Challenges within Solar PV O&M and Impact on Smaller Installers / Service Providers

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Conference: SOLAR & STORAGE LIVE 2019 | 18 December 2019 | NEC Birmingham Organisers: Terrapinn – http://www.terrapinn.com

Presenter: Ypatios Moysiadis – Greensolver Business Development Director

During the Solar & Storage Live 2019 Exhibition, Ypatios gave a presentation on the Challenges within Solar PV O&M and the Impact / Opportunities for small Installers / Service providers.

Five key point on how Solar PV O&M is evolving:

1) Price pressure leads to new business models

2) Data driven decision making becomes a focal point

3) Safety and Compliance become more important

4) Un-subsidised Solar projects will result in new types of stricter service contracts

5) Consolidation on higher levels will have a knock on effect in the service industry.


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Inside Cleantech – S1:E5 – Future of Solar in the UK – Interview with A. Klassen & N. Gall

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At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers from the Cleantech and Renewable Energy Industry. Find out about their opinions on the future of the industry, get their insights on opportunities, learn from their successes and failures. On this interview, I am discussing with two Solar Trade Association experts on the front line of the solar Industry representation, Mrs Aleksandra Klassen Business Development Manager and Mr Nicholas Gall, Senior Policy Analyst of the STA. Learn their views and the views of STA on what the next day holds for the solar sector in the UK as well as the important regulatory changes that will effect existing and new solar assets. Interview was taken in the Solar & Storage Live 2019 exhibition, successfully organised by Terrapin.

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How the de-carbonisation agenda and the reduction of CAPEX drives forward deployment of RE in Europe

by Ypatios Moysiadis

Regardless whether you believe in the future of renewable energy, it is an undeniable fact that solar and wind have established themselves as mainstream generating technologies across the globe.

More and more often we see records being broken and whole countries running for consecutive weeks on green energy alone. The UK, for example, ran for a fortnight without burning any coal for electricity breaking a national record earlier this year.

China is the steam engine in this global transformation with Europe, US and India following behind.

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Interview to Museum of Entrepreneurship – Sharing my views on Entrepreneurship and call to action on Climate Change

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A huge thank you to Dr Stefania Zerbinati and her team for this rather personal interview. I am communicating my views on entrepreneurship, I am giving a glimpse on my personal story and I share my entrepreneurial intersection. I close the interview with a message and a call to action on fighting climate change, a purpose which I have dedicated my life and my work – “The technology to change the planet is here”

Check out the website of the museum at www.museumofentrepreneurship.com for more insightful videos from like-minded entrepreneurs.

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Thoughts on the move – Monaco – S1:E2 – Develop Sales Processes & Sell on Value

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Cleantech Geek Thoughts on the Move Series – At this series I will be producing short videos on the move from various locations. On this series I will be giving you my thoughts on issues that startups and companies face. From sales, marketing and leadership to sustainability and carbon footprint reduction. I will be sharing with you my point of view, my experiences, insights and personal leanings.

At this video I am discussing about the necessity of developing sales processes that you and your team can follow and the importance of selling on value and not on price or time. You do that, by demonstrating that you clearly understand the problems of your clients and by providing them with a methodology and a road-map of how you will solve their problems with your products or services. So my advice, create sales processes that you and your team can follow, understand the problem you are solving and provide a clear pathway of how you will do that! Sell on value not on price? Please watch the video and leave your comments below!

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Thoughts on the move – Monaco – S1:E1 – Startups: Valuation, Pitching & Refocusing on Sales

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Cleantech Geek Thoughts on the Move Series – At this series I will be producing short videos on the move from various locations. On this series I will be giving you my thoughts on issues that startups and companies face. From sales, marketing and leadership to sustainability and carbon footprint reduction. I will be sharing with you my point of view, my experiences, insights and personal leanings.

At this video I am discussing about a common mistake that many early stage startups do. We see more early stage startups concentrating on pitching for investment, running from pitching event to pitching event and completely neglecting sales which is the only thing that will sustain them and allow them to grow. Furthermore market validation through sales is guaranteed to bring in investors. So my advice, stop pitching for investment and start selling! Please watch the video and leave your comments below!

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Inside Cleantech (Ep4) – Asset Management: Best Practises & Digital Tools – Discussion with Edmee Kelsey

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Cleantech Geek Inside Cleantech Series – At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers with the Clenatech and Renewable Energy Industry. Find out about their opinions on the future of the industry, get their insights on opportunities, learn from their failures.

On this interview, I am discussing with Mrs Edmee Kelsey, Founder & CEO of 3Megawatt. An insightful interview on entrepreneurship, the role of women in a male dominating industry, best practises and digital tools for Asset Management, the current trends in the market, the required standardisation on the renewable energy services sector and how we should evolve as an industry through digitalisation.

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Solar Asset Management: Why it needs to evolve …

by Ypatios Moysiadis

The solar industry has entered a new age of maturity. New opportunities and challenges are knocking on our door.  Conventional oil companies are racing to become the world’s biggest power firms. All the while utilities are looking to diversify their assets away from fossil fuels to cleaner and easily deployed renewable energy assets. Infrastructure funds are investing in solar and larger institutional investors want a slice of the market as it offers a predictable income for the long-term future.

With the massive reduction in solar project expenditure, we see new countries investing in solar and  “old markets” remerging in Europe, such as Spain, Italy and France. Asset owners are now faced with the new challenge of managing assets across different geographies, with different regulatory and environmental challenges, not to mention different business models (subsidised, power purchase agreements (PPAs), pure merchant, etc.).

This creates a perplexing scenario for service companies and, in particular, solar asset managers.

In order to assist service companies and asset managers’ transition to this new solar reality, asset management needs to evolve.

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Inside Cleantech (Ep3) – Challenges of Asset Management – Discussion with Adele Ara – Part 2

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Cleantech Geek Inside Cleantech Series – At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers with the Clenatech and Renewable Energy Industry. Find out about their opinions on the future of the industry, get their insights on opportunities, learn from their failures.

This second part of the interview, provides further insights on asset management and the challenges we face as an industry. Mrs Adele Ara, Director of Asset Management for Lightsource BP, offers freely many “gold nuggets” from her experience and remarkable career.

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Inside Cleantech (Ep3) – Challenges of Asset Management – Discussion with Adele Ara – Part 1

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Cleantech Geek Inside Cleantech Series – At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers with the Clenatech and Renewable Energy Industry. Find out about their opinions on the future of the industry, get their insights on opportunities, learn from their failures.

On this first part of the interview, I am discussing with Mrs Adele Ara, Director of Asset Management for Lightsource BP. A very interesting interview on the challenges of Asset Management, the current trends in the market, the need for standardisation and how the service provides must evolve to facilitate a new level of complexity on an ever maturing market environment.

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