In order to further enable the renewable energy market to do business, PV Tech Storage's publisher Solar Media has secured the services of industry pro Dan Caesar to develop a first-class Energy Storage portfolio.
Widely regarded as the leading media and events producer in the UK's renewable energy sector, Dan has 12 years of experience of the market and until recently was working on the RHI Roadshow, dedicated to renewable heating and hosted by the government’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).
A passionate advocate of renewable technologies, Dan is also known for launching the Energy Saving Home, InstallerLive, the Renewables Awards & the award-winning Renewables Roadshow.
He has accumulated an impressive array of communications, events and media expertise and has worked with major organisations including the Council for Registered Gas Installers (CORGI), DECC and Wolseley Plc.
“We are delighted that Dan will be launching our Energy Storage division,” said Tim Mann, managing director, Solar Media. “We believe that his market knowledge and his track record of launching products, allied to our portfolio and credentials in the PV market, will prove to be an extremely powerful combination.”
Dan Caesar: “Energy Storage will be a game-changer in the global energy market and this is a fantastic opportunity for us to play our part in promoting this exciting new technology and optimising the growth of a global industry. I am delighted to be working with Solar Media, not least because of their genuine commitment to renewable energy."
Next follows a short consultation period, in which Caesar will meet with numerous senior industry stakeholders interested in influencing the future of Energy Storage. Dan will then present plans this Autumn for a media and events series to launch next year.
Three-quarters of visitors to the most recent Solar Energy UK show, also hosted by Solar Media, expressed a strong interest in Energy Storage. The expectation then is that amongst other products the Energy Storage division will launch a UK conference in the spring of 2016.
Similarly, trade shows dedicated to solar in Asia, continental Europe and the Americas have for the past couple of years dramatically ramped up the involvement of energy storage, making it undeniably one of the hottest topics in solar worldwide. While markets in Germany and the US have entered their early stages, the UK market is still coming to fruition and looking across the wider world the picture is even more varied.
Storage can be one of the greatest flexibility resources for enabling transition to distributed and cleaner energy networks. Not just in allowing more solar to be deployed despite policy and economic uncertainty – as is the case in Germany and some parts of Australia – but also in helping provide energy security and benefits to the grid. Solar Media is excited to be well positioned to help further the conversation and share knowledge.
Forthcoming activities and how to contact us
In the meantime, Solar Media already possesses the increasingly popular PV Tech Storage website and a relevant visitor attraction (Energy+) at the Solar Energy UK show. Furthermore, the Energy Storage team will be hosting residential and large-scale round table events this summer.