|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.|
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|GOLD SPONSOR /// EVERSHEDS|
|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.
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|GOLD SPONSOR /// SOLARWORLD|
|SolarWorld REAL VALUE: SolarWorld manufactures and sells high-tech solar power solutions and in doing so contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The group, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, employs 3,288 people and operates facilities in Freiberg, Germany; Arnstadt, Germany; and Hillsboro, Oregon, USA as well as in a joint venture with Qatar Solar Technologies. From raw material silicon to solar wafers, cells and modules, SolarWorld manages all stages of production ‒ including research and development in its own company, SolarWorld Innovations. Through an international distribution network with locations in Europe, USA, Singapore, Japan, South Africa and Qatar, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world. The company upholds high social standards and commits itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. With its program Solar2World, the company supports the expansion of solar power in developing countries. SolarWorld was founded in 1998 and has been publicly traded on the stock market since 1999.|
|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.|
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|GOLD SPONSOR /// TRIODOS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT|
|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.
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|GOLD SPONSOR /// NATIONAAL DUURZAAMHEIDSPLAN|
|Nationaal Duurzaamheidsplan realises solar energy projects for business clients based on an operational lease concept. By means of a thorough analysis of the energy costs and our technical and financial expertise we compose a transparent investment analysis. Using our operational lease concept our clients can produce their own renewable energy with solar panels without a necessary initial investment and including all services. Our investment model uses the Dutch subsidy regulation Stimulering Duurzame Energieproductie (SDE+).|
|Nationaal Duurzaamheidsplan Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// KIESZON|
|KiesZon develops large-scale solar projects for companies, real estate funds, governments (national and local), housing associations and schools. Safety and quality are leading while developing these solar projects. Besides being active on the B2B market, KiesZon has, in the past five years, also supplied customers of Greenchoice with quality domestic solar systems. KiesZon distinguishes itself in the B2B market by offering an Operational Lease concept formed by the building blocks Design, Build, Finance, Maintain and Operate. This entails that KiesZon is fully vertically integrated and posesses all the key elements to make viable sustainable energy available for everyone. Since 2017 KiesZon is a subsidiary of Dutch renewable energy provider Greenchoice.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// PHOENIX SOLAR|
|Releasing potential - this has always been one of the forces driving us at Phoenix Solar: From the company’s beginnings as a solar initiative in Germany in 1999, we have played a major role in ensuring that photovoltaics becomes increasingly competitive and in accelerating its broad-based introduction into markets all over the world.
Phoenix Solar AG, which has its headquarters in Sulzemoos near Munich, is an internationally active photovoltaic system integrator.
The Group develops, plans, builds and operates large-scale photovoltaic plants. As an EPC contractor specializing in the design and execution of solar power plants, Phoenix Solar places special emphasis on the “on-time and on-budget” construction and delivery of solar power plants, optimized to deliver superior output. The Group focuses on the consistent lowering of system costs for the benefit of those who invest in and operate large and small photovoltaic installations.
With subsidiaries all over the world, the Group's employees are committed to making photovoltaics more competitive and accelerating the process of broad-scale introduction into markets across the globe.
|Phoenix Solar Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// SOLAREDGE|
|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.
|GOLD SPONSOR /// ENTEK|
|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.|
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Entek Netherlands Website
|GOLD SPONSOR /// SMA|
|The SMA Group with sales of around €1 billion in 2016 is the global market 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 solutions, comprehensive services and operational management of PV power plants round off SMA’s range. The company is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, is represented in 19 countries and has more than 3,000 employees worldwide, including 500 working in Development. SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by approximately 900 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.|
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// ENECO|
|Eneco is responsible for generating and supplying sustainable energy that comes from wind, heat, biomass, and solar farms. We don’t build assets and infrastructure for ourselves but for or together with customers. Together with customers and partners, Eneco is developing affordable solutions that save energy costs and enable people to generate their own energy. One of these possibilities is to install solar farms. Eneco realizes this together with you via innovative lease and community funding concepts for both roof and field positions. From A (sbestos removal) to Z( Solar installations) including monitoring & maintenance. The generated energy can be stored within batteries for later use. With the brand promise ‘Welcome to the new world,’ Eneco is making the technology of tomorrow available to everybody today and enables the Netherlands in becoming more and more sustainable!|
|NETWORKING 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 worldwide. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 3 GW for solar cells, and 6 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2016.
JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 5 productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 16 overseas subsidiaries: Singapore, Japan (2), India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and South Africa and 17 global sales offices: China (2), United Kingdom, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Costa Rica and Colombia.
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|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 a production capacity of 2.4 GWp via factories within China as well as Thailand, Malaysia and Germany. The firm’s technology leadership, financial health, 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 business, Astronergy has intensified its activities in the downstream business in recent years. While the firm already developed, constructed and operates over 2 GWp of PV projects in China, it is strategically strengthening its activities globally. For the European market, Astronergy set up an experienced team based in Hamburg, Germany. Amongst other markets such as Portugal and Spain, Astronergy is focusing on project business in the Netherlands with a pipeline > 200 MWp to contribute to the continuous growth and success of Renewable Energies. The firm hereby acts as developer and EPC to bring early as well as late stage developments together with dedicated development partners to COD. Dependent on the specific market, Astronergy acts as long-term investor or sells projects turnkey to dedicated investment partners.|