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 Workstream

The Emerging Markets Workstream 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 Workstream, contact Máté Heisz.

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Key activities and deliverables:

"Today, solar energy is the cheapest source for electricity generation in most emerging markets. Solar Power Europe’s Workstream wants to help unleash its huge potential – reducing CO2 emissions and fostering GDP growth at the same time.”

Karsten Schlageter, Managing Director, ABO Wind AG

Vice-Chair of the Emerging Markets Workstream 

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The Workstream's Activities around the World

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

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