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Press release: SolarPower Europe launches Emerging Markets Task Force to create solar opportunities

Brussels, 13 March 2018 – Today, SolarPower Europe held the first kick-off meeting of its new Emerging Markets Task Force, which was initiated by Eni. The meeting was opened by Hans van Steen, Advisor to the Director of Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, DG Energy in the Commission and Luca Cosentino, Executive Vice-President of Eni Energy Solutions.
Christian Westermeier, President of SolarPower Europe stated: “Solar is booming globally with huge market potential in developing regions in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. This is the right moment to launch the emerging markets task force to stake out business opportunities that can connect European and emerging solar players”.
Luca Cosentino, Executive Vice President Energy Solutions at Eni said “It is a privilege for Eni to launch SolarPower Europe’s new workstream on emerging markets, as they are crucial to broaden the scope of the association and the business of SolarPower Europe members. It is very motivating to think that we have a chance to provide sustainable energy to countries where demand is increasing rapidly. We look forward to bringing our experience in 73 countries worldwide to the benefit of Europe’s solar industry, and to cooperate closely with SolarPower Europe’s members.”
James Watson, CEO of SolarPower Europe commented: “We are pleased to work with our members, like Eni, to create more growth opportunities for solar and look forward to exchanging expertise with emerging markets players to increase worldwide opportunities for solar”.

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