|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 SPONSOR /// PHANES GROUP|
|Phanes Group is an international solar energy developer, investment and asset manager, strategically headquartered out of Dubai with a local footprint in sub-Saharan Africa, through its two offices in the region’s largest economies - Nigeria and South Africa.
Phanes Group has a pipeline of 600 MW under development in Africa, with 260 MW of grid connected solar PV in Nigeria across three different projects. The first of the three to be built, in the Sokoto region, is backed by one of the Nigerian government’s 14 PPAs. In addition, the group is developing off-grid solar solutions to ensure communities across the region have access to a stable and clean energy supply.
Established in 2012, Phanes Group’s integrated approach, combining financial and engineering expertise, enables the company to deliver end-to-end solar energy solutions. The group has a growing portfolio of solar investments and developments spanning multiple geographies with a distinct focus on emerging markets, especially MENA and sub-Saharan Africa.
In the Middle East, Phanes Group is delivering the region’s largest distributed solar project (DP World Solar Program) and completed phase I (33.4 MW) of the largest solar project in the Caribbean (Monte Plata). Cumulatively, the company’s global clean power contribution is in excess of 70 MW, with a further 1.5 GW in the pipeline.
|Phanes Group Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// ENGIE|
|ENGIE is a global energy player and an expert operator in the three businesses of electricity, natural gas and energy services. The Group develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology.|
|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.
|NETWORKING SPONSOR /// FENIX INTERNATIONAL|
|Fenix International is an energy and financial services company transforming customers’ lives through access to clean power and inclusive financing. Fenix’s flagship product, ReadyPay Power, is an expandable, pay-to-own solar home system financed via ultra-affordable installments of as little as $0.19 per day. Fenix has sold 200,000 ReadyPay systems in Uganda and Zambia, reaching over one million people with clean energy. In 2017, Fenix announced that it was joining forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy, with plans to bring power and financing to millions more customers across Africa.|
|Fenix International Website|
|EXHIBITION 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.
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// CROWDCREDIT|
|Crowdcredit was founded in 2013 aiming at connecting borrowers in needs of capitals in countries with premature financial infrastructure and investors in needs of asset management opportunities in countries with saturated financial market, namely Japan.
Currently, the company is exploring solar energy sector and is developing partnership with those parties; such as, off/on-grid manufacturers, installers, financiers, project developers, etc. who have regular financing needs for business expansion. Moreover, it is possible for Crowdcredit to suffice their needs by serial loans that are funded every two weeks by Japanese retail investors in its proprietary crowd funding platform.
As of today, Crowdcredit has raised loan funds of US$ 45mm+ from 8,000+ registered investors at the recent rate of US$ 4mm per month with increasing trend. Also, the company has provided loans to SMEs, non-bank lenders and individuals mainly in emerging or newly developed countries; such as, Peru, Estonia, Georgia, Cameroon, etc.