A New Look at Energy Independence and How to Get There

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Recording of Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | The smarter E Europe Conferences 2024 | Conference Program | Language: English | Duration: 19:11 .

"SolarEdge's Gadi Discusses Advancements and Challenges in Distributed Energy Markets with Emphasis on Energy Independence"

Gadi, the lead analyst in SolarEdge Technologies' strategy group, provides an overview of energy independence within distributed energy markets. He explains that SolarEdge is a key tech provider specializing in solar and other components for such markets, initially focused on inverter technology but now expanding to various applications for homes, businesses, and small utilities globally. Emphasizing the evolution from subsidized PV-only stages to more complex storage-dependent systems with multiple integrated components, Gadi highlights the shift towards modularity and flexibility driven by economic factors like declining prices and increased customer interaction. Energy independence has gained prominence since 2022 due to geopolitical events like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This concept includes not just reducing reliance on external energy sources but also managing price volatility and ensuring autonomy over energy decisions amidst challenges such as interoperability among diverse players and technological standards. SolarEdge aims to provide adaptable solutions addressing these complexities through advanced control over production, exportation, storage, consumption management via their robust inverter and energy management systems. They focus on shielding customers from uncertainties—geopolitical or weather-related—and enhancing decision-making capabilities without additional controllers or providers. Their commitment extends globally with particular attention to power outages influenced by demand spikes or geopolitics.

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Speaker

Gadi Hirsch
Lead Analyst, Strategy Group
SolarEdge Technologies
Israel

Talk of session: Distributed Solar Power: Controlling Energy Bills in Residential and C&I Buildings

More than two-thirds of all new solar capacity added in the EU in 2023 was distributed. The EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), which requires the installation of solar panels on buildings, will drive demand in the medium term. But what could speed up the deployment of rooftop solar installations on residential and commercial buildings in the short term? And how is the industry addressing the needs of these building types?This session will discuss: Drivers & challenges for distributed solar PV in Europe Technical solutions for high levels of solar self-consumption Business models for prosumers and offers from utilities

Further Talks of this session:

Soft Landing or Boom Decade? Key Distributed PV Market Dynamics in Europe

Speaker

Juan Monge
Principal Analyst, Distributed Solar, Europe
Wood Mackenzie
United Kingdom

To Talk

Enabling Solar & Storage Households to Participate in the Energy Market

Speaker

Alexander Vogt
Head of Product & Technology
LichtBlick Energy as a Service GmbH
Germany

To Talk

Mind the Upcoming Mandatory EU Solar Rooftop Regulations. Learnings From a Belgian Precursor

Speaker

Jan Osenberg
Senior Policy Advisor
SolarPower Europe
Belgium

Wannes Demarcke
Policy Expert Solar
ODE Vlaanderen
Belgium

To Talk

Solar Energy Sharing Experiences Across Europe

Speaker

José Queirós de Almeida
CEO
Greenvolt Communities

To Talk

Fireside Chat: What's Needed to Tap Europe's Solar Rooftop Potential

Speaker

Dr. Stefanie Groll
Head of EU Affairs
Enpal B.V.
Germany

To Talk

Further Content
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The Energy Transition is More Than Electricity

The smarter E Podcast Episode 180 | Language: Englisch

June 27, 2024

We speak with Rana Adib about the latest trends in energy supply

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