The boom in the solar market had previously focussed on the main nations in Western Europe. Spain, Germany and the Czech Republic were the places to be seen and investment was rife. Now however, these core markets have matured with investors and developers looking to new markets to discover the next hot spot for solar power.
This hot spot has come in the shape of South East Europe with a particular focus on Bulgaria. Attractive Feed in Tariffs has meant that investors have viewed this market with a keen eye for the future as nations seek to increase their usage of renewable energy sources.
Coupled with this is the European Unions target that 20% of all energy used by 2020 will come from renewable sources, the next 10 years will be crucial if these targets are going to be met.
After previous success looking into the CEE market, EastEuro Link has moved its focus on to the SEE region, with a particular focus on Bulgaria, which looks increasingly likely to become a major player in the European sector. There will also be an in-depth look at the rest of the region, assessing the strengths, weaknesses and avenues of development for other nations trying to forge the solar path.
As we look forward into the future, EastEuro Link will be bringing together the most important figures affecting what goes on in the solar market today. This will be a chance to share experiences and develop brand new opportunities. This year, the beautiful city of Sofia will play host to what promises to be the networking solar event.
Expectations for 2010
- Financial options and the investment appetite in the region
- Market sector insight and achieving smarter grid transmission
- In-depth case studies and country focussed session
- SEE Solar – South-East European Solar Exhibition – 28-30 March 2012 Sofia, Bulgaria
- Toshiba to Build Solar Power Plant in Bulgaria
- SOLAR BALKANS 2011 – The 1st Solar Business Forum for Balkans – 14,15 Of April 2011
- Third International Conference ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE Carbon Capture and Storage – 21-22 October 2010 Sofia
- Wind Power in Bulgaria: gearing up for 2020 – EWEA policy workshop