DIAMOND SPONSORS
DIAMOND SPONSOR /// SMA
SMA America is the U.S.-based subsidiary of global PV leader SMA Solar Technology AG. SMA is a power conversion, energy management and service support provider for residential through utility-scale photovoltaic systems. SMA’s leading range of solar inverters and related technologies spans all power classes and is compatible with all module types, resulting in the largest solutions portfolio in the industry.
SMA is the top-ranked service provider by third-party analysis. SMA’s Solar Asset Management portfolio of services provides developers, EPCs, utilities, and investors with the PV industry’s best financial backstop and long-term plan to maximize system performance. Since launching its plant-wide O&M service in 2013, SMA has been trusted with more than 3.5 GW of commercial and utility contracts worldwide.
SMA Website
 
GOLD SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSOR /// POWERHUB
PowerHub is an intelligent asset management platform that marries rigorous design with flexibility and customization. It’s designed by and for renewable energy professionals to meet their needs, region by region, whatever the energy source. By centralizing and digitizing project information and connecting to all systems, PowerHub unlocks efficiencies, capabilities, and insights for better business growth.
Powerhub Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// GREENPOWERMONITOR
GreenPowerMonitor (GPM), now part of DNV GL, is an international company that offers products and services in the renewable energy sector. With more than 10 years’ experience, GPM has consolidated its position as the independent leader in management, monitoring and control of renewable energy installations with 21.5 GW globally managed (solar and wind) and more than 3,500 facilities across the globe.

GPM has a great depth of experience with renewable energy plants ranging from 2 kW to 585MW capacity across the globe. The company offers a market-leading integrated solution set for the management and maintenance of renewable energy installations that includes Hardware, Software and Services unmatched in the industry.
GreenPowerMonitor Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// SUNGROW
Sungrow is a world-class technology provider, specialized in PV inverters and energy storage equipment for residential, commercial & industrial and utility-scale PV power plants. Founded in 1997, Sungrow is a solution-oriented and innovation-led organization focusing on renewable energy generation. The EMEA team consists of around 70 dedicated employees based in Munich, Germany (EMEA Headquarters), Italy, Spain, Turkey, France, UK & Dubai with more than 5 GW deployed in the region.
Sungrow Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// 3E
3E is an independent consultancy and software service company, delivering solutions for performance optimisation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. We provide expert services covering the whole project lifecycle, to support project developers, asset managers, operators, investors, and policy-makers. SynaptiQ, 3E’s performance monitoring software, facilitates asset management, effective maintenance, operations and reporting on portfolios of renewable energy assets.

Our key areas of expertise are:
  • Solar: PV & thermal power
  • Wind power: on & offshore
  • Sustainable buildings & sites
  • Power grids and markets
Bridging the gap between R&D and the market, 3E combines in-house innovation, partnerships with leading R&D centres, and a thorough understanding of practical industry needs to continuously offer high performance, cost-effective energy services and products.

3E’s international team operates from Brussels (HQ), London, Paris, Toulouse, Istanbul, Delhi and Cape Town. The company has a project track-record of over 18 years in over 40 countries, and is a trusted party for the major lenders and equity providers in the global renewable energy market.
3E Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// HUAWEI
Huawei, a leading global information and communication technology solutions provider, is committed to creating maximum value for customers, with products and solutions deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Combining digital information technology, Internet technology and PV generation technology, Huawei provides innovative FusionSolar Smart PV solution and inverters with a wide application in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, etc. FusionSolar Smart PV solution is to take the whole PV plant as a total product and make improvement throughout the whole process, from the PV plant construction to maintenance. It can optimize initial investment, reduce maintenance costs, increase power generation and finally increase IRR. Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV solution, featured as “Higher yields, Smart O&M, Safe and Reliable” will finally maximize value for PV plant owners or maintenance customers.
Huawei Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// QOS ENERGY
Software vendor specialised in energy information systems, QOS Energy powers Qantum®, a web based energy management platform dedicated to renewable energy assets and smart grids. Qantum® enables increasing of power production, streamlining of operation and maintenance workflows and securing of return of investment for more than 4 000 facilities worldwide, including 3.5 GW of renewable power. QOS Energy has a presence in Europe, North America and Asia.
QOS Energy Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// POWER FACTORS
Power Factors delivers the most advanced portfolio performance software for the wind and solar industry. Designed to give owners and operators the power to increase performance and profits, it seamlessly integrates performance data with operational workflow and contract compliance and automates business processes to drive bottom-line results.
Power Factors Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// LUFFT | KIPP & ZONEN
Environment is of big influence to solar energy generation. Monitoring all relevant environmental parameters provides insights for solar energy experts. Whether it is to optimize yield, manage your assets, make investment decisions, schedule plant maintenance or to forecast the energy output reliably. OTT HydroMet offers you the high quality instruments the solar industry needs. Together, Kipp & Zonen and Lufft form the Meteorology Division of OTT HydroMet. Kipp & Zonen is the market leader in solar radiation measurement thanks to the successful pyranometer range and the latest innovation DustIQ to monitor soiling of PV. Lufft was the first to manufacture compact all-in-one weather stations that simultaneously provide measurement data of temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, precipitation intensity, precipitation quantity, radiation and lightning strikes. A combination of the two provide all insights you need to monitor the efficiency and performance of solar power plants.
Lufft Website | Kipp & Zonen Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// JOLYWOOD
Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt Co., Ltd.. Jolywood (SZ300393) was established in 2008 and successfully listed in the Growth Enterprise Market in 2014. The company has built four business sectors as "Jolywood Materials, Jolywood Solar Technology, Jolywood Minsheng, Jolywood New Energy". Among them, Jolywood Materials focuses on the backsheet business, with a production capacity of more than 100 million square meters in 2017; While Jolywood Solar Technology is a global leader in N-type bifacial high-efficiency technologies and currently has 2.4GW capacity of N-type bifacial solar cell.
Jolywood Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// HIGECO MORE
Higeco MORE is a full-service partner in the world of renewable energy. The company designs and develops state-of-the-art products and is committed to providing effective system engineering and turnkey solutions for monitoring, control and supervision of utility scale grade PV plants. Our team specializes in software customization and hardware design such as dynamic power plant control, system migration and retrofit. Higeco MORE also offers international project development, asset management of PV systems, data hosting and multi-site control room SCADA.
Higeco More Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// RAYCATCH
Raycatch - Pure SaaS product that provides actionable insights to operators & owners of solar plants that can significantly enhance the project yield.

Raycatch is an AI diagnostics technology for solar energy, on a mission to revolutionize the PV market by enabling automated management of solar assets. By deciphering existing solar energy data, Raycatch transforms PV Operation and Maintenance (O&M) tasks from traditional manual scheduled operations to on-demand automatic management.

The Raycatch app, DeepSolar™, analyzes production data on a daily basis and aims to generate a full diagnostic mapping of all components in a PV portfolio. All insights are ROI driven and fully quantified, include panels under warranty but below the spec, maintenance on demand (dust + grass), disconnected cables, PID, temperature coefficient, MPPT/Inverter efficiency, tracking systems and many more.

The result is maximized performance and maintenance of solar assets, leading to increased yield, decreased operational costs and the acceleration of solar energy penetration in the global energy market. No hardware or software installation, No site visits are needed.
Raycatch Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// AMPT
Ampt serves the global solar market to provide system level optimization of large-scale PV systems. Ampt delivers innovative products that are used to:
  • Lower the cost and improve performance of new PV systems;
  • Repower existing systems to produce more energy;
  • Enable low-cost DC-coupled storage systems, and;
  • Provide string-level data for improved O&M.
Ampt DC power optimizers improve performance and lower costs by:
  • Performing MPPT – Ampt performs MPPT on every 3 to 6kW of PV which is 50 to 300 times more granular than typical central inverters without Ampt. The higher the MPPT granularity, the more energy produced.
  • Decreasing wiring costs – Ampt doubles the string lengths to reduce the number of combiners and homeruns by 50%.
  • Reducing inverter costs – Ampt Optimizers allow inverters to operate in Ampt Mode® which increases the inverters rated output power by 40-70% to reduce the inverter cost per watt.
Ampt’s award winning power optimization technology and communications capabilities improve the way PV systems are designed and operated. Headquartered in Colorado, the company has sales and support in North America, Europe, Japan, and South Korea as well as representation in Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
AMPT Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// SITEMARK
Sitemark enables enterprises to deploy drones and aerial data at scale while enabling their digital transformation strategy.

Sitemark is used today to monitor +1400 PV sites across +30 countries by asset owners, operators and EPCs during pre-construction, engineering and construction phase, COD, EPC-O&M handover, annual inspections, purchase or sale among other stages in the life of a PV asset.

Within Solar, using the Sitemark platform and its analysis, customers have saved hundreds if not millions of dollars across their portfolios by helping reduce or avoid project delays, streamline overhead costs in managing large projects across entire life cycle of the site starting with site surveys up-to annual site inspections to decommissioning. Sitemark’s solutions have helped Asset Managers with Insurance claims, warranty claims, contractual claims over the years, which is one of the reasons why over 80% of Sitemark’s customers today are Asset Owners.
Sitemark Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// BELECTRIC
BELECTRIC is one of the most successful enterprises in the realization of utility scale solar power plants and battery storage systems. Founded in 2001 BELECTRIC has been expanded to an international group with 12 subsidiaries and more than 720 employees.
Since 2017 BELECTRIC is part of innogy group.

The reconciliation of economic efficiency and ecology forms the basis for the company’s sustainable success. From product development and construction up to operation and maintenance services for solar power plants, 714 employees are working for the company. Engineers and project developers from BELECTRIC conduct interdisciplinary research in all areas of solar PV technology and battery storage systems and develop technologies which form the foundation for an environment-friendly energy supply of the future.

As one of the largest O&M provider globally, BELECTRIC’s full-integrated services support continuous operation. State-of-the-art solar power plant technology and energy storage technology support the grid infrastructure and therefore contribute to cost reductions in the energy sector. With numerous patents and innovations, BELECTRIC has proven its technological leadership in the industry.

Up to now BELECTRIC has constructed over 300 solar PV power plants with over 2.3 GWp PV capacity and is currently building more than 700MW in parallel.
In 2019 BELECTRIC will build more than 1 GW PV capacity in total
BELECTRIC Website
 
SLI.DO SPONSOR
SLI.DO SPONSOR /// ENERPARC
Enerparc AG, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is an internationally oriented and dynamically growing company whose management and staff have been successfully furthering the technological and commercial evolution of solar energy for many years. More than 2,000 megawatts of installed solar power in the leading German market as well as in Europe, the USA and Asia provide testament to our joint experience. With a quick, flexible team of expert photovoltaic specialists and a network of renowned partners in the system installation, expert analysis and safety fields, Enerparc offers all services relating to the installation and profitable operation of solar power plants with an output of 1 MWp and more.
Enerparc Website
 
NETWORKING SPONSORS
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// INACCESS LTD
Established in 2000, with a focus on renewable energy infrastructure management, Inaccess specializes in SCADA monitoring and control systems for utility-scale plants, including energy storage and hybrid generation. The company designs and develops state-of-the-art products and solutions that enable its customers to maximize the viability and effectiveness of their investments through performance optimization and OPEX reduction. Today, Inaccess systems manage over 10GW of PV generation across 2500+ plants worldwide" of which 2.5GW is located in the US.
Inaccess LTD Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// FLUENCE
Fluence, a Siemens and AES company, is a global energy storage technology and services company that combines the agility of a technology startup with the expertise, vision, and financial backing of two industry powerhouses. Established in 2018, Fluence’s goal is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. The company offers proven energy storage solutions designed to address the diverse needs and challenges of customers in a rapidly transforming energy landscape, providing delivery and integration in over 160 countries. Its comprehensive offerings address the complete customer journey, including advisory, financing, and project lifecycle services. To date, Fluence’s teams have deployed or been awarded a market-leading 56 projects with a total capacity of 486 MW in 15 countries. To learn more, please visit http://fluenceenergy.com/ and follow Fluence on Twitter at @FluenceEnergy.
Fluence Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// METEOCONTROL
meteocontrol services the largest organically grown C&I and utility scale fleet of independent solar monitoring systems which currently monitor more than 45,000 PV systems with a collective power output of over 13 GWp. For more than 40 years, meteocontrol has developed monitoring software and hardware for solar PV systems. They offer planning, commissioning of monitoring systems, as well as yield forecasts, technical due diligence, and energy and weather data analytics. Their independent engineering division has supported projects with a total investment of more than 15 billion US Dollars. meteocontrol GmbH is the parent company of meteocontrol North America with the headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, and global locations in Shanghai, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, Chicago and San Salvador. For more information visit our website.
meteocontrol Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// VECTOR CUATRO
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Vector Cuatro Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// STÄUBLI
125 years of experience - Stäubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact) is part of the Stäubli Group, a technology leader and pioneer in the fields of electrical and fluid connectors, robotics and textile machinery since its foundation in 1892. Together with the company formerly known as Multi-Contact, which was founded in 1962, we have nearly 55 years of practical experience producing reliable electrical connectors for photovoltaics and other industries.
Original MC4 sets the standard - The first industrial photovoltaic connector (MC3) was introduced by Multi-Contact (Stäubli) in 1996 followed by the original MC4 in 2004 setting the industry standard ever since. The exclusive MULTILAM advanced contact technology raised the bar in terms of consistent quality and outstanding reliability.
140 GW PV capacity - Entering 2017, we have more than 140 GW of installed photovoltaic capacity, amounting to 50 % of the global cumulative PV capacity, that had been successfully connected using our Stäubli photovoltaic connectors. This figure demonstrates the reliability and highest quality of our products. They guarantee proper operation over their whole lifetime (>25 years) and have a positive impact on the bankability of photovoltaic projects.
Stäubli Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// DUPONT
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
  • Our mission is to be the trusted innovation partner and leading material solution provider for our customers in the solar industry.
  • DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DPVS) is the leading supplier of specialty materials to the solar energy industry, with products designed to boost the power output and reliable lifetime of solar panels, lowering overall system costs and improving system return on investment.
  • DPVS represents a portfolio of product solutions with over 40 years of service that delivers proven power and lasting value for the fast-growing photovoltaics sector, including DuPont Solamet ® metallization pastes, DuPont™ Tedlar® films as well as now DuPont Fortasun™ photovoltaic silicones.
  • We aim to increase efficiency well beyond 20% and extend system lifetime toward 40 years, while increasing system safety and reducing cost. This will help enable the achievement of grid parity broadly and create a more sustainable and viable global solar energy industry.
DuPont Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// DSM
DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials with annual net sales of about €10 billion and approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. In the solar industry we apply our 100-year track record in materials sciences innovation to create a family of unique, sustainable technologies that reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE): Same sun. More power.™ Our Anti-Reflective coating for PV modules leads the industry by enabling a 3% power gain compared to untreated glass; and the technology has now been extended to create an Anti-Soiling coating that harnesses more energy by reducing soiling losses in arid climates. Meanwhile our Endurance backsheets are redefining the way manufacturers safeguard their modules by delivering both maximum protection and energy gain.
DSM Website
 
BREAKOUT ROOM SPONSOR
BREAKOUT ROOM SPONSOR /// STERN ENERGY
WE’RE AN INDEPENDENT OPERATOR SPECIALIZED ONLY IN PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS THAT OFFER TECHNICAL, MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING SERVICES.
We’ve fixed our know-how through a decade of experience in development, construction, financing and management of several plants owned by us and third parties.
A deep knowledge in this sector and technology allows us to guarantee high quality of asset management, troubleshooting and resolution for complex events.
We operate in Italy and UK, through a capillary structure ensuring the best technological and organizational standards in order to ensure maximum efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of services provided.
Service quality is guaranteed by our specific choice to internalize all processes and maintenance activities. In fact, we boast a highly qualified team able to effectively manage every aspect of the plant's life as well as the needs of our customers.
We provide our services to the major international players in in the photovoltaic market and currently we have over 440 MWp under recurrent operation and maintenance, distributed in Italy and UK over 145 single plants.
EXPERTISE, RESPONSE, TRANSPARENCY AND PASSION: OUR VALUES GUIDE OUR WORK.
Stern Energy Website
 
EXHIBITION SPONSORS
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// RISEN ENERGY
Risen Energy is a world leading Tier 1 manufacturer of high-performance solar photovoltaic products. We also provide total business solutions for residential, commercial and utility-scale power generation.

Risen Energy was founded in 1986 and was publicly listed in 2010. For more than thirty years we have been generating value for our customers around the globe.

Risen Energy's total Solar PV business solutions are among the most advanced and cost-effective in the industry. They are characterized by constant techno-commercial innovation, consummate quality and reliable support.

With local market presence and strong financial bankability status, we are committed to building strategic, mutually beneficial collaboration with our partners. In this way, together we can capitalize on the rising value of green energy.
Risen Energy Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// GREENTEC SERVICES
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Greentec Services Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// FAIRFLEET
FairFleet is a full-service partner for professional drone services, from planning and execution of the inspection flight to the evaluation and analysis of the collected data. High-resolution images from thermal cameras can be used to examine the panels in a photovoltaic system and identify defect modules or HotSpots. These algorithm-based inspections can be carried out most cost-effectively by using drones. All findings are documented in a report indicating the location of defect modules and the impact of the defect to the total performance.
With a network of 1,800 professional drone operators in 47 countries, FairFleet is the leading European drone service provider. Data protection, quality and consistency are the major values of our service.
FairFleet Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// PADCON
PADCON GmbH specialises in monitoring systems, plant communication and power plant controls for PV power plants. The extensive product portfolio includes solutions for solar power plants worldwide.
The PADCON product world offers perfectly coordinated components and solutions for every project. Numerous large projects and a globally monitored plant output of more than 3 GW reflect the trust of PADCON’s customers.
The cornerstone for the rapid and sustained growth of the company was laid with its foundation in 2007 as a manufacturer and developer of inverter stations. As early as 2008, PADCON put into operation the world's first inverter with an output of 2.5 MW. Based upon this know-how, PADCON developed products around the inverter.
Through this and other milestones PADCON became a partner to many well-known EPCs, and by 2009 had realised projects with a total of 200 MW. In parallel, PADCON recognised the significant need to monitor PV systems with regard to their function and profitability, and in 2008 introduced Central Monitoring as a cost-effective variant for single string monitoring.
Leading the way in this field, by 2011 PADCON had already expanded the plant monitoring system by introducing the currently legally binding regulations, such as reactive power control and reduced power.
To date mainly active in Europe, PADCON has been further expanding its internationalisation activities since 2012, thus continuing its rigorous course of expansion. The official certificates from UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and TÜV underline the high quality standard of the PADCON product range and enable country-specific requirements to be fully met.
With more than 3 GW of monitored plant output in 21 countries worldwide, PADCON consequently ranks among the largest and most experienced suppliers of SCADA systems for PV power plants. In addition, since 2013 PADCON has been offering intelligent solutions with the Float Controller family in order to stop PID on PV systems simply and effectively, and to recover the affected modules successfully.
Accordingly PADCON stands worldwide for "Made in Germany", innovative solutions, and permanent, technological progress.
Padcon Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// EKO
EKO offers a unique range of high precision broadband and spectral radiometers, as well as various I-V measurement devices for the evaluation of photovoltaic components, systems, and energy plants. All products are manufactured with a high emphasis on quality, innovation and creativity. EKO is also a center of competence offering know-how and customized services for the photovoltaic industry and instrumental meteorology on an outstanding scientific level.
EKO Website
 
BRANDING SPONSOR
BRANDING SPONSOR /// ALTESO
Alteso is the leading PV performance improvement specialist, providing Results-as-a-Service in the form of digital analysis accompanied by personal support.

PEAK, our leading-edge algorithm service for big data analysis of PV plants, including machine learning, ensures asset value maximization and OPEX reduction for asset managers and owners. We pride ourselves on our collaborative working relationships with O&M teams to ease the asset management process and create benefits otherwise not recognized in the traditional O&M/asset management set-up.

Alteso’s clients profit from detailed and timely, advanced analysis of existing data, data cleansing, solar energy forecasting, and cost-benefit analyses, to achieve optimum potential at every phase of the PV asset life cycle.

Our international team of PV experts and digital innovators are executing performance improvement analyses in 15 countries and for more than 1700 MW.

Alteso leads photovoltaics digitally to a peak and sets the global standard for PV performance excellence.
Alteso Website