ASIA CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 2018

Conference and Exhibition
31 October - 2 November 2018
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands

Session Synopsis

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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.

31 OCTOBER 2018 (WEDNESDAY)
10:30 - 10:45
  • Keynote 1

10:45 - 11:00
  • Keynote 2 

    An Overview of Energy Transformation Towards A Low Carbon Economy

11:00 - 11:50
  • Panel Discussion 1

    As countries strive towards the United Nations sustainable development goal #7 to ensure access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all, there may be no one size fits all. A diversified energy portfolio with a focus on decarbonisation will be the way forward.

11:50 - 12:05
  • Keynote 3
    Energy Systems in Smart Cities

12:05 - 12:55
  • Panel Discussion 2

    Digital technologies play an important role in the energy sector with smart grids and smart metering systems, smart home appliances, smart charging solutions for electric vehicles and smart cities.


    The development of smart cities and the transformation occurring in the energy industry have much in common. Both developments are rooted in rapid technology innovation. There are also shared drivers related to the advancement of the clean energy agenda, the possibilities offered by distributed energy resources and the digitisation of energy products and services.

12:55
  • 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.

31 OCTOBER 2018 (WEDNESDAY)
14:00 - 14:30
  • Opening Address

    Overview of Singapore's Solar Landscape and Industry Development Efforts and Solar Projects in Singapore

14:30 - 14:45
  • Keynote 4

14:45 - 15:30
  • Panel Discussion 3

    Changing Landscape in 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. Singapore is on the path of 2 GW of solar by 2025 without subsidies. There is an established & mature ecosystem with research institutions, financial hub and innovative testbeds like floating solar. This makes Singapore an attractive market for both local and international solar companies and financial institutions.


    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.

15:30 - 16:00
  • Tea Break

16:00 - 16:15
  • Keynote 5

16:15 - 17:00
  • Panel Discussion 4

    Exploring Growth Markets in Asia

    The expected clean energy boom will not be without challenges and opportunities.This session will bring together clean energy experts, policy makers and companies from Singapore and Asia to explore strategic deployment opportunities in growth markets in the region like Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia & Malaysia.

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking


Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia & Financial Summit

The Unlocking Solar Capital - Asia & Financial Summit will be focused on, but not limited to, solar PV project financing, bankability, risk mitigation instruments, and innovation in Asia. Our speakers will expand on a variety of trending topics that are crucial to the success of off-grid and on-grid solar PV projects on a regional and country-specific basis.

1 NOVEMBER 2018 (THURSDAY)
09:00 - 09:15
  • Opening Address

09:15 - 09:30
  • Welcome Remarks

09:30 - 10:00
  • Keynote 1
    Asia from the Global Perspective

10:00 - 10:30
  • Keynote 1.1
    Regional Overview: What has Changed in Asia Since Last Year?

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45
  • Panel Discussion 1

    Transition Towards Market Parity
    Roadmap Towards Market Parity in Southeast Asia

11:45 - 12:30
  • Panel Discussion 2

    Structuring a Bankable PPA & Risk Mitigation For Solar PV
    Structuring a Bankable PPA

12:30 - 13:00
  • Keynote 2
    Risk Mitigation Instruments for Solar PV projects

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 14:45
  • Panel Discussion 3

    Innovative Project Financing
    Capital Sources for Project Financing in Asia

14:45 - 15:30
  • Panel Discussion 4
    Innovative Financing Solutions for Asia

15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45
  • Panel Discussion 5

    Innovation in Off-Grid Technology

16:45 - 17:00
  • Closing Remarks

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

2 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)
09:00 - 09:15
  • Opening Remarks

09:15 - 10:00
  • Keynote 3

    Solar + Storage Projects in Asia
    Financing Solar + Storage Applications in On-Grid and Off-Grid Segments

10:00 - 10:30
  • Keynote 4
    Rural Electrification Policy, How Fast Can We Move Forward?

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45
  • Panel Discussion 6

    Future of Renewable Energy in Asia
    Grid Readiness, Hybrid Models & Floating Solar

11:45 - 12:30
  • Panel Discussion 7

    Distribution and Financing Round Tables
    Country Round Tables - An In-Depth Look at the Hurdles and Opportunities for Each Country in Southeast Asia

12:30 - 13:00
  • Closing Remarks

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 17:00
  • Pre-Arranged 1-on-1 Meetings

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking


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. 

31 OCTOBER 2018 (WEDNESDAY)
14:00 - 14:10
  • Opening Address

14:10 - 14:25
  • Keynote 1

    Asia's Energy Transition
    Clean, Smart and Flexible: Imagining the Energy Grid of the Future

14:25 - 14:40
  • Keynote 1.2

    Decentralization of Energy Grids – Are Micro-grids the Future?

14:40 - 15:30
  • Panel Discussion 1

    Asia’s Energy Transition: Low Carbon Digital Innovations, New Customer-Focused Services

15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:15
  • Keynote 2.1

    Smart Grid Applications
    Energy Storage: New Applications for the Future Grid

16:15 - 16:30
  • Keynote 2.2

    How to Successfully Integrate E-Mobility with Renewable Energy Systems

16:30 - 16:45
  • Keynote 2.3

    Capitalizing on the Expanded Role of Blockchain in Decentralized and Networked Grids

16:45 - 17:35
  • Panel Discussion 2

    Protecting the Digital Grid from Cyber-security Attacks

17:35 - 17:45
  • Closing Remarks

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking


PV Asia Scientific Conference

The PV Asia Scientific Conference provides an excellent platform for the world's PV experts and scientists to showcase the latest developments in solar energy technologies. The conference programme encompasses a wide scope of PV technologies, ranging from PV cells, modules, systems, quality assurance and characterisation to smart grid technologies.

For enquiries on speaking opportunities, please send an email to Ms Mui-Koon TAN at sertanmk@nus.edu.sg

1 NOVEMBER 2018 (THURSDAY)
09:00 - 10:40
  • Plenary Session

09:00 - 09:20
  • Plenary Talk 1
    Speaker: Prof Armin ABERLE, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

09:20 - 09:40
  • Plenary Talk 2
    Perovskite Semiconductors: Challenging the Optoelectronic Limits
    Speaker: Prof Subodh MHAISALKAR, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

09:40 - 10:00
  • Plenary Talk 3
    Novel PV Concepts – The Promise and Present Status
    Speaker: Associate Prof Nicholas EKINS-DAUKES, University of New South Wales

10:00 - 10:20
  • Plenary Talk 4
    Speaker: Shankar SRIDHARA, REC Solar Pte Ltd

10:20 - 10:40
  • Plenary Talk 5

10:40 - 11:00
  • Tea Break

11:00 - 12:45
  • Session 1
    Silicon Wafer Solar Cells and Modules

11:00 - 11:15
  • Invited Talk 1
    Towards 24% MonoPolyTM Silicon Wafer Solar Cells with Screen-Printed & Fired Contacts
    Speaker: Dr Shubham DUTTAGUPTA, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

11:15 - 11:30
  • Invited Talk 2

    Current Losses in Thin Film Structures of a-Si:H/c-Si Heterojunction Solar Cells
    Speaker: Prof Hiroyuki FUJIWARA, Gifu University

11:30 - 11:45
  • Invited Talk 3

11:45 - 12:00
  • Invited Talk 4

    XSolar-Hetero
    Speaker: Dr Rolf STANGL, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

12:00 - 12:15
  • Invited Talk 5

    PV Module R&D at SERIS
    Speaker: Dr Yong-Sheng KHOO, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

12:15 - 12:30
  • Invited Talk 6

    Modelling of Bifacial Module Energy Gain
    Speaker: Tian Shen LIANG, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

12:30 - 12:45
  • Invited Talk 7

    PV Module Recycling
    Speaker: Dr Jai Prakash SINGH, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 15:30
  • Session 2

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

14:00 - 14:15
  • Invited Talk 8

    Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells for Thin Film on Silicon Tandem Devices
    Speaker: Dr Annalisa BRUNO, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

14:15 - 14:30
  • Invited Talk 9

    Thin-Film on Si Tandem Solar Cells
    Speaker: Dr Serena LIN Fen, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

14:30 - 14:45
  • Invited Talk 10

14:45 - 15:00
  • Invited Talk 11

15:00 - 15:15
  • Invited Talk 12

    Electro Catalytic Systems for the Production of Solar Fuels
    Speaker: Assistant Prof Jason YEO Boon Siang, National University of Singapore (NUS)

15:15 - 15:30
  • Invited Talk 13

15:30 - 17:30
  • Session 3

    PV Module Quality Assurance, PV Systems & Smart Grid Technologies

15:30 - 15:45
  • Invited Talk 14

15:45 - 16:00
  • Invited Talk 15

16:00 - 16:15
  • Invited Talk 16
    Speaker: Dr Mauro PRAVETTONI, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

16:15 - 16:30
  • Invited Talk 17

    Solar Energy Forecasting
    Speaker: Dr Wilfred WALSH, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

16:30 - 16:45
  • Invited Talk 18

    LCOE of PV Technologies in ASEAN
    Speaker: Ms Adilla Fatimah, ASEAN Centre for Energy

16:45 - 17:00
  • Invited Talk 19

    Urban Solar
    Speaker: Dr Stephen TAY, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

17:00 - 17:15
  • Invited Talk 20

    An Advanced Techno-Economic Assessment Tool for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in Tropics
    Speaker: Dr Veronika SHABUNKO, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

17:15 - 17:30
  • Closing Session

18:00 onwards
  • SIEW Networking Reception

2 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)
09:00 - 12:00
  • Complimentary SERIS Laboratory Tour Program 1 (SERIS @ NUS - PV Cells & Systems)

    (As seats are limited, registration confirmation will be on a first-come, first served basis)

    SERIS reserves the right to change or cancel the program


    Address: 
    Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore

    National University of Singapore (NUS)
    7 Engineering Drive 1, Block E3A, #06-01

    Singapore 117574

    Registered Delegates are to gather at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 1 at 9.00am.

    For enquiry about the guided tour program, please send an email to the coordinator Mui-Koon TAN @ sertanmk@nus.edu.sg

13:45 - 16:45
  • Complimentary SERIS Laboratory Tour Program 2 (SERIS @ Cleantech One - PV Modules Lab)

    (As seats are limited, registration confirmation will be on a first-come, first served basis)

    SERIS reserves the right to change or cancel the program


    Address:
    Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore
    No. 1 CleanTech Loop, CleanTech One #06-01
    Singapore 637141

    Registered Delegates are to gather at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 1 at 1.45pm.

    For enquiry about the guided tour program, please send an email to the coordinator Mui-Koon TAN @ sertanmk@nus.edu.sg


Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification

The third 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.

30 OCTOBER 2018 (TUESDAY)
09:00 - 13:00
  • Tutorial 1
    There is a fee of S$50 + GST per person to attend the Tutorial. The fee will include cost of materials for 2 tutorials, 1 lunch and 2 breaks.
    2–way transfer from Hotel Grand Pacific to NTU will be arranged.

    For more information on the tutorials, please click here.

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 18:00
  • Tutorial 2
    There is a fee of S$50 + GST per person to attend the Tutorial. The fee will include cost of materials for 2 tutorials, 1 lunch and 2 breaks.
    2–way transfer from Hotel Grand Pacific to NTU will be arranged.

     

    For more information on the tutorials, please click here.

31 OCTOBER 2018 (WEDNESDAY)
10:30 - 13:00
  • Plenary Session

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

13:00 - 14:00
  • Posters Session (Exhibition Hall)

14:00 - 16:00
  • Parallel Sessions 1 to 3

16:00 - 18:00
  • Parallel Sessions 4 to 6

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

1 NOVEMBER 2018 (THURSDAY)
09:00 - 10:30
  • Parallel Sessions 7 to 9

11:00 - 13:00
  • Parallel Sessions 10 to 12

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

13:00 - 14:00
  • Posters Session (Exhibition Hall)

14:00 - 16:00
  • Parallel Sessions 13 to 15

16:00 - 18:00
  • Parallel Sessions 15 to 17

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

2 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)
09:00 - 18:00
  • Technical Tour


International Floating Solar Symposium

Floating Solar is unlocking 400,000km- and thereby a new TW-scale opportunity for photovoltaics - on freshwater reservoirs alone. 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.

1 NOVEMBER 2018 (THURSDAY)
09:00 - 10:30
  • IFSS Opening & Keynote Session

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00
  • Session 1

    Novel Concepts for Floating PV Systems and Modules (On-shore, Off-shore)

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 15:30
  • Session 2

    BoS and Reliability for Floating PV System Components

15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:45
  • Session 3

    Operational, Environmental and Financial Aspects of Floating Solar

17:45 - 18:00
  • Summary of IFSS Thursday and Outlook to Friday

19:00 Onwards
  • IFSS “Making It Happen” Dinner Event
    This Event is Not Included in Conference Fee.

2 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)
08:45 - 09:00
  • Registration
    Gather at Level 4 Sands Expo & Convention Centre in front of the meeting rooms


09:00 - 09:30
  • Welcome Message - Safety Briefing and Brief Introduction to SERIS

09:30 - 12:30
  • IFSS Workshops, Lab Tours & Site Visits to Floating PV Testbed
    Venue: SERIS @ National University of Singapore (NUS)
    7 Engineering Drive 1, Block E3A #04-01 Singapore 117574

    Group 1
    09:30 - 11:00 Workshop: Technical Standards for Floating PV
    11:00 - 12:30 Knowledge Café
    Multiple parallel informal discussions on topics set on-demand on previous conference days or ad-hoc

    Group 2
    09:30 - 12:30 Site visit at Tengeh Floating PV Testbed
    (transport from and to SERIS provided by IFSS)

12:30 - 13:20
  • Joint Buffet Lunch
    (SERIS Level 4 - just outside the workshop rooms)

13:20 - 13:30
  • IFSS Group Photo

13:30 - 16:30
  • IFSS Workshops, Lab Tours & Site Visits to Floating PV Testbed
    Venue: SERIS @ National University of Singapore (NUS)
    7 Engineering Drive 1, Block E3A #04-01 Singapore 117574

    Group 2
    13:30 - 15:00 Workshop: Off-shore Floating PV: Challenges, Innovative Approaches, Multi-purpose Solutions
    15:00 - 16:30 Knowledge Café
    Multiple parallel informal discussions on topics set on-demand on previous conference days or ad-hoc

    Group 1
    13:30 - 16:30 Site visit at Tengeh Floating PV Testbed & SERIS PV Monitoring Lab Tour
    (transport from and to SERIS provided by IFSS)

16:30 - 17:00
  • IFSS 2018 Wrap up and Outlook to IFSS 2019

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking