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West Midlands Bright Solar Future


1 November 2023


18:30 – 19:15


Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS


Climate Change Solutions

West Midlands Bright Solution

The Event

Join Climate Change Solutions as they showcase the latest developments in solar energy, featuring a range of high level speakers on the topic, helping the UK to reach the goal of a 500% increase in solar power by 2035.

This event seeks to accelerate understanding and engagement for the UK achieving a 500% increase in solar power by 2035, generating from 15 to 70GW or more. It’s the quickest and best local mean of producing vast amounts of clean, green and cheaper power, creating jobs, business and innovation adding to the circular economy.

Join the discussion for solar mapping, identifying the potential for 12 million panels in the region on large south-facing and flat roofs as well as carparks, particularly with commercial and public sector.

Large clusters of buildings offer greater cost benefit integrating shared storage, smart systems, EV points, energy efficiency and other renewable sources such as wind, heat and cooling pumps, hydro and hydrogen. Typical are local councils, business, retail or industrial parks, education campuses, hospitals and housing  associations.

This enables shared green energy generation and consumption with minimal reliance on the National Grid known as decentralised or community energy systems.

The West Midlands Solar Procurement Partnership plan will be considered, and how this could offer economy of scale, stimulating the UK’s manufacturing capacity and increase skilled workforce, at every level of the supply chain.

Event Speakers Include:

  • Chair – Tony McNally, Managing Director Climate Change Solutions Ltd
  • Serena Bacuzzi, Regional Principal Net Zero Projects Officer Midlands Net Zero Hub
  • Mark Wakeford, Chair Evo Energy, Vice Chair Constructing Excellence Midlands, Member of the Government’s Solar Task Force
  • John Martin, Transformation Lead City Energy, Transformation E.ON UK
  • Daniella Parker, Project Manager Solar for Schools & Schools Ambassador
  • Luke Strickland, Net Zero Advisory Lead Buildings & Cities Mott MacDonald


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