SPONSORS
DIAMOND SPONSOR
 
DIAMOND SPONSOR /// STERN ENERGY
WE’RE AN INDEPENDENT OPERATOR SPECIALIZED ONLY IN PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS THAT OFFER TECHNICAL, MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING SERVICES.

We’ve fixed our know-how through a decade of experience in development, construction, financing and management of several plants owned by us and third parties. A deep knowledge in this sector and technology allows us to guarantee high quality of asset management, troubleshooting and resolution for complex events. We’ve delivered, up today, our services for more than 200 MWp.
We operate nationwide through a capillary structure ensuring the best technological and organizational standards in order to ensure maximum efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of services provided. Service quality is guaranteed by our specific choice to internalize all processes and maintenance activities. In fact, we boast a highly qualified team able to effectively manage every aspect of the plant's life as well as the needs of our customers. We provide our services to the major international players in the photovoltaic market and currently we have over 180 MWp under management, evenly distributed on the whole Italian territory over 70 single plants.

EXPERTISE, RESPONSE, TRANSPARENCY AND PASSION: OUR VALUES GUIDE OUR WORK.
Stern Energy Website
 
GOLD SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSOR /// HUAWEI
Huawei, a leading global information and communication technology solutions provider, is committed to creating maximum value for customers, with products and solutions deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Combining digital information technology, Internet technology and PV generation technology, Huawei provides innovative FusionSolar Smart PV solution and inverters with a wide application in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, etc. FusionSolar Smart PV solution is to take the whole PV plant as a total product and make improvement throughout the whole process, from the PV plant construction to maintenance. It can optimize initial investment, reduce maintenance costs, increase power generation and finally increase IRR. Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV solution, featured as “Higher yields, Smart O&M, Safe and Reliable” will finally maximize value for PV plant owners or maintenance customers.
Huawei Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// STÄUBLI
125 years of experience - Stäubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact) is part of the Stäubli Group, a technology leader and pioneer in the fields of electrical and fluid connectors, robotics and textile machinery since its foundation in 1892. Together with the company formerly known as Multi-Contact, which was founded in 1962, we have nearly 55 years of practical experience producing reliable electrical connectors for photovoltaics and other industries.
Original MC4 sets the standard - The first industrial photovoltaic connector (MC3) was introduced by Multi-Contact (Stäubli) in 1996 followed by the original MC4 in 2004 setting the industry standard ever since. The exclusive MULTILAM advanced contact technology raised the bar in terms of consistent quality and outstanding reliability.
140 GW PV capacity - Entering 2017, we have more than 140 GW of installed photovoltaic capacity, amounting to 50 % of the global cumulative PV capacity, that had been successfully connected using our Stäubli photovoltaic connectors. This figure demonstrates the reliability and highest quality of our products. They guarantee proper operation over their whole lifetime (>25 years) and have a positive impact on the bankability of photovoltaic projects.
Stäubli Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// QOS ENERGY
Software vendor specialised in energy information systems, QOS Energy powers Qantum®, a web based energy management platform dedicated to renewable energy assets and smart grids. Qantum® enables increasing of power production, streamlining of operation and maintenance workflows and securing of return of investment for more than 4 000 facilities worldwide, including 3.5 GW of renewable power. QOS Energy has a presence in Europe, North America and Asia.
QOS Energy Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// TÜV RHEINLAND
TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded more than 140 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence with 19,600 employees; annual turnover is nearly EUR 1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. TÜV Rheinland has been promoting the development of Photovoltaics for 30 years. Today, we are one of the world’s market leaders in PV power plant assessment, testing of components, modules and inverters. You can benefit from our global laboratory network, in which we use the latest methods and procedures. We are at your side during all phases of Photovoltaic projects.
TÜV Rheinland Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// KIPP & ZONEN
Kipp & Zonen is the market leader in solar radiation measurement. We have been manufacturing pyranometers since 1924 and are available at Solar Asset Management with our Italian distributor Eurelettronica Icas to provide you with expert advice on solar monitoring solutions.
Accurately measuring solar irradiance is the key to finding optimal locations, helping investment decisions, maximising operating efficiency, scheduling maintenance, monitoring performance and improving technology. As the experts, we develop high quality instruments such as the well-known passive CMP and Smart SMP series pyranometers, the CHP 1 and SHP1 pyrheliometer and the SOLYS sun tracker range.
Solar monitoring starts with accurately measuring solar irradiance with Kipp & Zonen sensors.
Kipp & Zonen Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// SKYTRON
skytron® energy has been developing integrated monitoring, control and supervision systems since 1977. Now one of the leading suppliers in the industry, specializing in utility-scale and commercial power plants, it has installed monitoring and control systems in more than 1,000 plants with a total capacity of more than 7.5 GWp. The company’s core competencies are plant condition monitoring, power plant control, remote plant supervision, system migration of existing power plants, operation & maintenance and PV asset management. As a technology leader, it has received a number of prestigious awards, including the highly coveted Solar Industry Award for the skylog® Data Logger System and the InterSolar Award for the PVGuard® Supervision Platform and for the StringGuard® string current measurement system.
skytron Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// BAYWA R.E.
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH’s business activities range from project development and realisation of large scale PV plants, to complete range of O&M activities including PV trade and consulting services. The company covers the entire spectrum of a professional technical plant support service, including maintenance*. It can also undertake the commercial operations** management of plants. The company has an international focus with its core markets in Europe and the USA.

*O&M, EPC, availability guarantees, technical + commercial
**availability guarantees
BayWa r.e. Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// ESAPRO
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Esapro Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// PADCON
PADCON GmbH specialises in system components, inverter stations, monitoring and system communication for PV power plants. The extensive product portfolio includes solutions for solar power plants worldwide. The PADCON product range offers custom tailored components and solutions for every project; from string combiner boxes through inverter stations to complete monitoring and park control – PADCON supplies everything from one source. Numerous large-scale projects and internationally monitored PV Power of over 2,1 GW are a reflection of the confidence of PADCON customers. With its establishment in 2007 as a producer and developer of inverter stations, the foundation was laid for the rapid and sustainable growth of the company. As early as in 2008, PADCON commissioned the world’s first inverter with power of 2.5 MW. Based on this know-how, PADCON has developed products for everything to do with the inverter. As a result of those achievment, PADCON has become a partner for many well-known solar installers and had completed projects with a total of 200 MW by 2009. At the same time, PADCON recognised the great need for the monitoring of PV Power Plants with respect to function and profitability and introduced central monitoringin 2008. As a leader in this field, PADCON expanded the system monitoring as early as in 2011, to include regulations that are now statutory obligations, as active power reduction and reactive power control. Beeing mainly active in Europe until then, PADCON further expanded its internationalization in 2012 and thereby continued the consequent course of expansion. The official certificates of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and of TÜV (Technical Inspection Agency) emphasise the high qualitystandard of PADCON’s range of products and enable to meet country-specific requirements to the full extent. The 1500 Volt technology brought to the market in 2013 enabled power generation costs to be reduced significantly and thus increased the competitiveness of generating energy from the sun. For this reason PADCON globally stands for quality “Made in Germany”, innovative solutions and constant technological progress.
Padcon Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// GREENBYTE
Greenbyte develops Breeze and Bright – the next generation analytics cloud platforms for renewable energy assets used globally by wind energy and solar PV owners, operators and asset managers to capture the full potential of renewable energy projects – resulting in a single powerful tool to monitor, analyze, plan and control diverse renewable energy portfolios of any size.
Greenbyte Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// ENCOME
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ENcome Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// METEOCONTROL
meteocontrol is a technological leader and one of the most innovative service providers in the solar energy sector. The company has supported solar projects for more than 30 years. meteocontrol currently has provided independent technical consulting, weather, and energy services for over 34,000 projects totaling 8.5+ GW of capacity and valued at more than $16 Billion. This foundation of experience and expertise makes meteocontrol a coveted consultancy partner with large-scale national and international projects.
meteocontrol Website
NETWORKING SPONSORS
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// INACCESS
Inaccess provides innovative centralized management solutions for Renewable Energy and Telecom infrastructures with global presence (in Americas, Europe and Asia), mostly offered on a turn-key basis. With its recent strategic partnership with Draker in the US and a cumulative portfolio of more than 6.5GWp across 4,000+ sites, our technical solutions have established a significant track record.
Our objective is to provide high quality solutions to our clients (Utilities, EPCs, O&Ms, Developers and Funds) for better and effective management of their renewable assets.

In 2014 & 2015, Inaccess with Draker have been acknowledged as: #3 independent monitoring provider for the utility-scale PV segment globally (in MW)

As of end of 2016:
6.5GW worldwide of which 2.5GW are located in the US

Our mission is to help our customers build and operate effectively their valuable renewable assets throughout a mix of state-of-the-art systems, intelligent software and value added services.
Inaccess Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// SOLARIG
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Solarig Website
NETWORKING SPONSOR /// VOLTALIA
VOLTALIA is a French renewable electricity company listed on the regulated Euronext market in Paris since July 2014 and active in four energies: wind, solar, hydro and biomass. The acquisition of 100% of Martifer Solar´s capital in August 2016, a leading global player in PV market, enable VOLTALIA to accelerate its development strategy through the diversification of its international presence, its energy mix and also its business model, extending its international reach and now has teams spread out over 17 countries (compared to 4 prior) and active in 29 countries. By adding the provision of development, construction, operation and maintenance services to its existing activity of producing electricity from renewable energy, VOLTALIA is strengthening its industrial expertise and adding a new less capital-intensive business. This combined with its own activity, further increases growth prospects for this new VOLTALIA. VOLTALIA presents to the market as a specialist in the construction and operation of renewables assets. As core activities VOLTALIA develops, owns and operates power plants with a multi-energy strategy, by selecting the best sites for renewable power producing from wind, solar, hydro and biomass. As an integrated industrial player, VOLTALIA is present throughout the value chain: development, construction, operation and maintenance of electricity power plants.
Voltalia Website
EXHIBITION SPONSORS
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// HUKSEFLUX
Hukseflux Thermal Sensors is a leading manufacturer, both in technology and market share, of sensors for solar radiation measurement. Hukseflux takes measurement to the next level. Take a look at our latest pyranometer innovations, supporting O&M and solar asset management: improved measurement accuracy and data availability, and suitability for remotely controlled field calibration. Customers are served through the main office in the Netherlands, and locally owned representations in the USA, Brazil, India, China and Japan.
Hukseflux Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// HIGECO & MORE
Higeco MORE is a full-service partner in the world of renewable energy. The company designs and develops state-of-the-art products and is committed to providing effective system engineering and turnkey solutions for monitoring, control and supervision of utility scale grade PV plants. Our team specializes in software customization and hardware design such as dynamic power plant control, system migration and retrofit. Higeco MORE also offers international project development, asset management of PV systems, data hosting and multi-site control room SCADA.
Higeco & More Website
 
BRANDING SPONSORS
BRANDING SPONSOR /// VAISALA
Vaisala is a global weather expert with an integrated suite of measurement, assessment, forecasting, and asset management products and services. We help clients around the world fully understand weather risks and their impact on energy production to site and operate renewable energy projects better, faster, and more efficiently. Vaisala 3TIER Services was the first to develop a high-resolution global solar dataset and remains a leader in the sector, providing bankable solar solutions from prospecting through due diligence and asset management. Experienced and trusted, our team has delivered over 800 solar assessments on 6 continents for 42 GW of proposed solar capacity and helped secure over $10 billion in solar financing and loan guarantees, including many of the world's largest projects.
Vaisala Website
BRANDING SPONSOR /// INGETEAM
Ingeteam is a company specialising in power and control electronics (inverters, frequency converters, controllers and protections), generators, motors and pumps, electrical engineering and automation projects, electrical panels and medium voltage cells, in addition to biomass and solar thermal plant engineering. The company completes its offer with operation & maintenance services. Ingeteam develops its products in the following key sectors: wind, PV, hydro and fossil fuel power generation; metal processing industry; marine; rail traction; power grid, including substations, always seeking to optimise energy consumption and to maximise generating efficiency, also covering energy transport and distribution.
The company operates throughout the world, employing 3,700 persons. R&D is the backbone of Ingeteam's business activity, in which 7% of the company's turnover is invested annually.
Ingeteam Website
BRANDING SPONSOR /// DIVE GROUP
DIVE Group is a center of management and scientific competencies whose main mission is to develop ideas, already validated in their R&D process. As its first results from the technology transfer process, Energy Plus was born as a response to the growing need and sensitivity regarding the recovery of the efficiency loss caused by soiling effects.
This business unit promotes Pannel Plus®, an innovative, nanotechnological product developed specifically for the photovoltaic market. It is applicable in any context of the most critical and problematic environmental situation, where outdoor temperature, dust, inorganic or organic pollutants and even bird droppings significantly reduce plant performance, Pannel Plus restores and maintains optimal efficiency conditions over time.
DIVE Group Website