|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// CDC|
|CDC is the UK government-owned DFI. It has a $6bn balance sheet, and invests in businesses across Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people's lives.
CDC has a six-decade heritage of investing and lending in the African power sector, and has directly or indirectly invested in a third of all utility-scale IPPs in SSA (outside South Africa). More recently, CDC has been an active investor in the off-grid solar sector, and has exposure to a number of companies via its intermediated equity and direct equity portfolios. Going forward, debt will form a central part of CDC’s strategy to finance the OGS space.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// JINKO SOLAR|
|JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base worldwide. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 3 GW for solar cells, and 6 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2016.
JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 5 productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 16 overseas subsidiaries: Singapore, Japan (2), India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and South Africa and 17 global sales offices: China (2), United Kingdom, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Costa Rica and Colombia.
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|GOLD SPONSOR /// GREENLIGHT PLANET|
|Greenlight Planet is an American, venture capital funded and socially motivated company with head offices in
Mumbai, Nairobi and Shenzhen as well as a distribution presence in more than 50 countries around the world.
Our Sun KingTM range of solar home energy solutions is one of the world’s leading off-grid lighting brands, synonymous with quality, reliability and affordability.
We are committed to serving the needs of the nearly 2 billion people that live without access to the electric grid or with power cuts so long and frequent that they are forced to use less adequate technology like kerosene, candles or battery torches as their primary sources of light. Under-electrified households in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Central America spend upwards of 15% of their income to repeatedly purchase methods of lighting that literally burn out within hours of use. They also travel long distances to pay small businesses to charge their mobile phones.
Sun KingTM products afford these households the ability to own bright household lighting devices with mobile phone charging capabilities recharged entirely by the power of the sun for a fraction of their current spend.
Our customers are committed to providing for their families. They value and seek out focused methods of solving their daily challenges. For this reason, we have partnered with more than 400 leading micro-finance institutions, rural retail distributors, agri-business organizations and telecom operators to make certain our products are delivered to even the hardest to reach households.
To date we have sold nearly 7 million Sun KingTM products to 5 million households and impacted more than 25 million lives. Consumer preference for our high-quality products and user-friendly design has made Sun KingTM a leader in some of the largest markets for off-grid lighting in Africa and Asia.
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|GOLD SPONSOR /// TALESUN|
|Talesun Energy specializes in the worldwide project development and acquisition of project-rights and sale of turnkey photovoltaic power plants. The company builds and finances large-scale projects and up to date it has installed projects for over 3 GW globally. Talesun has a large independent manufacturing base of 210,000 m2 and has a global 1.8 GW cell and 2.8 GW module manufacturing capacity: a world’s leading large-scale scientific & PV manufacturing company, within which 800MW cell & module made in Thailand.
The group mother company is Zhongli SCI-Tech Group, a long-established and highly successful manufacturer of specialist cabling and other industrial components which is listed on the Shenzhen stock-exchange (SZ:002309).
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|GOLD SPONSOR /// TCX|
|The Currency Exchange Fund N.V. (“TCX”) is a development finance initiative that offers currency derivatives in financial markets where such products are not available or poorly accessible.
TCX acts as a market‐maker in currencies and maturities not covered by banks. A key objective of the Fund is to allow lenders and borrowersto hedge currency mismatchesthatresult from cross‐border financing involving frontier markets.
TCX typically offers longer‐dated products to support longer‐term local currency finance. TCX covers over 70 currencies worldwide. Since starting operationsin 2008, TCX has hedged over USD 3.6 billion of local currency loans. By December 2015, the Fund’s portfolio of cross currency swaps and forwards amounted to over USD 1.3 billion spread across 50 currencies and 650 transactions. TCX’s investor base consists of development finance institutions and microfinance investment vehicles active in emerging and frontier markets.