PROGRAM /// DAY 1
6 February 2020
SESSION 1: OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE
08:00 Registrations open // Welcoming coffee
08:45 Opening words
09:00 Kick-off by Moderator
09:15 Opening Keynote
09:45 Solar from Niche to Global Impact
A look on solar’s yesterday, today and tomorrow

10:15 NETWORKING BREAK

SESSION 2
11:00 Further scaling of bankable solar
How to tap into the available capital?

12:15 NETWORKING LUNCH

SESSION 3A
13:45 Business Models
Sub-Saharan Africa: Testbed for a new energy access paradigm?
14:00 C&I Solar
Drivers and barriers for C&I Solar in emerging countries
SESSION 3B
13:45 Finance
Best Practices of emerging finance mechanisms
14:00 Blended Finance
Adjusting the risk-return ratio to make renewable energy projects more attractive to private investors
SESSION 3C
13:45 Floating Solar
Considerations of a project development process.
14:00 The rise of storage
Promise and impact of solar and storage.
14:20 Distributed Energy Resources
A threat and an opportunity.
14:40 Emerging technologies
The role of digitization.

14:45 NETWORKING BREAK

SESSION 4A
15:45 Minigrids
A state of the market
16:00 Leapfrogging: The next generation utility
The rise of minigrids
SESSION 4B
15:45 Financing Innovation
Emerging tools for new financing models.
16:00 Alternative finance
Non-traditional financing mechanisms
SESSION 4C
15:45 Innovation Pitches
17:00 The last solar frontiers

17:30 NETWORKING DRINKS & DINNER

PROGRAM /// DAY 1
6 February 2020