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Off-grid solar systems: Towards sustainable and scalable business models

September 26, 2023 @ 3:00 pm September 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

About the Event​

The conference will focus on the specification of the fundamental regulatory conditions, business model designs, and financial approaches that are necessary for the off-grid solar industry to fully play its role in achieving universal electricity access. Participants – from off-grid solar companies, private investors, policy makers, regulatory agencies, development financial institutions, think tanks, and academia – will debate to arrive at the definition of actionable regulatory and business models for off-grid solar systems that can attract investors, be deployed quickly, build all the OGS systems included in the least cost electrification master plan to achieve SDG7, and ensure permanence of reliable and affordable electricity supply. The applicability of lessons learned with minigrids to standalone solar systems, will be also examined.

French Translation

Simultaneous translation will be provided for those who wish to listen in French.


Videos of the online sessions are now available:

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Conference Brochure

Speaker’s Bio

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Presentation for Day 1

Presentation by Koen Peters (Executive Director of the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry, GOGLA)

Presentation by Prof. Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga (Interim Director, African School of Regulation, ASR)

Presentation for Day 3

Wrap up of days 1 and 2. Open issues and key lessons learned.

Presentation by Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga (Interim Director, African School of Regulation).

Reading Materials

The debates at the Conference will be maintained at an expert level. The reports below may be used as introductory readings prior to the Conference.

Recommended Readings

The Integrated – Distribution – Framework – IDF – EN
Le-cadre-de-distribution-integre-CDI- FR -1
Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2022: Outlook – Executive Summary
Additional readings