|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.
|Greenlight Planet Website|
|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 /// PHANES GROUP|
|Phanes Group is an international solar energy developer, investment and asset manager, strategically headquartered out of Dubai with a local footprint in sub-Saharan Africa, through its two offices in the region’s largest economies - Nigeria and South Africa.
Phanes Group has a pipeline of 600 MW under development in Africa, with 260 MW of grid connected solar PV in Nigeria across three different projects. The first of the three to be built, in the Sokoto region, is backed by one of the Nigerian government’s 14 PPAs. In addition, the group is developing off-grid solar solutions to ensure communities across the region have access to a stable and clean energy supply.
Established in 2012, Phanes Group’s integrated approach, combining financial and engineering expertise, enables the company to deliver end-to-end solar energy solutions. The group has a growing portfolio of solar investments and developments spanning multiple geographies with a distinct focus on emerging markets, especially MENA and sub-Saharan Africa.
In the Middle East, Phanes Group is delivering the region’s largest distributed solar project (DP World Solar Program) and completed phase I (33.4 MW) of the largest solar project in the Caribbean (Monte Plata). Cumulatively, the company’s global clean power contribution is in excess of 70 MW, with a further 1.5 GW in the pipeline.
|Phanes Group Website|
|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.
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// DALBERG|
|Dalberg is a strategic advisory firm which brings the best of private sector strategy skills and rigorous analytical capabilities with deep knowledge and networks across emerging and frontier markets. We work collaboratively across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to fuel inclusive growth and help clients achieve their goals.
Our global perspectives are firmly rooted in local realities. We have 17 offices across the world, 6 of them in Africa, and have served clients in more than 90 countries. By combining local roots and extensive international experience, our strategies blend the best global ideas and innovations with the local practicalities and partnerships needed for effective implementation.
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// MOBISOL|
|Mobisol is a fast-growing, impact centred enterprise which offers a clean and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for currently more than 75,000 lower income households and small businesses in rural Sub-Saharan Africa.
Combining solar energy with mobile payment technology, Mobisol designs, procures, distributes and services large solar home systems on a Pay-As-You-Go basis.
Mobisol thereby enables rural families and business owners to power a wide range of household and business appliances. Not only is their standard of living improved, but customers are also benefitting from the opportunity to earn an incremental income by establishing solar powered businesses.
Founded in 2011and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Mobisol currently operates in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania and employs a workforce of over 1,000 people on three continents. The company’s work and impact has been honoured by a number of prestigious recognitions, such as the “Momentum for Change” Award by the UNFCCC, the PV Magazine Award for “Top Business Model” and Bloomberg’s "New Energy Pioneers" Award.