2020 Sponsors

Host Sponsor

Smartenergy Group is a renewable energy private equity firm headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, with 3 main activities: Corporate & Project investments, including own development and Asset Management.

Out of the group, Smartenergy Invest AG focuses exclusively on Solar PV and Wind Power projects.

Smartenergy approaches the investment process from a transversal perspective by combining teams dealing with financial, technological, commercial, legal and socio-political aspects, and by working closely with the industry stakeholders.


Platinum Sponsor

Huawei is a leading global ICT and network energy solution provider, with an established presence in solar markets worldwide. Huawei Solar provides new generation string inverters with smart management technology to create a fully digitalised Smart PV Solution called FusionSolar®. FusionSolar® is smart, safe, reliable and consistently delivers higher yields, making Huawei the preferred choice for customers globally. 80,000 of Huawei’s 180,000 employees work in R&D and during the past decade over US$45 billion has been invested in product innovations, always driven by customer needs.


Platinum Sponsor

KNESS is a leading Ukrainian industrial group in the field of renewable and traditional energy with in-house research & development, manufacturing, project management and execution divisions.

The group provides turn-key solutions from the greenfield development to the construction and service maintenance of the solar power plants acting as a general contractor.

Over the last 10 years, KNESS has successfully completed more than 200 projects in the renewable and traditional energy segments including 80 SPPs with a peak power capacity of 1 GW.

KNESS is the only industrial solar modules manufacturer in Ukraine with an annual production capacity of 200 MW. PV modules production is supported by the continuous improvements and inventions of the in-house R&D center.

KNESS is a bankable and trusted partner actively cooperating with leading multinational companies and financial institutions


Platinum Sponsor

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.


Gold Sponsor

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.


Gold Sponsor

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. 


Silver Sponsor

GRS is a company specialized in the construction of solar PV plants and their connection to the grid.

With 14 years of experience, an international presence spanning five continents and 94 operational plants in our portfolio, GRS´s services and solutions are a guarantee of success.

In 2019 we surpassed 1 GW of installed power globally and have an active pipeline that will add  1 GW more by mid-2020.

Our business strategy is based on developing, building and operating small and large scale solar projects and adapting to the needs and challenges of each market we operate in. This strategy has established GRS as a benchmark for excellence amongst international EPC constructors.


Silver Sponsor

Founded in 1998, Solarcentury has been around since the early days of the solar industry. We’ve been part of the rapid evolution that has made solar PV a mainstream energy source that it is today, and are proud to be one of the most respected solar companies in the world.

Mission: We’re in business for a purpose: to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate chaos through the widespread adoption of solar power.

Approach: We offer an integrated service: developing, structuring finance, building and operating solar projects at commercial and utility scale. We work with partners to bring solar and storage to their customers’ homes.

The value we bring: Our partners benefit from our experience in terms of engineering quality, financial stability and sheer breadth of deployment.


Supporting Sponsor

Everwood Capital SGEIC SA is an asset management and advisory company established in 2015 with the main purpose of investing in special situations, renewables and real estate.

Everwood Capital is led by experienced, cohesive and senior management team with complementary backgrounds and institutionalized investment processes adopted from market leading buy side institutions.

Everwood Capital has managed three PV Funds that have invested in brownfield regulated PV plants. The net equity IRRs from all these previous funds range between 18% and 33%.

The current Fund IV devoted to greenfield unsubsidized PV assets has a target size of 300 million (123,3 million euros commitment – last closing figure) and it is currently under investment period.


Supporting Sponsor

Established in 2000, with a focus on renewable energy infrastructure management, Inaccess specializes in SCADA monitoring and control systems. The company designs and develops state-of-the-art products and solutions that provide its customers with invaluable access to data and information, enabling them to maximize the viability and effectiveness of their investments. Today, Inaccess systems manage over 15GW of PV generation across 2,600 solar plants worldwide. With headquarters in London, UK and local offices in the USA, Europe, South America, and Asia, Inaccess is one of the leading vendors of converged infrastructure monitoring platforms worldwide.


Supporting Sponsor

For the past 25 years, Natural Power has provided trusted and impartial advice to a global client base with interests in renewable energy. Our consultants include engineers, analysts, environmental experts and project managers who work closely to tackle the most complex and challenging issues, wherever the project may be located. To date we have worked in 42 countries and we ensure that the knowledge we gather globally is shared and delivered through our local teams.

As we work across the project lifecycle; from initial feasibility all the way through to operations and repowering, we understand the big picture. This enables us to work smarter and reduce the risks associated with renewable energy projects from day one. As competition within the market increases, we are also able to advise on where best to reduce costs across the life of an asset.


Supporting Sponsor

RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. At the forefront of the industry for over 38 years, RES has delivered more than 17 GW of renewable energy projects across the globe and supports an operational asset portfolio exceeding 5.5 GW worldwide for a large client base. Understanding the unique needs of corporate clients, RES has secured 1.5 GW 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.


Supporting Sponsor

We provide a wide range of services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors.
RINA is the excellence behind excellence, a global corporation that leads industries to success. We work closely with customers, assisting them in the most effective, safe and sustainable way across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors.

Through a global network of 3700 talented professionals, operating in 170 offices in 65 countries, we back up the market operators across the entire life cycle of their projects.



BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH is one of the most successful enterprises in the development and construction of utility scale solar power plants and energy storage systems. The company was established in 2001 and has been expanded to an international group with activities on all continents since then. BELECTRIC has constructed closed to 400 solar PV power plants with around 2,3 GWp PV capacity. In addition, the company realized battery energy storage systems and hybrid power solutions, which combines different technologies to autarkic systems. As one of the largest O&M providers globally, BELECTRIC’s full-integrated services provide continuous operation. State-of-the-art solar power plant technology and energy storage technology support the grid infrastructure and contribute to cost reductions in the energy sector. With numerous patents and innovations, BELECTRIC has proven its technological leadership in the industry.




GCL System Integration Technology Co. Ltd (002506 Shenzhen Stock) (GCLSI) is part of the GOLDEN CONCORD Group (GCL), an international energy conglomerate specializing in clean and sustainable energy.

GCLSI currently operates all over the world and has 7 cell and module production bases in mainland China and one in Vietnam. With the 7.2GW module production capacity, and 4GW of high-efficiency cell capacity, GCLSI becomes a world-class module producer who offers a wide variety of top tier quality products for all photovoltaic application and environments, including bifacial, 166mm large size, cast-mono and half-cell modules. All products underwent the most rigorous quality inspection and testing. GCLSI is rated as a global tier 1 module supplier by Bloomberg ranking among the top ten globally for three consecutive years and ranked A by PV Module Tech for its bankability. With a vertically integrated value chain operation, GCLSI has proven track record of capability and expertise in delivering state-of-the-art solar package solutions incorporating DESIGN-PRODUCT-SERVICE.”

As we work across the project lifecycle; from initial feasibility all the way through to operations and repowering, we understand the big picture. This enables us to work smarter and reduce the risks associated with renewable energy projects from day one. As competition within the market increases, we are also able to advise on where best to reduce costs across the life of an asset.




Prediktor is a leading provider of Industrial IT products, solutions and services. Since our start-up in 1995 we have provided value adding capabilities to industry clients throughout the world, and our installed base today count several thousand systems.

Our product, PView™ is a high performance software solution supporting O&M and Asset Management on PV plants and portfolios.



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.