ASIA CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 2017

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)
10:30 - 10:40
  • Keynote 1

    Overview of Global Clean Energy Trends 

10:40 - 11:30
  • 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.

11:30 - 11:40
  • Keynote 2

    Overview of Digitalisation and Industrial IoT Revolution in Energy

11:40 - 12:30
  • 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.

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.

24 October 2017 (Tuesday)
14:30 - 14:40
  • Opening Keynote

    Overview of Singapore’s Solar landscape and Industry Development Efforts

14:40 - 14:50
  • Keynote 3

14:50 - 15:50
  • Panel Discussion 3

    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
15:50 - 16:00
  •  Keynote 4

    Exploring Growth Markets in Asia

16:00 - 17:00
  • Panel Discussion 4

    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
17:00
  • Networking Drinks


Financial Summit

The Financial Summit will feature three 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?

    • What are the issues in RE project financing and what are the strategies in making projects more bankable?
    • Assessing energy yield: How to evaluate accurately given the annual variation in weather conditions and other environmental conditions
    • How do you calculate project risk and valuation? What are the key factors you look at in your assessment?
    • Tips for project developers and owners on how to minimize risks
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

    • What are the issues in RE project financing and what are the strategies in making projects more bankable?
    • Assessing energy yield: How to evaluate accurately given the annual variation in weather conditions and other environmental conditions
    • How do you calculate project risk and valuation? What are the key factors you look at in your assessment?
    • Tips for project developers and owners on how to minimize risks
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

    Innovative Project Financing: What Does The Future Hold for the Region?

    • What are the latest developments in financing trends in the region? What are the resulting opportunities for the industry?
    • Which innovative financing models, such as solar leasing, are gaining traction in Southeast Asia?
    • What is the outlook for YieldCos in Asia?
    • What is the potential for raising project financing from capital markets?
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

    • Roadmap for ESS and micro-grid development in Asia
    • Which markets will be the early adopters of ESS? How fast will the commercial and industrial storage market grow?
    • How is financing being arranged for RE + ESS projects and how can risks be overcome?
    • Attracting financing for micro-grid solutions
    • Successful international experiences with regulatory frameworks to promote energy storage and micro-grid business models
15:30 - 15:45
  • Keynote 5.1

    Digital Delivery of Electricity Services 

    • Digital Transformation of Energy Services - Mobile phone as a Central Piece of Life Style
    • Integration of electricity services through Mobile APP and Web Based applications – Be it retail supply, demand management, on-site solar and battery storage solutions
    • Paperless Cash Management – Secure Digital Payment gateways, Go Green Save Environment
    • Passive Rate Payer to an Active Consumer, Life Style and Behavioral Analysis of Energy Usage and Energy Consumption Optimization
    • End-to-End Digital Delivery Platform
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

    • What are prerequisites and success factors for the digital transformation to connected, interoperable systems?
    • What are the potential pitfalls as energy grids become more polycentric, decentralized and networked?
    • How can different stakeholders work together to create a stable, interoperable and secure grid?

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.

24 October 2017 (Tuesday)
14:00 - 15:40
  • Plenary Session

    Session Chair: Prof Armin ABERLE, SERIS, Singapore

14:00 – 14:20
  • Plenary Talk 1

    Global Trends in PV Technology and Markets

    • Prof Eicke R. Weber
      Prof Eicke R. Weber Director and CEO
      Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS)
14:20 – 14:40
  • Plenary Talk 2

    PERC Solar Cells Development and Manufacturing

    • Wang Qi
      Wang Qi Chief Scientist
      Jinkosolar
14:40 – 15:00
  • Plenary Talk 3

    Multifunctional Cation Incorporated and Nanostructured Perovskites for High-Performance Solar Cells

15:00 – 15:20
  • Plenary Talk 4

    100% Renewable Electricity for Australia and Singapore

15:20 – 15:40
15:40 – 16:00
  • Tea break

16:00 – 18:00
  • 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 – 16:30
  • Investigation on Light Soaking Enhanced Performance of AlOx Passivated Silicon Solar Cells

    • Xin Zheng
      Xin Zheng PhD Student
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
16:30 – 16:45
  • Quantifying Contact Resistance Using Localized-illumination

    • Amit Singh Rajput
      Amit Singh Rajput Research Assistant
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
16:45 – 17:00
  • Close to Zero Damage Contact Opening by Femtosecond Laser Ablation and Re-passivation for Stripe-contacted Hybrid Heterojunction Solar Cells

    • Dr Wang Puqun
      Dr Wang Puqun Research Fellow
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
17:00 – 17:15
  • Analysis of Light Induced Degradation in Quasi-monocrystalline Silicon Wafers

    • Sagnik Chakraborty
      Sagnik Chakraborty Graduate Student
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
17:15 – 17:30
  • Effect of Firing Temperature on LeTID of Multicrystalline Silicon Al-BSF Solar Cells

17:30 – 17:45
  • Impact of High Fluence Femtosecond Laser Ablation on the Performance of Screen Printed Al-LBSF Silicon Solar

17:45 – 18:00
  • Errors Associated with Spectral Response Measurement of Solar Cells with Poor Shunt Resistance

    • Dr Ho Jian Wei
      Dr Ho Jian Wei Research Fellow
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
18:00 onwards
  • SIEW Networking Reception

25 October 2017 (Wednesday)
09:00 - 10:30
  • Session 1.2

    Silicon Wafer Solar Cells and Modules

09:00 - 09:15
  • Invited Talk 1

    >23% Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells in Meyer Burger’s Demo Line: Results of Pilot Production on Mass Production Tools

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 - 09:45
  • Phase Change Materials for Thermal Management in PV Modules

09:45 - 10:00
  • Reduction of Light-induced Degradation in Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells by Optimizing the Metallisation Firing Profile and a Subsequent Dark Anneal

    • Romika Sharma
      Romika Sharma PhD Student
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
10:00 – 10:15
  • Low Injection Lifetime Measurement Using Modulated Photoluminescence

    • Choi Kwan Bum
      Choi Kwan Bum PhD Student
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
10:15 – 10:30
  • Repair of PV Modules with Defective Cells using Module Repair Technology

    • Srinath Nalluri
      Srinath Nalluri Research Assistant
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
10:30 – 11:00
  • Tea Break

11:00 - 13:00
  • Session 2

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

    Session Chair: Prof Armin ABERLE, SERIS, Singapore

11:00 – 11:15
  • Invited Talk 1

    Si Tandem Solar Cells and Their Potential of Automobile Application

11:15 – 11:30
  • Invited Talk 2

    CdTe Thin Film Solar Photovoltaics: The Journey Towards Successful Commercialization and Way Forward

11:30 – 11:45
  • Effects of Oxygen Content on the Material Properties of High-mobility Ti-doped In2O3 (Ti:InOx) for Solar Cell Applications

    • Dr Yan Xia
      Dr Yan Xia Research Fellow
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
11:45 – 12:00
  • What to Add into the Double-cation Mixed Halide Perovskite

12:00 – 12:15
  • Loss Analysis of Meso-structured Perovskite Solar Cells

    • Xue Hansong
      Xue Hansong Research Assistant
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
12:15 – 12:30
  • A Comparison of the Operation of Two Thin Film Cells: CIGS and Perovskite

    • Charu Dwivedi
      Charu Dwivedi Women Scientist
      Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
12:30 – 12:45
  • Omnidirectional Indoor Light Garvesting using Tapered Indium Phosphide Banopillar Arrays

    • Qi Jipeng
      Qi Jipeng Student
      University of California Berkeley
12:45 – 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 14:30
  • Poster Session & Poster viewing

14:30 - 17:30
  • Session 3

    PV Module Quality Assurance, PV Systems & Smart Grid Technologies

    • Wang Yan
      Wang Yan Senior Research Fellow
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
14:30 - 14:45
  • Invited Talk 1

    Title: DNV GL PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report 2017

14:45 - 15:00
  • Persistent and Adaptive Power System for Solar Powered Sensors of Internet

    Dr Nasim SAHRAEI, SMART, Singapore

15:00 - 15:15
  • Turning Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems into an Autonomous Microgrid

15:15 – 15:30
  • How can Photovoltaics Installations Support Electric Vehicle Charging?

15:30 – 16:00
  • Tea break

16:00 – 16:15
  • Utilising Data Assimilation to Improve Solar Irradiance Forecasting for Singapore Using the WRF Model (WRFDA)

    • Dr Robert Huva
      Dr Robert Huva Research Fellow
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
16:15 – 16:30
  • A Sky-imaging System for Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting

    Dr Remi CHAUVIN, SERIS, Singapore

16:30 – 16:45
  • Hybrid Solar + Wind + Storage Plants - Community Storage

16:45 – 17:00
  • Modelling Solar Potential on Realistic 3D Buildings

    • Dr Xu Le
      Dr Xu Le Research Fellow
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
17:00 – 17:15
  • An Effective Internet-based Active Power Curtailment for Voltage Enhancement at Feeding Node of Grid Integrated PV Energy System

    • Dr You Keping
      Dr You Keping Senior Research Fellow
      National University of Singapore
17:15 – 17:30
  • Field-Performance Comparison of PV Modules Worldwide

    Mr LIU Haohui, SERIS, Singapore

17:30 - 18:00
  • Closing Session

17:30 - 18:00
  • Closing and Poster Awards

18:00 onwards
  • SIEW Networking Reception


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.

Please click here to download the IFSS 2017 Flyer.


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. 

24 OCTOBER 2017 (TUESDAY)
08:00
  • 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)

25 OCTOBER 2017 (WEDNESDAY)
08:00
  • 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)

26 OCTOBER 2017 (THURSDAY)
08:00
  • 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