1-2 February 2023 | Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge, London UK    #SFIEurope


Adele Ara

Head of Global Business Operations
Lightsource bp

Adele joined Lightsource in summer 2014 and serves as Director of Asset Management, leading a team managing over 880MW solar PV assets globally. Prior to joining Lightsource, Adele was a Senior Manager at Platina Partner, a private equity fund specialised in renewable energy investments, covering roles in project development and asset management. Prior to this role, Adele served as a corporate and investment bank analyst at Citi. In December 2020 she has been elected Chair of the Life Cycle Quality Task Force of Solar Power Europe. Adele holds an MSc in Economics for Arts, Culture and Communications Cum Laude from L. Bocconi University in Milan

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Panel Discussion
The Solar Finance & Investment Summit is 10 Years Old - How Will Business Models Change in the Next 10-years?

Rewind the clock; it's March 2014 and Solar Media Ltd. is hosting the first edition of Solar Finance & Investment. The global solar market stood at 40 GW (up from 37 GW in 2013) and Europe stood at 7 GW of solar. The UK increased installations by more than 50% to around 2 GW. Subsidies were driving the market, the UK was still part of Europe, Solar Power Europe was still EPIA and battery storage was an emerging but far off prospect.

  • This panel will throw the runes towards 2033 and ask: "what does the next 10-years hold?"
  • Will the market decouple from gas?
  • How might regulation and support change?
  • Security of supply · Green hydrogen · The rise of the platform
  • How is capital innovating - Investment from large utilities and institutions
, Senior Director of Europe
, Clean Power Research
, Head of Global Business Operations
, Lightsource bp
, Technical Director
, Obton
, Managing Partner
, Bluefield

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