DIAMOND SPONSOR
DIAMOND SPONSOR /// SMA
SMA America is the U.S.-based subsidiary of global PV leader SMA Solar Technology AG. SMA is a power conversion, energy management and service support provider for residential through utility-scale photovoltaic systems. SMA’s leading range of solar inverters and related technologies spans all power classes and is compatible with all module types, resulting in the largest solutions portfolio in the industry.
SMA is the top-ranked service provider by third-party analysis. SMA’s Solar Asset Management portfolio of services provides developers, EPCs, utilities, and investors with the PV industry’s best financial backstop and long-term plan to maximize system performance. Since launching its plant-wide O&M service in 2013, SMA has been trusted with more than 1GW of commercial and utility contracts.
SMA Website
 
GOLD SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSOR /// GREENPOWERMONITOR
GreenPowerMonitor (GPM), now part of DNV GL, is an international company that offers products and services in the renewable energy sector. With more than 10 years' experience, GPM has consolidated its position as the independent leader in management, monitoring and control of renewable energy installations with almost 18GW globally managed (solar and wind) and more than 3,000 facilities across the globe.
GPM has a great depth of experience with renewable energy plants ranging from 2 kW to 350MW capacity across the globe. The company offers a market-leading integrated solution set for the management and maintenance of renewable energy installations that includes Hardware, Software and Services unmatched in the industry.
Greenbyte Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// DSM
DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials with annual net sales of about €10 billion and approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. In the solar industry we apply our 100-year track record in materials sciences innovation to create a family of unique, sustainable technologies that reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE): Same sun. More power.™ Our Anti-Reflective coating for PV modules leads the industry by enabling a 3% power gain compared to untreated glass; and the technology has now been extended to create an Anti-Soiling coating that harnesses more energy by reducing soiling losses in arid climates. Meanwhile our Endurance backsheets are redefining the way manufacturers safeguard their modules by delivering both maximum protection and energy gain.
DSM 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 /// 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 /// METEOCONTROL
meteocontrol is one of the leading providers of monitoring solutions for private and commercial PV systems. More than 43,000 solar systems with a total power of over 12 GWp are currently monitored.
As consultant and technical service provider, meteocontrol offers state of the art technological solutions and accompanies solar projects during the entire lifecycle of a project.
meteocontrol is a contact partner for developers, EPC´s, investors, banks, insurance companies, utilities, trade and industry.
meteocontrol Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// CLEANDRONE
Since 2010, our team has been engaged in research and development for the solar power industry. A few years ago, a bright idea occurred to our CEO while out inspecting our outdoor solar module testing facility. It was a beautiful, sunny day but the modules were underperforming due to a light rain that had left a layer of dust on everything. Even though Barcelona is far from the deserts of North Africa, we often receive rain that leaves a visible layer of dust on our solar panels. Bringing out the squeegee yet again, our CEO asked himself “Isn’t there a better, faster way to get this done?” Fast forward to the present day and we see that bright idea becoming reality. With small drones that have the intelligence to detect soiling problems and clean them autonomously, Cleandrone is helping solar installations – big and small – maintain their potential. We are a technology company launching a suite of products that will make manual glass cleaning a thing of the past.
Greenbyte Website
GOLD SPONSOR /// ENCOME
The ENcome group is a pan-European leading and independent provider for the operation of photovoltaic power plants with focus on technical Operation and Maintenance (O&M), technical Asset Management (TAM), as well as Engineering & Advisory services. At present ENcome operates power plants with a nominal capacity of approx. one Gigawatt in all major European markets and Australia.
ENcome Website
 
NETWORKING SPONSORS
NETWORKING 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
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 /// 3E
3E is an independent consultancy and software service company, delivering solutions for performance optimisation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. We provide expert services covering the whole project lifecycle, to support project developers, asset managers, operators, investors, and policy-makers. SynaptiQ, 3E’s performance monitoring software, facilitates asset management, effective maintenance, operations and reporting on portfolios of renewable energy assets.

Our key areas of expertise are:
  • Solar: PV & thermal power
  • Wind power: on & offshore
  • Sustainable buildings & sites
  • Power grids and markets
Bridging the gap between R&D and the market, 3E combines in-house innovation, partnerships with leading R&D centres, and a thorough understanding of practical industry needs to continuously offer high performance, cost-effective energy services and products.

3E’s international team operates from Brussels (HQ), London, Paris, Toulouse, Istanbul, Delhi and Cape Town. The company has a project track-record of over 18 years in over 40 countries, and is a trusted party for the major lenders and equity providers in the global renewable energy market.
3E Website
EXHIBITION SPONSOR
EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// AMPT
Ampt serves the global solar market to provide system level optimization of large-scale PV systems. Ampt delivers innovative products that are used to:
  • Lower the cost and improve performance of new PV systems;
  • Repower existing systems to produce more energy;
  • Enable low-cost DC-coupled storage systems, and;
  • Provide string-level data for improved O&M.

Ampt DC power optimizers improve performance and lower costs by:

  • Performing MPPT – Ampt performs MPPT on every 3 to 6kW of PV which is 50 to 300 times more granular than typical central inverters without Ampt. The higher the MPPT granularity, the more energy produced.
  • Decreasing wiring costs – Ampt doubles the string lengths to reduce the number of combiners and homeruns by 50%.
  • Reducing inverter costs – Ampt Optimizers allow inverters to operate in Ampt Mode® which increases the inverters rated output power by 40-70% to reduce the inverter cost per watt.

Ampt’s award winning power optimization technology and communications capabilities improve the way PV systems are designed and operated. Headquartered in Colorado, the company has sales and support in North America, Europe, Japan, and South Korea as well as representation in Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
AMPT 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 /// 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