SNV - A proud partner of international renewable energy conference

June 2018

Event

SNV is delighted to be one of the main partners for the upcoming International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids which will take place 17-19 October 2018 in Palma de Mallorca.

About the event

The objective of this year‘s conference is to provide a space for the exchange of hands-on experience between industry practitioners, academia and development institutions working in the field of decentralized energy. The conference will cover technical, business and management aspects of solar technologies and mini grids with the aim of knowledge sharing and networking.

Last year’s event saw a multitude of organizations and companies gain valuable experience with regards to the sale and distribution of solar lanterns, plug-and-play systems and solar home systems managed through either cash sales or Pay-as-you-go approaches.

SNV at the event

SNV is a key partner for the event. Other partners include EnDev, GIZ, Siemens Foundation and the Waterloo institute for sustainability. In addition, SNV’s innovative Finance Expert, Dean Cooper will sit on the scientific programme committee for the event helping to shape the agenda.

The conference will invite acknowledged experts to provide an overview of the different technology areas and give room to those participants who would like to present their scientific research results or share their experiences from field work.

To read more about SNV’s mini-grid and solar energy initiatives

  • A mini-grid can be powered by different renewable energy sources, like solar PV, biogas or pico-hydro. Read about our approach here.
  • The Mashaba mini-grid project is Zimbabwe’s first inclusive mini-grid project. Read more about this project here
  • The Solar Microfinance Programme broadens access to affordable solar home solutions for 25,000 households in rural Cambodia.
  • SNV's Bright Lights for Benin project catalyses the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar market in Benin. Read more

To learn more about this event please visit the conference website.

We hope to see you there!

 

Expert

Dean Cooper

Global Sector Coordinator Innovative Finance


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