3-4 February 2021 | Virtual Event    #SFIEurope

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.

smartenergy.net

Platinum Sponsor

Huawei

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will: Drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; Provide the ultimate computing power to deliver ubiquitous cloud and pervasive intelligence; Build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; Redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people across all scenarios, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.

Go Solar with 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

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/

Technology & Innovation Sponsor

Trina Solar

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is the world leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider. The company engages in PV product research and development, manufacture and sales; PV project development, operation and maintenance; smart micro-grid and multi-energy complementary system development and sales, as well as energy cloud-platform operation. In 2018, Trina Solar launched its Energy Internet of Things (IoT) brand and initiated the Trina Energy IoT Industrial Development Alliance and New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Center with worldwide leading enterprises and research institutes. The company is committed to becoming the leader of the global smart energy industry. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.

trinasolar.com

Silver Sponsor

JinkoSolar

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 in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 10.5 GW for silicon wafers, 7.0 GW for solar cells, and 11.0 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2019.

JinkoSolar has over 13,500 employees across its 7 productions facilities globally, 15 oversea subsidiaries in Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and United Arab Emirates, and global sales teams in China, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Argentina. 

jinkosolar.eu

Silver 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-solar.com/

Bronze Sponsor

Axpo

Axpo is an international leader in energy trading and the marketing of solar and wind power. 5,000 employees combine experience and expertise with a passion for innovation. Axpo develops innovative energy solutions for its customers in 40 countries across Europe, the USA, and Asia. These include, for example, services in the areas of procurement and structuring of electricity, tailor-made PPAs or risk management solutions. In its Swiss home market, Axpo is the largest producer of renewable energy.

axpo.com

 

Bronze Sponsor

DuPont

DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials represents a portfolio of product solutions with over 40+ years of service to the solar, aerospace, automotive industries and many others. Our products deliver proven power and lasting value for the fast-growing photovoltaics sector, including DuPont™ Solamet® metallization pastes, DuPont™ Tedlar® films as well as DuPont™ Fortasun™ solar silicones. We are committed to continuing to innovate through time-tested science and engineering to solve today’s challenges.

photovoltaics.dupont.com

Bronze Sponsor

PVH 

PVH is a manufacturer, supplier and installer of advanced solutions for the global large-scale photovoltaic solar energy market, including fixed structures, solar trackers and monitoring and control systems for large plants. 

Commited to technological innovation, the company has its own R&D facilities where it continuously test new products. Currently, they have supplied more than 170 photovoltaic plants on all continents, being one of the leading suppliers of solar trackers worldwide.

pvhardware.com

Supporting Sponsor

EXXERGY Group 

EXXERGY Group is a globally acting consulting firm providing first class consulting and operational support. The international consulting focus is in the fields of Energy and Specialty Chemicals.

exxergy.com

Supporting Sponsor

RINA 

With 160 years of experience, RINA is a multinational company that helps clients build strong, successful businesses. Through a network of 3,900 talented professionals operating in 70 countries, we support organizations across the entire lifecycle of their projects.

We provide all wind energy players with a vast array of engineering and consultancy, testing, inspection and certification services, helping them to meet sustainability targets and ensure compliance to the highest standards.

rina.org

Supporting Sponsor

TELLES

TELLES is a national, full service law firm, with offices in Lisbon and Porto and a team of more than 130 lawyers including 19 partners and 4 of counsel recognised nationally and internationally as leading lawyers in their fields of specialization.

We meticulously select our team members based on their technical skills and their business vision, as well as their personal skills and the unique resources that each brings to the team.

Our team has extensive experience and is recognized by customers and peers for their strategic vision, providing innovation and personalized advice to all matters entrusted to them.

telles.pt

Exhibitor

Ginlong Technologies

Established in 2005, Ginlong Technologies (Stock Code: 300763.SZ) is one of the most experienced and largest manufacturers of PV string inverters. Presented under the Solis brand, the company’s portfolio uses innovative string inverter technology to deliver first-class reliability that has been validated under the most stringent international certifications. 

Armed with a global supply chain, world-class R&D and manufacturing capabilities, Ginlong optimizes its Solis inverters for each regional market, servicing and supporting its customers with its team of local experts. For more information on how cost-effective Solis delivers value while maximizing reliability for residential, commercial, and utility customers, go to:

solisinverters.com

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.

borderlessrenewables.com

Partner

Catapult 

Energy Systems Catapult is an independent, not-for-profit centre of excellence that bridges the gap between industry, government, academia and research. It was set up to accelerate the transformation of the UK’s energy system and ensure UK businesses and consumers capture the opportunities of clean growth.

The Catapult takes a whole systems view of the energy sector, helping identify and address innovation priorities and market barriers to decarbonise the energy system at least cost.

Guy Newey, Director of Strategy and Performance at the Catapult, is taking part in the panel session: Beyond Lithium-Ion, discussing if li-ion will still be the most popular storage technology in five years’ time, and what industry can do to close the cost-gap for green hydrogen projects.

catapult.org.uk

 

Partner

Clean Energy Pipeline

Clean Energy Pipeline is the leading independent source of news, data and analytics for the renewables finance industry.

Subscribers receive access to a real-time data platform covering clean energy finance transactions across every global market, including Project Finance, M&A, Public Markets, Green Bonds and Venture Capital & Private Equity.

https://cleanenergypipeline.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 Trade Association 

The STA’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.

solar-trade.org.uk