Amelie Veenstra is Policy Director at Holland Solar - the association of Dutch solar industries - and has influenced a lot of policy making for the solar energy sector. She has over 20 years of experience with renewable energy and sustainable buildings, starting as technical level. Last 10 years she has worked a lot on creating the right market conditions for new technologies, with a primary focus on solar energy. Netmetering, SDE+(+), spacial policies and grid issues are nowadays dominant topics in the Netherlands. In addition to contributing to execution of the national climate agreement Amelie is involved with municipalities and provinces for shaping adequate policies.
10:35 am - 10:55 am
After a spell of stagnation, the European PV market is back! Currently in a growth phase expected to continue beyond 2020, the market's recovery is due in no small part to the EU's Clean Energy Package. However, marked cost improvements, the emergence of corporate renewable PPAs, and new innovations and applications have also helped to revitalize the market. This session will explore how the European solar PV market is expected to evolve in the years ahead, considering among other aspects the emergence of merchant solar, innovative business models, and the need to tackle climate change.