PROGRAM /// DAY 2
29 June 2018
 
Session 5: Technological developments
What technological developments have the potential to further boost solar development?
08:30 - Welcoming coffee & registrations

09:15 - What's the potential of the following technologies for solar PV in LAC?
  • • Energy storage: advanced Li/Ion vs. flow batteries
  • • Module-level Power Electronics (MLPE)
  • • Economic drivers for PERC cell technology
  • • IoT and Blockchain Integration
  • • PV O&M and Asset management
  • • Microgrids and Virtual Power Plants
LUIS AGUIRRE-TORRES /// PRESIDENT - CLEANTECH CHALLENGE MEXICO
Luis Aguirre-Torres has been recognized by the White House as Champion of Change for his work promoting the development of low-carbon solutions to climate change, and in 2013 he was also recognized as High Impact Entrepreneur by US President Barack Obama during his official visit to Mexico.
He holds a first degree on Computer Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a Masters in Computer Science and a Doctorate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College London.
He is currently the President of Cleantech Challenge México, a USAID-grantee organization, and the largest green business accelerator in Latin America. He is also a managing partner in GM Capital, a high-risk, early-stage corporate venture fund focused on clean technology solutions, and is a founding member of the Mexico US Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC).
MODERATOR
LUIS AGUIRRE-TORRES
PRESIDENT /// CLEANTECH CHALLENGE MEXICO
ALBERTO CUTER /// GENERAL MANAGER LATAM & ITALY - JINKO SOLAR
Alberto Cuter has been involved in renewable energy since 2008. He served as Sales Director in Phoenix Solar and Heliosphera and joined Jinko Solar in 2010. He opened the Italian branch and developed the Italian market positioning Jinko as leader modules supplier in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 he was appointed as Sales Director of Emerging Markets (LATAM and MEA). He developed and positioned Jinko as market leader in the most important market such as South Africa and Chile with more than 30% of market share, making Jinko the leader modules supplier in the region.
As per new strategy of Jinko management, in July 2015 he was appointed as a General Manager Latam and Italy to lead a team of high professional managers in 7 countries across the region. Actually Jinko has been recognized as market leader in Chile, Brazil and Central America, with more than 600 MW sold in the region.
Prior to stepping into solar PV industry, Alberto Cuter has worked in the telecommunication Industry as Sales Director in companies as Telecom Italia, Wind and Deloitte Consulting.
Alberto has an Electronic Engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and a Master in Telecommunications at SSGRR (Italy).
ALBERTO CUTER
GENERAL MANAGER LATAM & ITALY /// JINKO SOLAR
VITOR RODRIGUES /// REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH AMERICA - TÜV RHEINLAND
Vitor Rodrigues is Regional Manager for TÜV Rheinland's solar energy activities, in the South American region. He is a qualified factory and field inspector with over 10 years experience in the PV sector. Vitor has inspected factories in China, Europe and South Africa and PV plants worldwide. Besides this, he is teacher for a post graduate course on Renewable Energies. Vitor started his carreer at TÜV in 2006 in Portugal, starting as Junior Project Manager, eventually in the role of Business product manager Product certification. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University Of Aveiro, in Portugal.
VITOR RODRIGUES
REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH AMERICA /// TÜV RHEINLAND
11:00 - NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Session 6: Innovative solar financing structures
High-level discussion on the outlook of solar finance
11:45 - Innovative solar financing structures
  • • Innovative financing models
  • • Blended finance
  • • Local Currency financing
  • • Upcoming business models
JOHN PAUL MOSCARELLA /// PRESIDENT - CLEANTECH ADVISORS & BOARD MEMBER - LAC-CORE
Mr. Moscarella is an international clean energy executive, with over 25 years of experience, who has founded or co-founded four (4) companies, including Emerging Energy & Environment, a fund manager focused on Latin America, and Econergy International, a renewable developer with 260 MW (190 MW net) of projects in Latin America at the time of its sale in 2008.
MODERATOR
JOHN PAUL MOSCARELLA
PRESIDENT /// CLEANTECH ADVISORS & BOARD MEMBER /// LAC-CORE
13:00 - NETWORKING LUNCH
Session 7: Roundtable discussions and Networking
14:15 - Roundtable discussions
  • Roundtables in which specific topics are discussed in groups of 10-15 people
15:30 - NETWORKING COCKTAIL DRINKS
 
PROGRAM /// DAY 2
29 June 2018