Sara Kayal

Head of Storage
Lightsource BP
Sara Kayal
Sara has over a decade of international engineering and operational experience in high tech industries active in the Solar PV industry since 2008 working across US, Europe and APAC prior to joining Lightsource. She joins Lightsource bp from Shell, where she was the Head of Global Technology and Engineering, Sara’s expertise includes managing external development and execution partners such as owner’s engineering and technical advisors to support development, execution and commissioning of PV power plants with and without storage components; in addition, supporting internal teams such as BD and origination teams to optimize the technical/commercial solutions, Sara is based in the San Francisco, heading up the technical integration of PV plants with storage systems, including various types of battery storage and supporting bp’s green hydrogen efforts where appropriate.


05 Oct
 - 12:45 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Track B
Panel Discussion
  • What can alternatives offer that lithium ion cant?
  • What are the possibilities for better grid management and co-location with wind projects?
  • Which utilities are looking at long duration, how would the market change with long duration capabilities?
  • Where is fast ramping and inertia more favourable from a long duration asset?
  • Are electrochemical batteries the best options for long duration currently?
  • What needs to happen before long duration is commercially viable?

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