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09:15 09:20

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Session 1: Moderator Brian Keville of McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan
09:20 09:35 Nick Boyle - Lightsource Renewable Energy Solar must compete and not be an expensive niche contributor
09:35 09:50 Cormac Gilligan - IHS Power & Energy Long term outlook for solar (PV) in Ireland in a global context
09:50 10:05 David Maguire - BNRG Large scale solar in Ireland, opportunities and challenges
10:05 10:20 Tim Rose - Solarcentury Lessons learnt from the solar industry in the UK
10:20 10:35 Robert Goss - Solar Electric Ireland Rooftop solar in Ireland - opportunities + challenges
10:35 10:50 Adrian Cecconi - Lark Energy Making commercial PV work in a low or zero subsidy environment
10:50 11:05 Andrew Ryan - TLT NI LLP Legal update: Issues arising from solar energy projects
11:05 11:20 Seán Manley - Natural Power Lessons learned - development and construction of large scale solar farms
11:20 11:45 Coffee
Session 2: Moderator Robert Goss of Solar Electric Ireland
11:45 12:00 David Trimble - Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Solar energy within the N. Ireland agri-food sector
12:00 12:15 Brian Keville - McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan Ltd Planning consents in the Irish solar sector
12:15 12:30 Paul Neary - Neo Environmental Ltd. The co-location of solar and wind farms
12:30 12:45 Ramon Perez Mir - Tecsol Geo Geotechnical surveying and soil testing for solar projects
12:45 13:00 Jinko Solar Jinko Solar the evolution of the module manufacturer, we are here to help
13:00 14:00 Lunch
Session 3 : Moderator Gavin Blake of Beauchamps Solicitors
14:00 14:15 Robin Mc Cormick - SONI Ltd Operating a secure, sustainable electricity system
14:15 14:30 Tanya Hedley - Utility Regulator The role of the utility regulator in relation to renewables
14:30 14:45 Joe O’Carroll - Gaelectric Solar energy’s role in Ireland’s single electricity market (SEM).
14:45 15:00 Roger Henderson - NIE Facilitating renewables energy connection to the distribution network
15:00 15:15 Noel Rice - N.I. Housing Executive Opportunities and challenges in developing solar market in NI
15:15 15:35 Panel discussion Can solar be deployed on a large scale on the island by 2020?
15:35 15:55 Coffee
Session 4: Moderator Cormac Gilligan - IHS Power & Energy
15:55 16:10 Martyn Johnson - Ernst Schweizer AG Solar mounting systems: the hidden key to any installation
16:10 16:25 Mark Bennett - Floating Solar UK Floating Solar - A viable alternative to ground-mount solar systems
16:25 16:40 Jonathan Buick - Action Renewables How to make progress despite the policy vacuum for renewables in NI
16:40 16:55 Steve Pester - BRE National Solar Centre Storage - what you need to know?
17:00 18:30 Drinks reception

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