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


Dr. Robin Hirschl

Technical Director

Dr. Robin Hirschl studied physics in Vienna, Austria, and Lyon, France, and holds a PhD in Computational Materials Science from Vienna University. He started his career at Booz Allen Hamilton (today Strategy&), joining the European Utilities Team, where he lead energy projects throughout Europe as Senior Project Manager. Since 2007 he has held management positions at Kioto Photovoltaics and KPV Solar, before co-founding ENcome Energy Performance in 2012. As managing director of ENcome Robin built the company up to what is today one of the largest independent technical service providers for PV worldwide. In early 2019 he ceased his operational involvement with ENcome and later started to support the Danish investment company Obton as Technical Director.

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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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