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6th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum Recording 2021 ARE

The ARE Energy Access Investment Forum (EAIF) is an annual business and political exchange event aimed at bringing together the private and public sector to debate the latest financing trends and developments in the rural electrification sector, do business and boost clean energy access globally and in particular in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Advancing Policy & Mobilising Investment: The Eastern Caribbean Solar Challenge Recording 2021 ARE

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the Eastern Caribbean Solar Challenge and the Alliance for Rural Electrification co-organised a dialogue on Advancing Policy & Mobilising Investment: The Eastern Caribbean Solar Challenge on 2 September 2021. The event was supported by the Caribbean NDC Finance Initiative, GIZ, the Caribbean Development Bank and GET.invest.

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Africa Edition of Solar O&M Best Practice Guidelines Publication 2021 SolarPower Europe

Building on Version 4.0 of SolarPower Europe’s O&M Best Practice Guidelines, this edition is adapted to the sub-Saharan African context. It is a joint effort with ten African solar and renewable energy industry associations, from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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An Introduction to Financial Modelling at GET.invest Publication 2020 GET.invest Finance Catalyst

The presentation provides an introduction to financial modelling in general and the service provided by the GET.invest Finance Catalyst.

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ARE Technology & Innovation Forum Recording 2021 ARE

The two-day forum attracted over 1,000 participants, with speakers discussing innovation as a key driver of economic growth, development, as well as climate mitigation and adaptation. In emerging markets, new high-quality and modular technologies, such as AI, advanced GIS mapping, remote monitoring, new control software and systems, as well as innovative energy storage solutions and productive use applications helps drive last-mile rural electrification with decentralised renewable energy.

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Best Practices for Electrifying Rural Health Care Facilities with Decentralised Renewables Publication 2020 ARE

With the objective of sharing evidence and lessons learnt on the ability of decentralised renewables to fast-track delivery of sustainable and reliable power for rural health facilities in emerging countries, the publication collects 16 relevant case studies with best practices, as well as core recommendations for international funding partners, philantropies and governments.

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Briefing: Renewables in Mozambique 2021 Publication 2021 ALER
AMER

The briefing compiles and organises the most relevant renewable energy market information for Mozambique.The document is divided into six chapters, the first two covering general market data and regulatory frameworks, and the following dedicated to different market segments, including IPPs, minigrids, solar home systems, and clean cooking.

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COP26 Side Event – Financing Sustainable Energy Access: Building Resilient and Net-zero Local Economies Recording 2021 ARE
ElectriFI

This COP26 EU Side Events session highlighted the impact of EU financial mechanisms for private companies to accelerate rural electrification efforts, with testimonials from the ground.

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Covid-19 Support Database for Climate and Energy Database 2020 PFAN

The database shows Covid-19 related business advisory and financial support options offered by associations, impacts funds, international associations and programmes across the sector.

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E-Conference: Green Hydrogen in Africa Recording 2022 AFSIA

Green hydrogen has become the hot topic for industrial activity and decarbonization around the globe. Some African countries are ideally positioned to take part in the global race to produce the cheapest green hydrogen. Several landmark projects have already been announced and started across the continent. Moreover, Africa is in a special position where it could benefit twice from green hydrogen. The conference discussed current trends, industry outlooks, the latest technology, project updates and the players who are positioning on this very promising industry

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ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2020 Recording 2020 ARE
ECREEE

From 24-26 November 2020, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) hosted the fourth edition of the annual ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF).

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Energy Access Covid-19 Relief Summit Recording 2020 ARE
GOGLA

At the Energy Access Covid-19 Relief Summit, more than 1,000 energy access representatives assessed the pandemic’s impact on businesses and consumers, stressing the sector’s role in (re)building sustainable, resilient communities and economies.

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EPC Best Practice Guidelines: sub-Saharan Africa Edition Publication 2022 SolarPower Europe

The SolarPower Europe best practice guidelines for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of solar projects in sub-Saharan Africa are targeted at solar EPC service providers and other stakeholders, including asset owners, investors, lenders, and technical advisors and aim to establish common industry best practices.

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Europe-Mozambique Investment Forum: Renewables in Mozambique 2021 Recording 2021 ALER
AMER
ARE
GOGLA
SolarPower Europe

From 22 to 23 March, the Lusophone Renewable Energy Association (ALER) and the Mozambican Renewable Energy Association (AMER), in cooperation with GET.invest, organised the Europe-Mozambique Investment Forum: Renewables in Mozambique 2021. The event was organised in partnership with the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), the Global Association for the Off-Grid Solar Energy Industry (GOGLA) and SolarPower Europe (SPE). The Forum featured relevant players from the sector, who provided an overview of the renewable energy sector in Mozambique. Investment opportunities and initiatives recently launched by the Mozambican Government and its cooperation partners were presented in interactive virtual sessions.

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From Ideas to Action: Using End-User Subsidies to Achieve Universal Energy Access Recording 2020 ESMAP
GOGLA
Lighting Global

The event explored the role of end-user subsidies in the ‘toolkit’ of pro-poor solutions as we work to accelerate energy access. The event featured interactive discussions on end-user subsidies for stand-alone solar technologies in four specific country scenarios.

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GET.invest Business Continuity Checklist Publication 2020

The GET.invest Covid-19 Business Continuity Checklist, developed by the programme’s Finance Catalyst facility, provides guidance on how to keep companies on track and navigate the crisis.

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GET.invest Covid-19 Scenario Modelling Tool Publication 2020 GET.invest Finance Catalyst

The Covid-19 Scenario Modelling tool helps with forecasting cash flow. It allows to explore different alternatives in order to accommodate different possible futures, for managing cash flows and for addressing shortfalls via scenario modelling. The tool looks at a 12-month horizon and provides for a base case and two additional scenarios that impact revenue and other cash inflows; it facilitates the development of an action plan that addresses controllable expenses; and it generates the resulting net cash flow.

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Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2020-2024, Chapter ‘The Sub-Saharan African Solar Market’ Publication 2020 SolarPower Europe

SolarPower Europe’s annual Global Market Outlook for Solar Power provides market analysis for the global solar power sector. The 2020 version shines a spotlight on the sub-Saharan Africa region, including case studies and support instruments and initiatives for solar project development.

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Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2021-2025, Chapter ‘Off-grid solar’ Publication 2021 SolarPower Europe

SolarPower Europe’s annual Global Market Outlook for Solar Power provides market analysis for the global solar power sector. The 2021 version has a dedicated off-grid sector chapter, covering solar home systems and small-scale applications; commercial and industrial installations; and mini-grids.

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Global Off-Grid Solar Finance Summit: The Climate, Development and Investment Opportunity Recording 2021 GOGLA

On 8 and 9 December 2021, the GOGLA Global Off-Grid Solar Finance Summit brought together industry experts and stakeholders to discuss the mobilization of the off-grid solar and climate nexus as well as the main developments within the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy and COP 26.

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Global Solar Council Virtual Forum 2021 Recording 2021 SolarPower Europe

From 8-9 July, the Global Solar Council Virtual Forum took place. The two-day online event showcased the enormous potential of solar power to bring about a clean, fair and sustainable future and enable quality employment in all regions of the world, from cities to rural communities.

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GOGLA Off-Grid Solar Deal Database Database 2020 GOGLA

The GOGLA deal database captures the investment trends over the period 2012-2020.

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GOGLA Off-Grid Solar Investment Trends 2012-2021 Database 2022 GOGLA

The key takeaways from the GOGLA Deals Database with updated investment data until 2021.

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GOGLA Off-Grid Solar Investment Trends 2019-2020 Publication 2020 GOGLA

The key takeaways from the GOGLA Deals Database with updated investment data until August 2020.

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Green Deal Diplomacy and EU Instruments Supporting Renewable Energy Project Development in Developing Markets Recording 2021 SolarPower Europe

The European Commission and European development finance institutions speak about their initiatives aimed at fostering renewable energy development in emerging markets, including Africa. The experts present various support instruments that can help European businesses to develop projects in emerging markets in the spirit of the European Green Deal.

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Invest in the Sun Podcast: Candid conversations about the off-grid solar market Podcast 2021 GOGLA

GOGLA, supported by GET.invest, has launched a new limited series podcast ‘Invest in the Sun’ highlighting the performance and potential of the off-grid solar sector for investors.

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Invest in the Sun Podcast: Candid conversations about the off-grid solar market Podcast 2021 GOGLA

GOGLA, supported by GET.invest, has launched a new limited series podcast ‘Invest in the Sun’ highlighting the performance and potential of the off-grid solar sector for investors. In the this episode titled ‘The role of DFIs in the off-grid solar market’, Maite Pina Arques, Senior Investment Officer at FMO, and Geoffrey Manley, Investment Director at CDC Group, candidly discuss their journey into energy access, their role as off-grid solar investors and the future of the sector.

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Last mile distribution capital continuum: trends, gaps and opportunities Publication 2022 GDC

This research summary includes insights on 1) Recap: faster- vs slower-growth LMDs, 2) Capital continuum overview, 3) Gaps, 4) Challenges for LMDs, 5) Solutions, and 6) GDC members’ experiences.

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Last Mile Distribution Investor Forum 2022 Recording 2022 GDC

The event aimed at reconnecting after the LMD Investor Forum 2021, share progress, and jointly decide on next steps; in particular, honing in on the LMD capital continuum to better understand where the gaps and opportunities lie.

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NREA toolkit – A Guide for National Renewable Energy Associations Publication 2021 ARE
GOGLA
SolarPower Europe

The toolkit provides guidance for existing National Renewable Energy Associations (NREAs) and those considering establishing such associations. As a comprehensive and practical tool, it covers topics ranging from the development, improvement and maintenance of NREAS’ services to their members, to standards for management and good governance, to institutional sustainability.

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Post Covid and Ukraine Crisis: Implications for Green Energy in Developing Countries Publication 2022 GET.invest Finance Catalyst

The paper summarises the key points identified by the GET.invest Finance Catalyst advisory team based on insights from more than 100 renewable energy companies and project developers. To counteract the effects of the crises, the paper outlines specific measures to promote stability and investment readiness in the renewable energy sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Powering Jobs Census 2022: The Energy Access Workforce Publication 2022 Power for All

Download the Powering Jobs Census 2022: The Energy Access Workforce to learn how decentralized renewable energy (DRE)  job growth bounced back from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. The sector continued to create good and meaningful employment  in sub-Saharan Africa and India since the last census (2019).

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Renewable Energy in Angola – National Status Report, July 2022 Publication 2022 ALER

A comprehensive and updated report on the state of play of renewable energy in Angola, allowing an overview of the latest and future developments in this sector.
The report includes information on the regulatory framework, resources, projects and financing of renewable energies, among others and acts as the reference document for all potential investors interested in investing in renewable energy in Angola.

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Renewable Energy Market Segments in Sub-Saharan Africa: Outlook & Challenges Publication 2021 GET.invest Finance Catalyst

This GET.invest Finance Catalyst discussion paper assesses five renewable energy market segments in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to describing the current status and outlook, it examines the potential impacts, challenges and solutions of IPPs, mini-grids, C&I, SHS as well as off-grid solar energy, and clean cooking. The findings and opinions presented in this paper – enriched by case studies – are based primarily on the experience of the Finance Catalyst and are the result of the collective efforts of 25+ advisors and staff through five years of supporting developers and projects on the ground. As such, it does not claim to be an academic study of the renewable energy market, but aims to share knowledge from decades of collective experience in the sector and to stimulate further discussion.

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Shine On: Solar Success in Africa (season 1, episode 1) Podcast 2020 SolarPower Europe

The podcast “Shine On: Solar Success in Africa” explores a range of inspiring solar projects from across Africa, with entrepreneurs and innovators who have extensive experience with the African solar sector. In this episode, GET.invest’s Team Leader Michael Franz explains how working in emerging markets shapes the way he and his team support companies operating in Africa, to the benefit of local populations.

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Shine On: Solar Success in Africa (season 1, episode 2) Podcast 2020 SolarPower Europe

The podcast “Shine On: Solar Success in Africa” explores a range of inspiring solar projects from across Africa, with entrepreneurs and innovators who have extensive experience with the African solar sector. In this episode, Arnoud de Vroomen, CEO and Co-Founder of SolarWorks!, discusses financing, regulatory challenges, and the importance of promoting gender equality in his company.

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Shine On: Solar Success in Africa (season 1, episode 3) Podcast 2020 SolarPower Europe

The podcast “Shine On: Solar Success in Africa” explores a range of inspiring solar projects from across Africa, with entrepreneurs and innovators who have extensive experience with the African solar sector. In this episode, Rupesh Hindocha, Founder and Group CEO of Premier Solar Group, demystifies the experience of working in solar in Africa, talks in detail about the largest rooftop project in the history of Kenya, and offers a vision for the future of the African solar sector.

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Shine On: Solar Success in Africa (season 1, episode 4) Podcast 2020 SolarPower Europe

The podcast “Shine On: Solar Success in Africa” explores a range of inspiring solar projects from across Africa, with entrepreneurs and innovators who have extensive experience with the African solar sector. In this episode, Marianne Walpert, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Simusolar, discusses the opportunities and regulatory framework of Tanzania, financing, and the importance of a pay-as-you-go business model.

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Shine On: Solar Success in Africa (season 1, episode 5) Podcast 2020 SolarPower Europe

The podcast “Shine On: Solar Success in Africa” explores a range of inspiring solar projects from across Africa, with entrepreneurs and innovators who have extensive experience with the African solar sector. In this episode, Matthew Orosz, Founder and CEO of OnePower Africa, discusses the regulatory and financing framework in Lesotho, vertical integration strategy, and the recent vast changes to the African solar sector.

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Shine On: Solar Success in Africa (season 2, episode 1) Podcast 2021 SolarPower Europe

In the second season of the Solar Success in Africa series, you will hear more about innovative solar projects bringing clean and reliable energy to communities across Sub-Saharan Africa. In the first episode in this series, Yosef Abramowitz, CEO of Gigawatt Global, discusses the potential for solar in Sub-Saharan Africa, financing and support instruments, and the many inspiring solar projects in Gigawatt Global’s pipeline.

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Shine On: Solar Success in Africa (season 2, episode 2) Podcast 2021 SolarPower Europe

In the second season of the Solar Success in Africa series, you will hear more about innovative solar projects bringing clean and reliable energy to communities across Sub-Saharan Africa. In the second episode in this series, we hear from Francine Munyaneza, Founder and CEO of Munyax Eco, a Rwandan solar company. We discuss the challenges and opportunities of founding a renewable energy company in Africa, access to financing, and the future of solar in the region.

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Shine On: Solar Success in Africa (season 2, episode 3) Podcast 2021 SolarPower Europe

In the second season of the Solar Success in Africa series, you will hear more about innovative solar projects bringing clean and reliable energy to communities across Sub-Saharan Africa. In the third episode of the podcast, Servaas Van Den Noortgate, Co-Founder of FlexGrid, reflects on the role of digitalisation and artificial intelligence in solar, Pay-As-You-Go financial models and facilitating rural electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Shine On: Solar Success in Africa (season 2, episode 4) Podcast 2021 SolarPower Europe

In the second season of the Solar Success in Africa series, you will hear more about innovative solar projects bringing clean and reliable energy to communities across Sub-Saharan Africa. In this episode, Oluwaseun Abraham, Head of Project at Havenhill Synergy, shares his vision and know-how about the state of solar in Nigeria, different strategies to service urban areas and rural communities, and how Covid-19 highlighted the potential of solar to deliver last-mile electricity connections.

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Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa (SEFEA) Recording 2021 ARE

The East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) co-organised the second edition of the Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa (SEFEA) on 22-24 June 2021. The event was supported by GET.invest and UNIDO and held in English and French with simultaneous translations.

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The new regulation for energy access in off-grid areas in Mozambique Recording 2022 ALER
AMER

Aware of the importance of the publication of the regulation for energy access in off-grid areas in Mozambique on the 10th of December, ALER, in partnership with AMER and with the support of GET.invest Mozambique, organised a webinar for the presentation and discussion of the impacts of this long-awaited document in particular in the mini-grid and solar home systems market segments.

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Webinar – Mitigating Foreign Exchange Risk for Solar Projects in Emerging Markets Recording 2021 SolarPower Europe

In the webinar “Mitigating Foreign Exchange Risk for Solar Projects in Emerging Markets”, leading experts explored how to assess and manage risks related to changing currencies in the context of emerging markets, especially Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Webinar – Corporate PPAs in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges Recording 2020 SolarPower Europe

The webinar “Corporate PPAs in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges” explored the opportunities and barriers for corporate sourcing of renewable electricity in Africa. It brought together European and African experts to discuss how corporate Power Purchase Agreements in Africa could be supported on the regulatory, technical, and financial level.

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Webinar – Energy Efficiency: A Lens on Energy Service Companies (ESCO) Models within the Context of the Pacific Island Countries Recording 2020 Carbon and Energy Professionals (CEP)
ElectriFI
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Pacific Community (SPC)
PCREEE
Regional Pacific NDC Hub

As part of the “Accelerating Investments in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Smart Mobility in the Pacific Islands” Webinar Series, this webinar delved into energy efficiency, with a special focus on ESCOs and opportunities, notably in the commercial and industrial sector.

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Webinar – Mozambique: AMER Hosts Discussion About Covid-19 Support Recording 2020 AMER
GOGLA

The event focused on discussing the challenges energy players in Mozambique are facing due to the pandemic and explored potential pathways for a responsible private sector response within government measures.

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Webinar – Mozambique: Renewable Energy Applications in the C&I Sectors Recording 2020 AMER

AMER hosted the second part of its webinar series “Private Sector Perspectives on Renewable Energy in Mozambique”. The webinar focused on the current developments and further prospects for renewable energy applications in the commercial and industrial sectors in Mozambique – showcasing stakeholder experiences, funding opportunities, regulatory progress and international cooperation for the country’s renewable energy sector.

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Webinar – Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific Islands: Opportunities to Scale Up and the Role of Flexible Blended Financing Instruments Recording 2020 Carbon and Energy Professionals (CEP)
ElectriFI
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Pacific Community (SPC)
PCREEE
Regional Pacific NDC Hub

As part of the “Accelerating Investments in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Smart Mobility in the Pacific Islands” Webinar Series, this webinar discussed the status and remaining barriers for private investment in renewable energy in the Pacific Island Countries.

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Webinar – Smart Mobility: Leveraging Technology and Financing to Accelerate Implementation Recording 2020 Carbon and Energy Professionals (CEP)
ElectriFI
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Pacific Community (SPC)
PCREEE
Regional Pacific NDC Hub

As part of the “Accelerating Investments in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Smart Mobility in the Pacific Islands” Webinar Series, this webinar covered smart mobility, including e-mobility and other measures.

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Webinar: Financing Solar IPPs and C&I in Africa Recording 2020 SolarPower Europe

This webinar presents GET.invest’s Finance Catalyst with a special focus on on-grid small IPPs (up to 50 MW) and C&I solar projects.

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Webinar: Funding & Fast-tracking Health Facility Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa Recording 2020 ARE

Organised by ARE and supported by GET.invest, this webinar focused on how funding for projects to electrify rural health facilities can be structured and fast-tracked moving forward.

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Webinar: IPPs in Mozambique Recording 2020 ALER
AMER
SolarPower Europe

Divided into two sessions, the webinar delved into a range of topics, including technical requirements, legal and regulatory framework, access to finance and risks for IPPs in Mozambique. The recording is only available in Portuguese.

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Webinar: Minigrids in Mozambique Recording 2020 AMDA
AMER

This webinar discussed the private sector perspective, public sector support instruments, and mini-grid developments in Mozambique. The recording is in Portuguese and divided into two parts.

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Webinar: Mobilising Renewable Energy Investment Recording 2020 SolarPower Europe

SolarPower Europe and GET.invest have joined forces to realise broad and sustained market development of renewable energies in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific region. As part of this partnership, SolarPower Europe organised a webinar on mobilising renewable energy investment in the African, Caribbean and Pacific region.

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Webinar: Roundtable on GET.invest Support Instruments for the DRE Sector Recording 2020 ARE

This 90-minute webinar presented and discussed existing GET.invest support instruments with representatives of the decentralised renewable energy sector to collect feedback and suggestions for improvements.

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Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on the African Solar Sector Recording 2020 SolarPower Europe

This webinar set out to discuss the implications of Covid-19 on the African solar market and the challenges and solutions for European companies ready to invest. Industry association representatives from South Africa, Mozambique, Nigeria and Kenya shared their views on the impact and effects of the virus outbreak and its likely aftermath.

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Webinar: The Potential of Agri-PV in Africa Recording 2020 SolarPower Europe

This webinar presented the potential of Agri-PV for African markets and lessons learnt from other regions which have successfully implemented this innovative solution.

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Webinar: Women Entrepreneurs as Key Drivers in the DRE Sector Recording 2020 ARE

The webinar aimed to share best practices from innovative entrepreneurs embedding gender in their business models, as well as to spur discussion on best practices to promote gender equality in the decentralised renewable energy sector.

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Women Entrepreneurs as Key Drivers in the Decentralised Renewable Energy Sector – Best Practices and Innovative Business Models Publication 2020 ARE

The report showcases 17 case studies from members of the Alliance for Rural Electrification, demonstrating how gender equality can be consolidated at each level of the DRE supply chain. Additionally, the report features core recommendations for DRE companies, CSOs, private investors and international funding partners.

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