Our Sponsors

Host Sponsor

Smartenergy Group

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.


Gold Sponsor

Efacec is a Portuguese company with a strong exporter profile and an international presence in over 65 countries that envisions solutions for a sustainable world in the new energy Era. We are a brand with 70 years made by great people. We have a unique portfolio only comparable to the big global players: we create value within energy, environment, industry and mobility sectors by improving everyone’s daily life through the integration of different competencies and innovative technologies in our continuously dynamic portfolio.

Our solutions include:

  • Energy
  • Environment & Industry
  • Transportation
  • Mobility


Bronze Sponsors

Aquila Group is an experienced and long-term investor in essential, real asset investments. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Dieter Rentsch and Roman Rosslenbroich, the Group currently manages USD 9.4 billion for its clients worldwide. It has transacted an additional USD 8.2 billion, including investments in 4 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, 1.2 million square metres of real estate in Europe and USD 1.5 billion in multi-asset infrastructure. KlimaInvest Green Concepts, the leading German climate neutral company, is part of Aquila Group.


Aquila Capital is focused on sustainable performance and creating value for its clients by capitalising on macroeconomic trends, dislocations and tipping points through bottom-up management carried out by highly specialised and passionate investment teams. Aquila Capital pursues operational stability, a distinct alignment of interest philosophy and stringent corporate governance.


The business centres on secular and sustainable trends in renewable energy, social housing, green logistics, infrastructure, timber and agriculture as well as niche financial market strategies. Within these areas, Aquila Capital offers a focused range of real asset investment strategies managed by dedicated specialists in their respective fields. Expert investment teams with entrepreneurial mindsets draw on their sector networks and experience to screen, develop, finance, manage and operate investments along the entire value chain.


Local, on-site management teams and a boots on the ground philosophy are central to the company’s operations, with 14 investment offices in 11 countries. Comprehensive operational capabilities, more than 300 employees at group level, intensive asset management and a passion for detail ensure asset and product performance as well as the timely deployment of capital.


Aquila Group believes in stringent corporate governance. With its two AIFMs in Luxembourg and Germany, it is subject to the highest European regulatory standards. Compliance with these standards helps to ensure the highest levels of service and comprehensive security for the Group’s investors and business partners.


Embedded in its activities lies a passion for real assets and living ESG, better every day.



Ampt delivers innovative power conversion and communication technology that provides system-level optimization of PV power plants. As the world’s number one optimizer company for large-scale systems, Ampt serves the global solar market with award winning products that are used to optimize new PV systems, repower existing systems, lower DC-coupled storage costs, and enhance O&M. Along with our strategic partners in the HDPV Alliance, Ampt is lowering the cost of solar energy, improving project ROI, and broadening the PV solar market. Learn more at www.ampt.com.

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BayWa AG and combines the activities of the solar, wind, bio- and geothermal energy business sectors. Based in Munich, BayWa r.e. is trading globally. The company is a “full-service-partner”, employing around 1,400 and drawing on more than 25 years of experience in the market. Today, BayWa r.e. develops, realises, consults on and supports renewable energy projects. In addition, the company operates and maintains renewable energy plants on behalf of third party investors that include landowners, pension funds and utilities. Further business activities include wholesaling PV components, as well as purchasing and trading in green energy.

BayWa r.e.’s parent company, BayWa AG, is an international trading and service enterprise with core areas of business in the agriculture, energy and construction sectors.

BayWa r.e. at a glance


Muon Electric is a dynamic and innovative energy retailer whose goal is to anticipate the energy market revolution.

Having as major shareholder Smartenergy, Muon Electric comes with an Energy Project’s mindset that makes it the perfect link between producers and consumers.

Muon Electric is growing in a consistent and sustainable way in Portugal. We are open to discuss with participants: Power Purchase Agreements, Corporate PPA’s, Market Agency, Hedging and other mechanisms



Huawei is a leading global ICT and network energy solutions provider. Currently, Huawei network energy products and solutions are used in over 170 countries, serving one third of the world’s population. Huawei continuously brings high-quality products and services based on its experience accumulated over the past three decades. Ranked 83rd on the Fortune Global 500 companies and ranked 70th Top Global Brands by Interbrand, Huawei innovatively integrates digital information technology, Internet technology, and PV technology, combining with design concepts of Simple, Digital, and Smart O&M to promote an industry-leading FusionSolar smart PV solution. It was ranked as the Global No.1 Inverter Shipment company for 2015, 2016 and 2017. It has been widely deployed in various countries and regions and widely recognized by customers from China, Europe, Japan, America, India, Asia Pacific and Latin America region.


Supporting Sponsors

Founded in 2005, Voltalia is a renewable power producer and service provider from solar, wind, hydro and biomass energies.

As an integrated company, Voltalia has developed strong expertise throughout the value chain of a renewable project: project development, project financing, EPC and operation & maintenance.

The company has offices in 18 countries, 4 continents and looking for renewable business opportunities worldwide.

Voltalia has been listed on the Euronext regulated market in Paris since July 2014 (FR0011995588 – VLTSA).



ADENE – Agência para a Energia

ADENE, the Portuguese Energy Agency is a private non-profit association, recognised as a public interest institution, with the mission to develop and enforce activities under public policies, to promote the efficient use of energy and water, by all and every day, contributing to a more sustainable society. ADENE´s vision is to be the centre of excellence for the energy transition, mobilizer of citizens and institutions, towards a more competitive, sustainable and low-carbon economy.

ADENE manages the National Buildings Energy Performance Certification System (SCE), the National Intensive Energy Consumption Management System (SGCIE), the Energy Supplier Switching Operator Platform (Poupa Energia), the Energy Efficiency Program for Public Administration (Eco.AP), training and capacity building programs for professionals on energy and water efficiency (Academia ADENE) and the National Energy Observatory.

ADENE participates in collaborative R&D innovation projects on energy and water efficiency, water-energy nexus and circular economy and in national and international networks of organizations with a similar mission.


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (GA_P)

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is an independent Iberian law firm that provides comprehensive legal advice in all areas related to business law and which ranks as a leader across the Iberian legal market in terms of quality, clientele, size and turnover.

Since its foundation in 1971, the Firm has acquired a high degree of professional experience, with a key role in many of the most significant matters within the Iberian Peninsula. Located in five countries (Spain, USA, UK, Portugal and Belgium) with nine offices, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo offer legal advice on Spanish, Portuguese and European Union Law.


Gamesa Electric

Gamesa Electric is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of electrical equipment with over 85 years of expertise in manufacturing electric motors and generators, and more than 35 years of specialized in-house design experience in power electronics.

With a competitive product portfolio, Gamesa Electric is a pioneer in this market worldwide with extensive experience in photovoltaics, wind power, battery energy storage, hydroelectric energy, marine propulsion and electric traction applications, among others.

Our people are our energy and our greatest asset. This, along with cutting-edge technology and innovation at service of renewable energies and environment, contribute with flexible complete solutions to make clean energy more affordable and reliable for everyone. Our target is leading the global renewable energy industry driving the transition towards a sustainable world.

In April 2017, Gamesa merged Siemens Wind to form Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.Gamesa Electric is a 100% subsidiary of this merged company.


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GenSun, founded in June 2007, specializes in the design, procurement, integration, construction, commissioning, operation & maintenance of photovoltaic solar plants of all types (large rooftops, carports and land farms) in the I&C and Utility Scale Segments.
It operates in various geographies: Southern Europe, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South America.
GenSun has built or is currently building 600MW of PV Plants and has an O&M portfolio (current and secured contracts) of 820MW.


CJR Renewables is a Portuguese based construction company specialized in the renewable energy sector. It provides services globally, with experience in 20 countries, spread over 4 continents resulting in hundreds of projects, amounting to more than 5000 MW in sustainable and clean energy. Provides EPC, BOS and BOP as well as Turnkey solutions and services. It’s core areas include Engineering & Services, Civil Works, Electrical Works and WTG and Solar panel installation. A company that is part of the CJR Group which have been writing, for the past 49 years, an ever growing, successful story.

For more information, visit: www.cjr-renewables.com

Tech Support Sponsor

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AEROPROTECHNIK is an engineering company leader in Data Intelligence for Solar PV Sector.

Has Performed over 5GW of solar PV E2E Thermal (IR) Inspection , analysis as well as analytics  for advanced quality assurance in more than 10 countries worldwide.

The service is complemented with unique in market “Data Cloud Analytics software for (IR) Solar PV Inspection” allowing the customers to access their data everywhere, correlate it and transform it into actionable information to support real-time business decisions.

The solution is able to follow up degradation and support on proactive optimization by detecting, classifying and quantifying existing as well as tracking upcoming anomalies.


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