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BRE Innovation in Solar Conference

10 September 2018
BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, Herts, WD25 9XX
Online price £150.00 per person , plus VAT.

Introducing disruptive thinking and breaking the mould

Details :

The energy market is undergoing a massive transformation with solar taking a critical role in the UK’s future energy mix.  We are now facing considerable challenges around integrating significant amounts of renewable electricity to deliver the smart and flexible systems that are required by today’s energy consumers.  Innovation plays a key part in meeting these challenges head on, introducing disruptive thinking and breaking the mould.  This one day conference brings together visionaries and researchers from the cutting edge of innovation in solar.

BRE welcomes you to attend this event to find out more about what is coming up on the horizon of this fast paced market from new approaches to energy systems to revolutionary products

6 Hours CPD conference 

Event programme


Registration & Networking

Welcome John Holden, Scheme Development Manager, BRE

Chair – Chris Roberts, Director, Microgeneration Certification Scheme


  Changing landscape of solar in UK

Jonathan Adey, Senior Manager at Hitachi Europe


  Smart Islands

Lucelia Rodrigues, Associate Professor, Sustainable and Resilient Cities Lead, University of Nottingham


  Project Scene – Sustainable Community Energy Networks

Dr Graham Oakes, Founder, Upside Energy


  Reinventing the wheel - vehicle to grid

Networking Break

Aleksandra Klassen, Business Development Manager, STA


  New models for PV financing

Mike Everest, Managing Director, Meniscus


  Satellite applications for solar

Panel discussion: What are the biggest challenges facing solar and how will innovation help to overcome these?

Networking Lunch and Innovation Park Tour

Hamish Wilson, CEO, Minus 7


Robert Edwards, CEO, Solarpolar



Hasan Baig, Founder Buildsolar


Hamish Watson, CEO, Polysolar


Dr Zaki Ahmed, Associate Professor, Plymouth University


Rob Carpenter, Chairperson, Flexi Solar

Minus 7 – A heating revolution


Solarpolar - Flexible solar cooling systems


Solar squared – Integrating solar into construction


OPV Windows – Advances in BIPV


Pulsiv – A new approach to micro-inverters


Trailblazer - Portable PV Power

Networking Break

Dr Alona Armstrong, Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Sciences, University of Lancaster


Working with nature – ground mounted and floating systems

Chris Coonick, Senior Consultant, BRE National Solar Centre

Informing innovation through research


Intended audience

This event will be of interest to academics, those working in the sustainability or wider energy industry (private or public sector) who are interested in the future of the energy market and what role solar has to play in it.

For more information:
Seema Sheth

Online price £150.00 per person , plus VAT.