After seven successful editions, the Solar Forum, organised by the Spanish PV Industry Association (UNEF), has become the biggest and most comprehensive event on solar energy to take place on the Iberian Peninsula, bringing together over 800 people from more than 20 different countries.
This year will be even more important given that it will the first physical reunion in the sector. Two days of intensive networking with top level executives from pioneering companies, developers, manufacturers, distributors and even civil servants and decision-makers from Spain, the European Union and worldwide.
The VIII Solar Forum will take place on 19 and 20 October 2021, in a hybrid in-person and digital format, at the Auditorium of the Fundación Pablo VI. The event will focus on the potential of solar energy to reactivate the economy. Day two will analyse the outcome of the renewables auction in a special round table debate involved leading sector experts.
In addition to the contribution by the Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, prominent sector professionals will also be taking part to address the hottest topics, along with many other high-ranking officials who draft the energy policies that can positively impact the business.
As a new feature, for the first time this year, UNEF has organised the Solar Start-up Award, to recognise Spanish companies that are developing innovative solutions, services and products in the solar PV sector. Also, within the framework of the VIII Solar Forum, at the start of September, via its Twitter and Instagram accounts, UNEF launched the I PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION ‘PHOTOvoltaics. Solar energy integrated into the Environment,’ which sets out to disseminate good sustainability practices in the design and implementation of solar PV plants.
As in past editions, companies will have the opportunity to showcase their services and products in the ‘stands zone’, providing visitors and attendees with first-hand information, with networking tables to enable new agreements, while the coffee breaks, lunches and dinners become the ideal settings for more relaxed discussion.