Conference Speakers List 2012
Eight19 Ltd., United Kingdom
Presentation — Investor Forum
Tuesday — June 19, 2012 | Time: 12:40 pm
“Delivering the “un-grid””
While the on-grid market for solar is maturing, there exists a large – and largely unserved – off-grid market of 1.5Bn potential customers in emerging markets requiring basic energy for which solar PV is well suited. Eight19’s Indigo and IndiFlex technologies enable a new pay-as-you-go business model that eliminates the high up front costs normally associated with renewables and provides clean power for less than half the customers’ current energy spend. Rather than wait for the grid, this new approach is being used to build the “un-grid” – affordable distributed electricity in rural communities in Africa and Asia.
Kieran is the COO of Eight19 and has more than 10 years’ experience in the development of plastic electronic devices. He was previously CTO of the Advanced Photovoltaic Research Accelerator, which funded work on organic photovoltaics and from which Eight19 spun out. Kieran’s career includes 6 years at Plastic Logic where his roles included Process Integration Group Leader and Quality Manager. He holds a M.Sci in Chemical Physics from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Physics from the University of Cambridge.