Diamond Sponsors
BayWa r.e. was founded in 2009 as a fully owned subsidiary of BayWa AG and houses the activities of the Group in the field of renewable energies: photovoltaic power, wind energy, biomass and geothermics. BayWa r.e. is now one of the strongest project developers and providers of PV systems in the world. The company is currently active in Germany, a number of European countries, the United States, Asia-Pacific and Africa.
BayWa r.e. Website
Een duurzame performantie van uw zonneparken is essentieel voor een optimale return on investment. Die bereikt u door de nauwgezette monitoring van de data van uw fotovoltaïsche installaties. En dát is onze expertise. Zo realiseert u de economische en ecologische efficiëntie die u voor ogen had bij de keuze voor zonne-energie. Entek garandeert razendsnelle interventie en preventieve maintenance. Wij hebben strategische partnerships met belangrijke fabrikanten en verdelers in de energiesector, maar kiezen steeds voor een onafhankelijke aanpak. Daardoor bent u het hele jaar lang verzekerd van een hoog rendement in uw PV-parken.
Entek Website
Dinner Sponsor
Wattkraft is de grootste en langst bestaande importeur van HUAWEI omvormers in Europa en India. Wij werken samen met projectontwikkelaars, bouwbedrijven, EPC-contracters en channel partners.
In deze dynamische sector is kennis essentieel. Wij combineren ondernemingskracht, de ervaring uit Duitsland en hoogwaardige componenten.
Wattkraft is opgericht in 2013 en sinds januari 2018 ook een vestiging in Utrecht (Papendorp) met Nederlands sprekend personeel, om zo de markt samen te bedienen met official Huawei channel partners in de Benelux.
Onze engineers hebben vele jaren ervaring bij het helpen van groot commercieel project business van o.a. ontwikkelaars en EPC-contracters.
Wattkraft Website
Gold Sponsors
Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd (“Sungrow”) is a global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables with over 60GW installed worldwide as of December 2017. Founded in 1997 by University Professor Renxian Cao, Sungrow is a leader in the research and development of solar inverters, with the largest dedicated R&D team in the industry and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter solutions and energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications, as well as internationally recognized floating PV plant solutions. With a strong 20-year track record in the PV space, Sungrow products power installations in over 50 countries, maintaining a worldwide market share of over 15%.
Sungrow Website

GoodWe Power Supply Technology Co., Ltd

GoodWe is a leading, strategically-thinking enterprise which focuses on research and manufacturing of PV inverters and energy storage solutions. With an average monthly sales volume of 30,000 pieces in 2017 and 15 GW installed in more than 100 countries, GoodWe solar inverters have been largely used in residential, commercial rooftops, industrial and utility scale systems, ranging from 1.0 to 80kW. GoodWe inverters offer reliable operation and excellent performance and are well recognized by customers worldwide. GoodWe’s philosophy is to always create win-win partnerships by identifying and integrating the most advanced components and techniques available while offering an unparalleled after-sales service.
Technological innovation is GoodWe’s main core competence. With an in-house R&D team of 200 employees in two R&D centers, GoodWe can offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions for residential, commercial and utility scale PV systems, ensuring that performance and quality go hand-in-hand across the entire range.
GoodWe has set up an integrated service system for pre-sale, in-sale and after-sale and has established service centers worldwide, aiming to offer global support to all customers including project consulting, technical training, on-site support and after-sales service.
As a stable, bankable company, GoodWe has built its corporate reputation by achieving sustainable growth in every market it operates in. A prudent, step-by-step approach of strategic growth and consolidation offers longevity, profitable growth and increased market share; a business model also adopted by some of the world’s leading renewable companies.
GoodWe Website
Huawei, a leading global information and communication technology solutions provider, is committed to creating maximum value for customers, with products and solutions deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Combining digital information technology, Internet technology and PV generation technology, Huawei provides innovative FusionSolar Smart PV solution and inverters with a wide application in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, etc. FusionSolar Smart PV solution is to take the whole PV plant as a total product and make improvement throughout the whole process, from the PV plant construction to maintenance. It can optimize initial investment, reduce maintenance costs, increase power generation and finally increase IRR. Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV solution, featured as “Higher yields, Smart O&M, Safe and Reliable” will finally maximize value for PV plant owners or maintenance customers.
Huawei Website
Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We serve clients across power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, biorefining & chemicals, mining & metals, infrastructure and water & environment. Together, we deliver smart solutions and work with the latest digital innovations. Pöyry's net sales in 2017 were EUR 522 million. The company's shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki. Approximately 5500 experts. 40 countries. 115 offices.
Pöyry Website
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 customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 7 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 4.5 GW for solar cells, and 8 GW for solar modules, as of September 30, 2017.
JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 8 productions facilities globally, 16 oversea subsidiaries in Japan (2), Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates, and 15 global sales offices in China (2), United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Costa Rica, Colombia.
Jinko Solar Website
Our specialist clean energy and sustainability team is one of the leading international teams and has been awarded Renewable Legal Advisors of the Year (Euromoney / Ernst & Young). We advise on all aspects of all renewable and clean energy technologies across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including: onshore and offshore wind, biomass, waste and landfill gas to energy, solar, wave and tidal, hydro generation, bio fuels, CDM projects, carbon credit trading. We are leaders in advising on offshore wind: advising on over 50% of the UK’s offshore wind projects; lead advisers on the largest offshore wind project in the world; as well as leading on the financing of the world’s largest proposed biomass project, and a cross-border hydropower project in West Africa.
We understand the global renewable energy market and have lawyers throughout the key jurisdictions. We are represented on key committees and groups in the sector.
Eversheds Sutherland Website
The SMA Group with sales of around €900 million in 2017 is a global leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. SMA offers a wide range of products and solutions that allow for high energy yields for residential and commercial PV systems and large-scale PV power plants. To increase PV self-consumption efficiently, SMA system technology can easily be combined with different battery technologies. Intelligent energy management and digital energy solutions, comprehensive services and operational management of PV power plants round off SMA’s range. The company is headquartered in Niestetal Germany, is represented in 20 countries and has more than 3,000 employees worldwide, including 500 working in Development.

The first SMA inverter was already sold in the Netherlands in the 1990s. Based in Mechelen, since 2009 SMA Benelux has been active with 25 employees in the Benelux for both the residential and commercial segments. In the Benelux the counter is already on more than 370,000 sold inverters.

SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by more than 1,000 patents and utility models. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and is currently the only company in the solar industry that is listed in the TecDAX index.
SMA Website
DNV GL (uniting strengths of DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification) provides independent advice, analysis, engineering and testing services to the global Photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) markets. We work with investors, project developers, owners and equipment manufacturers to help manage risk throughout the entire project life cycle for systems - from residential rooftops, to multimegawatt power plants.
DNV GL Website
WIFI Sponsor
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Rabobank Website
Networking Sponsors
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Loyens & Loeff Website
Astronergy Solar is a global leader in the solar industry, that was established in 2006. The firm is specialized in crystalline module manufacturing with more than 4000 employees across the globe and a production capacity of 2.5 GWp via factories in China as well as Thailand, Malaysia and Germany. The firm’s technology leadership, financial health, vertical integration, downstream diversity and risk management got wide recognition from advisors, financial institutions and banks. Bloomberg lists Astronergy as Tier 1 module supplier for consecutive years. Photon consulting ranked Astronergy as #1 player in the PV triathlon report in Q1 2017.
In addition to its upstream core competences, Astronergy has intensified its activities in the downstream business in recent years. While the firm already developed, constructed and operates over 2.5 GWp of PV projects in China, it is strategically strengthening its activities on a global scale. For the European market, Astronergy set up an experienced team based in Hamburg, Germany.While Netherlands is the largest current market with a pipeline >200 MWp, activities in non-subsidized south European markets such as Portugal and Spain are expected to significantly contribute to the growth and success of the company.
Through its own team and a network of partners, Astronergy acts as developer and EPC/O&M provider to bring early as well as late stage developments to COD. Dependent on the specific market, Astronergy can position itself as long-term investor or can sell projects turnkey to dedicated investment firms.
Astronergy Website
3E is an independent consultancy and software service company, delivering solutions for performance optimisation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. We provide expert services covering the whole project lifecycle, to support project developers, asset managers, operators, investors, and policy-makers. SynaptiQ, 3E’s performance monitoring software, facilitates asset management, effective maintenance, operations and reporting on portfolios of renewable energy assets.

Our key areas of expertise are:
  • Solar: PV & thermal power
  • Wind power: on & offshore
  • Sustainable buildings & sites
  • Power grids and markets
Bridging the gap between R&D and the market, 3E combines in-house innovation, partnerships with leading R&D centres, and a thorough understanding of practical industry needs to continuously offer high performance, cost-effective energy services and products.

3E’s international team operates from Brussels (HQ), London, Paris, Toulouse, Istanbul, Delhi and Cape Town. The company has a project track-record of over 18 years in over 40 countries, and is a trusted party for the major lenders and equity providers in the global renewable energy market.
3E Website
Triodos Bank is een onafhankelijke bank die staat voor duurzaam en transparant bankieren. Triodos Bank financiert bedrijven en projecten met een meerwaarde op sociaal, ecologisch en cultureel gebied, daartoe in staat gesteld door spaarders en beleggers die kiezen voor maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen en een duurzame samenleving.
Triodos Bank financiert ruim 35 jaar ondernemers en projecten die energie besparen en/of duurzame energie opwekken. We richten ons zowel op grotere projecten, als op initiatieven die grote impact hebben, zoals windparken of decentrale energiecoöperaties.
Eind 2017 financierden Triodos Bank en haar beleggingsfondsen gezamenlijk 472 duurzame energieprojecten in Europa, met een gezamenlijke opwekkingscapaciteit van 3.100 MW. In 2017 droegen deze projecten bij aan een vermindering van de CO2-uitstoot met 2,4 miljoen ton. Deze capaciteit was voldoende om 1,4 miljoen Europese huishoudens een jaar lang van energie te voorzien.
Triodos Bank Website
Exhibition Sponsor
SolarEdge biedt het toonaangevend DC geoptimaliseerd omvormer-systeem inclusief power optimizers, PV omvormers en een cloud-based monitoring platform voor residentiële, commerciële en grootschalige PV-systemen.
De SolarEdge oplossing zorgt voor maximale opbrengst en vermindering van mismatch-verliezen dankzij MPPT op paneelniveau, optimale dakbenutting dankzij flexibel ontwerp en langere strings voor lagere systeemkosten. De SolarEdge oplossing verbetert het beheer van PV-bezittingen en verlaagt de onderhoudskosten dankzij monitoring op paneelniveau en probleemoplossing op afstand. Het SafeDC™-mechanisme garandeert automatische DC-afschakeling ter bescherming van installateurs, onderhoudspersoneel en brandweerlieden. SolarEdge biedt ook een oplossing voor slim energiebeheer waarmee het eigen verbruik omhoog gaat en de energierekeningen omlaag. Toonaangevende paneelfabrikanten bouwen SolarEdge in als onderdeel van hun slimme panelen. SolarEdge, een omvormer-fabrikant in de wereldtop-10, heeft de markt voor DC power optimizers op de kaart gezet en is toonaangevend met een marktaandeel van 80%. Er is meer dan 2,5 GW SolarEdge technologie naar meer dan 91 landen wereldwijd verscheept.
SolarEdge Website
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Branding Sponsors
Inaccess provides innovative centralized management solutions for Renewable Energy and Telecom infrastructures with global presence (in Americas, Europe and Asia), mostly offered on a turn-key basis. With its recent strategic partnership with Draker in the US and a cumulative portfolio of more than 6.5GWp across 4,000+ sites, our technical solutions have established a significant track record.
Our objective is to provide high quality solutions to our clients (Utilities, EPCs, O&Ms, Developers and Funds) for better and effective management of their renewable assets.

In 2014 & 2015, Inaccess with Draker have been acknowledged as: #3 independent monitoring provider for the utility-scale PV segment globally (in MW)

As of end of 2016:
6.5GW worldwide of which 2.5GW are located in the US

Our mission is to help our customers build and operate effectively their valuable renewable assets throughout a mix of state-of-the-art systems, intelligent software and value added services.
Inaccess Website
Libra Energy CleanTech Projects, Your partner in sustainable Energy. Our understanding of energy systems is at the highest technical level. We’re ready to help you to advise on your project and conduct calculations. Our customers are always our first priority. Assuring customer satisfaction. That’s what Libra Energy is all about. Do not worry about the quality of our products, we will do that for you. We always supply the best products for both residential and commercial projects. And we always conduct extensive tests before introducing a new product.
Libra Energy Website