Rob Shaw to explore how developers can transition to subsidy free projects at Solar Energy UK Conference
Rob leads the consultancy’s Solar and Futures teams and is helping renewable energy developers navigate the uncertainties facing the industry. In his session, Rob will stress that solar still offers great opportunities and will harness his experience to focus on two major challenges facing developers; namely public perception and acceptance of solar energy and its viability in the face of recent subsidy cuts.
The biggest challenge is to develop sustainable business models that enable the industry to operate without subsidies. The days of renewable projects generating power and selling cheaply to the grid are numbered: the cost of grid upgrades is too high and subsidies will not last.