Distributed Solar Power: Controlling Energy Bills in Residential and C&I Buildings

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

11:30 am - 01:00 pm
ICM München
Room 14 B

More than two-thirds of all new solar capacity added in the EU in 2023 was distributed. The EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), which requires the installation of solar panels on buildings, will drive demand in the medium term. But what could speed up the deployment of rooftop solar installations on residential and commercial buildings in the short term? And how is the industry addressing the needs of these building types?This session will discuss:

  • Drivers & challenges for distributed solar PV in Europe
  • Technical solutions for high levels of solar self-consumption
  • Business models for prosumers and offers from utilities

11:30 am - 11:45 amSoft Landing or Boom Decade? Key Distributed PV Market Dynamics in Europe

Juan Monge

Principal Analyst, Distributed Solar, Europe

Wood Mackenzie

11:45 am - 12:00 pmA New Look at Energy Independence and How to Get There

Gadi Hirsch

Lead Analyst, Strategy Group

SolarEdge Technologies

12:00 pm - 12:15 pmEnabling Solar & Storage Households to Participate in the Energy Market

Speaker to be announced

12:15 pm - 12:30 pmMind the Upcoming Mandatory EU Solar Rooftop Regulations. Learnings From a Belgian Precursor

Jan Osenberg

Senior Policy Advisor

SolarPower Europe

Wannes Demarcke

Policy Expert Solar

ODE Vlaanderen

12:30 pm - 12:45 pmSolar Energy Sharing Experiences Across Europe

José Queirós de Almeida


Greenvolt Communities

12:45 pm - 01:00 pmFireside Chat: What's Needed to Tap Europe's Solar Rooftop Potential

Dr. Stefanie Groll

Head of EU Affairs

Enpal B.V.

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Wannes Demarcke, ODE Vlaanderen

Policy Expert Solar


Wannes Demarcke is Policy Expert Solar of ODE Vlaanderen, the sector federation for renewable energy in Flanders (Belgium). He is responsible for the advocacy for the solar and storage industry and follows up market evolutions. As such, he is in regular contact with members, press, policy makers and stakeholders to inform and advise them.

Jan Osenberg, SolarPower Europe

Senior Policy Advisor


Jan is Sr Policy Advisor at SolarPower Europe. He's responsible for rooftop solar, prosumers, and digitalisation in the EU's solar PV trade body. He leads the advocacy based on product and market trends in EU countries and legislation. He also consults members on regulatory developments. In the past, he has worked as a product and project manager for Pulse of Europe.

Dr. Stefanie Groll, Enpal B.V.

Head of EU Affairs


Dr. Stefanie Groll drives forward Enpal´s energy community vision and mission on European level. She represents Enpal in Brussels and with European stakeholders. Enpal was founded in 2017 as a solar start-up and is now one the fastest growing, tech and finance driven renewable energy companies in Europe. Stefanie has over ten years professional experience in the energy and sustainability politics. Before she joined Enpal, she had worked in the German Parliament (Bundestag) and lead the department for energy and sustainability politics of Heinrich Boell Foundation, a green think tank in Berlin.

José Queirós de Almeida, Greenvolt Communities


José Queirós de Almeida - CEO Greenvolt Communities. Founder and CEO of Greenvolt Comunidades (Greenvolt Group), national and international leader in solutions for Energy Communities and Collective Self-Consumption of Energy. More than 20 years of international experience in renewable energy (Greenvolt Comunidades, Ideatest, Eesti Energia, EDP Energias de Portugal, OMIP/MIBEL), in different markets (Portugal, Spain, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania), including Distributed Solar, Electric Mobility, Energy Efficiency, IoT Platforms, etc.. Degree and postgraduate degree in Business Law (Coimbra University). MBA from LisboaMBA/UCLA Anderson Management School. DBA (PhD) from Nottingham Trent University in Management.

Juan Monge, Wood Mackenzie

Principal Analyst, Distributed Solar, Europe

United Kingdom

Juan is a principal analyst on Wood Mackenzie's Power and Renewables team covering distributed solar market developments across Europe. He also coordinates Wood Mackenzie's global solar market outlook update report every quarter. Prior to his current role, Juan was a senior conference content manager, leading content development for Wood Mackenzie/Greentech Media's energy transition conference portfolio in collaboration with our global research practice heads. He has also published research on renewables and green hydrogen development in the Middle East and Africa. Juan holds a master's in media and communications from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Gadi Hirsch, SolarEdge Technologies

Lead Analyst, Strategy Group


o Gadi Hirsch is the lead market and policy analyst at SolarEdge Technologies. A part of the strategy group, Gadi is leading the coverage of key market segments, technological trends and policies. He particularly focuses on European distributed energy systems markets - aimed at deriving key insights for business strategy formulation. He holds a BA in economics and has previously led economic analysis and management consulting teams.

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