|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// BAYWA R.E.|
|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|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// SUNGROW|
|Sungrow is a global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables with over 49GW installed worldwide as of June 2017. Founded in 1997 by University Professor Renxian Cao, Sungrow is a global leader in research and development in solar inverters, with numerous patents and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter systems as well as energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications. With a 20-year track record of growth and success, Sungrow has established 16 subsidiaries worldwide located throughout the Americas, APAC, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, maintaining a market share of around 25% in Germany and over 15% in the world.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// GOODWE|
GoodWe Power Supply Technology Co., LtdGoodWe 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.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// HUAWEI|
|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.|
|GOLD 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 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|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// DNV GL|
|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|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND|
|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.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// PÖYRY|
|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.|
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// ASTRONERGY|
|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.
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// 3E|
|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:
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.
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// TRIODOS BANK|
|Founded in 1980, Triodos Bank has become a reference point for sustainable banking globally. Triodos Bank is an independent bank that promotes sustainable and transparent banking. It does not see any conflict between a focus on people and the planet and a good financial return. Instead it believes that they reinforce each other in the long-term.
Triodos Bank started funding pioneers in renewable energy back in the early 1980s.
By the end of 2016, Triodos Bank and its climate and energy investment funds were financing 381 projects across Europe, contributing to a generating capacity of 2,400 MW of energy. During the year these projects avoided 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, while generating green energy equivalent to the electricity needs of 1.2 million European households.
|Triodos Bank Website|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// TRIODOS BANK|
|SolarEdge, a top global inverter company, shipped ~3.9 GW of its DC optimized inverter systems with installations in >100 countries. According to the GTM U.S. PV Leaderboard– Q3, 2016, SolarEdge is ranked #1 in the US residential inverter market as of Q2 2016 in MW installed and top 3 in the US commercial market.
Addressing a range of PV segments, SolarEdge’s solution consists of power optimizers, inverters, storage, smart energy management solutions, & a cloud-based monitoring platform. The SolarEdge solution improves power harvesting & management by connecting power optimizers at the module level. System costs remain competitive by keeping the DC-AC inversion & grid interaction centralized.
SolarEdge technology benefits are maximum power production, optimal roof utilization with design flexibility,& enhanced maintenance with module-level monitoring. Its cloud-based monitoring platform acts as a PV asset management tool. The SafeDC™ mechanism provides DC shutdown for enhanced safety.
SolarEdge, a top global inverter company, addresses a broad range of solar segments. The SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, inverters, storage, smart energy management solutions and a cloud-based monitoring platform.
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// INACCESS|
|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.