Solar Power Opportunity-Round Table

30 June 2022

11.00 – 13.00 Thursday 30 June 2022

The first half will feature The Solar Mapping project report from Tyseley Environmental Enterprise District as well as Coventry City together with a range of 5-minute presentations. A second half will focus on the potential for establishing a West Midlands 10-year Procurement Partnership.

The Prime Minister has set the aim of increasing solar power generation by 500% over the next decade on what has been archived over the past 20 years, producing 70 gigawatt clean green power (1 gigawatt can supply 750,000 homes).This would make a giant contribute to West Midlands 2030 Climate Emergency objective as well as generating locally green energy and jobs, much cheaper against the steep price hike for grid energy estimate to push 40% into fuel poverty by the end of the year.

A second part will be to consider the potential of a West Midlands Solar Procurement Partnership which could help accelerate the delivery of this scale.

Chair; Tony McNally Managing Director Climate Change Solutions Ltd

Prof. Martin Freer Director Birmingham Innovation Centre Tyseley Energy Park

Beate Pesina Solar Scope Tyseley Climate Change Solutions Project Assistant

Rex Chiu Making Coventry’s Solar Future- (Warwick University student)

Noel Lambert Big Solar Coop National Coordinator

David Passingham Director Heart of England Community Energy (55,000 solar panels)

Dr Sophie Archer Permitting Consultant National Union of Farmers- Energy

Dr Angelines Donastorg Sosa Coventry University (innovative solar mapping tool /app).

12.00 -13.00 Potential West Midlands Solar Procurement Partnership

  • James Frobisher Associate Director KPMG Infrastructure Advisory Group
  • Serena Bacuzzi Regional Senior Energy Project Officer Midlands Net Zero Hub