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Press release: Deadline Submission of Abstracts – Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 30, 2018 


1. PV and other renewable energy based electricity

1.1 Pico PV

1.2 Solar home systems

1.3 PV for telecommunication and industrial use

1.4 Mini grids for communities and productive use

1.5 Water pumping

2. Solar thermal systems

2.1 Domestic solar water heating systems

2.2 Solar heat for industrial and commercial applications

2.3 Solar cooking

2.4 Solar drying

2.5 Sea water desalination

3. Policy, government and donor programmes


Components, including storage – system concepts – appliances –

energy management – maintenance, quality assurance – operation

and business models – field experience – costs – capacity building

distribution channels – ownership – financing – market – development

– successful applications/implementation plans

Conference Chair:

Dr. Carsten Hellpap, GIZ, Germany

Xavier Vallvé, Trama TecnoAmbiental, Spain

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Peter Adelmann, Universitiy of Applied Sciences Ulm, Germany

Georg Bopp, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany

Prof. Boaventura Cuamba, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique

Prof. Jatin Nathwani, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo, Canada

Gonzalo Piernavieja Izquierdo, Technological Institue of Canary Island, Spain

Prof. Celestino Ruivo, Institute of Engineering of University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal

Dr. Rebekah Shirley, Power for All, Strathmore University, Kenia

Scientific Programme Committee:

Dean Cooper, Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), Netherlands

Prof. Andreu Moià, UIB, Spain

Nigel Moore, Waterloo Institute for SustainableEnergy (WISE), Canada

Kilian Reiche, II Development GmbH, Germany

Werner Weiss, AEE-Institute for SustainableTechnologies, Austria

Tobias Zwirner, Phaesun, Germany

Partner Organisations:

EnDev, GIZ, SNV, REPIC, Siemens Foundation, WISE

We are happy to inform you that with the financial support of our partner organisations we were able to reduce the conference fees substancially!

Reduced fee for presenter: 200 Euro 

If registered until September 7, 2018:

Per person: 420 Euro

Member of partner organisation/supporting organisation: 380 Euro

If registered after September 7, 2018:

Per person: 490 Euro

Member of supporting organisation: 440 Euro

* Fees cover admission to all sessions, invitation to all coffee breaks, light lunch, get together, dinner and conference material.