Cormac Gilligan

S&P Global

Associate Director, Solar & Energy Storage Research

Cormac Gilligan is an Associate Director at S&P Global focused on the solar, energy storage, and battery markets. He is currently responsible for managing the research of the global photovoltaic (PV) inverter and balance of system markets, regularly publishing research reports on these topics and supporting many of the leading suppliers via custom research and consulting engagements. He also supports S&P Global detailed coverage of the energy storage and battery industry, carrying out research and authoring reports on these quickly growing markets. Mr. Gilligan is widely regarded as a leading authority on the global PV and energy storage inverter market, with his analysis and commentary regularly published by leading PV industry media and the global press. He has also presented at many leading industry events and conferences. Prior to joining S&P Global, Mr. Gilligan worked as a civil engineer developing rail and metro projects across capital cities throughout Europe. He holds a degree in civil engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland, and is based in Dublin.

Sessions With Cormac Gilligan

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 07:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 08:10 pm

    Alternative Financing Models for Clean Tech Energy Transition

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG

    As the cleantech energy transition accelerates, the finance options open to cleantech companies is rapidly broadening. Everyone from early-stage start-ups to long-term players active in the cleantech market will increasingly want access to newer and a broader range of finance options to help them scale and pivot rapidly. The ease of matching investors with potential cleantech investments that strike the balance between an appropriate level of risk and reward will increasingly gain importance. What are some of the new finance options available to industry players today? Which finance options offer better chances of helping different cleantech scale rapidly? Which clean technologies are proving more attractive to investors in the short term? Are there any new finance options on the horizon that could expedite the pace of the energy transition?

Thursday, 10 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 06:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 07:10 pm

    Next-gen Solar: Technologies to get to the next level

    Innovation & Technology

    The pace of solar innovation continues to increase rapidly despite the growing ubiquity of the technology. Leading market players and new entrants continue to push the boundaries of increasing energy yields and maintaining the high quality standards of solar systems. The adoption of next-generation solar technology by all customers, from homeowners to solar developers, will bring solar generation increasingly into the mainstream. What are some of the next-generation technologies that will enable solar to leap into the mainstream? Which solar technology challenges need to be overcome to accelerate its adoption globally?