Here comes Africa’s Energy Storage Congress in Nairobi

Nairobi the capital of Kenya will this week (June 27-28, 2017) play host to the Africa Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo. The event  takes place at the LAICO Regency Hotel 15kms from the city’s International Airport.

Organisers have listed a busy schedule for the tow-day conference and Energy Storage will be in full participation to bring you the developments as speakers unveil their topics alongside an exhibition.

The list of participants indicates a genuine interest in the Energy Storage and power sector of Africa. Some of the major names among participants are Tanzania Electric Supply Company’s Director Wilson Lugano and USAID East Africa’s Chief of of Economic Growth – Mark Carrato.

Other organisation that will field speakers at the congress include: Energy for Impact, Global Climate Partnership Fund, Harmonic Systems, Energy Access Ventures, Husk Power Systems, SunFunder East Africa, SolarKiosk, Mobisol GmbH, Powerhive,LONGi Solar, Sunvest Energy, Sunsource Energy, BBOXX Ltd, Tanzania Electric Supply Company, Kenya Power, Juwi Renewable Energies, Kenya Renewable Energy Association, USAID, Alevo Analytics, Solarcentury, Enel Green Power, Rubitec Solar, E.ON Off Grid Solutions, SAFT, Trama TecnoAmbiental, Urbasolar, Narada Power, Vergnet Group, African Solar design, CrossBoundary, Azuri Technologies, M-Kopa Solar, DREAM EP Energy Ltd and Camco Clean Energy, among others.

An interesting line-up of topics has been listed for congress and they include: The energy storage market in Africa,  Energy storage systems, for balancing power supply and demand, Off-grid solutions to help with rural electrification, New technologies of solar and energy storage updating, Opportunities and challenges for off-grid solar expansion in Africa, Financing energy storage and micro-grids in Africa, Regulatory & policy framework to adopt energy storage in Africa, Renewable Integration flexibility, challenges and solutions, and the advent of thousands of off grid projects springing up across the Africa, solar project owners and developers requiring huge amounts of financing.

According to the organisers, Africa is among the strongest solar resources in the world, it brings tremendous opportunities to solar and energy storage industry in African developing countries, Solar is also being promoted to replace fuel-based lighting and off-grid electrical needs.

“The great market potential has encouraged Leader Group to launch Africa Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017 to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27-28, 2017. Participants such as Governments, Utilities, Project developers, Investors, Energy storage products manufacturers, Consulting firms, as well as other related sectors are invited to together discuss opportunities, challenges and solutions for solar andenergy storage development in African market, especially Kenya, South Africa, Morocco, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda,” says a statement on the event website.

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