- The 13th annual Africa Energy Indaba will bring together representatives from development banks, investment funds, Independent Power Producers (IPP’s ), Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies plus solar energy project developers to openly engage in frank dialogue on the best ways to get energy projects over the line in Africa.
- Taking place virtually this year between from 1st to 5th March, the Africa Energy Indaba 2021 is sure to inform attendees on what trends are transpiring in the solar sector, hearing first hand from African leaders and business leaders on the front line.
The event is unique in that it is focused on bringing solar project developers, financiers and investment partners in the utility-scale, commercial & industrial, mini/microgrids and off-grid sectors, to meet and determine synergy in one place.
“Addressing Africa’s large and persistent power deficit is key to achieving economic and social targets. There is significant potential for solar power, both at the utility and off-grid scale, to assist in reducing this shortfall”, says the Africa Energy Indaba MD, Liz Hart. This is owing particularly to the given high solar irradiation in many countries, as well as the declining price of PV equipment in recent years.
Governments increasingly see both forms of solar power as critical to their electrification objectives. In an endeavour to increase investment on the continent’s solar front, African ministers are encouraging international investors to participate in solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) processes and empowering them to own and operate solar farms in their own capacity.
Many African nations have employed solar energy as a solution to tackling climate change, keeping abreast of their development and ensuring food security. Extensive research from some of the world’s most renowned energy experts has elucidated that no other energy source, including hydro and wind, can provide power and have an impact as sustainable, reliable, and efficient as solar.
However, successful implementation of solar is futile without regional cooperation to enable expediating the process of implementing solar under a single framework. As most municipalities operate completely independently from one another, this consequently implies that they are unable to foresee or understand the benefits or the process pertaining to such regional integration initiatives.
All will be address at the Africa Energy Indaba. Do not miss it!
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Author: Bryan Groenendaal