28 June, 2018 Press release

Intersolar to Feature Series of Off-grid Workshops Worldwide

Munich, 28 June 2018 – The Off-grid Power Forum at Intersolar Europe is part of a series of workshops organised by ARE with the support of Intersolar. Intersolar Europe is the largest solar PV trade fair in Europe. This year's Off-Grid Power Forum: Conference & Exhibition was organised by ARE and the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ).

The Conference was an opportunity for companies and project developers to attract and to raise interest from high-ranking delegations, project partners, policy makers, investors and international press members. The Forum was once again the focal point to learn about the latest trends on future markets, technological solutions and smart applications in a growing cross-sectoral environment. Over 200 participants, including 15 ARE Members who presented their solutions during the sessions, took part in the Conference.

ARE was selected as the exclusive partner for the Off-Grid Power Exhibition. This year’s exhibition featured ARE Members GFM, LEDsafari and Windkinetic and Partner the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Programme (RECP). ARE also shared its booth with the “Low Carbon Off-Grid Communities (LOGiC)” project, where ARE is the communications partner.

Michael Franz, Team Leader, RECP: “The Off-grid Power Exhibition at Intersolar Europe represented a great opportunity to showcase our partnership with ARE as well as our current work with RE projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. It also gave us the occasion to connect and present RECP services to different stakeholders. We are looking forward to continue our partnership with ARE and work together towards increasing the access to off-grid renewable energy solutions across Africa.”

Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Solar Promotion GmbH: ‘’We are proud to partner with ARE and BSW-Solar on solar off-grid topics. This year’s Off-Grid Power Forum during Intersolar Europe was a great success for all partners. We are looking forward to the next editions in São Paulo and Bangalore to enhance our fruitful partnership in the future.’’

With the pace of renewable off-grid solutions picking up worldwide, ARE will implement the next of its series of off-grid workshops at:

Pablo Astorga, ARE Board Member: “We are excited to be working with Intersolar on the off-grid workshop series. We are currently working closely with local partners for the next workshop at Intersolar South America which will focus on getting communities through to the last mile to achieve clean energy access on the continent.”


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