GOLD SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSOR /// PLUG THE SUN
Plug the Sun designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates the most innovative solar off-grid solutions to improve access to energy across the world. Plug the Sun is the next generation of Portable Solar Power Kits, Solar Home Systems and Mini-grids suitable for your room, house, workshop and community. Thanks to proprietary technology, all Plug the Sun products feature high density power electronics and smart energy management systems to achieve the best reliability and performance for people’s power needs, especially where the grid is not available.
Plug the Sun solutions offer both clean DC and AC power to run lights, rechargeable phones and many other appliances; mostly plug & play are easy to install, these systems can be integrated with new projects or as a retrofit for existing minigrids making people enjoy the power in their life and run their businesses.
Plug the Sun systems can be also tailored according to your unique needs; they truly are the complete home and village solar power solution. We can offer a “turn-key” assistance, overseeing at 360° the implementation of the project from start to finish integrating the most advanced technologies, providing quality installations and technical reliability at best. As a match to our technology platform, our skilled team can support businesses with every step of development, operations and monitoring. We are the partner of choice for developers, NGOs, utilities, public entities and any other organization that needs affordable electricity solutions in underserved or off-grid areas.
Plug the Sun Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// IB VOGT
Established in 2002, ib vogt GmbH specialises in the development, design & engineering, financing, EPC, operation & maintenance and asset management of solar power plants. The company provides high-quality turnkey solar power plant solutions, designed and engineered in Germany, to end investors internationally. We are a manufacturer-independent integrated developer, focusing on tailor-made solar power plant solutions that maximise lifecycle performance and investor returns.
Since 2009 the family-owned company has realised plants with a total rated capacity of over 610 MWp worldwide. All projects have been commissioned on time, quality and budget.
The company operates internationally from its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and offices in the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia, Panama, Poland, India and South East Asia, as well as several joint ventures across Africa.
IB Vogt Website
NETWORKING SPONSORS
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// IBC SOLAR
IBC SOLAR is a leading global energy solutions and services provider for photovoltaics and energy storage. We are proud to contribute to a decentralized, emission free, reliable, affordable and sustainable power system. IBC SOLAR Energy is the International Project Business division of the IBC SOLAR group, which is enlarging its scope beyond the traditional position as EPC contractor by moving upstream in the value chain as an international project developer. The outstanding management team of IBC SOLAR Energy has developed solar plants across several countries as a result of combining market know-how, experience and expertise offering tailored turnkey solutions.
Headquartered in Germany, the group is represented by subsidiaries and business partners in more than 30 countries, allowing it to be one of the leading solar PV system integrator worldwide. Since being founded in 1982, IBC SOLAR has implemented over 3.3 GW in more than 150,000 systems around the world.
IBC Solar Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// DEG
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
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// FMO
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
BRANDING SPONSOR
BRANDING SPONSOR /// TCX
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 Website