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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First Solar

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JinkoSolar

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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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