Solar is one of the most equitably distributed energy resources in the world. All countries in the world have access to sunlight regardless of population, land or economic wealth. Being one of the cheapest sources of electricity, solar can significantly contribute to the socio-economic development of developing countries and in particular Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 “Universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy by 2030” and SDG 13 “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.
Many emerging markets are outpacing developed markets in terms of solar scale-up, while other interesting markets still lack capital and infrastructure for large-scale deployment. There are several initiatives and financing tools aimed at accelerating the development of solar in emerging countries. SolarPower Europe works to identify business opportunities for solar companies in new, high potential and thriving markets.

Join SolarPower Europe’s Emerging Markets Task Force

The Emerging Markets Task Force aims to reduce barriers to solar deployment by addressing the key regulatory, administrative and bankability challenges in emerging solar markets.

If you are interested in joining this task force, contact Máté Heisz 


  • Provide access to up-to-date and first-hand market information on select emerging markets
  • Provide an understanding of existing financing instruments
  • To share best practices, such as SolarPower Europe's Operation and Maintenance Best Practices Guidelines or Tendering Guidelines
  • Leveraging the European Union's external action and international cooperation policy
  • Engagement with decision makers in third countries and the EU to shape the regulatory and business environment of emerging markets
  • The development of reports that identify business opportunities

Key activities and deliverables:

  • Thematic market-specific workshops and webinars
  • Elaborating market reports which identify challenges and offer solutions
  • Webinars on issues such as PPAs, tendering, access to funding
  • Elaborating a benchmark document on existing financing instruments
  • Establishing a monthly newsletter to provide our members with the most relevant and up-to-date information on latest developments in emerging solar markets

"There is huge potential for the development of solar in emerging markets, where different paths to the sustainable energy transition are possible: the Task Force will allow members to analyse and benchmark the accessibility of selected markets, untangle barriers to investment and engage with local stakeholders.”

Stefano Mantellassi - Eni

Emerging Markets Task Force leader

Emerging markets examples:


  • 1.2 billion inhabitants
  • 3 287 590 square kilometers of space
  • 300 sunny days per year
  • Target: 20 GW of solar power by 2022
  • Challenge: extremely varied climates, infrastructure, grid management capabilities


  • 29.5 million inhabitants
  • 812,379 square kilometers of space
  • 300 sunny days per year
  • Target: 8.4 GW of solar power by 2030
  • Challenge: climate, infrastructure, grid stability




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