Photo: SolarPower Europe wins ‘Best Overall European Association’ at the European Association Awards 2019
I’m delighted to announce that SolarPower Europe has received the award for ‘Best European Association’ at the European Association Awards 2019. The judges commented: “[We] felt this was a well-deserved win! A huge effort by a young, very motivated team… An outstanding application.’’

It is thanks to our members, partners and friends that we have been able to deliver excellent results on all fronts from pioneering events, to market intelligence, to huge policy achievements, positioning us as a leading force in the European energy sector. The award is also a well-deserved recognition of the SolarPower Europe team and re-energises us to reach our vision of more energy generated from solar than any other technology by 2030.

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Highlight: SolarPower Summit 2019
SolarPower Summit 2019 took place in Brussels from the 6th to the 7th of March.
Interview: BayWa r.e.
SolarPower Europe talked with Günter Haug, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. about the successes of 2018, the next big trends in solar O&M, and BayWa r.e.’s upcoming Energy Report 2019 analysing European attitudes towards corporate sourcing of renewable energy.

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Meet us at Intersolar Europe 2019!
Intersolar Europe 2019 will take place from 15-17 May 2019 in Munich, Germany. Meet the team at booth B2.111 (Hall B2) or during our side events!SolarPower Europe and Solar Promotion sign agreement
SolarPower Europe and Solar Promotion, organisers of the Intersolar event, signed an agreement, which seeks to strengthen collaborations between both parties.

Emerging Markets Task Force launches report on solar opportunities in Mozambique
SolarPower Europe’s Emerging Markets Task Force has launched a new report that explores the investment opportunities for solar in Mozambique – the first in a series of reports examining solar potential in new markets.

SolarPower Europe and EU PVSEC announce collaboration
SolarPower Europe is pleased to announce that we will be supporting this year’s edition of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC).

SolarPower Europe: Four Board Directors Elected
On 6 March 2019, four Directors were elected to the SolarPower Europe board.

EU Sustainable Finance
SolarPower Europe is now actively following the European Commission’s sustainable finace action plan to ensure that we make the most of all the opportunities to reduce cost of capital and increase finacing for PV in Europe.

Corporate sourcing: submit your case study
The work of the RE-Source Platform continues apace with more and more focus on national policy barriers and the creation of national hubs for each of the priority countries identified by the RE-Source Steering Committee.

SolarPower Europe talks green associations as the European Associations Summit 
On 28 February, SolarPower Europe’s Bruce Douglas spoke at the European Associations Summit in Brussels on the topic of sustainable associations.

SolarPower Europe attends Solar Mayors’ Club Kick-Off Meeting
The kick-off meeting of The Solar Mayors platform took place on 18-19 March in Lisbon with the aim of discussing how connecting innovation, investment and civic engagement can boost urban solar energy projects.

Advertise in SolarPower Europe’s Global Market Outlook
Have your brand or product displayed in SolarPower Europe’s annual award-winning Global Market Outlook for Solar Power, the most authoritative market report for the global solar power sector.

Photo of the month
Solar-powered irrigation system in Alter do Chão, Portugal
This solar-powered irrigation system in Alter do Chão, Portugal can help reduce water consumption in agriculture by letting farmers know exactly how much water is needed and when. Photo courtesy of: MASLOWATEN
Events
Free webinar: Digitalisation & solar in emerging markets
16 April 2019, OnlineWorkshop: Review of the State Aid Guidelines for Energy and Environment
23 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Solar Mobility Task Force meeting
30 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Intersolar Europe
14-17 May 2019, Munich, Germany

Intersolar Summit Spain
18 June 2019, Barcelona, Spain

RE-Source 2019
2-3 October 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

O&M and Asset Management
5 December 2019, London, United Kingdom

News from SolarPower Europe Members
ABO Wind: ABO Wind builds photovoltaic project with 10 megawatts in Tunisia

Akuo Energy: Akuo Energy will install the Sunstyle® solar tiles on the France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Alectris: Alectris Announces 10 Megawatts of Solar O&M Contracts for Cleantech Solar

Autarco: Autarco unveils new high power combination for SDE+ projects at Solar Solutions

GLOBEnergia: Photovoltaic micro-plant market in Poland in 2018

Renergy: Renergy developing 140 MWp solar projects in Denmark

Solar Promotion: The smarter E Europe provides the ideal platform to start-ups shaping the energy world of tomorrow

Advertorials
EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)
17-21 June 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Let’s shape Europe’s energy future, together.Intersolar Summit Spain
18 June 2019, Barcelona, Spain
Spain’s first-choice conference for solar energy and corporate sourcing.

Intersolar South America
27-29 August 2019, São Paulo, Brazil
The smarter E South America – Join LATAM’s innovation hub for the new energy world!

Intersolar Mexico
3-5 September 2019, Mexico City, Mexico
Enter the hot and promising Mexican solar market!