List of speakers
Hans-Olof Nilsson
Hans-Olof Nilsson: Pioneer who made passion into business

In 2015 Hans-Olof Nilsson invested his own capital into developing his 500 m2 family home into a fully functional, state of the art off-grid home. Soon to be a highly sought after demo site hosting close to 4000 visiting individuals – so far. The house is powered by the sun and lacks no comfort. Solar energy is stored in batteries and hydrogen gas securing long term storage. By using fuel-cell technology to convert hydrogen gas to electricity and heat, the household is completely self-sufficient also when sunshine is scarce. Hans-Olof has since then founded the comanpy Nilsson Energy to be a one stop shop and provider of complete commercial off-grid energy solutions.

Anders Mannikoff
Anders Mannikoff: Solar power and owners of local power lines

Anders Mannikoff is the CEO of Herrljunga Elektriska AB. In addition to ditribution of electrical energy, the company also manages long-distance heating, city networks and production of renewable electricity. Anders has experience from managerial and engineer positions at Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and ABB, and he has worked in fields such as product safety, measuring and regulating systems and high voltage technology.

Jonas Carlehed: IKEA’s commitment to solar power

Jonas Carlehed is the manager of sustainable development at IKEA Sweden, and he is going to present IKEA’s efforts to make solar power more easily accesible to the general public in Sweden. During the fall of 2019, IKEA is partnering up with SVEA Solar and launching the home solar system SOLSTRÅLE. Their aim is to be market leading when it comes to quality, simplicity and warranties – at a selling price that makes solar power affordable to most.

Filip Elland, hållbarhetschef Castellum
Filip Elland: The largest solar cell programme for rooftops in the Nordic countries

Filip Elland is the manager of sustainable development at Castellum, one of the largest listed property companies in Sweden. His main areas of responsibility include the use of energy and other resources, environmental certification, social sustainability and green financing, to mention a few. Filip Elland has a Master of Science academic degree in Civil Engineering from Lund University.

Charlotta Winkler: The largest solar cell programme for rooftops in the Nordic countries

Charlotta Winkler is the manager of solar energy technology services development at WSP, a consultancy that develops sustainable engineering solutions for a future where society can thrive. She has been gaining professional experience in solar heat and power systems since 2003, for example in Austria. She is a board member of the trade association Svensk Solenergi (SSE) since 2010 and a Doctoral Student at Halmstad University since 2018.

Parallel conference programmes
Sandra Andersson: Solar radiation data – past, current and future (Room K1)

Sandra Andersson works in the department of statistics and information at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). Her areas of responsibility include climate communication as well as analysis and distribution of solar radiation data. As of 2015 Sandra is a Doctor of Technology in Aerosol Physics at Lund University. She is also involved in several research projects on solar radiation.

Thomas Carlund: Solar radiation data – past, current and future (Room K1)

Thomas Carlund works with measurements and analysis of solar radiation data. He has over 25 years of experience from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). In 2007 Thomas lead the modernisation of the network for solar radiation measurements at SMHI, and he recently spent two years at the Physicalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos/World Radiation Center (POD/WRC) in Switzerland. Thomas has studied meteorology at Uppsala University.

Tomas Landelius: Solar radiation data – past, current and future (Room K1)

Tomas Landelius works at the research department at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). His main area of responsibility is method and model developments with applications to renewable energy. In the late 1990s Tomas lead the development of STRÅNG at SMHI, a model for calculating solar radiation. He is a Doctor of Technology in Image Processing at Linköping university.

Joakim Widén: Solar radiation data – past, current and future (Room K1)

Joakim Widén is a Full Professor at the Department of Engineering Sciences at Uppsala University and Chair of the Division of Construction Engineering. His research is focused on city-scale modeling of energy resources and energy performance of the built environment. Joakim Widén is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, published by the American Institute of Physics.

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