Photo: Bruce Douglas, COO at SolarPower Europe, with Board Members Alison Finch, Huawei Solar Europe, and Stephan Degener, First Solar.

SolarPower Europe shines at the Thought Leader Summit

By: Alyssa Pek, Communications Assistant


On 28 September at the prestigious Holmenkollen Park Hotel in Oslo, some of the most influential figures in the renewable energy industry gathered for RECHARGE Thought Leaders Summit. The list of high profile attendees included our very own COO Bruce Douglas and SolarPower Europe Board Members Alison Finch, CMO at Huawei Solar Europe and Stefan Degener, Managing Director at First Solar. This invitation-only summit tackled some of the biggest challenges and opportunities for the renewable energy industries in Europe.

In her presentation, Finch gave an innovative talk about how digitalisation is changing the solar industry as well as discussing the UK's first subsidy-free solar park.

Later on in the day, Degener spoke on how utility scale solar can provide valuable grid services and enhance grid stability.  

"It was an honor to join senior representatives of our member companies Huawei, First Solar, GE, ABB, DNV GL and MAKE at the 2017 RECHARGE Thought Leader Summit. The event included wide ranging discussions with some of the world's leading experts from multinational corporations, renewable energy finance, industry and technology on how to accelerate the energy transition." says Douglas on his attendance of the summit.