The GOGLA-AfDB Off-Grid Government Industry Dialogue and Unlocking Solar Capital Africa, held in Abidjan on the 24-26 October 2017.
The Executive Director-Rural Electrification Fund, Dr. Ohiare Sanusi was in attendance
GOGLA-AfDB Off-Grid Government Industry Dialogue and Unlocking Solar Capital Africa in Abidjan held on the 24-26 October 2017
Africa is quickly becoming one of the most significant regions in the global expansion of the solar PV industry. The high levels of solar irradiation, extreme (and growing) energy demand, an increasing amount of renewable energy related commitments by governments in the region, and the lack of reliable energy infrastructure are just some of the factors that are sparking growing interest from local businesses and international stakeholders alike
Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa 2017, Solarplaza’s 9th event on the continent, brought together hundreds of representatives from development banks, investment funds, solar developers, IPPs, EPCs & other solar stakeholders. The event is scheduled to be held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The first edition of the Unlocking Solar Capital series took place on November 1-2, 2016, in Nairobi to gather key stakeholders and discuss some of the most important themes in the solar electrification sector in Africa. Organized by Solarplaza and GOGLA, the conference gathered over 350 on-grid, minigrid and off-grid solar industry representatives, investors, development finance institutions, and other stakeholders – providing a platform to share experiences, network and form partnerships
If you are unfamiliar with the solar energy space in Africa, Solarplaza has prepared a general overview document and can be downloaded here.