Dr. Guido Agostinelli

Job Title
Solar Sector Head
IFC - International Finance Corporation

Guido Agostinelli is the Sector Head for Solar Energy in the Global Energy Infrastructure team at IFC, where he deals with the corporation's investments in Solar PV and Distributed Generation solutions. He created investment opportunities and worked on projects for the World Bank Group totaling more than $2 billion. Prior to joining IFC in 2014, Guido has been managing partner at Syntegra Solar, an international business advisory firm, and senior partner in the venture capital team at Good Energies, a fund focused on renewable energies that backed some of the most successful IPOs in the solar sector in the late 2000s. Earlier in his career, he has held managing positions and served in the advisory boards of leading international R&D institutes such as IMEC and CSEM. Guido holds a PhD in engineering from the University of Gent and an MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan.

June 13, 2023Welcome & Introduction

June 13, 2023Welcome & Introduction

June 13, 2023Fire Chat: Show Me the Money! How to Finance Nearly 1 TW of Solar by 2030?

Utility-Scale Solar Power I: Trends in Development, EPC, O&M, Asset Management

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 02:30 pm - 04:00 pm

ICM München Room 14 A

Utility-Scale Solar Power I: Trends in Development, EPC, O&M, Asset ManagementWhile administrative hurdles are still a great concern for solar developers, EPCs also face material supply shortages, continuously new products and a shortage of qualified installers. At the same time, the current inflationary environment is creating immense cost pressure at each step. As high systems yields are crucial for the profitable operation of utility-scale power plants, O&Ms and asset managers employ sophisticated digital tools and advanced analytics to optimize the performance of utility-scale solar plants. This session will discuss: The status of utility-scale solar power in Europe How to address project development challenges The evolution of solar EPC The latest digital solutions in O&M and asset management

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

ICM München Room 14 B

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

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