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Our Sponsors

Host Sponsor


We are a Swiss-based investment company dedicated to renewable energy. We identify, develop and deliver green energy assets. We are a driving force in the ongoing transition of the industry towards green energy being focused on the deployment of solar, wind and green hydrogen projects. We are committed to pursuing the potential of hydrogen and related technology as an ideal complement for utilizing and storing renewable energy.

Smartenergy, founded 2011, is headquartered in Wollerau, Switzerland. Beyond our Team in Wollerau, we rely on our own local subsidiaries in all major markets in Europe. Local knowledge and proximity to the industry stakeholders allow us identifying and securing opportunities at an early stage while creating synergies across the entire value chain.


Gold Sponsors

Trina Solar 

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is the world leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider. The company engages in PV product research and development, manufacture and sales; PV project development, operation and maintenance; smart micro-grid and multi-energy complementary system development and sales, as well as energy cloud-platform operation. In 2018, Trina Solar launched its Energy Internet of Things (IoT) brand and initiated the Trina Energy IoT Industrial Development Alliance and New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Center with worldwide leading enterprises and research institutes. The company is committed to becoming the leader of the global smart energy industry.



Huawei is a leading global ICT and network energy solution provider, with an established presence in solar markets worldwide. 

Huawei Solar provides new generation string inverters with smart management technology to create a fully digitalised Smart PV Solution called FusionSolar®. FusionSolar® is smart, safe, reliable and consistently delivers higher yields, making Huawei the preferred choice for customers globally. 80,000 of Huawei’s 180,000 employees work in R&D and during the past decade over US$45 billion has been invested in product innovations, always driven by customer needs.






LONGi leads the solar PV industry to a new height with product innovations and optimized power-cost ratio with breakthrough monocrystalline technologies. LONGi supplies more than 30GW of high-efficiency solar wafers and modules worldwide yearly, about a quarter of global market demand. LONGi is recognized as the world’s most valuable solar technology company with the highest market value. Innovation and sustainable development are two of LONGi’s  core values.


Silver Sponsor


AFRY is an international engineering, design and advisory company.

We support our clients to progress in sustainability and digitalisation.

We are 17,000 devoted experts within the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy, operating across the world to create sustainable solutions for future generations.

The energy world is changing fast – decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation bring both challenges and opportunities for all stakeholders. The pace of change will only increase in the years ahead and, while there are different views on how fast the transition will come, we are convinced it is inevitable.

The transition is complex and stakeholders will face very different issues. AFRY’s team of energy consultants are at hand, however large or small your need we bring deep insights and help to enable and implement sharper decisions and sustainable success.

Our vision is to be the most recommended advisor for the energy transition.

  • Over 250 experts covering all aspects of the energy transition with a combined experience of over 2000 years in the energy sector.
  • Strategy development, implementation, organisational and operational excellence backed up by understanding of best practices, detailed in-house analysis and led by experts in the field.
  • New services and products such as embedded innovation, innovation monitor, digital readiness, in continuous development.
  • A deep quantitative and mathematical capability to tackle the challenges presented by big data and artificial intelligence.

A suite of in-house energy models and our recognised independent market reports to support your transactions and fund raising.


Jinko Solar

About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 20 GW for mono wafers, 11 GW for solar cells, and 25 GW for solar modules, as of June 30, 2020.

To find out more, please see: jinkosolar.eu

Natural Power

Natural Power is an independent consultancy and service provider that supports a global client base in the effective delivery of a wide range of renewable projects including solar, onshore wind, energy storage, renewable heat and offshore technologies.  It has a global reach, employing more than 400 staff across 13 international offices.  Its experience extends across all phases of the project lifecycle from initial feasibility, through construction to operations and throughout all stages of the transaction cycle.






Soltec, the leading manufacturer and supplier of cost-effective horizontal single-axis solar trackers, is highly dedicated to innovative research and product enhancement to offer the industry’s premier technology. The company has a track record of over 7,1 GW.

Soltec has just launched its new SF8 tracker. Under the slogan “engineered for greatness”, the SF8 tracker aims to revolutionize the photovoltaic market with its new minimum 2×60 configuration and 4 to 6-strings. This tracker is elegantly designed while it reinforces its structure to perform in any terrain. In addition, the SF8 tracker increases the rigidity of its structure by 22% more than the previous generation of Soltec trackers, the SF7. The SF8 is specially designed for larger 72 and 78 cell modules, an increasing market trend.

Soltec counts on the workforce of over 1300 people blending experience with innovation. The company has manufacturing facilities in Argentina, Brazil, China, and Spain, as well as offices in Australia, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Peru and the United States. With a strong commitment to renewable energy and the environment, the company is dedicated to innovation, product standardization, and customer success.


Supporting Sponsor


CMS Portugal is a law firm with an accumulated experience of almost 60 years, firmly established in the Portuguese Market.

Renowned for its proficiency, professionalism and thoroughness, CMS Portugal builds long-term relationships with its clients based on trust and transparency and provides reliable, ethical and legally correct solutions for clients while striving to be creative, competitive and efficient.

Drawing on its multidisciplinary expertise, CMS Portugal organizes its work teams to take account of individual client requirements. This includes predicting likely scenarios besides anticipating potential problems. The goal is to provide quality and consistent legal and tax advice that decisively contributes to the successful pursuit of clients’ business goals.

CMS Portugal is a member of CMS.

CMS aims to be the best European provider of legal and tax services. Clients say that what makes CMS special is a combination of three things: strong, trusted client relationships, high quality advice and industry specialisation.

Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in over 40 countries and with 74 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.



We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world’s leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support our customers to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

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EKON Strategy Consulting 

EKON Strategy Consulting (EKON), established in Madrid, brings together key experts in the field of energy and provides a broad range of strategic and operational services for our clients (banks, utilities, IPP’s and governmental agencies and authorities) with a strong focus on providing the highest level of quality service. EKON assists clients in complex commercial transactions (M&A), provides strategic and PPA Services and litigation support for arbitration in the energy sector.

EKON has developed its own in-house models for long term (>25 years) pool price projections in order to be able to provide a full scope of services on an asset by asset or a portfolio basis. Our model has been used in strategic decisions, asset valuations, risk assessment, LCOE calculations and negotiations of PPA’s.



Established in 2000, with a focus on renewable energy infrastructure management, Inaccess specializes in SCADA monitoring and control systems. The company designs and develops state-of-the-art products and solutions that provide its customers with invaluable access to data and information, enabling them to maximize the viability and effectiveness of their investments. Today, Inaccess systems manage more than 21GW of PV generation across 2,500 solar plants worldwide. With headquarters in London, UK and local offices in the USA, Europe, South America, and Asia, Inaccess is one of the leading vendors of converged infrastructure monitoring platforms worldwide.

Royal DSM

Royal DSM is a purpose-led, global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living with annual net sales of about €8 billion and approximately 23,000 employees worldwide. In the solar industry, we apply our 100-year plus track record in materials sciences to create a family of unique, sustainable technologies that reduce the levelized cost of energy. Our portfolio includes Anti-Reflective coatings, Anti-Soiling coatings, Endurance backsheets and Conductive backsheets. Our latest product is our turnkey solution to retrofit older solar parks. Our Retrofit Anti-Reflective coating boosts solar energy output of existing solar parks by up to 3% with a payback time of less than 3 years.




We are recruitment specialists across Clean Energy & Environmental markets. Our team has been recruiting in renewable energy since 2007, and we have an extensive network of professionals within this sector.

Climate17 have a track record of placing positions at all levels throughout the project lifecycle – from Acquisition, through development, consents and construction, to operation and asset management.

We take a partnership approach in working with our clients on hard-to-fill positions where we can bring value, usually engaging on assignments on an exclusive basis; this allows us to dedicate the time and resources necessary to identify the best possible candidates available in the market for their requirements. We can assist in defining and scoping roles, setting informed remuneration packages, creating attractive and compelling job adverts, and effective resourcing plans.

To hear more about how we can help, get in touch with the team at Climate17, and speak with one of our specialist consultants.


APREN – The Portuguese Renewable Energy Association



Representing the battery industry of the future, RECHARGE is the industry association of the advanced rechargeable and lithium batteries value chain in Europe. Advanced rechargeable batteries are a strategic key technology that contribute to a more empowered, sustainable and circular economy by enabling decarbonized electricity and mobility. Founded in 1998, RECHARGE’s unique membership covers all aspects of the battery value chain: From suppliers of primary and secondary raw materials, to battery and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to logistic partners and battery recyclers. For more information, visit rechargebatteries.org or follow us at @RechargeEurope

Solar Energy UK

The STA’s work helps to create and expand UK markets in solar and storage. For 40 years they have promoted solar energy and worked to make its adoption easy and profitable for all users. As a not-for-profit they are funded by their membership which includes manufacturers, distributors, developers, asset owners, O&M providers, law firms, consultants, academics and innovators. 

Solar’s exceptional synergies with storage, EVs and smart grids mean they work on the frontline of technology and system change. Their incisive research, policy-development and lobbying shapes Government policy and regulation. In partnership with key players across the energy industry, the STA is working to secure the smart systems that solar and storage need to thrive.


Clean Energy Pipeline

Clean Energy Pipeline is the leading independent source of news, data and analytics for the renewables finance industry.

Subscribers receive access to a real-time data platform covering clean energy finance transactions across every global market, including Project Finance, M&A, Public Markets, Green Bonds and Venture Capital & Private Equity.


Argus Media

Argus is a leading provider of trusted price benchmarks and market information for the global energy and commodity industry. Our coverage includes electricity, renewable power and energy attribute certificates, including independent price assessments for European solar guarantees of origin and UK Regos. Learn more at


Aurora Energy Research


Solar Energy Professionals – PV & Thermal