VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SOLAR POWER IN AFRICA

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India Infrastructure Publishing  is a company dedicated to providing information, analysis and insight on infrastructure sectors in India, through magazines, conferences, newsletters, research reports and websites. It also publishes a report on Solar Power in Africa and Floating and Canal-based Solar PV. It also publishes the Solar Power Directory and Yearbook.

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REGlobal.co – The mission of REGlobal is to provide global, high-level analysis and perspective on issues related to renewable energy that are of interest and relevance to CXOs working with energy developers, electricity utilities, technology providers, investors, regulators, policymakers and other concerned organisations.

It features analysis of key trends and major developments, interviews with top managers and officials, opinion of leading experts and a rich knowledge centre. It covers a wide range of issues and topics including, but not limited to, markets, technology, policy and finance. The primary focus is on all forms of renewable energy, but when relevant it also examines trends related to other sources of energy.

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For sponsorship and delegate registrations, contact:
Harshita Wadehra
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Malika Piya
Email: malika.piya@solarpowerafrica2021.com
Mobile: +91-8937980597

 

Some of the participants in our previous conferences on “Solar Power” were: ABB, Accenture, Amplus Solar, Angelique International, Applied Solar Technologies, Arctech Solar, Canadian Solar, Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions, Cleantech Solar Energy, Corning, Delta Power Solutions, Delton Infra, Dupont, Eicher Engines, Enerparc Energy, Essel Green Energy, First Solar, Fronius, FUSERC, Gamesa, GE, Gensol, Ginlong [Ningbo] Technologies, GIZ, GMR Energy, Greenko Group, Hareon Solar, Hero Future Energies, Hinduja Renewables Energy, Huawei Technologies, Jinkosolar Co, JSW Steel, Kaco New Energy, Kirloskar Solar Technologies, KPMG, Larsen & Toubro, LONGi Solar Technology, Matcos Consulting Services, Meyer Burger India, Mitsubishi, NEC Technologies, Nextech Electronics, NHDC, NIMOTO Solar, Nippo, Phono Solar, Portolan Solutions, Praxair, PWC, Proinso Solar Energy, Ru-arch Power, Secure Meters, Sembcorp Green Infra, Shapoorji Pallonji, Shenzhen Kstar New Energy Co, Shimato Enterprises, Siemens, Solar Arise, SolarigGensol, Solgen Energy, Solis, Soltec, Sprng Energy, Statkraft Markets, Sterling & Wilson, Sterlite, Sumec Group Coporation, Sunergy Consulting Services, SunSource Energy, Suntech Power Co., Suzlon Energy, Swelect Energy Systems, TBEA Xian Electric Technology, Telawne Power Equipments, TerraForm Global India, Tikona Digital Networks, Tritronics, Varroc Engineering, Vertiveco, Vikram Solar, Welspun Energy, Zamil Infra, Znshine, etc.

  • Africa is gradually shifting from traditional hydropower plants to solar PV to ensure energy access to all and support sustainable economic growth. The key factor driving this trend is substantial cost reductions in solar PV equipment over the past few years. According to an IRENA report, solar PV prices have fallen by 82 per cent over the period 2010-19. In the past two years, particularly in Africa, there has been a decline of 30 per cent in solar PV costs.
  • Most African countries have set reasonably high renewable energy targets. For instance, by 2030, Algeria targets 22 GW of renewable energy capacity, Morocco 10 GW, Libya 4.6 GW and Tunisia 2.8 GW, while Egypt targets 54 GW by 2035. Concerted efforts are being made for creating an enabling policy and regulatory environment to attract investments in this space.
  • In many respects, Africa has the potential to be one of the most significant markets in terms of solar power deployment. There is a large unmet demand in the region as close to 600 million Africans do not have access to electricity. The region is also getting significant support from a large number of development finance institutions, financial donors and climate funds that are looking to mitigate the risks associated with solar projects, both grid-connected and decentralised.
  • Amidst opportunities, there also exist several challenges. One of the challenges for private sector-owned grid-connected utility-scale solar projects is that offtakers are not creditworthy in many parts of Africa. Hence, there is a need for guarantees and other risk mitigation steps to secure financing for these projects.
  • Another challenge pertains to the ageing transmission and distribution network in many countries. As the variable solar power assumes a bigger role in the region’s generation mix, maintaining grid resilience and security will become paramount, and utilities will be required to adopt solutions for generation forecasting and grid balancing. Apart from expanding the physical grid, African utilities are expected to invest in new technologies to make the grids more reliable, resilient, secure and smart. In several countries, the lack of cost-reflective power tariffs is a challenge. This is a key issue for solar minigrid developers that are competing with conventional players.
  • Challenges notwithstanding, initiatives to add large solar power generation capacities are under way across Africa. The Covid-19 crisis has further promoted solar power as a key solution to Africa’s power crisis and to switch on a continent- wide strategy for its recovery.
  • Renewable Watch and REGlobal are organising a virtual conference on Solar Power in Africa on January 20-21, 2021, with an objective to highlight the trends in the solar power development space across Africa, study the impact of recent policies and regulations, and discuss the technological and financing solutions to realise the solar targets. The conference will bring together leading project developers, EPC players, policymakers, regulators, investors, consultants, equipment suppliers and solution providers that are shaping the future of Africa’s solar power market.
  • KEY TRENDS, BUSINESS MODELS AND MARKET OUTLOOK
  • COUNTRY PLANS AND PERSPECTIVE: POLICIES, REGULATIONS AND TARGETS
  • ROOFTOP PROJECT DEVELOPER PERSPECTIVE
  • SOLAR MICROGRIDS AND MINIGRIDS: EXPERIENCE AND CHALLENGES
  • UTILITY-SCALE MARKET: CURRENT EXPERIENCE AND FUTURE PLANS OF IPPS
  • EPC PERSPECTIVE
  • SOLAR INVESTMENT NEEDS AND EMERGING SOURCES OF FINANCING
  • SOLAR POWER INTEGRATION
  • PROMISE OF SOLAR PLUS STORAGE
  • FOCUS ON ROOFTOP
  • SOLAR O&M FUTURE: COST TRENDS AND BEST PRACTICES
  • CASE STUDIES AND PROJECT SHOWCASE
  • TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

For speaking opportunities, please contact:
Neha Mathur
Email: neha.mathur@indiainfrastructure.com
Mob: + 91 8826000927

The event is expected to draw participation from executives, managers and decision-makers from:

  • Solar Power Projects Across Africa
  • O&M Service Providers
  • Government and Regulatory Agencies
  • Technology Providers
  • EPC Providers
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Energy Storage Experts
  • Power Trading Organisations
  • Renovation & Modernisation Service Organisations
  • Consultancy Organisations
  • Small Solar Power Developers
  • Renewable Energy Organisations
  • Financial Institutions – Etc.

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Event Schedule Details

  • January 20, 2021 (Wednesday) - January 21, 2021 (Thursday)
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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