Exhibition 24 - 25 October
Conference 24 - 26 October
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands

Session Synopsis 2017

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Clean Energy Leaders’ Dialogue

The Clean Energy Leaders Dialogue is a high-level forum bringing together leaders in the regional solar and renewables space. The Dialogue witnesses top utility leaders, PV manufacturers, developers and policy professionals exchanging best practices, while debating trends and solutions in the clean energy industry.

24 October 2017 (Tuesday)
Keynote 1
  • Overview of Global Clean Energy Trends 

Panel Discussion 1
  • Global Trends in Clean Energy

    The levelized cost of electricity, or LCOE, – clearly achieved the long-awaited goal of grid competitiveness in many countries and even undercut the traditional sources of electricity from coal or gas in some. This low cost of renewable power along with drop in storage prices has made it a viable option attracting investments to the tune of $287.5 billion in 2016. In addition to that growing demand from corporates to go 100% renewable, push from developing economies like India and China, climate goals and more will see a rapid transition of the global energy mix. Our esteemed panelists led by BNEF will debate on all these issues and do some crystal gazing into what will shape the clean energy landscape in 2017.

Keynote 2
  • Overview of Digitalisation and Industrial IoT Revolution in Energy

Panel Discussion 2
  • Digitalisation and Industrial IoT Revolution in Energy


    Last decade has seen national ambition to build smart cities, buildings & industries. In the energy space, the advancement and availability of technologies related to renewable energy, Hybrid AC/DC Micro Grid, building management systems, energy storage, sensors and communications networks as well as data analytics provides the opportunity to integrate disparate systems onto a systems-on-systems optimizing platform. Such a smart multi energy system is a spring board to transform big data using intelligent algorithms into smart data that will enable complex systems to achieve optimal energy balance with minimal wastage.

    The interoperability and compatibility with legacy systems is mandatory to fully realize the benefits of system-on-system control platforms. This session aims to explore the complexities and benefits of “smart” system-of-system level solutions for the energy sector.

    • Ditlev Engel
      Ditlev Engel CEO
      DNV GL – Energy
    • Goh Swee Chen
      Goh Swee Chen Chairman
      Shell Companies in Singapore
    • Bernard Salha
      Bernard Salha Senior Executive Vice President of EDF Group
      President of EDF Research and Development (EDF R&D)
  • Lunch 

Solarising Singapore and Asia

Given Singapore’s strategic location in the Asian Sunbelt and the high cost of electricity, there has been a growing interest in solar PV over the years. The announcement of the SolarNova programme by the government, with a proposed 350 MW installed on government buildings by 2020, has made Singapore an attractive market for both local and international solar companies and financial institutions.

24 October 2017 (Tuesday)
Opening Keynote
  • Overview of Singapore’s Solar landscape and Industry Development Efforts

Keynote 3
  • Floating PV:  An Innovative Approach to Growing PV Solar Sector

Solarising Singapore
  • Solarising Singapore


    Given Singapore's strategic location in the Asian Sunbelt and the high cost of electricity, there has been a growing interest in solar PV over the years. The announcement of the Solar Nova programme by the government, with a proposed 350 MW installed on government buildings by 2020, has made Singapore an attractive market for both local and international solar companies and financial institutions.
    As part of the RE 100 initiative many of the world’s most influential companies have also committed to 100% renewable energy. Companies joining RE100 are encouraged to set a public goal to procure 100% of their electricity from renewable sources of energy by a specified year.

    This session brings the adopters of solar technology together with companies providing technologies and solutions as well case studies of successful implementation and latest innovations in this space.

    • Policies and regulatory environment in Singapore
    • Floating PV as an innovative new TW scale opportunity
    • Singapore experience in deploying floating PV
    • Success story of a leading RE100 company adopting renewable energy
    • Goh Chee Kiong
      Goh Chee Kiong Executive Director
      Economic Development Board
    • Thomas Reindl
      Thomas Reindl Deputy CEO
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
Keynote 4

Solarising Asia
  • Exploring Growth Markets in Asia


    Carbon emissions are impacting not just the climate but also health of the population in the growing metropolitan cities in Asia. This session will bring together key stakeholders from Singapore and Asia to talk about exploring strategic solar deployment opportunities in growth markets in the region like Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, China & India.


    The session will:

    • Provide a regulatory overview of the most up-to-date policies and government support for the solar industry in these countries
    • Throw light on practical issues like grid access and land leasing
    • Highlight the role of off-grid rural electrification and potential opportunities for microgrids
    • Explore the rooftop boom in ASEAN
    • Identify areas of risk and steps for mitigation for solar development projects in ASEAN
  • Networking Drinks

Financial Summit

The Financial Summit will feature two new and exciting tracks that focus on the perspectives of PV project development and system ownership, as well as solar investment and financing. Expect to see a diverse mix of movers and shakers from the solar industry, as well as the finance and insurance sectors.

25 October 2017 (Wednesday)
09:00 - 09:10
  • Opening Keynote

09:10 - 09:25
  • Keynote 1.1
    Sustainably Financing Models for Renewable Energy Projects

    • What are the current financing channels available for renewables? Are they sustainable and sufficiently meeting the market demand?
    • What are the new financing options coming up in the market?
    • Creating a financing solution that fits with RE business and revenue models
09:25 - 09:40
  • Keynote 1.2

    Energy and Financing Outlook: Solar and Wind Markets in Southeast Asia

    • Current and planned energy mix
    • Promising markets and segments for growth for solar and wind
    • Status of regulations and incentives
    • Investment interest and PPA potential
09:40 - 10:30
  • Panel Discussion 1

    Energy Roadmap in Asia: What Will Be The Impact of Clean Energy on the Region’s Energy Market?

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:15
  • Keynote 2.1

    Lessons Learned: Financing Solar Projects in Asia

    • Structuring projects to maximize performance and yield
    • What are the current and emerging risks in the various stages of project development and operations? How do you mitigate them?
    • What are your preferred financial instruments and channels? How do you work with investors to ensure a sustainable financing model for your project?
11:15 - 11:45
  • Panel Discussion 2

    The Investor Perspective: Bankability Challenges for Solar Energy in Asia 

11:45 - 12:00
  • Keynote 3.1

    Minimizing Risk and Driving Sustainability for Wind Projects

    • Minimizing risk in financial modelling: Availability and volatility of wind, optimizing turbine layout and planning based on comprehensive energy yield studies
    • Working with system integrators to minimize project delays and costs
    • As turbine prices decrease, and as the wind energy market changes from FIT to tender markets, where can the margins be found?
12:00 - 12:30
  • Panel Discussion 3
    Opportunities and Challenges in Doing Business in Asia’s Renewable Energy Sector

12:30 - 14:00
  • Lunch

Digital Transformation of Energy

Internet of Things (IoT) is the next generation of the internet. It is a global system of IP-connected computer networks, sensors, actuators, machines, and devices. Merging the physical world with the virtual world of the internet and with software enables companies and consumers to create new services that are founded on web-based business models. The energy world of today is moving towards decentralization and digitalization. Power generation from huge numbers of renewable energy systems and virtual power plants needs to be fed into distribution networks. This session looks into how to optimise and benefit from an instrumented, interconnected and intelligent energy system.

25 October 2017 (Wednesday)
14:00 - 14:15
  • Opening Keynote

    From Grid to Bit: Key Factors for Enabling The Sustainable Growth of the Smart Grid

    • What are the macro trends driving the push towards digitalization and decentralization?
    • Key success factors for the transformation of the grid
14:15 - 14:30
  • Keynote 4.1
    Utilizing Energy Storage to Unlock Further Business Cases for Renewable Energy

    • What is the potential of the energy storage market in Asia?
    • What are the multiple income streams and business cases for storage applications?
    • What does the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for RE + ESS look like in the region today?
    • At what LCOE does ESS become financially viable?
14:30 - 14:45
  • Keynote 4.2

    Quality Assurance to Support The Bankability of Renewable Energy + Storage Applications

    • Overview of global ESS trends
    • Technological factors affecting bankability of RE + ESS
    • Experiences with RE + ESS systems deployed in mini-grid applications
14:45 - 15:30
  • Panel Discussion 4

    Energy Storage and Decentralisation: Market Potential and Business Models in Asia

15:30 - 15:45
  • Keynote 5.1

15:45 - 16:00
  • Keynote 5.2

    Transforming into A Digital Utility

    • Changing consumer trends and expectations
    • Innovations transforming the traditional electric grid
    • Integrating cutting-edge IT technologies
16:00 - 16:15
  • Keynote 5.3

    Enabling Flexible Energy Trading Through Blockchain Technology

    • What strategies are utilities adopting in the face of increasingly decentralized energy generation?
    • What is blockchain technology? What are its benefits and disadvantages?
    • How does blockchain technology solve the challenges of the electricity grid of the future?
16:15 - 17:00
  • Panel Discussion 5

    The Vital Role of Digital in Our Future Energy Supply

PV Asia Scientific Conference

The PV Asia Scientific Conference provides an excellent platform for scientists and engineers to showcase their latest developments in solar PV technologies. The conference programme encompasses topics ranging from novel PV concepts to smart grids, and PV characterisation methods.

23 October 2017 (Monday)
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24 October 2017 (Tuesday)
09:00 - 12:55
  • Opening Ceremony

12:55 - 14:00
  • Lunch

Plenary Session
  • Joint session of PV Asia Scientific Conference & International Floating Solar Symposium

14:00 - 14:20
  • Plenary Talk 1: Global Trends in PV Technology and Markets

    • Eicke R. Weber
      Eicke R. Weber Director and CEO
      Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS)
14:20 - 14:40
  • Plenary Talk 2: Topic: Silicon Solar Cells

    Dr Wang Qi, Jinko Solar, China

14:40 - 15:00
  • Plenary Talk 3: Multifunctional Cation Incorporated and Nanostructured Perovskites for High-Performance Solar Cells

    • Subodh Mhaisalkar
      Subodh Mhaisalkar Professor
      Executive Director
      Energy Research Institute @ NTU (NTU - ERI@N)
15:00 - 15:20
  • Plenary Talk 4: 100% Renewable Electricity for Australia and Singapore

15:20 - 15:40
  • Plenary Talk 5

15:40 - 16:00
  • Tea Break

Session 1.1
  • Silicon Wafer Solar Cells and Modules

16:00 - 16:15
  • Invited Talk 1: Progress with Bifacial c-Si Modules

    • Wang Yan
      Wang Yan Senior Research Fellow
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
16:15 - 18:00
  • Regular Oral Sessions

18:00 Onwards
  • Networking Drinks

25 October 2017 (Wednesday)
Session 1.2
  • Silicon Wafer Solar Cells and Modules

09:00 - 09:15
  • Invited Talk 1: Heterojunction c-Si Solar Cells (& Modules)

09:15 - 09:30
  • Invited Talk 2: Low Cost and Effective Texturing Technique for Diamond Wire Sawn (DWS) Multicrystalline Silicon Wafers

    • Joel Li
      Joel Li Head of Multicrystalline Silicon Wafer Solar Cell group
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
09:30 - 10:30
  • Regular Oral Sessions

10:30 - 11:00
  • Tea Break

Session 2
  • Thin Films (Materials, Cells, Modules) and Novel PV Concepts

11:00 - 11:15
  • Invited Talk 1: Silicon Tandem Solar Cells and Their Potential for Automobile Applications

11:15 - 11:30
  • Invited Talk 2

11:30 - 13:00
  • Regular Oral Sessions

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 14:30
  • Poster Session

Session 3
  • PV Module Quality Assurance, PV Systems & Smart Grid Technologies

14:30 - 14:45
  • Invited Talk 1: DNV GL PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report 2017

14:45 - 15:00
  • Invited Talk 2: PV Systems

15:00 - 15:30
  • Regular Oral Sessions

15:30 - 16:00
  • Tea Break

16:00 - 17:30
  • Regular Oral Sessions

17:30 - 18:00
  • Closing Session and Poster Awards by Conference Chairman

18:00 - 21:00
  • Networking Drinks

International Floating Solar Symposium (IFSS)

Floating Solar is unlocking 400,000 km2 − and thereby a new TW-scale opportunity for photovoltaics− on freshwater reservoirs alone [1]. It addresses the water-energy-nexus with evaporation savings and complementary hydropower, and offers paths to ultra-low balance of systems (BOS) cost. Thus it is seen, respectively, as a critical piece for continuing the exponential growth of solar, reaching high renewable penetration, and extending the cost learning curve of PV as a whole.

With Floating Solar now getting ready to become a major sector of the global PV industry, technology experts and business leaders of this young field will converge in Singapore to attend the inaugural International Floating Solar Symposium (IFSS) organised by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). IFSS will be co-located and co-badged with the Singapore International EnergyWeek (SIEW), the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES), the PV Asia Conference and Renewable Energy Asia Conference at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore.

The event offers delegates from around the globe 3 days packed with presentations, workshops, networking opportunities and visit to the World’s largest Floating PV testbed to illuminate every angle of this nascent and highly interdisciplinary field.

Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT 2017)

The second Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT) will collaborate with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to bring together world leading experts who will discuss emerging topics on energy, power, and transportation electrification. 

  • Registration

09:00 - 10:30
  • Opening Ceremony and Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:45
  • Tutorial

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 15:30
  • Technical Presentations (Parallel Sessions)

15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30
  • Technical Presentations (Parallel Sessions)

  • Registration

09:00 - 10:30
  • Plenary Session 1

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:45
  • Special Session 1 - Hybrid and Electric Aircraft Technologies

    Technical Presentations (Parallel Sessions)

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 15:30
  • Technical Presentations (Parallel Sessions)

15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30
  • Technical Presentations (Parallel Sessions)

  • Registration

09:00 - 10:30
  • Plenary Session 2

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:45
  • Technical Presentations (Parallel Sessions)

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 15:30
  • Technical Presentations (Parallel Sessions)

15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30
  • Technical Presentations (Parallel Sessions)


    Special Session 2 - Solid State Transformers


    Presentation of Best Papers and Closing