The solar thermal market worldwide is facing great challenges. After decades of concentrating on the single family housing owner as the key client group, now the industry is reaching out to new commercial customer groups in the tourism segment, in the housing industry and in the industrial sector. New business models to reduce upfront costs and risk for clients are absolutely essential to accelerate the deployment of solar thermal technology in these segments. To learn more about the realizable economic potential of solar heating technology in the commercial segment, and to discuss new business models, solarthermalworld.org offers a webinar in cooperation with International Solar Energy Society (ISES) on Tuesday 23 June 2015 at 3 to 4:30 pm Central European Summer Time.
Four speakers will share their knowledge with the participants in 15 minutes presentations to be followed by a question-answer-session. The following speakers confirmed their participation:
- Tobias Schwind, Managing Director of the Fresnel collector manufacturer Industrial Solar, Germany, will speak about Internal Rate of Return calculations for solar concentrating applications.
- David Hoedeman, Director of Solar Sales of Nextility, USA, will introduce new business models, taking the risk away from the customer and the financier. Nextility acts as an ESCO in the field of multi-family houses in the USA with more than 210 housing projects under contract.
- Nicholas Wagner, Analyst at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), will present the results of the current global roadmap Renewable Energy Options For the Industry Sector and discuss the conclusions from REmap country studies on solar thermal potential.
- Christian Holter, Managing Director of the Austrian solar thermal turnkey system supplier S.O.L.I.D. will speak about the bankability of solar heating and cooling technology and will introduce his own project financing models. Solarthermalworld.org have reported about some of the international S.O.L.I.D. projects: Abu Dhabi, Arizona and Singapore.
The webinar will be moderated by Bärbel Epp, head of the German agency solrico and responsible editor of the news section on solarthermalworld.org. The webinar is free of charge and open to all interested stakeholders. You can register for the webinar online: http://ises.org/index.php?id=283. To make sure that experts from all time zones around the world have access to the webinar, the recording together with the presentations will be available online for 24 hours after the event. After that time, they will be posted to the ISES Member Area.