International Solar Day 2018Solar energy
15 May 2018
Location: Multiconsult HQ, Nedre Skøyen vei 2, 0276 Oslo
70 representatives of the Norwegian solar energy cluster met at the HQ of Multiconsult to discuss challenges and opportunities in the African solar market at this year´s International Solar Day organised by Norwegian Energy Partners in collaboration with Solar Cluster Norway 2018.
The Norwegian Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup stressed the need for the private and public sectors to work in a concerted action in its efforts to get access to reliable sources of electricity in Africa.
It was concluded that the mitigation of risks and funding costs were challenges emphasised by Norwegian companies operating in various African markets. The number of initiatives spread on a large number of countries was of concern and a concerted action by the government to focus Norwegian activities to a few countries with a programme to reduce risks for Norwegian companies looking for opportunities in African regions would be supporting the industry.
During the day, lessons learned from distributed solutions, microgrid systems and larger solar energy projects and even floating and offshore solar were adding to the knowledge sharing.
The following questions were elaborated:
- What are the lessons learned in selected markets in Africa?
- What can we learn from other countries?
- What can we do as a nation to mitigate risks?
- Which markets should we define as priority markets?
- How can we make profitable projects in Africa ?
Time and date: 15th May 08:30 – 16:00
Venue: Multiconsult HQ, Nedre Skøyen vei 2, 0276 Oslo
In cooperation with Solar Energy Cluster Norway
|Toluwalope O. Kolawole (VIP)||Kusamotu & Kusamotu|
|Nikolai Astrup (VIP)||Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Elisabeth Klerck Nilssen (Speaker)||BLC Technology|
|Johan Gjærum (Speaker)||Bright Products|
|Tom Erichsen (Speaker)||Differ AS|
|Morten Schøyen (Speaker)||Eltek|
|Terje Osmundsen (Speaker)||Empower New Energy|
|Ivar Slengesol (Speaker)||Export Credit Norway|
|Ute Borghardt (Speaker)||GIEK|
|Mads Uhlin Hansen (Speaker)||Kube Energy|
|Lars Bjar (Speaker)||Moss Maritime AS|
|Stein Petter Vagle (Speaker)||Moss Maritime a.s.|
|Christian N. Madsen (Speaker)||Multiconsult|
|Mari Sofie Brelin Furu (Speaker)||Multiconsult|
|Stanislas Merlet (Speaker)||Multiconsult|
|Jannike Berg (Speaker)||NORAD|
|Emeli Möller (Speaker)||Nordic Development Fund|
|Bjørnar Baugerud (Speaker)||Norfund|
|Vidar Johnsen (Speaker)||SANDS law firm|
|Terje Pilskog (Speaker)||Scatec Solar ASA|
|Peter Legat (Speaker)||Solar Village|
|Stein Skjørshammer (Speaker)||SunErgy|
|Tone Cecilie Faugli (Speaker)||TechBridge Invest|
|Per Kristian Sbertoli (Speaker)||ZERO|
|Gulbrand Wangen (Chair)||Norwegian Energy Partners|
|Jon Dugstad (Chair)||Norwegian Energy Partners|
|Alexandra Maria Almasi (Chair)||Solar Energy Cluster Norway|
|Trine Kopstad Berentsen (Chair)||Solar Energy Cluster Norway|
|Marissa Jackson Ræstad||BLC Technology|
|Kjetil Røine||DIFFER GROUP|
|Jose Martinez||Eksportkreditt Norge|
|Elena Bråten||Energy professional|
|Magnus Sletmoe Dale||Frankfurt School of Finance & Management|
|Line Amlund Hagen||International Center for Hydropower|
|Morteza Mahdavi||Jacobsen Elektro|
|Bezawit Jemberu Telila||Jacobsen Elektro AS|
|Oladele Onile-Ere||Kusamotu & Kusamotu|
|Norbert Siedelmann||Moss Maritime AS|
|Chidanand Bhoodoo||Norsolar AS|
|Edwin Castellanos||Norway Reports|
|Veronica Broholm||Norwegian Energy Partners|
|Tor Håkon Nøklebye||Obos Prosjekt|
|Jean Marie Vianney Kamanzi||Renewable Energy for Africa - RENEFA|
|Tore Haga||SN Power|
|Kjetil Sandnes||Scanmatic Instrument Technology AS|
|Sven Røst||Scatec AS|
|Even Laurtiz Dahl||Solar Energy Cluster Norway|
|Hanne Løvik||Teknisk Ukeblad|