EMERGING MARKETS

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.

If you would like to receive our Emerging Markets newsletter, subscribe here.

Objectives:

  • 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
  • Elaborating technical reports on topics such as “Digitalisation & solar in emerging markets” and “Quality assurance for solar installations in emerging markets”
  • Webinars on issues such as PPAs, tendering, access to funding
  • A quarterly Emerging Markets 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, Vice-President Energy Solutions, Eni SpA

Chair of the Emerging Markets Task Force

Solar Investment Opportunities

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Ivory Coast

Kazakhstan

Mozambique

Myanmar

Senegal

Webinar: Market opportunities for solar in Mozambique

GET.invest is a European programme which supports investments in decentralised renewable energy projects. The programme targets private sector business and project developers, financiers and regulators to build sustainable energy markets. Services include project and business development support, market information as well as matchmaking, and assistance in implementing regulatory processes. They are delivered globally and across different market segments. GET.invest is supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria, and works closely with initiatives and industry associations in the energy sector.

For more information, contact Alexander Huppertz, GET.invest

Resources

Reports

Digitalisation & solar in emerging markets

On 6th November at Digital Solar & Storage 2019, SolarPower Europe’s Emerging Markets Task Force and Digitalisation & Solar Task Force launched a joint report,

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