Diamond Sponsors
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
DIAMOND SPONSOR /// ENTEK
Durable performance of your solar parks is key to an optimal return on investment. At Entek, monitoring of your PV installations is our specialty, to guarantee lightning-fast intervention as well as preventive maintenance and optimization. Through our independent approach and strategic partnerships with key manufacturers and distributors, and in-depth knowledge of the sector’s data, your parks are safe to perform all year through. We make sure your solar performance truly stands out!
Entek Website
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DINNER SPONSOR /// WATTKRAFT
As a photovoltaics wholesaler, we guarantee high-quality components, great prices and short delivery times for our customers. Photovoltaic modules, HUAWEI inverters, sub-constructions and innovative storage systems are part of our product range. We can also deliver complete photovoltaic kits quickly, straight from our warehouses. Photovoltaic from WATTKRAFT: Quality from the basement to the roof.
Wattkraft Website
 
Gold Sponsors
 
GOLD SPONSOR /// SUNGROW
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
GOLD SPONSOR /// GOODWE

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
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.
Huawei Website
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.
Pöyry Website
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.
Eversheds Sutherland Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// SMA
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
 
WIFI Sponsor
WIFI SPONSOR /// RABOBANK
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Rabobank Website
 
Networking Sponsors
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// LOYENS & LOEFF
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Loyens & Loeff Website
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.
Astronergy Website
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:
  • 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
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 2017, Triodos Bank and its climate and energy investment funds were financing 472 projects across Europe, contributing to a generating capacity of 3,100 MW of energy. During the year these projects avoided 2.4 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, while generating green energy equivalent to the electricity needs of 1.4 million European households.
Triodos Bank Website
 
Exhibition Sponsor
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.
SolarEdge Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// HANWHA Q CELLS
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL) is one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) with its diverse international manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and China. Hanwha Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from modules to kits to systems to large-scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnership to its customers in the utility, commercial, government and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 10 business enterprise in South Korea.
Hanwha Q CELLS Website
 
 
Branding Sponsors
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.
Inaccess Website
BRANDING SPONSOR /// LIBRA ENERGY
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