DIAMOND SPONSOR

DIAMOND SPONSOR /// ALL ON
All On Partnerships for Energy Access (All On) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that collaborates with other donors and implementing partners to facilitate increasing access to energy in un-served and under-served communities across Nigeria. All On is contributing to building Nigeria’s market for off-grid renewable energy solutions, and partnerships are at the core of its approach. Its dynamic approach combines investment, technical support and market development activities to unlock access to energy in Nigeria.
All On Website
 

GOLD SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSOR /// CHADBOURNE & PARKE LLP
Chadbourne, an international law firm, is at the forefront of the development of the global solar market, including in Africa, and has advised on some of the most important distributed and utility-scale solar power projects in the region.
Recent transactions include advising CrossBoundary Energy on the establishment and first closing of CrossBoundary Energy Fund I, Africa’s first dedicated fund for Commercial & Industrial solar; a developer on devising a template offtake agreement to develop and finance a portfolio of distributed solar power projects in Rwanda; Standard Bank on the development and financing of several solar photovoltaic IPPs in South Africa; Google, Inc. in connection with their US$12 million investment in the Jasper Power project, a 96 MW solar PV plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa; ACWA Power on the 50 MW Bokpoort CSP solar plant in South Africa, which was awarded “African Renewable Deal of the Year 2013” by Project Finance International.
Chadbourne is also at the cutting edge of developments in the distributed solar sector having represented, amongst others, SolarCity Corporation each of its securitization of distributed (rooftop) solar power assets, including its first securitization, which was the first securitization of distributed (rooftop) solar power assets in the world; a developer on the financing of a 15 megawatt captive solar photovoltaic power project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan that will provide electricity to a cement factory owned by LafargeHolcim; a developer on its bid to develop and finance a utility-scale captive solar photovoltaic power project to provide electricity to Dubai-based port operations owned by DP World.
Chadbourne & Parke Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// SOLYNTA
Solynta Energy Limited is one of the fastest growing providers of solar energy solutions in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. The company was established in the United Kingdom in 2013 and was further incorporated in the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the same year to fulfil the company’s Vision of becoming the largest provider of solar power systems in Africa. A holding company, Solynta Energy (UK) Limited was later established in 2015.
Founded by Uvie Ugono, a Chartered Accountant and experienced entrepreneur, Solynta has conceived and developed innovative and game-changing solutions which have made the uptake of solar solutions, previously considered expensive and unattainable, cost-effective and easy to acquire by customers.
Thanks to its Lease-to-Own (LTO) and Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) products, Solynta has successfully installed over 1MW across the country (based 100% on word-of-mouth and zero advertising) with demand increasing exponentially week-to-week.
With the combination of essential investment with business expansion strategies supported by effective marketing, Solynta aims to have installed 22,000 PAYG systems by the end of the 3rd Quarter of 2017. The company is projecting 10,000,000 customers across 24 major cities by the year 2023.
To find out more about us please visit our website www.solyntaenergy.com. Our CNBC Africa interview can also be found here.
Solynta Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// JINKO SOLAR
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. 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 3.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 3 GW for solar cells, and 6 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2016.
JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 5 productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 16 overseas subsidiaries: Singapore, Japan (2), India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and South Africa and 17 global sales offices: China (2), United Kingdom, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Costa Rica and Colombia.
Jinko Solar Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// TCX
The Currency Exchange Fund N.V. (“TCX”) is a development finance initiative that offers currency derivatives in financial markets where such products are not available or poorly accessible.
TCX acts as a market‐maker in currencies and maturities not covered by banks. A key objective of the Fund is to allow lenders and borrowersto hedge currency mismatchesthatresult from cross‐border financing involving frontier markets.
TCX typically offers longer‐dated products to support longer‐term local currency finance.
TCX covers over 70 currencies worldwide. Since starting operationsin 2008, TCX has hedged over USD 3.6 billion of local currency loans. By December 2015, the Fund’s portfolio of cross currency swaps and forwards amounted to over USD 1.3 billion spread across 50 currencies and 650 transactions. TCX’s investor base consists of development finance institutions and microfinance investment vehicles active in emerging and frontier markets.
TCX Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// AFC
AFC is an African-led multilateral development finance institution, established in 2007, whose mission is to improve African economies by proactively developing and financing infrastructure, industrial and financial assets. AFC is involved as an investor, developer and financier of various infrastructure projects, and is gaining recognition as the benchmark institution for financing the development of infrastructure projects in Africa. AFC has a unique mandate to bring together the capital and commercial mind-set of the private sector with African governments to deliver an African-led solution to the continent’s infrastructure challenge. This unique public/private shareholder base is critical, with each group contributing significantly to the operations of AFC.
AFC Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// MOBISOL
Mobisol is a fast-growing, impact centred enterprise which offers a clean and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for currently more than 75,000 lower income households and small businesses in rural Sub-Saharan Africa.
Combining solar energy with mobile payment technology, Mobisol designs, procures, distributes and services large solar home systems on a Pay-As-You-Go basis.
Mobisol thereby enables rural families and business owners to power a wide range of household and business appliances. Not only is their standard of living improved, but customers are also benefitting from the opportunity to earn an incremental income by establishing solar powered businesses.
Founded in 2011and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Mobisol currently operates in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania and employs a workforce of over 1,000 people on three continents. The company’s work and impact has been honoured by a number of prestigious recognitions, such as the “Momentum for Change” Award by the UNFCCC, the PV Magazine Award for “Top Business Model” and Bloomberg’s "New Energy Pioneers" Award.
Mobisol Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// GREENLIGHT PLANET
Greenlight Planet is an American, venture capital funded and socially motivated company with head offices in Mumbai, Nairobi and Shenzhen as well as a distribution presence in more than 50 countries around the world.
Our Sun KingTM range of solar home energy solutions is one of the world’s leading off-grid lighting brands, synonymous with quality, reliability and affordability.
We are committed to serving the needs of the nearly 2 billion people that live without access to the electric grid or with power cuts so long and frequent that they are forced to use less adequate technology like kerosene, candles or battery torches as their primary sources of light. Under-electrified households in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Central America spend upwards of 15% of their income to repeatedly purchase methods of lighting that literally burn out within hours of use. They also travel long distances to pay small businesses to charge their mobile phones.
Sun KingTM products afford these households the ability to own bright household lighting devices with mobile phone charging capabilities recharged entirely by the power of the sun for a fraction of their current spend.
Our customers are committed to providing for their families. They value and seek out focused methods of solving their daily challenges. For this reason, we have partnered with more than 400 leading micro-finance institutions, rural retail distributors, agri-business organizations and telecom operators to make certain our products are delivered to even the hardest to reach households.
To date we have sold nearly 7 million Sun KingTM products to 5 million households and impacted more than 25 million lives. Consumer preference for our high-quality products and user-friendly design has made Sun KingTM a leader in some of the largest markets for off-grid lighting in Africa and Asia.
Greenlight Planet Website
 

NETWORKING SPONSORS

NETWORKING SPONSOR /// MFX
Founded in 2009, MFX is a dedicated currency hedging facility created by and for impact investment - Microfinance, SME banking, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, affordable housing, health and education.
MFX Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// WORLD BANK
To help countries tap into the growing clean technologies market opportunity, the World Bank’s Clean Technology Program helps local firms commercialize and scale the most innovative private sector solutions to climate change. The program has designed and launched successful Climate Innovation Centers in selected countries, which provide a range of services to start ups and growing business.
In Nigeria, the program is currently working towards developing a Climate Innovation Center that could help Nigeria achieve its energy access objectives:

· Position Nigeria as a leading solar off grid market in Africa
· Bring and develop cutting-edge innovation and technology into Nigeria to address energy gaps
· Attract FDI and private investment into the solar off-grid market
· Obtain international exposure and support through the Climate Innovation Center network, which provides global infrastructure for green innovation.
World Bank Website
 

EXHIBITION SPONSORS

EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// POWER AFRICA
Launched in 2013, Power Africa is a US Government-led partnership to provide energy access for those in sub-Saharan Africa who currently lack it-- a tally of over 600 million people. Power Africa aims to facilitate 30,000 megawatts and 60 million connections by 2030, leveraging public and private sector partnerships to achieve those goals. To date, Power Africa has assisted with the financial close of over 5,000 megawatts and 3 million new connections, benefitting 15 million people.
Power Africa Website
Power Africa Video
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// CANADIAN SOLAR
Canadian Solar exists to make the difference. To customers, colleagues, partners, investors and all whose lives we touch. We are also here to make a positive difference to the environment and society as a whole. We do this by providing exceptional solar products and services that meet the specific needs of customers, employees, partners and investors.
Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) operates as a global energy provider with successful business subsidiaries in 24 countries on 6 continents. Besides serving as a leading manufacturer of solar PV modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects. With the company’s recent acquisition of Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar’s total project pipeline is now 20.4 GW, including an increase of the late-stage project pipeline to over 2 GW. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Canada, China and Vietnam, Canadian Solar employs over 8,900 workers worldwide. This translates into more than 20 GW of panel shipments, or over 70 million PV modules, in the past 15 years.
Canadian Solar Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// BRONE RENEWABLES - SOLAR HOUSE
Solar House was founded in 2014 with the sole purpose of solving a part of the energy equation of sub-saharan Africa. Our portfolio of products and services cut across all spectrums of the great economic divide. Our products range from pico solar rural home systems to micro grid solar solutions and everything in-between and above. We are the proud owners of the robust Imole range of pay as you go solar home systems; the Imole brand is unmatched in terms of endurance, specifications and less charging times. Our Imole PAYG solutions come in six different power systems from 6w to 500w solar home systems. Also our BERSH range of inverters, charge controllers and services are customized for the different segments of the Nigerian energy user. We also stock, install and distribute solar home appliances. With sustained focus, we offer corporate and domestic users customized power solutions tailored to individual energy requirements.
Solar House Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// RUBITEC NIGERIA
Rubitec Nigeria (Rubitec Solar/Rubitec Power) is the leading Nigerian solar company in operation since 2004. Rubitec has focused on Solar PV for all kinds of uses including Bank ATMs, SMEs, homes, solar water pumping systems, solar street lights, healthcare etc. Rubitec IS currently developing projects in Solar Hybrid Mini-grids, and PAYGO Solar Home Systems. Rubitec will be happy to discuss partnerships in finance, technology, and know-how with other interested organisations.
Rubitec Nigeria Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// GIZ/NESP
Nigerian Clean Energy Qualifications is an initiative of the Training Partnership Network for Clean Energy of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) and the Nigerian Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Project (REEEP). NESP is funded by the European Union and Germany and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). REEEP is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Winrock International. Currently, there are 7 training courses now available across 11 locations, delivered by 13 training academies and research institutes. These qualifications build and certify skills of young Nigerian professionals in response to industry needs and thus foster employability.
GIZ / NESP Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// GENNEX TECHNOLOGIES
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EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// AZURI TECHNOLOGIES
Azuri Technologies is a commercial provider of PayGo solar home systems to rural offgrid households. With the widest reach of any solar as a service offering in sub Saharan Africa, the company is addressing the problem of energy access that affects 600 million people who lack access to the grid. Azuri has combined solar and mobile technology to allow customers to access power on a pay-as-you-go basis, providing affordable, clean and safe renewable energy for as little as half the cost of the fossil fuels being replaced. Azuri’s HQ is located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, with staff based in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania and a regional HQ based in Nairobi.
Azuri Technologies Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// CELLO SOLAR
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Cello Solar Website