Solar and Wind Power Programme

Online – WebEx

‘The coming of age of renewable energy

09:30Prof Tariq Muneer, Dr Stathis Tingas and Dr Viviani Onishi:  Welcome and Host  
09:35Michael Greenhalgh, Interim Dean of the School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE), Edinburgh Napier University, UK:  Welcome Address  
09:40Prof Koji Matsubara, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University, Japan:  ‘High-temperature solar thermal volumetric receiver and its application to solar fuel production using thermochemical carbon dioxide decomposition’  
10:10Dr Parimita Mohanty, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Asia Pacific Office:  ‘Renewable Energy for South East and South Asia – Potential and Opportunities’  
10:40Prof Matteo Chiesa, Khalifa University, UAE:  ‘From Black Gold to Light Gold:  What is going on with Middle Eastern solar prices and what does it mean for the rest of us?’  
11:10Comfort Break  
11:20Prof Tariq Muneer, Edinburgh Napier University, UK: ‘Napier’s Solar Energy research’  
11:50Prof Radwan Almasri, Qassim University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:  ‘Reality and challenges of solar energy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)’  
12:20Dr Johannes Schmidt, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria:  ‘Wind power expansion in Brazil: socio-environmental and economic implications’  
12:50Diletta Zeni, Wind Europe, Belgium:  ‘Markets & Regulation – Wind in the energy transition’  
13:20Nigel Holmes, Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), UK:  ‘Exporting Sun & Wind to UK and Europe’  
13:50Dr Stathis Tingas, Dr Viviani Onishi, Edinburgh Napier University:  Concluding remarks  
14:00Event closes