International solar community set to share expertise at the 2nd Sub-Saharan Africa Solar Summit, 23 – 24 June 2015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Africa has immense potential to generate electricity from solar energy, with capacity only set to grow in the coming years alongside ever growing support and stimulation from governments, donors and communities to invest in solar PV. Development of the technology to store this energy effectively, as well as the infrastructure to distribute it and sustainable business modelling, is key to enabling solar initiatives to provide reliable and economical electricity supplies to people on and off-grid in both rural and urban communities.
On 22nd and 23rd June 2015, industry experts, key decision makers, policy experts and academics from the international community will convene at the 2nd Sub-Saharan Africa Solar Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to discuss the pressing issues regarding the solar industry and the importance of improving energy storage technology, with presentations from a wide range of project case studies and perspectives. There will also be special panel discussions, on what governments can do to support the industry and developing sustainable financing and business models.
The Summit’s Chairman, Professor Abubakr S. Bahaj, Head of the Energy and Climate Change Division and the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) at the University of Southampton, UK, will open the event, which is set to involve lively discussion and provide essential networking opportunities for those involved in supporting and developing the solar industry and clean energy storage technology in sub-Saharan Africa.
Sharing this international experience and expertise will help promote best practice, appropriate investment, sustainable design and positive support from the stakeholder community in both the public and private sectors, ensuring the solar energy industry continues from strength to strength in the 21st century, bringing clean, affordable electricity to many millions of people across the continent, and along with it cleaner development, better health and increased prosperity.
You can find out more about the event here.