Clean Energy Summit: Africa

Accelerating clean energy access in Africa


4-5 April 2017

Accra, Ghana

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CONFERENCE SUMMARY:

Clean Energy Summit Africa is designed for project owners large and small to meet and win new business. Incorporating the 3rd annual Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa conference, the event will put solar at its core with breakouts sessions designed for pico to utility scale projects. We will also bring major financiers and investors, innovative micro-grid operators and large energy users to see how Africa’s power landscape is maturing. Government representatives are also invited to contribute to the debate by outlining policy to support universal access to power.

WHO YOU WILL MEET:

Focusing on the following attendees, Clean Energy Summit Africa will provide a deal-making platform with access to low-carbon energy at its heart. This is the only event that brings together all of the stakeholders dependent on new, reliable generation:

  • Government ministers
  • Local utilities and grid
  • International developers, IPPs, EPCs and installers
  • Development banks
  • Commercial banks – local and commercial
  • Funds and equity investors
  • Energy buyers, both commercial and public sector
  • Rural electrification experts
  • Foreign direct investors
  • Consumer appliance manufacturers
  • Mobile payments experts
  • Micro-financiers
WHAT WILL BE COVERED:
  • Multi-Megawatt Solar Projects
  • Large Scale Wind
  • Solar Lighting
  • Solar Home Systems
  • Microgrids
  • Storage
  • Hybrids
  • Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Metering
  • Grid Connections
  • Water
  • Biomass

Advisory Board & Early Confirmed Speakers

Contact Jo Wilkinson to recommend speakers: jwilkinson@solarmedia.co.uk

Testimonials

"The conference provided a great platform to learn and network with industry players in the West African Solar & Off-Grid Renewable industry, plus the conference has helped my business in developing key strategic partnerships.”

Fatima Ademoh, Project Manager, Ajima Farms

"Well done to the Solar Media team for gathering such a diverse group to discuss the exciting opportunities for solar in West Africa. I look forward to next year.”

Daniel Davies, Solarcentury

"Very effective, professionally organised event focused on networking and connecting to same field colleagues. Well done.”

Assaf Arbel, Canadian Solar Inc

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Silver Sponsors

First Solar

First Solar

First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems which use its advanced thin-film modules. With an installed capacity of over 10 gigawatts worldwide – from mega utility-scale solar plants and commercial & industrial rooftop systems to kilowatt-sized community off-grid systems – the company’s integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. The company’s leadership in renewable energy is a result of its deep expertise and over a decade-long track record in manufacturing, developing, financing, engineering, constructing or operating the world’s leading sources of sustainable, solar energy.

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JinkoSolar

JinkoSolar

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 customers. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.5 GW for solar cells, and 4 GW for solar modules. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China, and has connected approximately 846 MW of solar power projects to the grid, as of September, 2015. JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 4 productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia and South Africa, 13 global sales offices in China, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico and 11 oversea subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan, India, South Africa and Chile.

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ORRICK

ORRICK

In a complex and rapidly developing continent, there is no substitute for experienced and committed counsel with a real understanding of the issues. Orrick has the network and know-how to meet the needs of the many participants doing business in Africa. Orrick is among the leading legal advisors to the African energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, advising on a wide variety of transactions, especially private equity and M&A, project development and financing. Our multidisciplinary global team provides French, English, US and OHADA law advice along with our on-the-ground support from our affiliated office of legal counsels in Cote d’Ivoire.

ORRICK

Supporting Sponsors

The African Guarantee Fund

The African Guarantee Fund

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The African Guarantee Fund
DuPont

DuPont

DuPont PV materials deliver proven performance, efficiency and lasting value. When Materials Matter™, you innovate continuously and field-test relentlessly to fulfill the need for new energy solutions. For over 40 years our innovations in PV materials have led the photovoltaics industry forward. Today our portfolio of solutions is more than just state-of-the-art—our emphasis on proven power and lasting value means they can also help you achieve higher lifetime returns on your investments. Whether you seek the leading-edge efficiency of our DuPont™ Solamet® metallization pastes, or the field-proven performance of our DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF films for your backsheets, our PV materials can help you meet the world’s growing demand for dependable renewable energy more effectively.

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Mittelstand Global

Mittelstand Global

Mittelstand Global – Energy Solutions Made in Germany. The transfer of energy expertise, the promotion of foreign trade and the facilitation of international development cooperation are part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative, coordinated and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. We offer: networking and business opportunities both in Germany and abroad, showcasing of reference projects and capacity building.

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Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

Shneider Electric develops connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. The Group Invests In R&D in order to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.   

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Alternative Energy Africa

Alternative Energy Africa

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Alternative Energy Africa
Ansole

Ansole

Launched in 2011, ANSOLE is a fast growing network now represented in 44 African countries and 30 non-African countries. It focuses on capacity building in renewable energies (RE) and is a facilitator of RE activities within Africa and elsewhere. ANSOLE has  3 main goals:

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  3. Promote and encourage the use of RE in Africa through public awareness raising and business mediations

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African Renewable Energy Alliance

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