Photo: Thomas Doering, Policy Analyst at SolarPower Europe, speaking at the Green Festival in Prishtina, Kosovo on 21 of September.

Kosovo is 'going green'

By: Thomas Doering, Policy Analyst

SolarPower Europe represented the solar PV industry at the Green Festival (organized by EMPOWER, a USAID inititative) on 20 and 21 of September at the Palace of Youth and Sports in Prishtina, Kosovo. The second edition of the Green Festival, offered a networking platform for Green Businesses, government agencies, donors, and all relevant green energy stakeholders. The festival held Green Forum sessions where international and local experts presented on the latest and future industry trends in solar energy, recycling, energy efficiency and the importance of 'going green'. It also had a dedicated exhibition area with many local companies displaying their 'green' products.

Thomas Doering, Policy Analyst at SolarPower Europe, gave a presentation on behalf of the association about PV support schemes in Europe. The discussion focused on the pros and cons of various PV support schemes taking into account different market maturity levels. In addition, the Solar bankability project results were outlined.

This event was organised as part of the 'Green Business Kosovo' initiative, a digital platform that aims to engage relevant green energy stakeholders in Kosovo including private and public organizations. The platform seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge on green energy systems and components such as energy efficiency, solar energy, biomass and recycling. It serves as an information hub and go-to place for professionals on best-practices and latest trends in the green energy industry in Kosovo.

Learn more about the initiative here.