Unlocking Solar Capital Africa event to explore solutions to Africa’s solar energy funding gap

Investment risks and opportunities, disruptive technologies and public private partnerships will be top of the agenda

Although Sub-Saharan Africa boasts 60% of the world’s solar resources, it currently only hosts 1% of the global solar PV capacity and 600 million people lack energy access – over 50% of its population. The region is crucial to the acceleration of the renewable energy transition and it is at a turning point, with falling construction costs, an abundance of solar irradiation, and a buzzing investment climate: renewable energy additions are set to overshadow fossil fuel-based energy generation facilities this decade. Recent figures show that over $20 billion has already been invested in solar over the past decade – and there will be a doubling of energy investments by 2030.  

The exchange of knowledge and network is more critical than ever, so Solarplaza – the global platform for network & knowledge sharing in the PV industry – and GOGLA – the voice of the off-grid solar industry – are proud to join forces again to organize the 5th edition of the Unlocking Solar Capital Africa conference in Kampala, Uganda on 31 May and 1 June. 

The event will bring together international and local solar developers, investors and policymakers to unlock finance and develop bankable projects that are key to securing Africa’s clean energy future. The program is shaped together with an advisory board that gathers leading local renewable energy associations, e-mobility, distributors, mini-grids, investors and technical advisors:

  • Challenges such as the flexibility and reliability of the grid to expand growth in the region
  • Affordability for end-users
  • Latest capital pathways to support the industry’s healthy growth
  • Full range of technologies and applications like utility-scale plants, mini-grids, small-scale off-grid installations, battery storage
  • Innovations in financing, software tools, and design

Join us to shape the solar energy future of Sub-Saharan Africa!

Unlocking Solar Capital Africa

31 May – 1 June 2023 – Kampala, Uganda

Tickets: €995 (Regular) 

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Join the Finance Magnates Africa Summit (FMAS:23) this May and explore the latest trends in online trading, fintech, payments, and crypto.

As Africa experiences rapid growth and expansion, the financial landscape is evolving to encompass key verticals like online trading, fintech, payments, and cryptocurrency. The upcoming Finance Magnates Africa Summit (FMAS:23) offers an ideal platform to explore these booming industries and the opportunities they present on the continent.

A Thriving Financial Ecosystem in Africa

Africa’s financial ecosystem has seen remarkable development, with increasing investment and growth in online trading, fintech, payments, and cryptocurrency. The continent’s untapped potential and user base create a fertile ground for new ventures and expansion in these verticals.

FMAS:23 – Showcasing Africa’s Financial Revolution

The Finance Magnates Africa Summit (FMAS:23) will take place on May 8-10 at the luxurious Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. This groundbreaking event aims to highlight the continent’s financial revolution and provide a platform for networking, learning, and collaboration across the financial sector.

An All-Inclusive Agenda for Financial Industry Stakeholders

FMAS:23 has developed a specially curated content focus and agenda to accommodate the diverse range of participants interested in the African financial industry. Whether you are a startup founder, established business professional, or investor, FMAS:23 offers valuable insights and connections for everyone.

Engage, Network, and Learn Across Financial Verticals

Attendees at FMAS:23 can engage with leading industry players in online trading, fintech, payments, and crypto. The summit features 2.5 days of comprehensive panels, sessions, workshops, fireside chats, discussions, and more, covering every aspect of the evolving financial landscape. A complete agenda will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for updates and join the conversation today!

Register Now for FMAS:23

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this transformative event. Register today for FMAS:23 and uncover the potential that awaits you in Africa’s flourishing financial ecosystem. Stay ahead of the curve and seize the abundant opportunities within online trading, fintech, payments, and crypto industries.

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