Solar Energy Workshop:
Caribbean and South American Region – Fort Lauderdale | USA

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Moderated by Nick Esch, Senior Research Associate, SEPA

Session 1: Assessing the Caribbean and South American Solar Markets – Latest Trends at a Glance

What are the emerging markets? What are existing and future investment incentives? Analysts, financial advisors and legal experts will share first-hand insights on current key opportunities and challenges facing developers and funders in the marketplace and give an outlook on the further development of the regional solar sector.


Bankability Challenges and Compliance Issues in Project Development

Speaker: Lara M. Rios, Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight


Insights into PV in Colombia – Chasing Brazil’s Leadership in DG

Marc Tremel, General Manager, Colombinvest S.A.S.


Session 2: Solar Technology Update – Evaluation of the Latest Research and Application-oriented Innovations

Solar systems constantly grow in their usability and efficiency. What are the current solar technology innovations tailored for the regional conditions? Learn from leading engineering experts about recent advances in research and how to keep your solar plant competitive.


Microgrids with Solar Plus Storage Yields – Energy Savings and Resiliency

Speaker: John Vernacchia, Segment Manager, Renewable Energy, Eaton


Advanced Solar Thermal Applications 

Speaker: William Guiney, President, Artic Solar, Inc.


Single Axis Tracking System Solutions for High-Wind Regions like the Caribbean

Speaker: Christian Salzeder, CSO Tracking Systems, Schletter Group


Solar, Sustainable, LEED Platinum Modular Hurricane Solutions 

Speaker: Karen Adams, by CEO, Green Dwellings, LLC (Florida)


Session 3: Best Practice Examples to Make Your Solar Project Profitable

What is the current regulatory framework and the realities of financing solar projects in the respective countries? It is indispensable to know how to recognize financial and legal barriers in time and how to handle them skillfully. Those who know the legal basis and know how solar projects can remain profitable for a long time are obviously at an advantage. Our top-class speakers bring their insider knowledge directly from the business to the stage.