Solar Power: A new growth curve?
Photovoltaics costs have decreased dramatically over the past decade, mostly driven by a sustained decline in module costs, which have fallen nearly 90% on average between 2010 and 2020. Going forward, the pace of solar technology innovation continues unabated despite continued declining PV system costs year over year. Further gains could come from a combination of incremental cost reduction to existing technological platforms but also through the emergence of new technologies. At the same time, the focus is shifting from reducing CAPEX to increasing the value over the lifetime of a project and reducing overall LCOE. How well positioned are the supply chain and downstream solar players to deliver on future cost reductions? How can past cost reductions be sustained in the future? What new technologies are on the horizon? How likely their success? Speakers Laura Beane, Chief Renewables Officer, ENGIE John Berger, Chief Executive Officer, Sunnova Solar Energy Corp. Pooja Goyal, Partner & Co-Head, Infrastructure Group; Co-Head of the Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund (CGI) and Head of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Fund, The Carlyle Group Chair Edurne Zoco, Executive Director, Clean Energy Technology, IHS Markit
In Power & Renewables
Play video Leadership Dialogue with Marco Alverà
Leadership Dialogue with Marco Alverà
(2021) Marco Alverà, of Snam, assesses current trends shaping global gas and predicts the future of fuels: natural gas in the energy transition; breakthrough technologies to scale hydrogen; and the new geopolitics of a global hydrogen industry.
Play video Financing America's Energy Infrastructure
Financing America's Energy Infrastructure
(2021) U.S. DOE’s Loan Programs Office manages $46 billion in financing to scale next-generation energy infrastructure. Director Jigar Shah discusses breakthrough technologies, clean energy ventures & LPO’s role in a just energy transition.
Play video Managing Natural Disasters & Building Energy Infrastructure Resilience
Managing Natural Disasters & Building Energy Infrastructure Resilience
(2021) Seasonal hurricanes, wildfires, and extreme weather are annual reminders of the vulnerability of manmade infrastructure. How is the power grid being hardened and energy infrastructure made more resilient to ensure reliability of supply?
Play video Leadership Dialogue with Musabbeh Al Kaabi
Leadership Dialogue with Musabbeh Al Kaabi
(2021) Marking the 50-year jubilee of the formation of the UAE, Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO, UAE Investments for Mubadala shares the UAE’s vision for the next half-century and the agenda for economic diversification & investments in disruptive industries.
Play video IEF: Leadership Dialogue with Bernard Looney
IEF: Leadership Dialogue with Bernard Looney
(2021) Between now and 2050 bp estimates that India alone could account for 90% of the total growth in global energy demand. What role is India playing in bp’s transition from an international oil company to a broader integrated energy company?
Play video Leadership Dialogue: American Infrastructure and the New Energy Economy
Leadership Dialogue: American Infrastructure and the New Energy Economy
(2021) The largest federal investment in infrastructure in a generation can reshape the American energy landscape and advance pathways to net zero. Leading voices on U.S. energy discuss the interplay between enhanced infrastructure & American energy.