The meeting point for installers, commercial and
public sector end users

15-17 March 2016
5-7 April 2016

Manchester 15 March

Venue: AJ Bell Stadium

Confirmed Speakers: 


08:30 Registration & coffee

09:00 Welcome from the chair


09:00 Doing Solar PV in the public sector

  • Is there still time to install domestic solar PV? 
  • Which properties are better suited?
  • Project deliver- what to look out for?

Mark Bramah, Director, Apse

09:15 Case Study: Installing PV on National Trust Properties

  • What technologies where considered and why
  • Installing over multiple properties
  • Choosing the right property from your portfolio

Paul Southall, Environmental Advisor Rural, National Trust



09:30 Conducting an energy audit

  • Why energy audits are vital for the future of the industry
  • Increase self-consumption for both residential and commercial clients
  • What part can an installer play in helping an organisation to conduct an energy audit?
  • The importance of “intelligent” energy use in making an installation profitable

Griff Thomas, Managing Director, GTEC




09:45 On-site renewables – does it make sense for you?

  • Post FiT, what is the driver for a PV installation
  • What other technologies could you be looking at?
  • Case study from a recently installed integrated system: meet the buyer and the installer

Chris Jardine, Technical Director, Joju Solar

10:00 Different finance options that can help you 

  • Adapting to the market changes to survive and grow
  • Importance of electricity load and tariff analysis 
  • innovative funding options for solar PV and integrated solutions

Andrew Padmore, CEO, Egnida



10:15 MCS12 code of conduct and what it means for installers

  • MCS12 checklist- are you prepared?
  • Setting quality standards and increasing market confidence
  • Clarifications of wind loading, weather tightness and fire proof regulations

Charlie Greenway, European Manager, Clenergy


10:30 How to select an installer

  • A selection of well-respected installers update the audience on what to expect from an installer.
  • What red flags should a buyer look for, where can you go for further information?

Buyers’ Q&A session: feedback from the audience

Jonathan Bates, Managing Director, Photon Energy
Gareth Jones, Managing Director, Carbon Zero
Andrew Padmore, CEO, Egnida

11:00 Localised cost of energy and how it can affect you

  • How to make sure you are fully taking advantage of your space
  • The localised cost of energy in your region

Barrie Davies, Country Manager, Jinko Solar


11:15 Networking break and tyre-kicker session

This session will allow you to look at a selection of different technologies or visit sponsors and network with installers for advice:

  • Panels
  • Inverters
  • Storage
  • Legal
  • Financing a project
  • Electric vehicle charging stations

11:55 Heat storage focus session

  • How to pick up the right heat storage for your property
  • Calculating saving by heat storage
  • Other technologies that compliments heat storage.

Joan Pisanek, Manager, Sunamp

12:10 Storage: the game-changer?

  • What are your options: batteries, heat, electric vehicles
  • What impact would storage have on demand charges for a business?
  • ​The path towards  commercial viability for storage
  • Storage code of conduct 

Lauren Cook, Policy Analyst, REA
Martin Cotterell, Application Engineer, Tesla Energy



12:40 Regulation changes: What it means for commercial users and installers

  • Overview of what happened last year
  • ​Focus on FiT changes and impacts
  • Do the new tariffs stack up?
  • How can we make them work?
  • What is on the horizon for 2016?

David Pickup, Business Analyst, STA

12:55 Networking lunch  


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