|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.|
|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// ANGAZA|
|Angaza designs technology that makes life-changing products affordable to the world's 1 billion off-grid consumers. By partnering with businesses, Angaza redefines how solar home systems are purchased, financed, and monitored in emerging markets by enabling off-grid customers to pay for energy in affordable amounts spread over time. Angaza’s software has empowered businesses to make products like solar home lighting and charging systems affordable worldwide, unlocking consumer financing for over 2 million people to date.|
|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.
|Jinko Solar Website|
|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.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// TOTAL|
Total is a global producer and supplier of oil, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. We are active in more than 130 countries and our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Our teams have been working at the cutting edge of solar power technology for more than 40 years, playing throughout the photovoltaic solar value chain (from manufacturing to storage to sale of solar power).
Since 2010, Total Access to Energy Solutions has impacted more than 13 million people in 40 developing countries, mainly in Africa, with its off-grid solar product offering.
To complement the Energy Access program, Total Ventures is focused on finding, funding and fostering high-potential start-ups globally. As part of Total's commitment to a better energy future, the Group’s ambition is to impact 25 million people by 2025.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// USADF|
|The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is the U.S. Government’s African enterprise development agency. The agency invests in grassroots, small, and growing businesses in Africa; promotes local economic development; and creates pathways to prosperity for underserved communities. Utilizing a community-led development approach, USADF provides seed capital and local project management assistance to early stage enterprises addressing local challenges around food insecurity, insufficient energy access, and women and youth unemployment. Annually, USADF’s grant assistance generates approximately $100 million in new local economic activity throughout 20 African countries.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// ESMAP|
|World Bank Group-Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development, comprising five institutions with more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. In the energy sector, IFC works with firms across the value chain to develop competitive, clean, high quality and affordable modern energy solutions. We help accelerate development of commercial markets to increase the production of renewable energy and improve people's access to modern energy services.
The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank. It provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. Supporting over a hundred activities in countries around the world at any given time, ESMAP is an integral part of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank.
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// IB VOGT|
|Established in 2002, ib vogt GmbH specialises in the development, design & engineering, financing, EPC, operation & maintenance and asset management of solar power plants. The company provides high-quality turnkey solar power plant solutions, designed and engineered in Germany, to end investors internationally. We are a manufacturer-independent integrated developer, focusing on tailor-made solar power plant solutions that maximise lifecycle performance and investor returns.
Since 2009 the family-owned company has realised plants with a total rated capacity of over 610 MWp worldwide. All projects have been commissioned on time, quality and budget.
The company operates internationally from its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and offices in the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia, Panama, Poland, India and South East Asia, as well as several joint ventures across Africa.
|ib vogt Website|
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// DAYSTAR POWER|
|Daystar Power provides African businesses with clean, reliable and affordable power through its captive hybrid solar power solutions. Daystar Power is able to cover loads from 20kW to multiple megawatt and has has installed 100+ systems across West Africa. Daystar Power has experienced engineering and technical teams operating out of offices in Lagos and Accra, with installations across West Africa.|
|Daystar Power Website|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// CROWDCREDIT|
|Crowdcredit was founded in 2013 aiming at connecting borrowers in needs of capitals in countries with premature financial infrastructure and investors in needs of asset management opportunities in countries with saturated financial market, namely Japan.
Currently, the company is exploring solar energy sector and is developing partnership with those parties; such as, off/on-grid manufacturers, installers, financiers, project developers, etc. who have regular financing needs for business expansion. Moreover, it is possible for Crowdcredit to suffice their needs by serial loans that are funded every two weeks by Japanese retail investors in its proprietary crowd funding platform.
As of today, Crowdcredit has raised loan funds of US$ 45mm+ from 8,000+ registered investors at the recent rate of US$ 4mm per month with increasing trend. Also, the company has provided loans to SMEs, non-bank lenders and individuals mainly in emerging or newly developed countries; such as, Peru, Estonia, Georgia, Cameroon, etc.
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// OMNIVOLTAIC|
|Omnivoltaic Energy Solutions (OVES) is an off-grid electric product technology company, whose goal is to be the best product maker in distributed power generation and usage for homes, shops and offices. Since its founding and subsequent re-incorporation in Hong Kong, OVES has grown from an entry-level solar lantern producer, to a distributed electric power innovation powerhouse, aiming to offer the best solutions to the dynamic needs of off-grid community all over the world.
OVES core product offering is solar powered DC electricity distribution platform capable of powering a wide range of appliances. OVES HomeTM DC12V series of system packages include TVs (24”-42”), fan, phone charging, fridge, and DC Device UPS 6-18V. OVES ShopTM series include laptop PC universal adaptor, phone charger stations, commercial lighting and ePOS terminals. OVES is a leader in 12V lithium-ion battery based storage and control to power appliances up to 500Wh/day. OVES also has a deep and expanding network of partners that offer customized high efficiency DC appliances.
OVES’s vision of future electricity power, and hence its development focus, is a distributed, home-centric generation and consumption ecosystem. OVES Power CascadeTM architecture implements modular and interoperable 5V/12V/48V platforms, designed to support incremental adoption by off-grid consumers as their power needs increase over time. One key feature of OVES family of technology is Remote Off-Grid Asset Monitoring (ROAMTM) data access, designed to support off-grid asset management, such as PayGo and other remote diagnostics capabilities.
OVES is headquartered in Hong Kong, and has a team based in Shenzhen, China, for product design, sourcing, testing, and for managing manufacturing associates, and supporting vendors and distribution partners. OVES has supplied its products to more than 30 different countries.
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// TRIPLE JUMP|
|Triple Jump is an impact-focused investment manager that provides meaningful and responsible investment opportunities in developing countries. We believe that opportunities are not spread equally around the world, but talented people are. By providing financing and support to companies in developing countries, we aim to empower individuals to improve their quality of life.|
|Triple Jump Website|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// AZURI|
|Azuri Technologies is a commercial provider of PayGo solar systems for rural off-grid communities and has the widest reach of any off-grid provider in sub-Saharan Africa. With innovative tech solutions address that problem of lack of energy access, which affects 1.2 billion people around the world. Azuri’s off-grid solar solutions are integrated with local mobile money technology which ensures that clean, solar energy is an affordable alternative to kerosene.
Providing safe, renewable power to families across rural sub-Saharan Africa, Azuri’s solar home systems have been shown to have a significant impact on customers lives and the environment. To date, Azuri has sold more than 100,000 systems across Africa, impacting the lives of more than 500,000 people.
Founded in 2012 with their headquarters based in Cambridge, United Kingdom; the majority of their staff are based in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia. Azuri is Present in 12 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The company’s work and impact have been honoured by a number of prestigious recognitions, such as the “Gold Winner of the Edison Awards” for using artificial intelligence in domestic solar systems, the UN Climate change award, the Ashden award and many others.
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// PLUG THE SUN|
|Plug the Sun is the next generation of Portable Solar Power Kits, Solar Home Systems and Mini-grids suitable for your room, house, workshop and community. Plug the Sun delivers customized and innovative solutions for rural electrification and urban living to improve access to energy across the world with efficient and financially viable business model. Plug The Sun designs, manufactures and integrates the most innovative solar off-grid solution thanks to our proprietary technology which features high density power electronics and smart energy management system to achieve the best and long reliability and performance for our customer power satisfaction.|
|Plug the Sun Website|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// CLEAN HORIZON|
|Clean Horizon Consulting has been a consultancy specialized in energy storage since its inception in 2009. To this date, the company remains the only consulting firm in the world to be 100% dedicated to energy storage and acting both as a market specialist and as a technical consultant. With two offices (in Paris and Miami) and seven full-time staff entirely dedicated to energy storage and totaling 12 advanced degrees (including 3 PhDs), the company features an unprecedented concentration of skills in the nascent energy storage field.
In its market analysis work, Clean Horizon maintains an active database of over 1100 MW-level energy storage projects worldwide, has realized in-depth studies of geographies as varied as the Caribbean Island, Latin America, Chin, the USA, most European countries, South Korea, Australia and counting. Since 2009, Clean Horizon has delivered over 200 client engagements in energy storage, across the whole value chain as well as key energy storage geographies.
In its technical analysis work, Clean Horizon has been involved in the design of approximately 400 MWh of energy storage to date, working on project as diverse as hybrid mines in Africa, PV + storage in the French Islands as well as in Madagascar and nationwide storage deployment plans in Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Mauritius Island and the Republic of Seychelles, among others. Clean Horizon masters 2 key skills in realizing such analyses: on the one hand, its staff is trained to using power system analysis tools allowing static and dynamic grid studies. On the other hand, thanks to its proprietary CRE-STORE simulation tool, Clean Horizon possesses a unique capability in designing energy storage assets: CRE-STORE indeed allows Clean Horizon to test hundreds of potential configurations through realistic simulations in order to select the optimal configurations for each given context.
|Clean Horizon Website|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// ENGIE|
|ENGIE Africa - ENGIE is the largest independent electricity producer in the world, and one of the major players in natural gas and energy services. The Group has more than 50 years of experience on the African continent and has the unique ability to implement integrated solutions all along the energy value chain, from centralized production to off-grid solutions (Solar Home Systems, mini-grids) and energy services. With nearly 3,000 employees, 3.15 GW of power generation capacity and more than 50 ongoing projects, ENGIE offers energy solutions across the continent.
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// RESPONSABILITY|
|responsAbility Investments AG is one of the world’s leading asset managers in the field of development investments and offers professionally-managed investment solutions to private, institutional and public investors. The company’s investment vehicles supply debt and equity financing to non-listed firms in emerging and developing economies. Through their inclusive business models, these firms help to meet the basic needs of broad sections of the population and to drive economic development – leading to greater prosperity in the long term. responsAbility currently has USD 3.1 billion of assets under management that is invested in over 500 companies in 95 countries. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in Zurich and has local offices in Bangkok, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lima, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Nairobi, Oslo and Paris. Its shareholders include a number of reputable institutions in the Swiss financial market as well as its own employees. responsAbility is registered with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// TRINE|
Solar financing, made simple.
Trine offers scalable finance that’s tailor-made for the off-grid solar sector. We only specialise in solar which makes us experts funding SHS, C&I and Micro Grid businesses. We know the challenges you face and that why we offer the most flexible terms in the industry, including just-in-time capital so you only borrow when you need to. That’s why our borrowers can spend less time looking for money and more time on their ambitious targets.
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// ENERGISE AFRICA|
|Since launch in August 2017, Energise Africa (a partnership between two of Europe’s leading impact investing platforms Lendahand and Ethex) has raised over £10 million in blended finance from a community of 2,000 individual investors, alongside investment from UK aid, Virgin Unite and Good Energies Foundation. This investment has been critical in providing solar businesses with the flexible and affordable debt funding needed to provide pay-as-you-go solar across sub-Saharan Africa. To date Energise Africa finance has enabled solar businesses to provide more than 400,000 people with access affordable clean energy in Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, DRC and Cameroon.|
|Energise Africa Website|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// PEOPLE'S LIGHT|
People’s Light D&M Inc. Is a private owned development and manufacturing company of Smart Solar Street Lights.
We have European designers who utilize the latest technologies available in battery, Light and Communication solutions.
Our production is produced on a Philippine export zone (PEZA) enabling us to export to all places using the CEBU port in the central Philippines.
Our products have a functional warranty of 5 years where we monitor your installation trough Wi-Fi, GSM and LoRa network.
|People's Light Website|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// INNO ENERGY|
InnoEnergy is a commercial company with 23 shareholders that include top ranking industries, research centres and universities, all of which are key players in the energy field. In addition, InnoEnergy has more than 420 partners that contribute to a dynamic network.
Our goal is simple: to achieve a sustainable energy future for Europe and beyond. Innovation is the solution. New ideas, products and services that make a real difference, new businesses and people to deliver them to market.
At InnoEnergy we support and invest in innovation at every stage of the journey. With our network of partners, we bringing together inventors and industry, graduates and employers, researchers and entrepreneurs, businesses and markets.
With our headquarters in the Netherlands, we develop our activities across a network of offices located in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Poland and Sweden.
|Inno Energy Website|
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// INACCESS|
|Established in 2000, with a focus on renewable energy infrastructure management, Inaccess specializes in SCADA monitoring and control systems for utility-scale plants, including energy storage and hybrid generation. The company designs and develops state-of-the-art products and solutions that enable its customers to maximize the viability and effectiveness of their investments through performance optimization and OPEX reduction. Today, Inaccess systems manage over 10GW of PV generation across 2500+ plants worldwide" of which 2.5GW is located in the US.|
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// ELECTRIFI|
The Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI) is a EUR 215 million impact investment facility for renewable energy companies active on- and off-grid in emerging markets.
The facility is funded by the EU and provides debt and equity financing for small-scale private companies. It focuses on new or improved electricity connections as well as on generation capacity from sustainable energy sources and energy efficiency. Typical business models include mini-grids, solar home systems, independent power projects (IPP) and captive power production. ElectriFI also invests in enterprises active in energy efficiency or energy savings including a cleaner production mix.
ElectriFI operates globally with the support of Power Africa and Sweden. In addition, it has developed customised investment strategies targeting specific countries and regions; currently Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Zambia and the Pacific region.
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// MERIDIAM|
Meridiam was founded in 2005 by Thierry Déau, with the belief that the alignment of interests between the public and private sector can provide critical solutions to the collective needs of communities. Meridiam is an independent investment firm specializing in the development, financing, and management of long-term and sustainable public infrastructure projects.
With offices in, New York, Paris, Toronto, Luxembourg, Istanbul, Vienna, Addis Ababa and Dakar, Meridiam currently manages 6.2 billion Euros of assets, and more than 60 projects under development, construction, or in operation to date.