European solar finance community gathers to plot PV’s post-subsidy course

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Representatives of some of solar PV’s leading European finance houses will meet in London this week as the continent’s solar industry inches ever closer to grid-parity.

More than 200 attendees representing 150 companies and 25 different countries will meet at this year’s Solar Finance and Investment Conference, now in its sixth year, held at London’s Grange City Hotel this week.

A full list of confirmed attendees at this year’s conference can be viewed here.

The two-day conference will see themes such as secondary market activity, refinancing deals, emerging PPA structures and, crucially, the advent of post-subsidy solar in European markets such as the UK, Italy and Spain.

The full programme for the 2019 Solar Finance and Investment conference can be viewed here.

“This has been a momentous year for solar in Europe. New tender rounds, the rise of Eastern Europe and the repeal of the MIP has kept most of the industry busy.

“That said, the most talked about development of the year has been the incredible advent of subsidy-free solar. This new segment has seen phenomenal growth in just 12 months with impressive pipelines and a surge of interest in the southern European region.

“However exciting, a lot remains to be resolved as there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for development and structuring of these deals,” Corinna Algranti, head of Solar Media’s solar finance portfolio, said.

Speakers at the event include representatives from Next Energy Capital, Bluefield, Octopus Investments, Greencoat Capital, Foresight, Amerenco and Solarcentury.

While tickets to Tuesday evening’s gala dinner have unfortunately sold out, an extremely limited number of conference tickets that had been reserved are now being released, and are being made available through the event website: purchase single- and two-day tickets here or call 0207 871 0122 immediately and ask for Will/Tony to secure them.