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Solar+Storage in C&I: Market trends and smart solutions in EMEA region

Businesses ranging from warehouses and factories to hotels and offices are realising significant benefits and are thriving thanks to specialised solar+storage products and software that unlock energy cost savings, reliable backup generation, uninterrupted power, and more. In this pv magazine Webinar, we’ll explore the key trends and intelligent solutions that enhance profitability and provide flexibility for small to medium C&I applications.  


Solar+storage is rapidly expanding its footprint within the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector, thriving on a variety of use cases that can help businesses mitigate energy costs, manage operational risk, reduce their carbon footprint and even establish new revenue streams. The right technology choices are key to unlocking value, but stakeholders need to stay on top of market trends to make the most of their assets.

In this pv magazine Webinar, the high potential of C&I solar + storage will be examined in this extended deep dive. Key trends and intelligent solutions that enhance profitability and provide flexibility in this rapidly expanding segment will be explored and dissected.

We’ll hear from Ali Bouattour, Technical Director EMEA at GoodWe, who will elaborate on C&I storage benefits and opportunities, including self-consumption, peak-shaving, uninterrupted power supply, and overall sustainability. In addition, we’ll hear about developments that will further improve economics, ranging from EV charging, time of use and dynamic tariffs, opportunities for subsidies, and more. Bouattour will also look at additional value streams, including virtual power plant (VPP) and grid support opportunities.

In addition, we’ll learn about GoodWe’s C&I PV + Storage product family, including insights into operating modes, software developments and feature roadmap, and how these aspects play a role for relevant use cases.

The second half of the program will feature a panel discussion crossing international solar markets. Joining us will be distributors and suppliers from across EMEA to discuss the state of play in the C&I solar + storage market and what’s driving demand in their respective regions. The discussion will also look at typical use-cases each panellist is seeing, relevant hurdles, and where future growth lies, with the different perspectives bringing together a wider industry view. The panel the following companies from regions:

  • Solelgrossisten SE – Sweden
  • PEAKPLAN by memodo – Germany
  • Krannich – South Africa
  • Fenecon- Germany
  • BayWa – Czech Republic

The moderated panel aims to facilitate an understanding that comes from the idea that we are together all more informed than any one of us, bringing ideas, and trends in C&I to the forefront. A question-and-answer session will follow the panel.

We encourage you to take part in the discussion and ask questions, which can be submitted beforehand or through a chat window during the webinar. pv magazine Global editors Marija Maisch and Tristan Rayner will be the moderators of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine is free of charge. 


Ali Bouattour | Technical Director EMEA, GoodWe

Ali's passion is to deploy new technologies and products to the market and drive their business success. He has a long track record of growing businesses in the renewable energy sector, working for several manufacturers since 2010 in roles interfacing between technology and customers. At GoodWe he is currently leading all technical activities in EMEA and in charge of Technical Sales, After-Sales Service, Product Management and Project Engineering.

Christian Zeh | Managing Director, PEAKPLAN by memodo

Christian is a pioneer in the mobility and renewable energy business. Over the past decade, he has spearheaded the development of Tesla's high-power charging network and played a pivotal role in establishing IONITY’s high power charging network. IONITY, a collaborative effort among major car manufacturers including BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Group, Mercedes Benz AG, and Volkswagen Group (including Audi and Porsche), alongside BlackRock's Climate Infrastructure Platform as a financial investor. Additionally, in 2015, he brought Tesla energy products such as the Powerwall and Powerpack to Europe.

Niklas Knöppel | CEO / CTO, Solelgrossisten Sverige AB

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Skilled in GMDSS, Electrical Wiring, Dynamic Positioning, International Shipping, and Safety Management Systems. Strong business development professional graduated from Högskolan i Kalmar.

Jandre Swanepoel | Head of Sales, Krannich Solar South Africa

Enjoying more than 16 years in the renewable energy industry, from solar PV sysytems to hot water solar plants and even hybrid telcom sites

Jakub Fischer I Managing Director, BayWa Czech Republic

With background in international trade Jakub worked in telco industry and later moved to energy sector working for RWE/ innogy in CZ and Germany. In the last three years he´s been contributing to energy transition as MD of BayWa r.e.´s distribution business in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Leonhard Kriegl | CSO Fenecon

Leonhard Kriegl is working for more than 8 Years in the Battery Storage and Energy Management Business and introduced serial Products for Commercial Storage with Fenecon in 2016. As there CSO and CEO and Co-Founder of FERSTO (Rental Storage Solution) he follows the vision of enabling a better future with 100 % renewable energy. For that the flexibility of C&I Storage should be placed in multi-use case to have a high impact, fast ROI and sustainable resource application.


Marija Maisch | Editor, pv magazine

Marija has years of experience in a news agency environment and writing for print and online publications. She took over as the editor of pv magazine Australia in 2018 and helped establish its online presence over a two-year period. Since December 2021, Marija has been working as staff editor at pv magazine International for both online and monthly print publications, specializing in Eastern European solar markets, battery energy storage systems, and electric vehicles.

Tristan Rayner | Editor, pv magazine

After studying Electrical Engineering, Tristan Rayner turned his attention to editorial roles. Prior to joining pv magazine in 2020, he was managing editor and founding editor of culture, tech and sport publications in Australia, and later contributed to publications including Android Authority, AFP, ZDNet, and YouTube channel The Friday Checkout, among other roles.

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