WEDNESDAY, 16 MAY 2018


Solar SOS:
Road map for commercial and industrial solar installation

13:00 – 13:30
Due diligence checklist: how to identify the dominant elements to pre-qualify your site for its solar potential

Speaker:
Nic van der Westhuizen, Project Engineer, Tritec Energy, South Africa

13:30 – 14:00
Quality and risk mitigation of material selection, ensuring long-term efficiency and performance of the plants

Speaker:
Christopher Steinbach, Downstream Ambassador Photovoltics, DuPont, South Africa

14:00 – 14:45
Crevice Corrosion at the ‘weakest link’ of all solar power equipment: O&M considerations for long-term protection

Daniel van der Westhuizen, Director, Afrisun Coating Enterprises (Pty) Ltd, RSA

14:45 – 15:15
Storage Solutions: Combining short and long term storage to unlock the full potential of decentralised renewable energy production

Speaker:
Chris Prengels, Founder and CEO, Tiger Power, Belgium

15:15 – 15:45
Case study: Commercial and industrial micro-grids for Africa: Eaton’s Wadeville, South Africa Installation

Speakers:
Louis Shaffer, Distributed Energy Segment Leader EMEA, Eaton, South Africa
Sumaya Abdool, Head of Marketing – Africa, Eaton, South Africa
Marcel Buckner, Business Development Manager, Eaton, South Africa

15:45 – 16:15
Ensuring Technical Bankability in solar projects

Speaker:
Kevin Robinson, Technical Sales Manager, Jinko Solar, South Africa

16:15 – 16:30
Closing presentation

Sashay Ramdharee, Project Manager, NCPC, South Africa

 


THURSDAY, 17 MAY 2018


Putting wind and waste to work

12.30 – 13:00
A closer look at the status of the wind industry in Africa

Speaker:
Tony Tiyou, Director, Renewables in Africa, UK

13:00 – 13:30
Generation of electricity and heat from biomass: what are the technological options and potential pitfalls?

Speaker:
Nick Ash, Principal Consultant, Ricardo, UK

13:30 – 14:00
Designing a sustainable renewable energy hybrid system for rural Africa

Speaker:
Yats Gopaul, Director, CapeAfrica Renewable Energy, South Africa

14:00 – 14:30
Combined wind and solar PV feed-in to the grid– a case for generation to exceed grid and substation nominal capacity without curtailment

Speakers:
Crescent Mushwana, Research Group Leader (Energy Systems), CSIR, South Africa
Helen Ganal, Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE), Germany

14:30 – 15:15
Panel discussion: putting wind and waste to work; a tool for improving life, livelihoods and health

Moderator:
Morten Hald, Senior Trade Officer, Royal Embassy of Denmark, South Africa

Panellists:
Klaus Poulsen, CEO, Wind and Solar Implement, South Africa
Jorgen Ballermann, CEO, Xergi, Denmark
Jakob Andersen, CEO, Mash Biotech, Denmark