Fire Chat: Show Me the Money! How to Finance Nearly 1 TW of Solar by 2030?

Recording of Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | The smarter E Europe Conference 2023 | Conference Program | Language: English | Duration: 22:45 .


Dan Shugar
Founder, CEO

Dr. Guido Agostinelli
Solar Sector Head
IFC - International Finance Corporation

Talk of session: Solar Financing: How to Finance the Fast and Large-Scale Deployment of Solar Power in Europe

An inflationary environment with high product and labor costs as well as rising interest rates have made investments into solar projects less attractive at a time when Europe needs to accelerate deployment in order to meet its climate targets. On top of that, policy makers are creating uncertainty among investors by implementing caps on revenues and rushing to modify an established electricity market design.

This session will cover:

  • Overview of the solar project financing landscape
  • Business models and solar investment trends
  • Insurability and risk assessment in PV projects

Further Talks of this session:

Welcome & Introduction


Dr. Guido Agostinelli
Solar Sector Head
IFC - International Finance Corporation

To Talk

Impacts and New Challenges of Price Inflation and Rising Interest Rates on Solar Project Environment


Michael Taylor
Senior Analyst
IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency

To Talk

Variation in PV Module Production Standards and Insurability: Munich Re Factory Inspection Charts


Dr. Ronald Sastrawan
Director, Green Tech Solutions
Munich RE

To Talk

Practice-Oriented Methods for Quantifying Technical Risks in PV Projects


Magnus Herz
Project Manager
TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH

To Talk

Evaluation of the Success Ratio of Solar PV Projects in M&a Transactions


Daniel Barandalla
Solar Advisory Lead EMEALA

To Talk

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