14.06.2017, Solar Media

Press release: Solar Media announces Solar & Storage Finance Conference in the Asia-Pacific region

The emerging solar markets of Southeast Asia each present their own unique set of conditions from a financing perspective. Reporting back from the Solar Finance & Investment Southeast Asia conference in Thailand at the end of 2016, Tom Kenning looks at how a promising solar region is bringing in the investors.

Theoretically any country in the Southeast Asia region could become a major solar hub in the long term, but most of these PV markets are in their infancy. Thus, it can be a hard task to pick out which of them represent the best investment prospects of today, taking into account unpredictable events such as the recent death of King Bhumibol of Thailand and other political factors.

Delegates at the latest Solar Finance & Investment Southeast Asia conference in Bangkok, Thailand, were mainly optimistic, but at these early stages, there was an appeal for the industry to use high-quality solar equipment from the off to maintain the sustainability of PV in Southeast Asia.

It was revealed that Thailand-based developer PS&S and Indian EPC firm Mahindra Susten would turn a 1MW solar plant, which uses six different combinations of inverter and module technologies, into a test bed to help develop best practice in solar development across the region. It will act as an “open platform” for other renewable energy firms to visit and learn from, with all data published.

Meanwhile, Franck Constant, co-founder of France-based Sonnedix Group, announced that he would be launching an open fund named ‘Constant Energy’ for solar energy and energy storage that would have a strong focus on the Southeast Asian nations of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as other Asian and African markets. The fund aims to reach US$100 million by the end of 2017.

If your business is involved in solar or energy storage in the Asia-Pacific region, Solar & Storage Finance Asia is an unmissable event. You will be able to meet with developers with active pipelines, local and international banks, multilaterals, utilities and grid operators & equity investors.

About Solar & Storage Finance Asia 2017

Recognising the burgeoning global energy storage market, we have expanded the scope of this conference to cover deployment opportunities in the energy storage industry as well as attracting Equity investors, Local banks, International banks, Multilaterals, Utilities and other PPAs providers, Developers looking to deploy solar, micro grids and energy storage.

The event will cover regional investment strategy, the private PPAs marketplace, structuring bilateralagreements in pre-FiT countries, the energy storage business case and how to attract financeto island microgrid solutions.

The event will cover the following countries:

More information:

Date: 04-05 JULY, 2017

Location: Singapore - Grand Hyatt Hotel

Website: http://financeasia.solarenergyevents.com/

Phone: +44 (0) 207 871 0122

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