27-29 September 2017, Memmingen - Under the motto “Switch on Off-Grid” an exclusive circle of 400 experts met for the 5th Off-Grid Experts Workshop 2017, organised by ARE Member Phaesun. The participants came from Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, North and Central America. The focus of this year’s workshop was on insular solutions, meaning power supply far from the grid. In that context, ARE Board Member Michael Wollny shared productive use case studies from ARE Members.

On Tech-day (27 September 2017), ARE Member Stimulus and ARE Communications & Marketing Officer Ling Ng offered two free-of-cost trainings to 40 participants to encourage off-grid practitioners to be more customer-oriented, resulting in greater customer engagement and enhanced customer satisfaction – throughout the solar PV deployment process. The training was met with great enthusiasm. ARE was also among the 40 exhibitors which was a good opportunity to inform participants about the association’s work and Members’ expertise.

Finally, ARE, represented by ARE Board Member Michael Wollny, was honoured to give out the prizes to the winners of the Off-grid Award: MicroEnergy International, ARE Member Rafiki Power and Lagazel.


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