Shape the solar energy future of sub-Saharan Africa
Trends in On-grid & Off-grid | Finance & Investment | New Technologies & Innovations
Nearly 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. With over $20 billion already invested in solar over the past decade and projections of a doubling of energy investments by 2030, now is the time to take action and make a real impact on universal energy access (SDG-7) and climate goals (SDG-13). To expand the growth of renewables in the region, challenges such as the flexibility and reliability of the grid, as well as the affordability for end-users, will have to be faced head-on. Furthermore, investors need to be aware of the latest innovations and approaches that are opening new market segments. Therefore, exchanging information and networks is more critical than ever for Africa’s clean energy future.
The 5th edition of Unlocking Solar Capital (USC) Africa will provide you with this opportunity by fostering collaboration between the investment space - DFIs, impact and climate-aligned investors, philanthropies, venture capital, and commercial capital - and the project development segment - IPPs, project developers, service & product providers. Join a gathering of high-level local and international stakeholders in Uganda on 31 May & 1 June to learn about the latest approaches, innovations, and technologies in the total solar spectrum and become part of the solar energy future of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Industry Advisory Board empowering the event
The combined wealth of knowledge, years of experience, and high-level network of our expert advisory board members help shape our program and enhance our event. Their involvement guarantees the practical and inspirational relevance of our event in the dynamic and ever-evolving solar landscape.
Juan Luis Agarrado
Fueled by market research, inspired by local consultation, and tailored for our professional audience, the content-rich event program takes stock of the challenges and opportunities of the Sub-Saharan African PV market.
SESSION 1 Scaling Solar for the Just Energy Transition
SESSION 2A Finance & Investment Trends
SESSION 2B Sustainable Development & Climate Goals
SESSION 3A Technology & Business Innovation
SESSION 3B Policy & Regulation
SESSION 4 Closing Keynote
SESSION 5A On-Grid & Storage Developments
SESSION 5B Decentralized Renewable Energy
SESSION 6A C&I and Distributed Renewables on Weak-Grids
SESSION 6B Productive Use & E-mobility
SESSION 7 Shaping Africa's Solar Future
Unlocking Solar Capital Africa is co-organized by GOGLA, the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry. GOGLA promotes, safeguards, and convenes players in this pioneering industry. The association advocates for enabling policies and increased investment, and supports its 200+ members with effective services.
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31 May 18:30 - 21:00
Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda
At Lakeside Garden, dine under the African sky while enjoying the great weather that Uganda has to offer.
31 May - 1 June, 08:00
Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda
On leafy grounds along Lake Victoria, this refined resort is 4 km from the white sands of KK Beach and 39 km from Entebbe International Airport.
A wide range of opportunities is available to build and promote your brand to a diverse, yet focused group of high level international and local stakeholders including investors, financiers, project developers, EPCs IPPs and manufacturers.
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