Edurne Zoco

IHS Markit

Executive Director, Clean Energy Technology

Edurne Zoco, Executive Director, Solar and Energy Storage, Energy Technology, IHS Markit, leads the group’s research activities cross the solar, energy storage, and smart utilities sectors. Ms. Zoco contributes to a wide range of deliverables across the research team, including both subscription products and custom research and consulting projects. In particular, she provides insight, vast experience, and research capability focused on the PV module supply chain and the development of global demand for PV and its role in the wider energy transition. Ms. Zoco has been involved in the solar industry for over a decade. Prior to joining IHS Markit, she was employed by Trina Solar, a leading PV manufacturer, where she held global positions within corporate and strategic marketing. She has presented at leading industry events and conferences since 2007. Her analysis and commentary are regularly published by leading PV and energy industry media and the global press. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame, United States. She speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

SESSIONS WITH Edurne Zoco

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 05:30 pm - 02/mar/2021 06:00 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Conversations in Cleantech: Powering the energy transition

    Panel Clean Tech Innovation & Technology

    With renewables investment outperforming oil and gas investment for the first time ever in the middle of a pandemic, 2020 was a tipping point in the Energy Transition. Low oil prices intensified energy majors’ attention on diversification and expansion into mature and emerging clean technologies such as battery storage, low-carbon hydrogen, and carbon removal technologies. Yet, the magnitude of the Energy Transition challenge requires an acceleration of strategic decisions on the technologies needed to make it happen, policy frameworks to promote public-private partnerships, and innovative investment schemes. Three Cleantech leaders share their challenges, successes, and lessons learned at the forefront of the Energy Transition. What is their vision and strategy to accelerate lowering emissions and confronting climate change? Can companies develop clear strategies for cleantech investments that balance sustainability goals and corporate returns? What is the value of increasing leadership diversity for energy corporations? Can the Energy Transition be truly transformational without an inclusive workforce and a diverse leadership?

Thursday, 4 March

  • 01:20pm - 01:50pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 07:20 pm - 04/mar/2021 07:50 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Solar Power: A new growth curve?

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Power & Renewables Clean Tech Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Photovoltaics costs have decreased dramatically over the past decade, mostly driven by a sustained decline in module costs, which have fallen nearly 90% on average between 2010 and 2020. Going forward, the pace of solar technology innovation continues unabated despite continued declining PV system costs year over year. Further gains could come from a combination of incremental cost reduction to existing technological platforms but also through the emergence of new technologies. At the same time, the focus is shifting from reducing CAPEX to increasing the value over the lifetime of a project and reducing overall LCOE. How well positioned are the supply chain and downstream solar players to deliver on future cost reductions? How can past cost reductions be sustained in the future? What new technologies are on the horizon? How likely their success?