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Deserts of Africa


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Deserts of Africa


A deep dive into the development of solar PV in the Deserts of Africa: join over 200 PV professionals and discover how to make it in the desert.

The Solar Future: Deserts of Africa is a deep dive into the specifics surrounding solar project development in Africa’s desert regions, including the countries that comprise the Sahara and Sahel deserts. These barren wastelands boast some of the world’s highest solar irradiation levels and offer sufficient availability of land. The governments that administer them are, together with financial and development institutions, actively promoting the development of solar capacity. Plans range from electrifying local communities to dreams of powering entire (remote) continents through the solar harvests of Africa’s deserts. Opportunities abound.

With a dispersed, but rapidly growing, population, desert countries will need to tap into a combination of solar solutions like utility-scale power plants, mini-grids and off-grid applications to create impact in regions that are disproportionately affected by climate change. During TSF: Deserts of Africa we will engage in extensive discussions to uncover what is needed to succeed in that mission.  

KEY CHARACTERISTICS
Enjoy the full focus on the opportunities that accompany solar PV development in Africa’s deserts.
Gain the latest insights into overcoming hurdles in the space of finance, legislation and technological needs.
Engage in high-level discussions with over 200 developers, financiers, financial institutions and other key players, enhanced by our dedicated networking platform.
The Solar Future Deserts of Africa covers the full spectrum from utility-scale to pico solar and in between.

Webinar


Webinar


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UPCOMING WEBINAR
A new vision for Ethiopian solar
14th of May /// 16:00 CEST

JASON LEE /// INVESTMENT OFFICER - IFC
Jason Lee is an Investment Officer with IFC's Transaction Advisory Services Department based in DC. Over the past decade with IFC, Jason has been advising government and sub-national clients to implement infrastructure PPPs across a range of sectors. Having previously being based out of the Johannesburg and Nairobi offices, his focus has primarily been in Sub-Saharan Africa and is currently serving as the global advisory lead for the Scaling Solar program. Prior to joining IFC, Jason held positions with White & Case and IBM.
JASON LEE
INVESTMENT OFFICER /// IFC

Ethiopia’s large-scale solar market is characterized by a rapidly changing landscape. This is driven by a strong governmental will and commitment to accelerate solar PV development in a country that is facing increasing power demands in the light of growing industrialisation and a market that is opening up for international business.  Join this webinar to learn about the latest developments of utility scale solar in Ethiopia and get a full understanding of the tender program and the opportunities it offers!

  • Status and history of the Ethiopian PV market

  • Current developments and opportunities

  • Impact and overview of the tender program

  • Practical experiences with the tender program, PPP framework and applications

  • Practical experiences with project development and financing

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White Papers


White Papers


Ethiopia - Solar Report

The aim of this Solar Report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the solar energy market in Ethiopia, along with key insights into its regulatory framework, energy sector, and photovoltaic (PV) solar industry segments.

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OTHER RECENT WHITE PAPERS

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DESERT SOLAR

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FACTS & FIGURES
SOLAR ENERGY

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Speakers


Speakers


RUGGERO ARICO /// GLOBAL HEAD INSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS - ENEL GREEN POWER
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RUGGERO ARICO
GLOBAL HEAD INSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS /// ENEL GREEN POWER
FREHIWOT WOLDEHANNA /// STATE MINISTER OF ENERGY - MOWIE ETHIOPIA
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FREHIWOT WOLDEHANNA
STATE MINISTER OF ENERGY /// MOWIE ETHIOPIA
JASON LEE /// INVESTMENT OFFICER - IFC
Jason Lee is an Investment Officer with IFC's Transaction Advisory Services Department based in DC. Over the past decade with IFC, Jason has been advising government and sub-national clients to implement infrastructure PPPs across a range of sectors. Having previously being based out of the Johannesburg and Nairobi offices, his focus has primarily been in Sub-Saharan Africa and is currently serving as the global advisory lead for the Scaling Solar program. Prior to joining IFC, Jason held positions with White & Case and IBM.
JASON LEE
INVESTMENT OFFICER /// IFC

More speakers will soon be confirmed.

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Program


Program


PROGRAM OUTLINE

ETHIOPIA MISSION DAY 1
TUESDAY 2 JULY 2019


PROGRAM OUTLINE:
  • • Introduction to solar PV in Ethiopia
  • • Workshop: Finance & Investment in Ethiopia
  • • Workshop: Regulatory framework in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA MISSION DAY 2
WEDNESDAY 3 JULY 2019


PROGRAM OUTLINE:
  • • Workshop: Collaborating with the utility and a closer look at the Ethiopian Grid
  • • Commercial and Industrial roadtour

CONFERENCE DAY 3
THURSDAY 4 JULY 2019


PROGRAM OUTLINE:
  • • Overview of regional markets and key developments
  • • Tapping into opportunities while mitigating risk
  • • The state of the national grids and an update on interconnections
  • • State of the art technological solutions for construction in desert areas

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

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Sponsors & Partners


Sponsors & Partners


GOLD SPONSOR
 
MEDIA PARTNERS
SPONSOR & PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The international two-day event will involve 200+ high-level decision-makers from around the world.

A wide range of opportunities is available to build and promote your brand to a diverse, yet focused group of high level international and local stakeholders including investors, financiers, project developers, EPC’s IPP’s and manufacturers.

Options include:

  • Tailor-made branding and networking focused packages

  • Facilitation of 1-on-1 meetings with key stakeholders

  • Visibility through both on and offline international marketing campaign

  • Possibility to have speaking involvement through a presentation or panel discussion

  • Possibility to host or moderate a round-table discussion or lunch table during the conference

  • Unparalleled access to unique networking opportunities with a targeted group

For more information, please contact Hamed through hamed@solarplaza.com.

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

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Hamed Roozdar
+31 10 3027906
hamed@solarplaza.com

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Track Record


Track Record


Solarplaza organizes international high-level conferences and exploratory trade missions in both established and emerging markets across the globe. With a track-record spanning five continents, over thirty countries, fifty cities and a total of over one hundred events, Solarplaza is a pioneering industry inspirer.

We've successfully organized market-focused conferences in countries around the world, including events in emerging markets like Senegal, South Africa, Mexico, Panama, India and Thailand. Apart from that, we've also hosted many in-depth topic-focused events. These have ranged from events diving into financing for developing countries, conferences on crowdfunding for renewables and specific financing structures like yieldcos; to technical events on operations & maintenance and asset management.

 
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Solarplaza has organized 13 previous events on the African continent
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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza

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"To positively impact the world by accelerating the sustainable energy transition"

 

ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 100+ EVENTS

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 60.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK

CONTACT US

For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

PROJECT MANAGER
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Lydia van Os
+31 10 3027 908
lydia@solarplaza.com

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

ACCOUNT MANAGER
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Hamed Roozdar
+31 10 3027906
hamed@solarplaza.com

For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:

MARKETEER
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Irene Rodríguez Martín
+31 10 302 7912
irene@solarplaza.com