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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Time

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

Hall

ICM München,

Room

Room 14 A

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Emerging Technology for an Emerging Market - PV Systems in Africa

04:30 pm
04:35 pm

Welcome and Introduction

04:35 pm
04:50 pm

Scaling Solar Power in Africa - IFC’s Achievements, Lessons Learned and Prospects

  • Guido Agostinelli
    Senior Industry Specialist, Solar Energy, IFC - International Finance Corporation, USA

04:50 pm
05:05 pm

Large Scale and Embedded PV Systems in Nigeria

05:05 pm
05:20 pm

Long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for Solar Projects in Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Kenya

05:20 pm
05:35 pm

PV in Brazil - A Dynamic GW-sized Market

05:35 pm
05:50 pm

Solarize Africa Market Report

  • Gaëtan Masson
    Vice-Chairman, ETIP-PV European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics, Belgium
  • David Wedepohl
    Managing Director International Affairs, German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), Germany

05:50 pm
06:00 pm

Q&A

Speakers

Dr. Winfried Hoffmann
Dr. Winfried Hoffmann
Consultant, Applied Solar Expertise, Germany
 Guido Agostinelli
Guido Agostinelli
Senior Industry Specialist, Solar Energy, IFC - International Finance Corporation, USA
 Dotun Tokun
Dotun Tokun
CEO, Solarmate Engineering Ltd., Nigeria
 Sebastian Frech
Sebastian Frech
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Germany
Dr. Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia
Dr. Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia
CEO, ABSOLAR - Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica, Brazil
 David Wedepohl
David Wedepohl
Managing Director International Affairs, German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), Germany
 Gaëtan Masson
Gaëtan Masson
Vice-Chairman, ETIP-PV European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics, Belgium

Summary

In addition to its obvious geographical and climatic attractions, financing mechanisms such as PPAs, FITs and auctions are among the aspects enticing photovoltaic investment to what remains the world's poorest region. Developments in terms of pricing and other upstream innovations are also sure to impact the solar industry in Africa. This session will showcase the diverse opportunities and emerging business models this sun-rich continent has to offer and investigate the regulatory and infrastructural hurdles investors should expect.