|SPONSOR DIAMANT /// CDC|
|Le CDC est l’agence de financement du développement de l’État britannique. Avec un total de bilan de 6 milliards de dollars, le CDC investit dans des entreprises en Afrique subsaharienne et en Asie du Sud en vue de créer des emplois et d’avoir un impact durable sur la vie des populations. Le CDC possède soixante ans d’historique dans l’investissement et le financement du secteur électrique africain, et a directement ou indirectement investi dans un tiers des producteurs indépendants d’électricité (Independent Power Producers – IPP) de taille significative en Afrique subsaharienne (hors Afrique du Sud). Plus récemment, le CDC est devenu un investisseur actif dans le secteur de l’énergie solaire hors réseau, détenant de façon directe ou intermédiée des participations dans un certain nombre d’entreprises. A l’avenir, le recours à l’emprunt constituera l’élément central de la stratégie de financement de l’espace « OGS » par le CDC.|
|SPONSOR DIAMANT /// 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.|
|SPONSORS OR /// 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|
|SPONSOR OR /// PHANES GROUP|
|Phanes Group est un développeur et gestionnaire d’investissements et d’actifs dans le domaine de l’énergie solaire d’envergure internationale, avec un siège social stratégiquement installé à Dubaï et une implantation locale en Afrique sub-saharienne, à travers des bureaux dans les deux économies les plus importantes de la région : le Nigéria et l’Afrique du Sud.
Phanes Group développe actuellement un projet de 600 MW en Afrique, avec 260 MW de panneaux photovoltaïques solaires connectées au réseau au Nigéria via trois différents projets. Le premier de ces trois projets se situe dans la région de Sokoto. Il est soutenu par une des 14 conventions d’achat d’électricité du gouvernement nigérian. De plus, le groupe est en train de développer des solutions solaires hors réseau afin de garantir aux communautés vivant dans la région un accès à de l’énergie propre et stable.
Etabli en 2012, Phanes Group opte pour une approche intégrée, combinant expertise en matière de finances et d’ingénierie. Cela permet à la compagnie de proposer des solutions complètes d’énergie solaire. Le groupe possède un portefeuille de plus en plus important d’investissements et de projets solaires s’étendant sur plusieurs zones géographiques, avec un intérêt particulier aux marchés émergents, particulièrement dans la région MENA et en Afrique sub-saharienne.
Phanes Group est derrière le projet solaire distribué le plus important du Moyen-Orient (DP World Solar Programme) et derrière la phase I (33,4 MW) du plus grand projet solaire des Caraïbes (Monte Plata). La contribution globale cumulée de la compagnie en termes d’énergie propre s’élève actuellement à plus de 70 MW ; 1,5 GW est en gestation.
|Phanes Group Website|
|SPONSOR OR /// TCX|
|Le fonds « Currency Exchange Fund N.V. » (TCX) est une initiative de financement du développement qui offre des produits dérivés de change lorsque ces produits sont peu accessibles ou n’existent pas sur les marchés financiers. TCX joue le rôle de teneur de marché sur les devises et les échéances non couvertes par les banques, avec pour principal objectif de permettre aux prêteurs et aux emprunteurs de couvrir les risques de change liés aux financements transfrontaliers qui impliquent des marchés frontières. TCX propose généralement des produits à plus long terme à l’appui des financements à long terme en devises locales. TCX couvre plus de 70 devises du monde entier. Depuis le début de son activité en 2008, TCX a couvert plus de 3,6 milliards de dollars de prêts en devises locales. En décembre 2015, le portefeuille de swaps de devises et de contrats à terme du fonds s’élevait à plus de 1,3 milliards USD répartis entre 50 devises et 650 opérations. La base d’investisseurs de TCX se compose d’institutions de financement du développement et d’instruments d’investissement en microfinance actifs sur les marchés frontières et émergents.|
|SPONSORS OR /// 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.
|SPONSORS OR /// 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.|
|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|
|SPONSORS EXPOSITION /// 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.
|SPONSORS EXPOSITION /// 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.
|SPONSOR EXPOSITION /// 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.
|SPONSORS EXPOSITION /// 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|
|SPONSOR EXPOSITION /// 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.
|SPONSORS EXPOSITION /// 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.|
|SPONSORS EXPOSITION /// 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|
|SPONSORS EXPOSITION /// 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|
|SPONSORS EXPOSITION /// TRINE|
|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.|
|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.|