31 January - 1 February 2024 | Novotel London West, Hammersmith, 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.

 - 17:50
Keynote Panel Discussion
The Solar Finance & Investment Summit is 10 Years Old - How Will Business Models Change in the Next 10-years?
  • This panel will throw the runes towards 2033 and ask: "what does the next 10-years hold?"
  • When it comes to talent, diversity and inclusion, how well-prepared is the industry for the next 10-years?
  • How quickly do we think technology manufacturing can scale up?
  • The IRA is a step change for US regulation, how might regulation in the EU and UK support change?
  • How is capital innovating - investment from large utilities and institutions
  • What’s next in revenue streams?

Moderated By

, Head of Global Business Operations
, Lightsource bp
, Sales Director Utility
, LONGi Solar Technologie GmbH
, Partner
, Apricum
, Senior Director of Europe
, Clean Power Research
, Technical Director
, Obton
, Managing Partner
, Bluefield
 - 12:20
Panel Discussion
How Should Investors Keep up with the March of Technological Progress?
  • We have seen exciting advances in solar technology over recent years but how are investors keeping up and ensuring the right products are selected for projects?
  • When it comes to improvements, what are investors looking for?
  • How is CAPEX expected to change - have we passed the era of downward cost curves?
  • How are manufacturers building up supply chain?

Moderated By

, Managing Director
, Quintas Energy
, Chief Growth Officer
, NovaSource Power Services
, Head of Technical Service & Product Management
, JinkoSolar EU
, Technical Director
, Obton

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