List of speakers
Bernhard Weilharder: Sonnenstromfabrik and low carbon solar panels

Bernhard Weilharder is the CEO of Sonnenstromfabrik, a German company specialized in cutting edge solar technologies, producing solar panels with minimum CO2 emissions. Products of the ”Low Carbon” series save up to 200 % CO2 in production compared to market standard.
The presentation will be held in english. 

Johanna Lakso: How will future electric systems handle large amounts of renewable energy?

Johanna Lakso is the CEO of Power Circle, an electric power industry interest group that researches new technology and future electric systems. Batteries, electric cars and solar panels create new possibilities for electric systems. Johanna has previous experience from positions at Svenska Kraftnät and the Swedish Energy Agency. She has a Master of Science in Engineering Physics. Photo: Jakob Svärd

Lennart Söder: Germany and the challenges large amounts of solar energy pose for power lines

Lennart Söder is a Professor in power systems at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He researches and teaches power systems, including smart power lines, the effect of wind and solar energy, studies of electric vehicles, and so on. Lennart is an active participant in a number of collaborative projects within Sweden, Scandinavia, the European Union and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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 company Nilsson Energy to be a one stop shop and provider of complete commercial off-grid energy solutions.

Susanné Wallner: Sustainable change in Mariestad

Susanné Wallner Development strategist in Mariestad municipality. Susanné works with Mariestad’s efforts towards sustainable change within the ElectriVillage concept. ElectriVillage is the municipality’s overall initiative for an industrial renewal and through being a test and demonstration site, new sustainable solutions are being tried. Susanné has previously been an entrepreneur and regional council with questions mainly in regional development.

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.

Conference hall C
Anna Mård: Integrated solar panels for cabins, camping places and hotels

Anna Mård is manager of innovation at Piteå Science Park. She has several years of experience in the green teach and solar energy industries. Anna is going to present solar panel concepts for cabins, camping places and hotels that have been developed in the Arctic Solar project, a collaboration between Svensk camping and the architectural firm Warm in the Winter.

Hillevi Olsson: Integrated solar panels for cabins, camping places and hotels

Hillevi Olsson is an architect at Warm in the Winter, an architectural firm that takes Agenda 2030 into account to urban development. Hillevi has participated in and won several architectural competitions and focuses on the sustainability aspect of projects. Together with Anna Mård, she is going to present the project Arctic Solar.

Tine Cato: The lack of installer personnel is a sticking point for the solar energy industry

Tine Cato is the CEO of Solandia AB, the first company to provide qualified solar panel installer personnel for rent. She has considerable experience in the clean teach industry, and has built several start-ups focusing on energy, water and biotechnology. Tine is going to present their aim to increase the number of educated installer personnel in order to meet the demands of the growing solar energy industry.

Anna Malou Petersson: About the project SunCold

Anna Malou Petersson is a researcher with more than 10 years of experience in the field of solar energy. Since 2017, she is the head of development of northern solar energy at RISE Energy Technology Center in Piteå. As part of the project SunCold, Anna Malou is examining at which angle solar panels in the northern parts of Sweden work the most efficiently with the low sun. What capacity for solar energy is there in the northern and colder areas of the country?

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.

Karin Edström: Moderator for Invest in Green IiG (Conference room B)

Karin Edström works as an investment manager and is responsible for the entire investment process, meaning finding, investing in and developing innovative companies with growth potential and completing the exit. As an Investment Manager at Almi Invest (with 350 MSEK in deployed capital), Karin covers the region with a special focus on Uppsala County and Västmanland County.

Sasja Beslik: A brave new world (Conference room B)

Sasja Beslik is manager of Sustainable Finance and one of the leading experts in finance and sustainability in Sweden. Sasja is a member of the board of the UN Environment Program’s Financial Initiative (UNEP-FI) group for water work and is a member of the committee that controls the work on shale gas- and water issues within PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment).

Christopher Engman: Why are Megadeals so important? (Conference room B)

Christopher Engman is an investor of twevle companies and author of the book Megadeals. He has previousely worked as chief revenue officer (CRO) and chief marketing officer (CMO) at the clean tech company Climeon. Christopher will present how B2B-companies can orchestrate Megadeals using insights into key initiatives, ecosystem, consensus, risk mitigation, account based marketing (ABM), enterprise social selling and financing.

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