SolarPower Europe, in collaboration with the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) and support of Solar Media hosted the event ‘Sub-Saharan Africa: leapfrogging dirty energy to go for solar’ on October 4.
The event promoted African solar markets and brought together the European and African solar industry with key market participants. The official part was followed by an informal drinks reception at the Solar Business Theatre.
The event focused on recognising the potential of solar energy for the African continent and covered solar & storage, solar & diesel and other hybrid systems topics, as well as the difference between urban and rural locations and skills shortages in the region. In order to support Africa’s continuing economic growth and sustainable development, generation capacity on the continent will have to quadruple by 2040.
The event was an official part of the Clean Energy Live / Solar Energy UK, Europes second largest solar and storage event in the second half of the calendar year, where solar, energy storage and energy management connect.
Clean Energy Live promoted energy management products and innovation, and featureed a content theatre designed to showcase smart technology solutions for end-users. At Clean Energy Live, solar and energy professionals discovered the latest about how solar, energy storage, and energy management can connect, delivering cost effective, low carbon solutions to the benefit of commercial and residential end-users.