Solar Energy Conference coming to Central America

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    More than 150 senior executives from 19 countries will convene this November to discuss the future solar energy in Central America and Colombia.

    The conference, intended for anyone working in the photovoltaic market, will take place on November 19th and 20th at the Hilton Panama in Panama City.

    “Inspire, Connect, Activate”

    That’s motto over at Solarplaza, the host organization for this event. In just 11 short years, the Dutch company has organized over 60 events in 22 countries and 5 continents. Moreover, their website and daily newsletter serve as platforms for international solar news.

    Following the success of last years conference — which covered the areas of project development, financing and investment, consulting and manufacturing — the 2015 event will place a greater focus this year on issues such as the fluctuating oil prices, energy storage, grid parity and import complications. Furthermore attendants will have the opportunity to choose between two parallel session tracks: Distributed Generation and Utility Scale.

    For a full schedule, click here.

    While the bilingual sessions will offer important details about the status of solar technology in the region, the FIVE networking breaks are perhaps the most exciting element offered by this conference. One-on-one conversations are part of what makes The Future of Solar Energy “a unique opportunity.”

    Solar Energy in Costa Rica

    Recently, SolarPlaza published their 2015 Facts & Figures Report for the Central American region claiming Costa Rica as “the greenest country in the world.” That said, the report continued, in order to reach the nation’s goal for carbon neutrality by 2012, Costa Rica will have to diversify its alternative energy sources — namely, by adding more solar energy.

    [quote_center]Costa Rica offers all market conditions to make solar photovoltaics a success due to its high solar irradiance and the right business environment with low political risks and a well-functioning electricity grid. Costa Rica’s high electricity prices give high potential to distributed generation, which the government is now stimulating by making net-metering possible with less regulation for smaller installations.[/quote_center]

    Thus, now that most engineers and conservationists seem to agree that solar power is needed for Costa Rica’s future, the question now becomes: how do we make it financially possible and put the technology to action?

    Register before October 18th for Early Bird pricing.

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