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Introducing disruptive thinking and breaking the mould

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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


Welcome and Chair - John Holden, Scheme Development Manager, BRE


Changing landscape of solar in UK

Colin Mallett, CEO, Trusted Renewables Limited



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


Chris Hewett, Chief Executive, 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





Martin Wright, CEO, Minus 7



Hasan Baig, Founder Buildsolar



Hamish Watson, CEO, Polysolar


Dr Zaki Ahmed, Associate Professor, Plymouth University


Rob Carpenter, Chairperson, Flexi Solar


Pecha Kucha Style (10 mins per speaker)


Minus 7 – A heating revolution



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