Sponsors 2016


FMO is the Dutch development bank. FMO believes that entrepreneurship is key in creating sustainable economic growth and improving people’s quality of life. They therefore finance businesses, projects and financial institutions in developing and emerging markets, with the aim of supporting sustainable private sector development. FMO's investments are focused in the sectors where their contribution can have the largest long-term impact: financial institutions; energy; and agribusiness, food & water.

FMO Website

Diamond Sponsor

The mission of DEG, a subsidiary of KfW, is to promote business initiative in developing and emerging market countries as a contribution to sustainable growth and improved living conditions of the local population. To this end, we make long-term financing and advice available to private enterprises investing in these countries.

It is of utmost importance to us that the investments co-financed by DEG have a sustained beneficial impact in developing countries. We put emphasis on companies that are successful in the long term and on value-added investments that make an impact.

DEG Website

Diamond Sponsor

PROPARCO, AFD’s subsidiary dedicated to private investment, promotes private investment in emerging and developing countries in order to boost growth, promote sustainable development and reach the Millennium Development Goals. Its financing is tailored to the specific needs of investors in the productive sector, financial systems, infrastructure and private equity investment.

Proparco Website

Diamond Sponsor

AFC is an African-led multilateral development finance institution, established in 2007, whose mission is to improve African economies by proactively developing and financing infrastructure, industrial and financial assets. AFC is involved as an investor, developer and financier of various infrastructure projects, and is gaining recognition as the benchmark institution for financing the development of infrastructure projects in Africa. AFC has a unique mandate to bring together the capital and commercial mind-set of the private sector with African governments to deliver an African-led solution to the continent’s infrastructure challenge. This unique public/private shareholder base is critical, with each group contributing significantly to the operations of AFC. 

AFC Website

Diamond Sponsor
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 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, as of June 30, 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.

Jinko Solar Website

Diamond Sponsor

Solairedirect is a pure play solar power company operating across four continents.

The company was founded in 2006 with the mission of making solar power more competitive than other energy sources.

Solairedirect has developed a distinctive scalable business model as a pure play solar power company with the aim of creating value all along the value chain from development to construction, services and investment. For the final year ended 31 march 2015, Solairedirect recorded consolidated revenue of € 173 million and net income of € 1.4 million.

Solairedirect is part of ENGIE Group since September 2015.

Solairedirect Website

Gold Sponsor

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence, to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY15, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $18 billion, helping the private sector play an essential role in the global effort to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.

IFC Website

Gold Sponsor

Alectris delivers asset care innovation for the global solar industry. Our end-to-end solutions engineer profitability into every solar lifecycle stage. With our integrated suite of products, services and award-winning software, we empower solar operators to increase plant productivity by providing one source for operations, maintenance and management support.  

Alectris Website

Gold Sponsor

Eversheds operates at the leading edge of business. Recognised by Acritas as a Global Elite Law Firm, the firm regularly advises on billion dollar deals and high profile cases on behalf of the world’s most powerful corporations and financial institutions. The firm is unique in its multi-jurisdictional project management approach and commitment to seamless service delivery across its 50+ offices. Evershed’s lawyers provide top quality legal advice whether they are operating locally or across borders from our bases in Europe, the Middle EastAsia and Africa.

Eversheds Website

Gold Sponsor

The Thesan mission is to search for new and increasingly better ways of producing renewable, affordable and really environmentally sustainable energy. It began with solar energy and quickly branched out into new strategic sectors, in particular focusing on saving energy in the building industry. Right now, Thesan has two separate business units: Renewable & Clean Energy and Air Quality & Energy Saving.

Thesan Website

Gold Sponsor

DuPont is the leading supplier of specialty materials to the solar energy industry, with products designed to boost the power output and reliable lifetime of solar panels, lowering overall system costs and improving system investment returns for solar.
Advanced materials from DuPont include photovoltaic metallization pastes, backsheet materials, ionomer encapsulants, silicon doping technologies, electrical and structural component materials.  DuPont also uses solar power, with 14 installations at current and former DuPont facilities around the world generating more than 11 million kilowatt hours of solar electricity annually.  No other material supplier in the world has capabilities for fully integrated development, from solar materials, to cell and panel assembly, manufacturing and testing.  DuPont leverages these capabilities to collaborate with its customers and help the solar industry thrive.

DuPont Website

Gold Sponsor

In DNV GL we unite the strengths of DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan, and GL Renewables Certification. DNV GL’s 2,500 energy experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. We deliver world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribu­tion, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our testing, certification and advisory services are delivered independent from each other.
With over 20 years’ experience in the solar industry, DNV GL is the ideal partner to help you meet any challenge in solar power projects. Our deep understanding of PV systems ensures your challenges are solved on time and in budget. From cost-of-energy models to dedicated inverter and storage engineers, our services support you every step of the way.

DNV GL Website

Gold Sponsor

Conergy is one of the world's largest downstream solar companies — specializing in the design, finance, build and long-term asset management and ownership of commercial, industrial and utility-scale solar power systems. Founded in 1998 in Hamburg, Germany, the company has pioneered the expansion of solar globally and has built over 1.3 GW across six continents. Conergy is privately held and majority-owned by Miami, Florida, USA-based asset management firm Kawa Capital Management, Inc.

Conergy Website

Gold Sponsor

The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) is a multi-donor programme that supports the development of markets for renewable energy in Africa. It was launched by more than 35 African and European Ministers and Commissioners under the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP). By catalysing the development of African renewable energy markets, the RECP contributes to:

  • Promoting access to energy supporting sustainable economic growth and poverty eradication, within a sustainable development path.
  • Developing value chains providing employment opportunities for men and women and business opportunities for African and European businesses.
  • Enhancing energy security and mitigating the impacts of volatile fossil fuel prices.
  • Climate change mitigation by substituting fossil fuels, and to climate change adaptation by enhanced energy value chain and energy system resilience.

RECP Website

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Networking Sponsor

meteocontrol, EU headquarter based in Augsburg, Germany and APMEA headquarter based in Shanghai (China), with offices and branches in Chicago (U.S.A.), Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain), Milan (Italy) and Moers (Germany) offers energy and weather data management, yield reports, quality audits and technical due diligence as well as monitoring of PV systems of all sizes. meteocontrol has more than 30 years of expertise in renewable energy systems and has so far been involved in projects with a total investment volume of more than 13 billion Euros. In addition, meteocontrol is the market leader for professional remote monitoring of PV systems. meteocontrol monitors around 39,500 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 10,5 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.

Meteocontrol Website

Networking Sponsor

Voltiq raises equity and debt for its clients and partners, focusing exclusively on renewable energy and energy transmission projects. Main focus is on wind (on- and offshore), solar PV, and transmission, primarily in emerging markets.Voltiq has offices in The Netherlands and Spain, and has executed more than 50 deals since 2009 covering 3,300 MW of wind capacity, 1,600 MW of solar PV, 300 MW of CSP, 240 MW biomass, and over 5,000 km of high voltage transmission. Voltiq secures maximum value creation for its clients in energy projects, arranging complex (international) financing structures. Voltiq has extensive networks with all leading financial institutions including commercial banks, multilaterals and development banks.

Voltiq Website

Networking Sponsor
JCM Capital

JCM is a Canadian-based renewable energy company that focuses on the development, construction and ownership of clean power projects.
JCM leverages its development expertise acquired through five years of development experience in Canada and over 70 projects, to emerging markets where the demand for renewable energy solutions is high and the level of experience with renewable energy is low.
JCM is currently developing a multi-billion dollar clean power portfolio that includes both utility-sized solar photovoltaic projects and HVDC transmission projects.

JCM Capital Website

Networking Sponsor
TCX Fund

The Currency Exchange Fund N.V. (“TCX”) is a development finance initiative that offers currency derivatives in financial
markets where such products are not available or poorly accessible.   
TCX acts as a market‐maker in currencies and maturities not covered by banks. A key objective of the Fund is to allow
lenders and borrowersto hedge currency mismatchesthatresult from cross‐border financing involving frontier markets.
TCX typically offers longer‐dated products to support longer‐term local currency finance.   
TCX covers over 70 currencies worldwide. Since starting operationsin 2008, TCX has hedged over USD 3.6 billion of local
currency loans. By December 2015, the Fund’s portfolio of cross currency swaps and forwards amounted to over USD
1.3 billion spread across 50 currencies and 650 transactions.
TCX’s investor base consists of development finance institutions and microfinance investment vehicles active in
emerging and frontier markets.

TCX Fund Website

Networking Sponsor

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SolarCity Website