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2022 Sponsors & Partners

Host Sponsor

Smartenergy

We are a Swiss-based investment company dedicated to renewable energy. We identify, develop and deliver green energy assets. We are a driving force in the ongoing transition of the industry towards green energy being focused on the deployment of solar, wind and green hydrogen projects. We are committed to pursuing the potential of hydrogen and related technology as an ideal complement for utilizing and storing renewable energy.

Smartenergy, founded 2011, is headquartered in Wollerau, Switzerland. Beyond our Team in Wollerau, we rely on our own local subsidiaries in all major markets in Europe. Local knowledge and proximity to the industry stakeholders allow us identifying and securing opportunities at an early stage while creating synergies across the entire value chain.

www.smartenergy.net

Platinum Sponsor

Huawei

Huawei offers leading Smart PV solutions harnessing more than 30 years of expertise in digital information technology. 

By integrating AI and Cloud, Huawei further incorporates many latest ICT technologies with PV for optimal power generation, thus making the solar power plant to be Highly Efficient, Safe & Reliable with Smart O&M and Grid Supporting capabilities and builds the foundation for solar to become the main energy source. For solar energy users, Huawei launched advanced solution for C&I and residential customers based on the ‘Optimal Electricity Cost and Active Safety’ concept. By improving the utilization of solar power, Huawei has helped to power millions of residents and hundreds of industries globally. Huawei will continue to innovate and enable renewable energy to empower each individual, home, and organization. 

solar.huawei.com/na/

Platinum Sponsor

RealPort

Realport is a digital brokerage platform that facilitates passive capital of small institutional investors in sustainable infrastructure assets to address the mezzanine and secondary capital needs of asset holders. Hence, small institutions are empowered to access positions in low-risk, long-dated infrastructure cash flows through a standardised co-investment structure at low transaction costs, fees and in small ticket sizes. RealPort is unique in automating and standardising compliance requirements, transaction processes as well as integrating independent analysis to foster transparency and quality.

realport.co

Gold Sponsor

JLL

JLL Energy & Infrastructure Advisory are a boutique corporate finance advisor, forming part of the 800-strong JLL’s EMEA Capital Markets team. We specialize in renewable energy M&A transactions as well as corporate finance to raise both equity and debt to fund the development and construction of projects. We also provide commercial, financial and strategic advice to our clients, alongside due diligence and valuations. Our advisory team has over 150 years of combined experience, has advised on over 12 GW of assets across more than 80 transactions, and provide services from offices in UK, Spain, Italy, and Poland. As part of JLL Capital Markets, we also have a dedicated European specialist debt advisory team with strong local relationships and an impressive track record globally.

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 95,000 as of September 30, 2021”

jll.co.uk 

View the JLL Q&A here.

Gold Sponsor

Gransolar Group

Gransolar is a group of companies, with a strong technological base, a solid manufacturing capacity, and the competences required to provide turnkey energy solutions in a constantly changing environment. After 15 years of experience around the world, it has managed to differentiate itself by its high technical and execution capacity and its great agility and adaptability

gransolar.com/

Gold Sponsor

Nidec Industrial Solutions

Nidec Industrial Solutions is the commercial platform of the Nidec Group, it offers complete electrical systems customised solutions throughout the world for a wide range of industrial applications. Its reference markets are the petrochemical, traditional and renewable energy, steel, naval and industrial automation markets. The multinational is specialised in heavy duty applications in which high power and high performance are key: electric motors and generators up to 65 MW of power (87,000 HP); power electronics inverters and converters; automation and software for industrial processes; retrofitting of power plants and hydroelectric generators; integrated systems for the production of electrical energy from renewable sources and their stabilisation in connecting to the national grid. Nidec is also a vertical system integration provider for BESS and has over 1 GWh of operational projects worldwide.  It offers its own line of utility-scale PCS products, and will fully model, engineer, procure, and construct turn-key utility-scale BESS.

www.nidec-industrial.com

Gold Sponsor

LONGi

LONGi leads the solar PV industry to a new height with product innovations and optimized power-cost ratio with breakthrough monocrystalline technologies. LONGi supplies more than 30GW of high-efficiency solar wafers and modules worldwide yearly, about a quarter of global market demand. LONGi is recognized as the world’s most valuable solar technology company with the highest market value. Innovation and sustainable development are two of LONGi’s core values.

longi.com/en/

Gold Sponsor

Trina Solar

As a global leading provider for photovoltaic (PV) module and smart energy solutions, Trina Solar delivers PV products, applications and services to promote global sustainable development. Through constant innovation, Trina Solar continues to push the PV industry forward by creating greater grid parity of PV power and popularizing renewable energy. Trina Solar´s mission is to boost global renewable energy development around the world for the benefit of all humanity.

trinasolar.com

Gold Sponsor

EDF Renewables

EDF Renewables UK and Ireland (www.edf-re.uk) is a subsidiary of EDF Group’s, one of the world’s largest low carbon electricity companies, and our investment and innovation is reducing costs for consumers and bringing significant benefits for communities. With our operating portfolio of 36 renewable energy sites including battery, onshore and offshore wind (together totalling 1 GW) we are providing much needed affordable, low carbon electricity. We have an expanding portfolio with almost 5 GW of projects in planning and development, including wind, battery and solar PV.

www.edf-re.uk

Silver Sponsor

Alternus Energy

Alternus Energy Group Plc is an international vertically integrated independent power producer (IPP). Headquartered in Ireland, and listed on the Euronext Growth Oslo, the Company develops, installs, owns, and operates midsized utility scale solar parks. The Company also has offices in Rotterdam and America. Alternus Energy aims to own and operate over 3.5 gigawatts of solar parks by the end of 2025.

alternusenergy.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/alternusenergy/

Silver Sponsor

Jinko Solar

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world. 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 27 GW for mono wafers, 12 GW for solar cells, and 31 GW for solar modules, as of June 30, 2021.

jinkosolar.com

Silver Sponsor

Xe Business

Xe can help safeguard profit margins and improve cashflow through quantifying the currency risk facing your business and implement unique strategies to mitigate it.

International Payments

Global transactions can be a headache. Deciding when to make an international payment and at what rate can be critical. But you don’t have to sit and wait, constantly checking the markets. XE can take care of it. With a range of solutions to help you access competitive rates with greater control. So that’s one less thing to worry about.

FX Risk Management

Our currency experts and risk management specialists act as your eyes and ears in the market to protect your profits from the world’s volatile currency markets.

Your company money is safe with Xe

Our NASDAQ listed parent, Euronet Worldwide Inc., has a multi-billion dollar market capitalisation, and an investment grade credit rating. 

xe.com

Bronze Sponsor

Natural Power

Natural Power is an independent consultancy and service provider that supports a global client base in the effective delivery of a wide range of renewable projects including onshore wind, solar, renewable heat, energy storage and offshore technologies.  It has a global reach, employing more than 400 staff across 14 international offices.  Its experience extends across all phases of the project lifecycle from initial feasibility, through construction to operations and throughout all stages of the transaction cycle.

Natural Power’s experts in solar and energy storage technology, construction, contracting, and energy analysis have supported over 23 GW of solar and 1.5 GWh of energy storage projects globally, working on behalf of major financiers, project developers and asset owners.

naturalpower.com/uk

Bronze Sponsor

AlsoEnergy

AlsoEnergy is a leader in edge-to-cloud portfolio management solutions that make renewable energy more manageable, profitable, and scalable. With the clean energy economy offering unprecedented opportunities, AlsoEnergy empowers businesses to capitalize on this growing market. By partnering with AlsoEnergy, businesses can maximize and grow their portfolios with distributed assets in utility, C&I, and residential – all with one platform. PowerTrack, our user application for monitoring, managing, and controlling renewables, drives insightful decisions that improve business efficiencies and asset performance. From its founding, AlsoEnergy has led the renewable energy portfolio management market, driven by a passionate and innovative team with deep engineering expertise. Customers around the world trust AlsoEnergy to deliver reliable solutions so they can maximize the value of their renewable assets and scale their portfolios. Our dedicated team enables customers around the world to meet strategic business goals by providing tailored solutions for the lifetime of their assets.

alsoenergy.com/

Supporting Sponsor

Vector Renewables

Vector Renewables is a professional consulting services in the renewable energy industry, specialized in wind, solar, hydro and BESS. It belongs to the group Falck Renewables S.p.A. and it covers the full life cycle of a renewable energy projects through its three business lines: Asset Management, Technical Advisory, M&A and Legal Advisory. Exceeding 100 GW of track record in technical advisory services, over 4 GW under management and 5 GW in financial advisory. With over 200 employees, the company is present in more than 40 countries worldwide and provides services from its  offices in Spain, Italy, UK, France, Sweden, Mexico, Japan and Australia.

vectorrenewables.com/en

Supporting Sponsor

Munich RE

Munich Re’s Green Tech Solutions pools expert resources and know-how in the field of renewable energies. We offer various innovative insurance solutions for wind, solar, biomass and other green technologies globally.

Our PV Warranty Insurance is straightforward and effective: manufacturers protect their ability to pay excessive warranty claims on modules for a period of 25 years (up to 30 years for glass-glass modules). In the event of the manufacturer’s insolvency, the policy is seamlessly transferred to you as a registered buyer, ensuring that your warranty claims remain covered. You can ask manufacturers that have purchased the cover for a Beneficiary Declaration Letter from Munich Re. This insurance enables you to take control of the warranty risk of solar – and the letter acts as your seal of approval.

munichre.com

Supporting Sponsor

RES

RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar, energy storage and green hydrogen. At the forefront of the industry for 40 years, RES has delivered more than 22GW of renewable energy projects across the globe and supports an operational asset portfolio exceeding 7.5GW worldwide for a large client base.  Understanding the unique needs of corporate clients, RES has secured 1.5GW of power purchase agreements (PPAs) enabling access to energy at the lowest cost. RES employs more than 2,000 people and is active in 10 countries.

res-group.com

Supporting Sponsor

KYOS Energy Analytics

KYOS Energy Analytics is a market leader in financial-analytical software and advisory services to energy companies. We have a satisfied customer base of over 70 companies worldwide using our KYOS Analytical Platform.

The Platform is the #1 solution for the valuation and risk management of renewable projects and PPAs. It allows our clients to analyse the market risk of one or more renewable projects, PPAs and dynamic market hedges. It provides all the financial reporting for managing a complete portfolio on a daily basis. Among the main building blocks are our own fundamental power market model and a Monte Carlo engine that generate realistic price and production simulations.

KYOS supports renewable project developers, investors, renewable producers, aggregators and (corporate) PPA off-takers. Next to our software platform we provide advisory services for the valuation of PPA or market risk assessment of one or more renewable energy projects.

kyos.com

Supporting Sponsor

EKON  Strategy Consulting

EKON Strategy Consulting brings together key experts in the fields of gas and energy by offering a wide range of strategic and operational services for our clients (banks, utilities, IPPs and government agencies, etc.) with a strong focus on providing the Highest level of quality service. EKON assists its clients in complex commercial transactions, providing strategic regulatory and market advice, providing its own price projection model backed by its use in financing operations. In addition, the EKON team specializes in arbitration for both the gas and electric sectors.

ekonsc.com

Supporting Sponsor

Inaccess

Established in 2000, with a focus on digital infrastructure management, Inaccess specializes in monitoring and control solutions. The company designs and develops state-of-the-art products and solutions for the centralized management, control, and optimization of geographically distributed, large-scale critical assets (Solar, Wind, Batteries, Microgrids, and Telecoms). Unity, the Inaccess solution, provides its users with invaluable access to data and information, enabling them to maximize the viability and effectiveness of their investments, by offering real-time secure collection and recording of statistical data as well as smart controls and smooth grid integration, customization of SCADA systems, remote plant supervision, control room services, system migration, and retrofits. Today, Inaccess systems manage more than 29GW of renewable generation across more than 2,500 assets in 56 countries worldwide. With headquarters in London, UK; US operations in Vermont; regional offices in Europe, India, Australia, Japan; and its R&D center in Greece, Inaccess is one of the leading vendors of converged infrastructure monitoring platforms worldwide. To find out more, see www.inaccess.com.

Exhibitor

BELECTRIC

BELECTRIC is one of the world’s leading EPC service providers in the development, construction and operation of solar power plants. The Germany based company was founded in 2001 and has developed into an international company with around 500 employees in five different countries since. To date, BELECTRIC has installed over 480 PV systems with a total output of more than 4 GW worldwide. As one of the world’s largest O&M service providers, the solar energy specialist also takes care of operation and maintenance for a capacity of 2,2 GW of PV plants. BELECTRIC’s goal is to advance the European energy transition and to guarantee a clean energy supply for future generations. BELECTRIC is a member of Elevion Group. Elevion Group BV is one of Europe’s leading energy service providers in the field of modern energy solutions that focus on sustainability and climate neutrality.

belectric.com

Partner

Climate17 

We are recruitment specialists across Clean Energy & Environmental markets. Our team has been recruiting in renewable energy since 2007, and we have an extensive network of professionals within this sector.

Climate17 have a track record of placing positions at all levels throughout the project lifecycle – from Acquisition, through development, consents and construction, to operation and asset management.

We take a partnership approach in working with our clients on hard-to-fill positions where we can bring value, usually engaging on assignments on an exclusive basis; this allows us to dedicate the time and resources necessary to identify the best possible candidates available in the market for their requirements. We can assist in defining and scoping roles, setting informed remuneration packages, creating attractive and compelling job adverts, and effective resourcing plans.

To hear more about how we can help, get in touch with the team at Climate17, and speak with one of our specialist consultants.

climate17.com

Partner

Solar Energy UK 

Solar Energy UK’s work helps to create and expand UK markets in solar and storage. For 40 years they have promoted solar energy and worked to make its adoption easy and profitable for all users. As a not-for-profit they are funded by their membership which includes manufacturers, distributors, developers, asset owners, O&M providers, law firms, consultants, academics and innovators. 

Solar’s exceptional synergies with storage, EVs and smart grids mean they work on the frontline of technology and system change. Their incisive research, policy-development and lobbying shapes Government policy and regulation. In partnership with key players across the energy industry, the STA is working to secure the smart systems that solar and storage need to thrive.

solarenergyuk.org

Partner

Association for Borderless Renewables

Environmental imperatives, including the need to combat global warming, require that all nations contribute what they can to the transition from energy sources reliant upon fossil fuels to renewables. Some regions have additional strategic motives for moving away from oil and gas. But those motives do not lessen the obligation to cooperate with each other. We have therefore established Association for Borderless Renewables both to foster private investment in this conversion process and to promote cross-border collaboration on projects between regions and countries; with our current focus on the transformation in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

borderlessrenewables.com

Partner

APREN

The Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN) is a non-profit association, established in October 1988, with the mission of coordinating and representing the common interests of its Members in the promotion of Renewable Energy in the electricity sector.

APREN Associates are natural or legal persons authorized to produce electricity from renewable sources (promoters), as well as any individual or legal persons interested in the development of renewable energy in Portugal (non-promoters).

APREN represents more than 90% of the total installed capacity of renewable electricity production sources in Portugal.

apren.pt

Partner

Irish Solar Energy Association

irishsolarenergy.org

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