Sonia Dunlop

Job Title
Global Solar Council
United Kingdom

Sonia Dunlop is CEO of the Global Solar Council, the world solar PV trade association, which represents the whole value chain and every region and market segment in the world. She previously worked for Solar Power Europe, Solar Energy UK and the RE-Source Platform. For five years she was part of the Senior Management Team of global climate politics think tank Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) and worked for the COP26 Glasgow organising team in the UK government. She also spent five years in the European Parliament in Brussels working on renewables. She has expertise in solar PV, development finance, renewables policy, digitalisation of energy, Multilateral Development Banks climate finance and corporate Power Purchase Agreements. Sonia speaks fluent English, French and Italian as well as basic Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese, has two children and is based in London.

June 18, 2024Panel Discussion: How to Overcome Challenges to Tap Solar's Full Potential?

June 19, 2024Speech Title to be Announced

Global & European Decarbonization Strategies: Challenges & Solutions on Solar's Path to Become the World's Major Power Source

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 11:30 am - 01:00 pm

ICM München Room 14 A

As solar energy continues its strong global growth trajectory, exceeding all expectations, more and more obstacles are appearing on the long way towards completing the energy transition. The question is: what is needed to unleash solar's full potential in Europe and globally, and what can realistically be achieved?This session will discuss: Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2024—2027 (report launch) Solar power's role in European and global decarbonization strategies Solutions for unlocking the vast potential of solar

Shaping the Solar Landscape: Female Visionaries on Project Funding for PV

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

ICM München Room 14 A

Despite the global exponential growth of solar power, challenges currently loom large — from soaring debt costs to dwindling capture prices and escalating curtailment rates. These hurdles threaten to impede deployment growth in the urgent race to triple renewables installation by 2030. The pressure for innovative solutions and rapid action is high, and financing is key. Our session will therefore convene investors, developers and financing institutions to analyze key issues and explore new perspectives on solar finance, with the aim of driving the realization of a sustainable and prosperous future through advanced solar initiatives. Topics will include: 1. Assessing financing conditions for solar power plants 2. Analyzing the impact of policy shifts on PV project financing 3. Strategizing to enhance solar project financing This panel discussion is organized by the Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (BSW-Solar) in cooperation with the Women Energize Women (WEW) initiative.

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