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of this Company. His responsibilities include Company and Project Finance, Sales, Business Development – National and International, Investor and Public Relations, Human Resources and Shareholdings. During his time at PNE WIND AG he focuses the company on its core business wind farm development and started the international expansion.
|Energy for All, Local Choices, Local Resources
Energy for All, Local Choices, Local Resources
For municipalities of French suburbs, like the city of Paris – La Courneuve fuel poverty of local households has become a major problem: on one side, municipality has to invest to reduce energy CO2 emissions and on the other side, an important part of the inhabitants’ income is near the poverty line.
Since the 1980th, most of social housings are connected to Local District Heating that combine geothermal energy, block heating, and heat pumps. Recently renovated, and with a new supervisory system installed, the local district heating system shows high energy performance using nearly 50% of renewable energy. The LDH, is now extended to private buildings.
In spite of the poor thermal performance of buildings, energy bills for heating low income households are below the usual amounts in France. The actual economical crisis and high energy prices make situation critical, number of fuel poor people increases.
New sober technology issues have no more a classic economical success. Municipality of La Courneuve city is looking for political choice issues and has decided a new technical and popular project involving all actors in order to reduce fuel poverty.
Sr. Engineer Joseph Irani Sr. Engineer / Juridical Expert / Deputy Major of La Courneuve B4E
- ENGINEER DIPLOMA GENIE ENERGETIQUE & THERMIQUE
- MANAGER OF CONSULTANCY CABINET (10 years).
- MANAGER OF ENERGY THERMAL, COOLING AND REFRIGERATION SECTION, WITH THE ATTACHED LABORATORY IN TECHNICAL CENTER OF FRENCH MECHANICAL INDUSTRIES (10years).
- ACTUALLY : ENERGY AND THERMAL LEGAL EXPERT, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO INDUSTRIES PLANTS, KNOW-HOW TRANSFERT, TEACHING IN UNIVERSTY & ENGENEER SCHOOL
- SOCIAL GREAT ACTIVITY: DEPUTY MAJOR OF LA COURNEUVE CITY
Graduate engineer from great French “grande école” in energy & thermical sciences, I passed my entire professional career (+25 years) working in this profession. Energy Producer and utilities, Energy users have tacked advantage of my R&D works: I’ve done about 250 diagnoses, expertises, cogeneration and other energy studies. Creator of the energy diagnose method for the mechanical industry (with: CETIM and ADEME) and owner of the calculation software. Creator for the CETIM and ADEME of the technico-economical method to drive “small cogeneration” studies. Owner of the French calculating software (buyed in 1990 by Gaz de France ).I Make Several cogeneration studies in industry and hospitals.
|The Abu Dhabi Sustainable Public Lighting Strategy
The Abu Dhabi Sustainable Public Lighting Strategy
This presentation sets out the mission and goals behind the establishing a far reaching sustainable Lighting Strategy for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the triple bottom-line thinking used in its research, production and implementation. Looking beyond the purely economic aspects, the strategy encompasses the equally important environmental and social issues necessary to ensure a long-term quality lighting environment is created and maintained as part of Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for the Emirate and its citizens. The Lighting strategy covers the careful implementation of new technologies such as LED, along with intelligent controls and the aims of long-term maintenance reduction. Undertaking worldwide research the application of these sustainable technologies was achieved in tandem with a reduction in all illumination design levels for roads and public realms as well as setting benchmarks on lighting quality, colour temperatures and the lighting technology itself for. DMA/ADM with this Strategy has now halved the lighting levels on all roads compared to those used through to 2010 and the use of LED fixtures is now required on nearly all road types. The combination is massive reduction in energy costs and carbon footprint by up over 60% and 80% respectively and the reduction in maintenance requirements ensures these benefits are achieved year after year. For parks, streetscapes and other parts of the public realm, the strategy promotes the quality of the lit environment for the people using careful application of efficient lighting for all projects with the goal to minimize light pollution and increase commerce whilst also creating exciting and attractive destinations. The presentation will introduce the background to the Strategy as well as show the benefits of each of its key aspects through text and image examples.
The Strategy is now being implemented internally on all DMA/ADM projects and is to be published as a DMA Code document to be available to all working in the Public Realm arena in Abu Dhabi.
Engr. Abdullah Al Shamsi Executive Director of Municipal Assets and Infrastructure Abu Dhabi Municipality
Eng. Al Shamsi has been Acting Executive Director, Municipal Infrastructure & Assets Sector, since 2009. He was born in Al-Ain city, Abu Dhabi Emirate where he completed his college study and obtained B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering/ Project Management at UAE University. He started his career as an Engineer Officer in the Armed Forces, Al-Ain and obtained a Masters Degree in the International Business from the Wollongton University- Australia (Dubai branch). Eng. Al Shamsi worked for many years in the Department of Public works as the Director of Materials and Subcontractors Endorsement Committees, Deputy Head of Construction Section, and Head of Maintenance Section. He acted also as a Chairman of the Projects Committee, Department of Municipal Affairs. Since he joined the Municipality of Abu Dhabi, he has been leading several mega projects locally and internationally, such as Al Salam Street Upgrading Project, Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Al Mafraq Bridge, the infrastructure development of new cities (Khalifa City, Mohammed bin Zayed City) and many UAE funded aid projects in Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine and Syria and Kazakhstan. He has occupied several positions in the Municipality such as Manager of Technical Services, Director of Internal Roads, Chairman of Tenders Committee, Chairman of Land Committee and Chairman of the Executive Committees of International Projects.
|Consumption of Fuel Wood and Alternative Sudan
Consumption of Fuel Wood and Alternative Sudan
This topic aims to determine energy consumption for Sudan.
Also to estimate the future energy consumption by predicted the future energy consumption for six states of Sudan. The topic aims to identify that Sudan depended heavily on its forests and biomass resources for the satisfaction of its energy requirement. In 1993, (FNC) conducted a Survey of Forest Product Consumption. The survey estimated wood products consumption as 15.77 millions m3 for Sudan (households sector 89.4%, Industry 6.8%, commercial and services, 2.5% and Quran Schools 1.3%.
The survey also evaluates the contribution of the woody and non- woody biomass in energy supply.
A sample of (Six) states of Sudan were selected. The topic attempted to outline the magnitude of the energy crisis and the long term effects of energy policies. Its display a little information about Sudan and six selected states. Also it’s classifies Sudan forests and shows the main utilization.
The table shows Sudan energy consumption ( 2011 – 2020)
|Years ||Fuel wood and LPG consumption (000)
|M3 ||TOE ||LPG (TOE)
Mrs. Hanan Magzoub Economist Planner Forests National Corporation
Sudan Khartoum Darfur Kordofan, Kassala; Red Sea; Blue Nile; Roseires; Dinder; Rahad; Atbara; Gebal Marrah; gum Arabic belt; Forests National Corporation (FNC)
United Nation Sudano -Sahilain Office (UNSO); Renewable Energy Project “SREP Woody Biomass Non- woody biomass Hydro–electric power Ton oil Equivalent (TOE) Sand dune stabilization Biodiversity Environments, Deforestation Drought Desertification, Traditional metal stove. Desert and semi-desert riverine forests; Low rainfall woodland savannah; High rainfall ;woodland savannah; Montane ; gallery forests; Tropical Forests
Hyphaene thebaica (Dom palm) milanjianus, Juniperus procera Pinus radiata. Podocarpus Planted exotics Eucalyptus microtheca, camaldulniss Cupressus spp. Sunt (Acacia nilotica Acacia seyal; Acacia Senegal. Acacia mellifera.
|Low-Concentration Photovoltaic System Based on High Efficiency Back Contact Cells
Low-Concentration Photovoltaic System Based on High Efficiency Back Contact Cells
As the solar industry scales towards installation capacities in the range of 30 to 50 gigawatts per year, cell manufacturers have to increase fabrication capacity. However, this approach involves high capital expenditures and long lead times. In order to meet short term demand at minimal cost, concentration photovoltaics (CPV) shows tremendous promise. In CPV systems, optical components such as mirrors and lenses are used to focus sunlight onto photovoltaic cells. SunPower is currently focusing on research and development investments in low concentration photovoltaic (LCPV) systems, which can reduce capital expense per watt by up to 90% while minimizing design changes in SunPower’s high efficiency back contact solar cells.
We have installed an LCPV array at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, demonstrating a linear 7X geometric LCPV system that utilizes the superior performance of SunPower cells under concentration.
The design leverages the standard SunPower module and single-axis tracker technologies to achieve a low-cost and deployable product. Slight modifications to the module design were made to withstand higher ultraviolet content and thermal loads. This system was shown to achieve a direct resource efficiency of 18.4%, in agreement with modeled values.
Mr. Manuel Brachet Managing Director Sunpower Corporation
Manuel Brachet is presently Managing Director of Asia, Middle East & Africa for SunPower Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for all commercial and business development activities in AsiaPacific, the Middle East and Africa. Manuel joined SunPower in 2008 and was previously Head of Marketing for International. Prior to joining SunPower, Manuel spent over 12 years in the telecom industry, working in various marketing and P&L leadership roles to drive mainstream adoption of then leading-edge technologies such as ADSL, Voice-over-IP and wireless broadband.
Manuel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from Queen’s University in Canada, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
|Save Energy – Save Environment
Save Energy – Save Environment
The present blocks of Varanasi district - Chiraigaon, Cholapur and Kashi Vidyapith of Minority community, OBC and Dalits, the level of this blocks, the social infrastructure like health facilities, education, drinking water facilities, electricity. In all 3 blocks more than 90% of the cultivators have partially landholding less than 0.6 hectare because the lack of sources an employment of opportunities in the villages, people work as daily laborious in the nearby town and suburbs. Currently the rural households depend entirely on kerosene oil, coal and fire wood for all the needs of fuel and lighting within the households. These contribute to emissions of CO2 pollutions and also destruction of trees and forests. Additionally the whole process is very strenuous and the entire burden falls on women with regard to collection of fuels and suffering the aftermath. Promotion of bio-gas towards these needs could be a viable alternative as most of the households have livestock. The bio gas can provide for the needs of both lighting and cooking for the households. The residue from the bio gas plants together with other bio mass can be utilized for vermi compost. The vermi compost would be manure both for own agriculture of the farmers and also for sale in some cases. These would prevent the excess use of chemical fertilizers and consequent degradation of the land. The culture of preparing, using and selling of vermi compost is becoming popular among the rural population in many parts of the country. This is both a step towards nature protection and income generation. Support a hundred farmers in setting up vermi compost units and developing it with the support of this project and after that it will be linked with the related govt. Departments and progressive farmers who will be interested to do it on the commercial basis and will generate a lot of employment for the other small and marginal farmers in a sustainable way with improving the characteristics of soil and saving environment. As already mentioned about the present lighting needs of people are met from petroleum products. This is both expensive and polluting. The obvious alternative would be renewable energies such as solar lamps, bio gas or natural gases. Innovative technique. Further, the children of the rural household will benefit from no-polluted energy sources for light and cooking. As the kerosene lamps do not provide adequate lighting for studies or reading and writing, the bio-gas lights will be a boon for school going kids. The project results will contribute towards to sustainability within the villages and create skilled personnel with employment possibilities within the villages. It will contribute to rejuvenating the agrarian sector by attracting inputs from the government also support them their scheme. The beneficiary will be nearly 2500 families and 1700 children in the 45 villages of Chiraigaon, Cholapur and Kashi Vidyapith block in Varanasi district through this project. If the technique should be cheaper and available to all the poor people, then maximum community will be benefitted and thus energy utilization and savings energy sources.
Dr. Rajani Kant Dwivedi Director Human Welfare Association
Dr.Rajani Kant, General Secretary born in 1960 in a village – Jalalpur Mafi of district Mirzapur, has completed their doctorate degree from B.H.U., Varanasi and after serving 5 years as a research associate in the same university worked on the Ganga Water Pollution issues and after that to see the big social pollution in the society, left the university and joined the NGO – Human Welfare Association. He has interacted with Prof. Amartya Sen, Noble Prize winner, Dr. Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister of India) , Secretary General of UNCTAD – Dr. Supachai Panitchpakadi, President of Mexico; Director General, WTO, Dr. Pascal Lamy, Minister of Economy of Benin and Indonesia, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi – President of UPA, Ambassador of Philippines to India, Mrs. Laura Quiambao Del Rosario on various developmental Issues.
Dr.Rajani Kant has participated in International Programs in Abroad:
- Study Tour to Indonesia, Bali and Singapore under the Technical Cooperation Training Programme “To Study Credit and Micro Enterprise Development from 20 August to 2 Sept., 2000 sponsored by The British Council and Govt. of INDIA, Ministry of HRD, in the field of Self-Help Groups.
- “Rural tourism as micro entrepreneurship development for the livelihood of rural women” international workshops organize by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of Israel from 29th August to 22nd September 2005 at HAIFA, Israel. Participated as India Representative.
- Participated in International conference on Child Rights, Child participation at Katmandu, Nepal with the 2 children from community (as North India Representative) organizes by Save the Children Sweden from 6 to 9 June, 2006.
- Participated in International conference on India-Turkey-CIS Business Forum – August 24-25, 2010 Istanbul, Turkey and India Pavilion in Izmir International Fair - August 27-September 5, 2010 Izmir.
|12:00 - 12:50
||Local Value Creation Through Renewable Energy Programs
Local Value Creation Through Renewable Energy Programs
A RES (Renewable Energy Sources) program needs to be designed and developed from an holistic perspective, considering not only its close relationship with the “conventional” energy industry (in terms of, among others, allocation of economic resources in the electric system, returns of legacy generation portfolio vs. new generation portfolio, effects of high penetration of non-manageable energy in the electric system – Back up requirements,…) but its potential to develop and boost the economy and wealth of the country, laying the foundations to build a differential global position in specific industrial areas, In this sense, the guiding principles to design and implement an effective and efficient RES plan, with impact in the economy of the country are the following (specific lessons learnt for each principle will be disclosed during the lecture)
- Macro-economic impact of the different value chain activities
It is key to understand the direct and indirect activities related to an specific RES to assess their impact, in GDP and job creation terms.
- Internal critical mass to launch and consolidate industrial activities
Internal demand, driven by country RES targets, could be enough to provide appropriate returns to localized activities (factories, services,…) in a first step, leaving room for export later on
- Future worldwide position of the country depending on maturity of the technology
Building a worldwide differential position for a country in mature industries in process of commoditization might be challenging
- Comparative advantages of the country
Worldwide market dynamics need to be considered to manage the country comparative advantages
- Focus efforts on winner movements vs. a “go-for-all” strategy
Technologies with critical mass on allocation of economic resources can be easily developed as ad-hoc industries vs. other marginal technologies.
Mr. Fernando Oliveros Partner Oliver Wyman
Partner at the Oliver Wyman Dubai office, with more than 20 years experience in top management consulting. MS. Solid State Physics from Madrid Complutense University and an MBA from IESE in Madrid. Mr. Oliveros has worked extensively with utility companies, private equity firms and investment funds and energy OEMs in Belgium, India, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and USA, in projects focused on strategy, due diligences and interim management.
As illustrative examples of his work:
Strategy definition and implementation for renewable businesses across the world (covering all RES), including modeling of investment opportunities across geographies, technologies and vendors assessment, regulatory scenarios and its impact on revenues and profitability and operation improvements to accelerate project portfolio execution.
Due Diligence projects in Wind, Biomass, PV and CSP technologies, including business valuations, market assessments and risks.
Interim CEO for a Wind Turbine Manufacturer through a Transformation Project (Commercial, Sourcing, Engineering, Project Management, Finance, After Sales O&M and IT), running a company with 4 factories, located in Finland and India.
|What is the True Cost of Green Certification Programs Applied in Water Stress Areas and Sustainable Cities Concepts?"
What is the True Cost of Green Certification Programs Applied in Water Stress Areas and Sustainable Cities Concepts?"
The presentation goes through a Water Stress Overview, with a focus on potential solutions based on regional and climate situation. It explains why we should use A Green Building Certification Rating Program and explains the optimal level of sustainability rating for Sustainable City and why it depends on a balance of financial benefit versus brand-equity benefit. The presentation further explores relevant sustainability strategies, shares some project examples and tools, including: Sustainability Integrates All Aspects of City Planning; Key Strategic Process Ensures Viable Project Alignment with Vision, Governance, and Management; One-of-a-Kind Tools Optimize Sustainability and Resource Management Decisions; and key Strategic Process Ensures Viable Project Alignment with Vision, Governance, and Management.
Mr. Jay Witherspoon Global Water Sustainability Director CH2M Hill
Jay Witherspoon has more than 29 years of extensive experience in sustainable plant design and optimization, renewable energy sources, waste management; and water and wastewater regulatory compliance issues. Jay has published more than 100 papers and authored several books and chapters of books on the subject of wastewater and biosolids treatment, energy, renewables, odor and air emissions characterization, measurement, and control. He has also taught several classes under the University of Wisconsin's Professional Development Program, New York University, University of New South Wales, and University of California. In addition, Jay has been, or currently is, a Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) Principal Investigator on several WERF projects since 1989. He is also leading the Water Environment Federation (WEF) sustainability efforts through leading a community of practice focused on sustainable solutions for WEF's 40,000 members.
|Reappraising Renewable Energy - Overview of Commercial and Practical Implementation Issues and Trends
Reappraising Renewable Energy - Overview of Commercial and Practical Implementation Issues and Trends
Nowadays, renewable energy is very much in the media as well as investment and national development plans. Especially in emerging market economies, renewables are often compelling for policy and even financial reasons. However, the reality on the ground is that actual development and buildout of renewables projects lags far behind targets. Too often, there are any number of projects starving for funding and Funds staring at a dearth of investible projects. Several factors contribute to this including the particular characteristics of renewable energy, a lack of corporatized structure underlying the assets, and the challenge of adapting funding mechanisms more suited for large-scale monolithic financings. However, just as computing evolved from mainframes to PCs, the commercially and financially viable reality will increasingly shift from baseload fossil fuel plants to a more distributive renewables model.
Such shifts would of course, require an adjustment of the landscape including where target opportunities and profit profiles will evolve. We will overview the current renewables landscape and these challenges, highlight various national and private sector evolutionary trends especially from Asia, and also extrapolate into possible future directions in distributive energy, scaled-renewables profiles and biofuels/biomass.
Mr. Mr William I.Y. Byun Managing Director Greenpower Fuels Pte Ltd
William I.Y. Byun (Singapore) Specialist in renewable energy and climate change project development. He previously served as Managing Director of Renewable and Climate Change (Asia; Middle East) at AES Corporation, and Principal of an investment firm specializing in Asia related infrastructure. William was also the first U.S. Fulbright Scholar in residence at the Ministry of Finance in Korea, and has degrees from the University of Chicago, University of Michigan and University of London, in Economics, Law and Sociology.
|From CSP to PV and then finally CPV
From CSP to PV and then finally CPV
Innovation and scaling up in the field of solar power generation is a key driver to this industry. Different technologies compete positively with different benefits for the customer. Total has historically been involved in PV technology with its Tenesol business in France and South Africa mainly for off-grid installations (the model developed in terms of business profitability proved to be perfectly fit to the situation). Recently, Total partnered with Abengoa Solar to propose one of the largest highly efficient CSP parabolic troughs plant to Masdar with the Shams Project. The next step was to obtain a majority share in SunPower which supplies the world’s most efficient PV panels (with unique back contact technology), including the tracker upside for the benefit of all space constrained sites. Indeed, at the end of the day, space is key and valuable to the general interest, whether on roof tops or commercial needs or even UPP if one wants to achieve ambitious generation. But the next technology looks appealing: SunPower (who was established around CSP) has released the new C7 low concentration PV panels which will certainly be able to compete favorably in most cases with grid parity, combining the best of the 2 technologies, and enabling to include a large part of local content for its erection. The object of this round table is to share a review of the development of the latest state of the art.
Mr. Jean Marc Otero Del Val VP Electricity & New Energies Total
Presently head of Business development and Power Generation for TOTAL‘s Gas & Power division, he is in charge of leveraging Total’s majority share in SunPower Corp worldwide and managing Total’s assets in Power Generation including the Shams 1 project. He has held various positions within Shell and Total in the oil refining business including most recently as General Manager of the french Grandpuits refinery. Previously, he was Manager of the Taweelah A1 IPP construction site, before taking on as Managing Director of Total Coal South Africa in Johannesburg. Engineer graduated from Polytechnique Paris and MA degree from Dauphine University Paris.
|Reducing Energy Consumption and Energy Peaks by Monitoring Freezers
Reducing Energy Consumption and Energy Peaks by Monitoring Freezers
Geroco’s business is to provide utilities and Service Providers with interactive solutions to better engage their customers in energy savings. The solutions are based on a combination of smart devices linked to a web platform on which the end-user can visualize how he consumes energy, benchmark it, get tailored advices and manage its energy consumption.
Time has come to perform some drastic and pragmatic changes in the field of Energy Demand Side Management.
Energy is a decreasing resource and people still think about it as an unlimited one.
But things are changing, black-outs are happening and politics and citizens are now looking for solutions.
Big questions are now open!
How to be able to better manage energy demand regarding the availability?
How to provide utilities with a new business opportunity in order to deploy a mass solution?
How to engage people in energy saving and peak reduction?
Solution seems to be in our fridge & freezers.
Deploying ecowizz smart electrical plugs on all freezers, utilities can remotely switch-off these high-consuming devices when peak time is occurring. Just keep in mind that these devices have a 24-36 hours of autonomy and there will be no impact on the temperature.
Architecture of the solution is simple and deployment can be done by the user directly:
- Plug-In the ecowizz smart plug in the electrical outlet
- Connect the freezer on the electrical plug (done by the user)
- Ecowizz measures energy consumed by the freezer and send them to a 3G gateway installed in the household
- Ecowizz servers receive the energy data and report it to the utility that can switch-off devices remotely when peaks happen
- Customers is rewarded
Mrs. Virginie Carniel Managing Director Carniel Corporation
Virginie Carniel is an experienced C-level manager with 16 years in international business, in both private and public sectors. She is working as advisor of Geroco, a Swiss company, offering solutions to utilities and consumer to save energy. Virginie was notably COO of a solar infrastructure company and built a first prototype of solar island in UAE. She helps cleantech companies to raise funds and to internationalize their products or technologies. She benefits from an extensive business network in Europe, GCC countries and North and South America.
|The First Inline Texturization Method for Mono Crystalline Silicon Wafer in a Production Line
The First Inline Texturization Method for Mono Crystalline Silicon Wafer in a Production Line
Until now the Mono-wafers are texturized in Batch Systems, applying a process time typically of 20 - 40 minutes. Schmid developed a new texturization method capable of texturing the c-Si wafers in less than 10 minute process time. The method is applied on Mono-wafers, combining the saw damage removal with the texture formation. The texturized surface (fig.1) is characterized by uniform random Pyramid's size of 2 - 5 microns (fig. 2), achievable in a very short process time: from 8 to 10 minutes.
The wet chemistry process is IPA-free; an In-Line machine is used where a new Schmid spray concept (fig.3) is applied. This allows obtained the best wafer surface uniformity, a high density of random pyramids and 10% of reflectivity at 650 nm. With this new Texturing Process the chemistry consumption is also significantly reduced: about 35% less than the Batch System
Dr. Maher Izaaryene Process Manager Schmid-group GmbH
I am Process Manager at the Headquarter of Schmid-group GmbH in Germany.
Born in Marrakech study Inorganic chemistry at the University of Aachen and make my PHD in Crystallography at the “Graduate School Advanced Materials” at the University of Osnabrück in Germany.
2008 I joined the Research and Development Department at Schmid-Group. I’m now Project leader of alkaline texture and alternative Texture of solar cells, and responsible for the transfer of wet chemistry processes of solar cells concepts into the customer projects in Asia Europe and USA.
|Goldwind Company Overview - Innovation & Responsibility
- Mr. Xiaohui Ma Director MENA Markets Goldwind International Holdings Limited
Goldwind Company Overview - Innovation & Responsibility
- Our History and Key Milestones
- Global Market Share
- Company Performance
- A technical leader with strong R&D capabilities
- Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Wind Turbines
- An organization structure designed to support integrated operations
- Global Footprint
- Global Manufacturing, Project Development and WTG Sales
- VENSYS Energy AG
- Licensed Partners
- Research and Development
- Staffing Levels and Qualifications
- Strategic Cooperation with International Suppliers
Goldwind Wind Turbine Generators
- Major Trends in Wind Turbine Technology
- Global top 10 Current and Future Technology
- Goldwind Turbine Certification
- 1.5MW Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD)
- Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) Timeline
- Key Design Features of PMDD and Fleet Availability
- Reliable –Fewer parts, Lighter, Less Maintenance
- Higher Power Generating Efficiency
- Better Grid Connectivity
- Reliable Design Featuresof 1.5MW PMDD–Passive Air Cooling
- Maintenance Free Pitch System Design
- 1.5 MW PMDD Generator Assembly
- 2.5MW Permanent Magnet Direct Drive PMDD Wind Turbine
- 2.5 MW DDPM Bearing Arrangement
- 2.5 MW DDPM Cooling System
- The Lightest Wind Turbines in Their Class
- 2.5 MW PMDD Turbine Assembly
- 2.5 MW PMDD Turbine Near Shore and Offshore
- Goldwind Production Facilities (China)
- VENSYS Production Facilities (Germany)
- 1.5MW Direct Drive Erection by ReGen(Licensee) India
Mr. Xiaohui Ma Director MENA Markets Goldwind International Holdings Limited
Mr. Ma Xiaohui is the Director for MENA markets of Goldwind International. He has been working in the wind industry for 8 years with hands on experience in varies fields including manufacturing, wind turbine installation, wind farm operation and maintenance, sales and marketing.
|14:00 - 14:50
||Sainty Solar - Solar Application Solution
- Mr. Nathan Zhang Sales Manager Jiangsu Sainty Machinery Imp. And Exp. Corp.,Ltd.
Sainty Solar - Solar Application Solution
- Brief Introduction: Brief introduction of Sainty Solar; include its parent company and its development.
- Core Capability: Share the core capability of sainty solar and its off-grid system solution from product, quality, delivery and service. We will have further discussion with customer for the product showed in the PPT.
- Cooperation Reference: Share the cooperation reference of off-grid system
Mr. Nathan Zhang Sales Manager Jiangsu Sainty Machinery Imp. And Exp. Corp.,Ltd.
Born in 1983, with 4 years of experience of Telecom International business and 2 years + solar business experience. I am passionate about solar industry. Believe that solar solution can make our life better.
|Innovation – Only in Technology?"
Innovation – Only in Technology?"
Innovation in energy companies is traditionally limited to technology and engineering. Indeed, we need more technological solutions to meet increasing global energy demand. However, should innovation be limited to technology and R&D only?
You are invited to join Shell GameChanger in an open dialogue to stretch the boundaries of our imagination and brainstorm how we can radically innovate innovation, including addressing the non-technical dimensions of any possible solution.
Mr. Mandar Apte Game Changer Shell International E&P
Mandar Apte, is a Chemical Engineer from University of Mumbai, India and has a MS graduate degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Tulsa. Since 1999, he has been working in Shell Oil Co. and has done various roles in deepwater oil and gas production, project management, technology strategy and currently works as a GameChanger in the Innovation R&D group at Shell. Shell GameChanger invests in early stage innovation in technology and business model space with both internal as well as external proponents. For more information on GameChanger browse this link
In personal life, Mandar volunteers his time as a faculty member of the Art of Living Foundation, a non- profit, humanitarian, educational NGO affiliated with the UN. Mandar teaches the Art of Living workshops for adults and youth on stress management and leadership development.
Mr. Hans Haringa Game Changer Shell International E&P
Hans Haringa is an international petroleum engineer with some 29 years on the "Shell clock." During this period he has held a range of diverse roles in a number of countries, from some that were ‘very technical’ to others that were very ‘non technical’. Hans graduated as a chemical engineer from the University of Amsterdam and is the author of a number of papers on the topic of alkali metal based catalyzed coal gasification. Since his graduation he complemented his education with the advanced Human Resource Executive program of the University of Michigan and the MBA program of the UK Open University.
Some career highlights include the development and first large scale implementation of a gas field-planning tool; the introduction of CAVE™ (multi-person, room-sized, high-resolution 3D video and audio environment) technology in the Shell workplace; founding member of the virtual global teams (working together apart) way of working in Shell. Since the early ’70 Hans was involved, both professional and in a private setting, in ‘most things’ IT related including driving the development of numerous technical and work process related applications. He is an early pioneer and adaptor of web based technologies, sharing his experiences during numerous guest lectures at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, industry conferences and a number of publications. Hans, who took on the role of Principal GameChanger in January 2010, manages an exciting innovation portfolio of disruptive ideas (focusing on bio / nano and IT related topics) at the forefront of the Shell innovation process. As GameChanger his principal role is ‘to-do everything needed’ to make the idea proponent successful. He believes that ‘it is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers’, as American author, cartoonist and humorist James Thurber said. He subscribes to the Jedi Master Yoda way-of-living: ‘Do, or do not. There is no try.’
|Assessing the Maximum Penetration of Non-Programmable RES Generation in Power Systems with Predominant Thermal Generation
Assessing the Maximum Penetration of Non-Programmable RES Generation in Power Systems with Predominant Thermal Generation
The deployment of RES generation, mainly solar and wind, in Arab countries is becoming an increasingly appealing solution to tackle the environmental constraints on GHG emissions and to balance the generation mix, now predominantly based on fossil fuel resources.
This trend has already begun in some Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries where some small scale projects have been commissioned. In the longer term, a large amount of RES generation may be commissioned (see Mediterranean Solar Plan and Desert Industrial Initiative). Thus, an accurate assessment of the maximum penetration level shall be evaluated beforehand, keeping into account the inflexibility of thermal generation and the limited interconnection capacity between Arab countries.
CESI has developed and applied a top-down methodology addressing the evaluation of all aspects associated with uncertainty and intermittency of RES generation in the planning process, considering the interaction of renewable productions with network constraints, reserve margin and storage devices.
The methodology is structured on three layers: from a system-wide assessment of the maximum non programmable RES penetration (“single busbar” analysis) to detailed static probabilistic and dynamic simulations (“multi busbar” analysis) aimed at evaluating the compliance with the security standards.
Practical applications to power systems in the Mediterranean area are presented.
Dr. Bruno Cova Head of Power Systems, Markets & Regulatory CESI Spa
Dr. Bruno Cova joined CESI SpA in 1986, where he has been active in numerous planning, operational planning and feasibility studies and got a wide experience in many international projects, specifically in the Mediterranean region, South America and Europe. In 2003 he took the responsibility of Scientific Manager at CESI and he is currently the head of “Power Systems, Markets and Regulatory” Business Area.
He is expert member of the CIGRE Study Committee C1 “Power System Development and Economics”. In 2007 he got the CIGRE Technical Award “in recognition of the remarkable contribution to the work of the SC C1”.
|Photovoltaic Technologies for UAE and GCC- is Si Based Technology Viable? Technology Perspective
- Prof. Adel Gougam Assistant professor Materials science and Technology Masdar Institute
Photovoltaic Technologies for UAE and GCC- is Si Based Technology Viable? Technology Perspective
The mainstream technology for Photovoltaic applications is Si based (85%). There have been a multitude of other technologies either for 1 sun applications or Concentrated solar that evolved quite dramatically in the last few years. Some of them proved to be effective from en efficiency standpoint and cost effective as well. The regional distribution of the various technologies and the basis of choosing one or the other relies on a number of factors. This round table will focus on the mainstream technology that is Si based with its various components and its viability for the region, Abu Dhabi, UAE and GCC in general as it allows to narrow down on an optimal solution. We will approach this talk from a technical perspective mapped to the regional factors (weather, eco-system: industrial or otherwise…), but the debate will certainly other factors pertaining to the business world ultimately.
Prof. Adel Gougam Assistant professor Materials science and Technology Masdar Institute
Prof. Gougam’s areas of expertise are Photovoltaic device fabrication (mainly Si wafer based), including a number of layer deposition techniques (PECVD, PVD), clean room processes for nanofabrication, semiconductor device physics and electrical characterization of nanostructures (semiconducting and metallic nanowires).
Prior to joining Masdar Institute (in August 2011), he was heading the task force on heterojunction based Si solar cells at imec vzw (Belgium) focusing on Si back contacted cells. Dr Gougam is co-inventor of two pending IP rights in the field of PECVD deposition. He also spearheaded the work of an R&D team of a solar cell company in Canada working on proprietary PECVD system to develop a-Si/c-Si heterojunction solar cells.
- MSE 509: Electrical, Optical and magnetic properties of materials (core course of the program).
- MSE xxx: High efficiency Si solar cells (in preparation).
Advisor to current Masdar Institute students:
Co supervising Fellow students:
- Khalid al Askar (University of South Florida, USA)
- Ibrahim al Mansouri (UNSW-Austalia)
- Adam Silvernail.
|Why Should Everybody Convert to Solid State Lighting
Why Should Everybody Convert to Solid State Lighting
Human beings are born into light. Artificial light is a fundamental and integral part of our productivity, security and artistic expression as human beings.
Lighting constitutes approximately 22% of the global consumption of electricity and approximately12 billion incandescent lamps that are still in use on the planet are a large contributor to this figure.LED’s can be used to build energy-efficient lighting products that provide massive savings in energy, help protect the environment and reduce maintenance costs without compromising on the quality of light. This technology can save up to 85% of the electricity used by these “OLD” technology incandescent lamps and can even provide substantial energy savings replacing both linear and compact fluorescent lamps as well.
Solid State lighting fixtures incorporate Light Emitting Diodes that have been developed to take lighting into and through the 21st century. A revolution in LIGHTING.
SS Lightingis universally regarded as a vast improvement over incumbent lighting technology because ofits longer rated life and higher efficiency which ends up saving us money in the longerterm even when the higher initial cost is taken into account. It also results in massive reduction in carbon emissions.
SS Lighting has revolutionized lighting, as essentially, lighting is not about watts it’s about light. It’s not about lamps and fixtures. And it’s not about cost per unit. “Don’t save light, save ENERGY!
So let’s throw out our preconceived notions, cast aside incumbent technology that in general has been superseded and look at things in a new “LIGHT”.
Mr. Vic Andrews Managing Director Ruud Lighting Arabia LLC
Mr. Vic Andrews was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and is a graduate of electrical engineering and holder of post graduate lighting certificate from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He has 35 years experience in the lighting industry in various positions in Australia, the U.S.A., Great Britain and in the Middle East, latterly having been based in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates since 1991. Currently he is the managing director of Ruud Lighting Arabia (LLC) which was incorporated in Dubai in 2004.
|Introduce Pay as You Go Solar Explore the Opportunities in Developing Markets
Introduce Pay as You Go Solar Explore the Opportunities in Developing Markets
The discussion will cover how Eight19’s innovative pay-as-you-go solar technology, known as IndiGo, is transforming the lives of people in the developing world, and has the potential to revolutionise those economies that don’t have easy access to electricity via the grid.Just as mobile phones have negated the need for landline infrastructure in Africa, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent, IndiGo (launched in September 2011) can provide electricity power to communities in off-grid locations without the need for a massive and costly expansion to a country’s electricity grid infrastructure. It is estimated that 1.6bn people globally do not currently have access to electricity via the grid but with IndiGo, they can have access to clean low-cost solar energy, instead of relying on expensive and polluting diesel generators for their electrical power and kerosene lamps for their lighting. IndiGo combines solar and mobile phone technology in a system that offers users an affordable way to light their homes and charge mobile phones for less than their current spend on kerosene.
This session will introduce and explore:
- Opportunities in developing markets for western companies
- What the West can learn from such deployments in developing markets
Dr. Simon Bransfield-Garth CEO Eight19 Ltd.
Simon’s career spans twenty five years in the technology sector, including semiconductor, automotive and mobile phones businesses. He founded Myriad Solutions Ltd and spent 7 years at Symbian, the phone OS maker, where he was a member of the Leadership Team and VP Global Marketing. Simon was previously a Fellow at Cambridge University where he also gained his BA and Ph.D in Engineering.
|Energy Savings and Fnancial Implications of Applying the ESITDAMA Building Code
Energy Savings and Fnancial Implications of Applying the ESITDAMA Building Code
Prof. Bassam AbuHijleh Dean of Engineering & IT British University in Dubai
Prof. Bassam is currently assigned as the Dean of Faculty of Engineering & IT as well as the Atkins Chair of the Sustainable Design of the Built Environment programme The British University in Dubai (BUiD). He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University (USA). His 20+ years of post-PhD career include industrial, educational, research and administrative experiences. He was awarded international scholarships including DAAD (Germany) and CIDA (Canada). He held several positions including Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Jordan University of Science & Technology (Jordan), Visiting Research Professor at Swinburne University (Australia) and Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University (Australia). His main research interests include Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Simulation and optimization of heat transfer, Experimental and simulation study of solar energy, Renewable/alternative energy sources, Advanced energy production practices and Energy conservation & management. He has published more than 50 journal articles, in internationally renowned and refereed journals, and more than 30 international conference papers. He is also a reviewer for several well renowned international journals including: ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, ASME Journal of Fluid Engineering, Int. J. Heat & Mass Transfer and Transport in Porous Media.
|15:00 - 15:50
||Future Internet Technologies Empower Building 2.0
Future Internet Technologies Empower Building 2.0
Future Internet is about advanced wireless and wired devices communicating to each other in a machine to machine fashion, can be accessed from anywhere at any time, can be worn as “artificial skins” on assets. These assets (buildings, homes, Renewable Energy Power Plants e.tc) can become immediately intelligent through innovative decision support systems running on the Cloud. Build-IT has four years of expertise in sensing technologies and delivers managed services over its private cloud called MyAssets. Building 2.0 is a brand new concept which deals with the right combination of energy efficiency, energy production and energy storage techniques in a building which can be transformed from Near Zero Energy Building up to Net Zero Energy Building or even Virtual Power Plant according to its energy special characteristics and needs. Building 2.0 services can optimize the operation of the new technologies we see more and more often in buildings today, like High Performance HVAC systems, Lightning Control Systems, Building Integrated Photovoltaics and Energy Storage Systems, and can make them work harmonically together creating at the same time a highly efficient microgrid within the building which can cover all its energy needs or even “export” energy to other “neighbor” buildings.
Mr. Menelaos Ioannidis Chief Executive Officer Build-IT
Menelaos Ioannidis has been in the High-Tech Industry since 1988. His fields of experience span from hard core technology disciplines like embedded systems to sophisticated cloud based services including assets control and energy management. He was leading many projects and teams in a variety of technologies C/C++, Java, Python and C#. He has 20 years of management experience as a high level executive in business development, marketing, strategy and business analysis. He is a Serial Entrepreneur, founder of Allweb Solutions & co-founder of Build-IT, two innovative fast growing private companies
|Winning the Green Energy Race
Winning the Green Energy Race
If we want to win the green energy race we need to take the total cost of our energy needs into account, so that we use our precious resources in the best possible way.
The future will not wait. We all know that our planet does not enjoy endless supplies of oil, gas, clean water or even fresh air if we are not careful. We have to make the transition into a green energy future as soon as possible.Everyone and everything requires energy. The cost of energy matters for the competitiveness of local business, for creating and maintaining local jobs and for economic growth. We need to limit the risks associated with our energy choices. We need to get the most power out of our investment. In order to ensure the best energy choices we need to focus on the cost of energy. When choosing our power sources we need to take both direct and indirect costs into account. The indirect costs are many and hard to quantify. Most of these costs are not carried by the owners of the power plants but by citizens and society. Wind energy has very low indirect costs. This presentation will outline the key role that wind energy can play in winning the Green energy race.
Mrs. Mirella Amalia Vitale Head of Global Marketing & Customer Insight Vestas Mediterranean
Mirella Amalia Vitale is currently Head of Global Marketing & Customer insight for Vestas Mediterranean.
Vestas Mediterranean covers the countries of the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean and North & West Africa.
Mirella is located in Mediterranean’s head office in Madrid, Spain and is responsible for a team located in the various sales units in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. Mirella joined Vestas 11 years ago after nine years of experience in Shell Offshore. Her Vestas career started in Italy where she was the Marketing manager but in November 2009 she took up the challenge to head the new Global Marketing & Customer Insight department in Mediterranean and to support the Vestas transition into a truly customer centric organization.
|Modular and adaptable Monitoring and Metering system technologies for PV
Modular and adaptable Monitoring and Metering system technologies for PV
The unique situation of the UAE to show one of the world's highest growth in economy, the need for energy, the economic strength, the awareness for the need of renewable energies and the location with a never ending sun boost the use of solar power plants, may it be thermo or PV. The presentation will show a modern high interoperable approach to monitor solar power plants by using the latest equipment in metering, database and systems and avoiding proprietary solutions.
For the central data evaluation several techniques are used in the systems of baer measurements LLC. First of all the metering data are an integrated part in the plant Monitoring and can be evaluated together with the typical plant data. Modern meters allow the data acquisition of multiple environmental data (e.g. phase voltage, phase current, reactive power or distur-bance parameters) of the connected power grid. The plant Monitoring modules provide a quick view to the system base as well as a deep analysis combined with a reporting engine. The operation of large plants is supported by featuring special map views and coloring possibilities using SCADA modules. The Historical Information Storage and the Calculation Engine provide arbitrary data mining in histories.
Mr. Hubert Medl CEO BML Baer Solar
Mr. Medl started his professional life with system development for Power Control Systems at FrankenData, Erlangen. His responsibilities in IT lead to be head for service for Siemens Grid control centers in EMEA. In 2002 he was founding the company empuron for supervisory systems for Renewable Energy market.
Dr. Gerhard Dinkel CEO BML Baer Solar
Dr. Dinkel has started his professional life with Siemens in 1989 at sales of substation automation and protective devices and got 1995 Director of Sales for Metering. Since 2001 he is CEO of Baer Industrie Elektronik GmbH in Nuremberg specialized in the Metering market. In 2008, he founded a company Baer Measurements LLC in the UAE aiming at the electricity and renewable energy market with its brand name baer solar.
|Business Enablers for a Renewable Energy Future
Business Enablers for a Renewable Energy Future
As governments seek to create jobs and drive their economies forward, sustainable energy offers an opportunity. Governments across the world have an opportunity to invest in new renewable energy sources to drive innovation and create jobs locally. The opportunities are in energy production through distributed generation (as in the solar roof program) as well as in transportation (as in vehicle electrification and the charging networks to support this change). This cannot be done by business leaders alone and will require forward thinking government officials who recognize the chance for long term job creation. Similar opportunities exist in the greening of the global supply chain. This transition to a low carbon economy can be done by implementing technology systems for the measurement and tracking of carbon emissions (because measurement and tracking is critical to improvement) and by regulatory advancement in the areas of better building codes (e.g. estidama in Abu Dhabi). These are but a few of the opportunities which governments and business leaders must take in order to drive the future of sustainable energy for all.
Mr. Dan Weisser Associate Director of Urban Programs CH2M HILL
Dan Weisser is an Associate Director of Urban Programs for CH2M Hill. Dan’s work at CH2M Hill includes advisory work on the business case and value propositions for master plans, special economic zones, and major programs across the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining CH2M Hill, Dan worked as the Department Manager, Investments for Masdar City. At Masdar City, Dan was the financial lead responsible for defining and validating the business case for technology investments in Masdar City and for ensuring the Masdar vision was grounded in economic reality. Dan has a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
|Enhanced Predictability of Solar Power by Utilizing Energy Storage and Hybridization Systems
Enhanced Predictability of Solar Power by Utilizing Energy Storage and Hybridization Systems
High quality power supply is the principal duty for a utility company to it’s customers in order to support the present daily demand curve and the future organic growth of a region. Due to an increasing share of fluctuating energy production such as from PV parks and from wind energy, the predictability of such power gains more and more momentum. In order to enhance predictability of fluctuating renewable energy systems, M+W Group analyzed the effect of hybridization of PV parks with short term energy storage systems in form of stationary battery applications and diesel backup generating in parallel. Further comparing figures will be shown of CSP systems with molten salt energy storage with the focus of levelized cost of energy figures.
Mr. Manfred Engelhard Technology Manager Energy M+W Group
Mr. Engelhard is the Technology Manager Energy of M+W Germany GmbH’s Global Technology Services Group. This function focuses on the M+W group wide coordination and development of Renewable Energy Systems such as Concentrating Solar Power, Photovoltaic and Biomass Applications as well as on Decentralized Energy Systems such as Combined Heat and Power solutions with the involvement of Energy Efficiency aspects and Green Building Technologies. Mr. Engelhard has been with the company since 1987 where he gained professional experiences in several senior positions such as in the Energy Solutions segment as Director Renewable Energies and in the High Tech Project segment as the head of the Jenoptik Infab branch office in Stuttgart serving the semiconductor industry as an M+W daughter company. Mr. Engelhard was involved in project management, design, project development, sales and marketing, program management, contract drafting and negotiation, risk evaluation, Key-Account management, economic studies and product development. He has strong social and intercultural competencies.
|Key ecological and aesthetic issues facing large-scale wind: Results from the TCU-Oxford-Nextera Wind Research Initiative
Key ecological and aesthetic issues facing large-scale wind: Results from the TCU-Oxford-Nextera Wind Research Initiative
The dramatic growth in wind power development in the US has raised a number of challenges for the industry. These include concerns over potential impacts to wildlife, particularly birds and bats, visual and noise impacts on communities, issues relating to siting, and the ability to more clearly identify the system-wide environmental and emissions impacts from wind energy. In this round table, we present results from the first four years of work on the TCU-Oxford-Nextera Wind Research Initiative. Several key ecological/human impact questions have emerged from the research that will provide the context for discussion, including:
- What natural and social conditions influence public attitudes?
- What are the relative roles of various environmental impacts from wind turbines on public attitudes?
- What roles do proximity and location have in influencing public attitudes?
- What are the potential threats to bird and bat populations?
- Can we predict when and where high fatality bird and bat events will occur?
- Are there indirect effects of wind turbines, such as displacement and habitat fragmentation?
Ultimately, we aim to better understand the ecological impacts of, and public reactions to, large-scale wind developments as a step toward more widespread use of renewable energy resources.
Dr. Michael Slattery Director: Institute for Environmental Studies TCU
Professor Mike Slattery (D.Phil, Oxford) is Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies and Lead Scientist on the TCU-Oxford-Nextera Wind Research Initiative at Texas Christian University. Originally from South Africa, he is an internationally-trained geographer and environmental scientist with over 80 published scientific articles. He has also written a book on environmental issues, and in 2007 testified before the U.S. Congress on mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. He serves on the editorial board of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and on the executive research boards of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the Texas Institute.
|Quality – the Key for Sustainable Growth of Solar PV Industry
Quality – the Key for Sustainable Growth of Solar PV Industry
- Why quality is so important (international quality standards)
- Trina Solar’s contribution to international Module quality standards
- How did Trina become a quality leader in PV industry
- Third party tests proves high performance of Trina Solar Modules
- Trina Solar’s strategy and development in Middle East Region
Dr. Haiyan Sun Vice President Trina Solar Limited
Dr. Sun is IEC/T82 W3 Expert Committee Member, Board Member of PV Regional Task Force Asia Development Bank, Board Member of Shanghai New Energy Industry Association, Scientific committee member & Chairman for Session of “PV system, PV power Plant, BIPV & Smart Grid” at SNEC, Shanghai, Feb. 2011. He will lead the SES team for this project.
|16:00 - 16:50
||Cost and Technology Trends Along the PV Value Chain
- Mr. Uwe Habermann Sales Manager business unit integrated fab solutions Gebr. Schmid GmbH
Cost and Technology Trends Along the PV Value Chain
Photovoltaics within the global energy mix
- Availability of Conventional Energy
- The True Costs of Energy
- World Energy Outlook
- Total Availability of Renewable Energy Resources
Public dispute on photovoltaics and the SCHMID group answers
- Are photovoltaics a competitive source of energy?
- Is PV really ecologically sustainable?
- What about its energy balance?
- How long is the energy payback time?
The SCHMID Group philosophy
Polysilicon to module - Turnkey solutions embedded in the SCHMID Technology Roadmap
- The Schmid R+D roadmap 2012- 2014
- The new generation of cell manufacturing
- The technology impact on Polysilicon-, Wafer-, Cell and Module manufacturing
- To bring the costs down to 0.60$/Wp Module full production cost
Mr. Uwe Habermann Sales Manager business unit integrated fab solutions Gebr. Schmid GmbH
Name: Uwe Habermann
Company: SCHMID group, Germany
Education: Study of natural science (Biology)
Study of business management (university degree)
(focus on venture capital and global marketing)
1995-2007 managing director international sales (chemical industry)
2007-2010 product manager Cell-Turnkey lines (SCHMID group)
2010- Sales manager, Deputy Vice President Business Unit
Integrated Fab Solutions (SCHMID group)
|The Smart Grids As Key Infrastructures For A Sustainable Power System
The Smart Grids As Key Infrastructures For A Sustainable Power System
More and more countries in the world are fostering the penetration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) as integration to the conventional generation plants, essentially based on fossil fuels.
These RES developments are becoming of paramount importance as most of the countries worldwide are committing, on the basis of their availability of resources and with different timeframes, to specific targets of reduction of carbon emissions and enhancement of security of energy supply.Energy efficiency and renewable energy are definitely seen as concrete ways to reach this goal. In parallel, the progressive liberalization and opening of most of the energy markets are designing new roles and challenges for the traditional market players and at the same time are enabling the conditions for the customers to actively participate in the power system.
As a matter of fact, the present electric power infrastructure was not designed to meet the increased use and variability of renewable power production. Traditional power systems are primarily comprised of large central generation plants connected by a high voltage transmission network to local electric distribution systems which, in turn, serve homes, business and industry, based upon electricity flows predominantly in one direction.
The transition of the traditional Grids toward “Smart” Grids can be intended as an enhancement of the grid capacity of monitoring, protecting and optimizing the operation of its interconnected elements – from thecentral and distributed generators through the high-voltage network anddistribution system, to industrial users and end-use consumers.
A Smart Grid will be characterized by a two-way flow of electricity and information to create an automated, widely distributed energy delivery network.
A Smart Grid will integrateboth traditional elements andnew grid technologies with renewable generation, storage, active customers, sensors, communications and computationalability.
Several challenges have still to be overcame for the Smart Grid to be deployed on a large scale, such as the definition of clear sets of standards, enabling the players of the industry to move on agreed directions, and the optimal allocation of the costs and benefits among the different power system stakeholders.
Dr. Alessandro Bertani Head of Networks Automation & Smart Grids CESI Spa
Alessandro Bertani was born in Italy on May 23, 1970. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Pavia.
Mr. Bertani runs the Business Unit “Networks Automation and Smart Grids” at CESI, operating in control of the whole electrical infrastructure, from the digital meters at customer’s premises to the control systems for the HVDC converter stations.
CESI, founded in 1956, provides engineering and consultancy services in the energy sector to major Utilities, TSOs, DSOs, Regulatory Authorities, International Institutions and Manufacturers in 35 countries around the world. CESI employs approximately 800 highly skilled professionals in its plants and facilities located in Italy and Germany.
Mr. Bertani is the Italian Member of the Cigrè study committee “Information Systems and Telecommunications for Power Systems”.
|OEM’s Electrical Vehicle Strategies: Risk Assessment
OEM’s Electrical Vehicle Strategies: Risk Assessment
The years to come will observe the cohabitation between several technologies and degrees of electrification: the internal combustion engine will adopt its role among the hybrid vehicles before the range of the batteries satisfies a certain level of demand. In parallel, the electric engines and transmissions will also evolve and define the standards that may permit the cost reductions necessary. To understand and to fix the mail stones of this process has become clue for the industry.
This scenario imposes to the OEMs the definition of long term strategies, focused on the progressive deployment of electric technologies among its portfolios while avoiding losing influence on the value chain. These strategies must observe those product definitions that are coherent with the actual characteristics of the electric vehicle; segments and markets to be firstly supplied, mainly depend on both the level of satisfaction of people’s needs that the current technology can achieve and the willingness to pay of potential customers.
The study of the AIC-Intelligence Unit presents and compares the OEMs’ electric vehicle strategies, assessing them from a coherence and soundness point of view. A deep analyze of the product portfolio, engineering and production capacities, global location and established partnerships may permit to evaluate the risk of each OEM’s strategy bet and identify those initiatives that are likely to be successful.
Mr. Oriol Saperas Intelligence Unit Manager AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center
OriolSaperas is graduated in Internal Combustion Engines Engineering by the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Pétrole et des Moteurs of Paris, and has a Master in Business Administration by the IESE Business School. He started his professional career as researcher in VKA-RWTHS of Aachen, Germany, continued as internal aerodynamics engineer in Renault and after a three years experience as technical manager in a racing team, he leads the Intelligence Unit of the Automotive Intelligence Center.
|Sustainable cities - Integrated Planning and Delivery
Sustainable cities - Integrated Planning and Delivery
Over half the world's population lives in cities - and cities are responsible for most of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The move towards sustainable cities is creating an unparalleled opportunity for transformation and investment in low carbon energy systems.
This seminar by Richard Bellingham will explore how cities can create strong low carbon energy strategies and move to effective programme delivery - using Sustainable Glasgow as one example.
Sustainable Glasgow is helping Glasgow become one of Europe’s most sustainable cities. For Glasgow this means achieving a mix of objectives – reducing carbon emissions by over 30% – and also achieving urban regeneration; growing the green energy sector; delivering jobs; regenerating communities, and tackling fuel poverty. The key is a strategy that is technically and financially viable, and gains the active long term support of people and politicians.
Sustainable Glasgow is delivered through a unique partnership between the University of Strathclyde, local government, and major private companies.
The University is launching its new Global Energy Management Masters course at the World Future Energy Summit– aimed at creating the next generation of high calibre policymakers and managers for government and industry.
Mr. Richard Bellingham Deputy Director Strathclyde Business School
Richard Bellingham is Deputy Director of the Fraser of Allander Economic Research Institute at the University of Strathclyde , and a Senior Research Fellow specialising in energy policy, sustainable cities and renewable energy issues. As programme manager for the Sustainable Glasgow Initiative Richard wrote the city's low carbon energy strategy. He is on secondment to the University of Strathclyde from the Scottish Government - where he was Head of Energy Policy.
|Concentrated Photovoltaics Opportunity For A Sustainable Future
Concentrated Photovoltaics Opportunity For A Sustainable Future
In the past ten years, photovoltaic conversion proved to be a reliable source of energy all over the world and the solar market has boomed. This tremendous increase in photovoltaic is however due to the particular feed in tariff laws applied in some countries like US, Germany and Italy.
In fact, to have a reliable and sustainable solar energy source, the cost of energy shall meet the grid parity, i.e., the energy generated by PV conversion shall meet the cost of conventional energy source.
To do this, there are mainly to ways:
- Increase the conversion efficiency , Silicon flat plate modules have an efficiency of only 15%, therefore 85% of the solar radiation is lost
- Decrease the cost of the solar plants.
The decrease in cost is persecuted by using thin film approach. Thin film solar cells group a lot of variety of devices, based on very different materials from amourphous silicon to CdTe up to organic compounds. All these devices are characterized by a low efficiency but production costs very low because the related technology is based on mass production processes and reduces the material consumption (the devices are really thin, a few microns are sufficient, instead of hundreds of micron). For example, for CdTe, solar module with efficiency of 12% and cost of less than 1€/watt have been proved by First Solar. The drawback of this approach is that a lot of area is needed, due to the low efficiency and they loose efficiency when they work at high temperature.
The other method to meet the grid parity, is to increase the conversion efficiency. Silicon solar cells have almost reached their maximum theoretical efficiency, therefore new materials like III-V compounds should be investigated to increase the rate conversion. Triple junction solar cells belong to this class of materials and they are the only devices that showed a dramatic improvement in conversion efficiency in the last ten years overcoming the threshold of 40% . These devices can be used in concentrated photovoltaic system (CPV) where the expensive area of semiconductor is substituted by low cost lenses or mirrors. The overall system is more complex because there are not only the solar cells but also the optic and the tracking apparatus but, the final efficiency of the whole CPV system is about 30%, double the standard PV and the cost of energy is already in the range of 0,08 €/KWh when installed in insolated countries, absolutely the lowest energy cost obtainable with photovoltaic technologies.
Mrs. Roberta Campesato Head of Solar Cells Laboratory CESI Spa
Dr. Roberta Campesato was born in Milan on August 31st, 1965 and graduated in Physics in 1989 at the University of Milan with a thesis on "Study of GaAs and GaAlAs epitaxial layers for photovoltaic applications"
From 1989 to 1999 she worked at ENEL Research in the solar generation area, solar cell laboratory and she was responsible for innovative solar cell modelling (multi junction, chalcopyrites and organic) and for the development of metals and oxides evaporation technology for manufacturing of gallium arsenide solar cells. In CESI since 2000 she was responsible of research and development of multijunction solar cells and technology for growth and manufacturing. Since 2008 she is the Head of the solar cells laboratory.
|Experiences from commissioning of CSP-project Andasol-3 in Spain
Experiences from commissioning of CSP-project Andasol-3 in Spain
Dr. Wolfgang Knothe CEO Flagsol GmbH
- 1975 – 1985 - Mechanical engineering studies at RWTH in Aachen, Germany and Princeton, USA; followed by dissertation at the Chair for Heat Transmission in Aachen
- 1975 – 1985 - Various different positions in process engineering, commissioning, project management of major chemical plants and management of the international overseas company of Uhde GmbH in Singapore
- 1993 – 1998 - Managing Director for the divisions Industrial Assembly, Plant Construction Services and subsidiaries in Latin America, Middle East and Asia at the DSD Dillinger Stahlbau GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
- 1998 – 2001 - Project management consultant for various major orders from the chemical industry and petrochemicals since 2005 - Member of the Executive Board of MAN Ferrostaal AG