DuPont will host an exclusive conference at the Paris Marrriott Opéra Ambassador hotel in Paris, France on 18 October 2017, in collaboration with French photovoltaic consultants, thepvboutique. The conference will gather decision-makers at power producers, Engineering, Procurement & Construction firms (EPC) and investors in solar energy to address advanced risk mitigation strategies for solar asset performance. Solar is rapidly becoming the lowest-cost power source in many regions and has evolved in just one decade from being niche to becoming a central building block in energy transition. With intensified pressure on costs across the whole value chain, economies of scale, and innovation to keep improving the solar conversion efficiency, the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) will continue to decline. This also makes a compelling case for enhanced risk mitigation strategies to match established standards in the wider energy utilities industry. This unique event will examine the crucial role of materials in realizing system owners’ financial returns. Distinguished speakers from both the public and private sectors, including Eiffage Clemessy, Proparco, Dataiku, TÜV Rheinland and kiloWattsol, will discuss how reliability, efficiency, and bankability can ensure the financial stability of PV assets. Additionally, topics will cover the future central role that big data and artificial intelligence can play to help deliver breakthrough value to secure technical reliability and forecast power production.