Shape the solar energy future of sub-Saharan Africa
Investment Risks & Opportunities | Disruptive Technologies | Public-Private Partnerships
The 5th edition of Unlocking Solar Capital (USC) Africa is empowered by the joint forces of Solarplaza and GOGLA, with the support of the Uganda Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, and organized together with the local industry associations leading the charge. It fosters collaboration between the investment space - DFIs, impact and climate-aligned investors, venture & commercial capital - and the project development segment - IPPs, project developers, service & product providers. This crucial solar industry platform covers all the industry segments and their synergies - from off-grid, to mini-grid, to utility-scale solar - and highlights new innovations in technology and business models.
With over $20 billion already invested in solar over the past decade and projections of a doubling of energy investments by 2030, now’s the time to take action and make a real impact on universal energy access (SDG-7) - providing electricity to the nearly 600mln people in Sub-Saharan Africa that still lack access - and climate goals (SDG-13). To expand the growth of renewables, challenges such as the flexibility and reliability of the grid, as well as end-user affordability, will have to be faced head-on. Investors need to be aware of the latest innovations in technologies and business models. Therefore, sharing knowledge and building networks is more critical than ever. Join a gathering of high-level local and international stakeholders in Uganda on 31 May & 1 June and help shape the region’s solar future.
A discount is available on our conference ticket prices for African-owned companies. Learn more below
The Industry Advisory Board empowering the event
Our advisory board members are representatives of industry associations that represent the e-mobility, mini-grids, off-grid solar, productive use, last-mile distribution, utility scale and C&I markets. We are working together to bring a large number of companies and investors from across these segments to the event. The advisory board members bring a combined wealth of knowledge and years of experience to help shape our program and enhance our event.
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 Powering Climate Resilience
SESSION 3A Technology & Business Innovation
SESSION 3B Policy & Regulation
SESSION 4A Energy Leaders
SESSION 4B Carbon Finance
SESSION 5A Combatting Grid Problems to Safeguard Stable Electricity Supply
SESSION 5B Subsidies Workshop
SIDE SESSION Matchmaking (Sign Up Required)
SESSION 6A Taking Stock of the Utility and C&I Markets
SESSION 6B The Driving Forces of a Sustainable Solar Future
SIDE SESSION Matchmaking (Sign Up Required)
SESSION 7A Productive use and Off-Grid
SESSION 7B Workshops
SESSION 7C Workshops
SESSION 8A Interactive Partner Sessions & Fireside Chats
SESSION 8B Workshops
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.
Optimizing Local Currency Debt Financing for Sub-Saharan Solar Energy Markets
Shining a Light on African Solar Energy: An Outlook on the Different Market Segments
Solar Project in The Democratic Republic of the Congo wins Phanes Group’s third Solar Incubator
VentureBuilder Launches Innovative Approach to Support Indigenous Off-Grid Solar Companies in Africa
Powering Opportunity in East Africa. Proving Off-Grid Solar is a Power Tool for Change
Harnessing Off-Grid Device Data to Strengthen Last-Mile Distribution
The Big 5: Africa’s fastest growing solar energy markets
Phanes Group’s Solar Incubator returns in search of promising sub-Saharan Africa solar projects
Eastern Africa: Regional Solar Report
Peer-to-peer money transactions are the way to accelerate Africa’s solar industry
Empowering the Off-grid Solar Industry With the Technology to Scale
How solar power is changing lives in Africa
Webinar - Commercial Capital Investments in African Solar PV Projects
Solarplaza and GOGLA Build the Leading Conference Brand for Solar Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Phanes Group Opens Solar Power Incubator For Project Developers in sub-Saharan Africa
DFIs and developers work towards a brighter future in Africa
The up-and-coming African solar: Top 50 announced African solar PV projects
The inverter maker and solution provider looking to top Africa’s market
Investor Q&a With Michael Gera, EAV Africa
GOGLA Investor Q&A With Lauren Cochran, Blue Haven Initiative
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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.
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