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Solar Finance Solutions Africa


6-7 APRIL /// JOHANNESBURG

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Solar Finance Solutions Africa


6-7 APRIL /// JOHANNESBURG

The network event dedicated to financing and developing of solar projects in the C&I segment


Solarplaza’s 6th annual solar conference in South Africa focused on capital as the last hurdle to leverage the potential of solar energy and energy storage, widely regarded as the answer to Africa’s need for energy. Solar Finance Solutions brought together bankers, lenders, investors, solution providers and project developers to discuss current funding instruments and what is needed to solve the energy needs of C&I businesses in Africa.
Together we engaged to: 1. lower the threshold to invest in solar & storage; 2. increase the trust of (local) banks; and, 3. include third-party investment opportunities to scale the market rapidly.


A selection of the companies that attended
(see full overview)

Photo Impression 2016


What 2016 attendees said about the conference:

“Mind Blowing and excellent opportunity for those serious about developing this industry.”

“Inspiring to see how solar impacts not only the bottom line, but also touch the lives of so many people in Africa.”

“An enriching experience, very professional and highly friendly environment. Solarplaza keeps up with the pace, for me it’s THE reference.”

“Very insightful, excellent learning and networking.”

“Great opportunity to get first hand information on opportunities and challenges facing investment on renewable energy in Africa especially the solar energy sector in South Africa."

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Programme


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5 April - Pre-conference dinner:

With selection of invitees, off-takers, bankers, investors and sponsors.

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6th of April - Conference day

Session 1 - Market potential

Session 2 - Investing in Solar and Storage

Session 3 - Lowering costs of debt

Session 4 - Innovating investment models

Networking dinner

7th of April - Networking and leisure

Joint networking brunch & leisure networking activity

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Speakers


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BHAVTIK VALLABHJEE
DIRECTOR /// BARCLAYS
DENIS SIREYJOL
REGIONAL HEAD SOUTHERN AFRICA & INDIAN OCEAN /// PROPARCO
MATTHEW TILLEARD
MANAGING PARTNER /// CROSSBOUNDARY
ALASTAIR CAMPBELL
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// VANTAGE GREENX
ABRAHAM CAMBRIDGE
SOLAR ENTREPRENEUR | FOUNDER CEO /// THE SUN EXCHANGE
GARI MATARIRANO
SENIOR COUNSEL /// MACFARLANES
SIMBARASHE MHURIRO
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR /// OXYGEN AFRICA
THOMAS HILLIG
FOUNDER /// TH-ENERGY
OLIVIER GRANDVOINET
HEAD OF INFRASTRUCTURE & CLIMATE CHANGE /// AFD
AJAY LALU
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR /// BLACK LITE GROUP
INA DE VISSER
PROJECT MANAGER /// RECP
ALEXANDER BASHIAN
INVESTMENT OFFICER /// RESPONSABILITY
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Venue


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Venue : Hilton Sandton


The Solar Finance Solutions Africa conference will take place in the Hilton Sandton Hotel.
Situated in the heart of the Sandton business district, just half a mile from the Sandton Convention Center and 25 minutes from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, the Hilton Sandton hotel is one of South Africa’s top business hotels.

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News & Updates


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News & Updates


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Track Record


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Track Record

Solarplaza has organized over 70 solar PV related events, conferences and trade missions around the world. Since 2012, we have yearly organized events on the African continent. Solar Finance Solutions Africa will be our 6th event in South Africa.


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Solar/Diesel: Africa

3-5 March 2015 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Competitive Solar Solutions:
West Africa

6-7 May 2014
Dakar, Senegal

 

The Solar Future:
South Africa 2014

11-12 February 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa

 

The Solar Future:
South Africa 2013

12-13 February 2013
Cape Town, South Africa

The Solar Future:
South Africa 2012

25-26 January 2012
Johannesburg, South Africa


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Sponsors & Partners


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Sponsors & Partners


GOLD SPONSORS
 
 
NETWORKING SPONSORS
 
 
CONTENT SPONSORS
 
 
 
PARTNERS
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About Solarplaza


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About Solarplaza


ABOUT SOLARPLAZA


"EMPOWERING PROFESSIONALS IN SOLAR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BY BUILDING THE MOST VALUABLE SOLAR PV NETWORK"

This mission lies at the core of Solarplaza, a private company based in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) that aims to inspire, connect and activate the global solar PV industry. 

Solarplaza was founded in 2004 by Edwin Koot, a senior PV expert working in photovoltaic solar energy since 1994. Over the course of ten years, Solarplaza has built a network of trusted friends and personal contacts all over the world. 

Solarplaza organizes international high-level conferences and exploratory trade missions in both established and emerging markets across the globe. With a track-record spanning five continents, twenty-two countries, thirty-one cities and a total of over sixty events Solarplaza is a pioneering industry inspirer. 

The company’s home base, Solarplaza.com, is an independent platform for knowledge, insights and networking, supported by the (free) daily solar industry newsletter, SUN.


ESTABLISHED IN 2004


75+ EVENTS


25+ COUNTRIES

FROM CHILE TO CHINA


50.000 + 

PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK



Project Manager

For programme matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

Rik Teeuwen
Tel: +31 10 280 9198
Mail: rik@solarplaza.com

Account Manager

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Hugo Uijlenbroek
Tel: +31 10 280 9198
Mail: hugo@solarplaza.com

Marketing Manager

For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:

Riccardo Maistrello
Tel: +31 10 280 9198
Mail: riccardo@solarplaza.com