News 2012

Sunlabob shares best practices at The Asia Clean Energy Forum

Sunlabob COO Simon Henschel recently attended The Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2012, themed “Accelerating Low-Carbon Energy For All,” held in Manila, the Philippines from 6-8 June.

The 7th ACEF hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), provided an excellent opportunity for clean energy stakeholders to discuss about energy access, technology, finance and policy related issues.

Over 800 participants from 55 countries, representing governments, financial institutions, civil society, academia, international organizations and the private sector gathered in plenaries, parallel sessions, and side events.

The week-long forum highlighted strategies and mechanisms for accelerating access to affordable, low-carbon energy.

Participants shared their views on effective solutions in the key areas of energy access, clean energy technology, policy and regulation, and finance and how stakeholders can collaborate to accelerate the uptake of low carbon energy technologies in the region.

Representing Sunlabob, a company with over 12 years of experience in the rural electrification field, Simon gave a presentation about off grid markets in South East Asia and highlighted the best technical and operational practices for rural electrification in poor countries that have the lowest electrification rates.

Simon concluded his presentation by emphasizing that there is vast potential for Solar Photovoltaic in the South-East Asian renewable energy market provided there is a combination of grid connected and decentralized mini-grids, improved International Competitive Bidding Schemes, more Public Private Partnerships and collaboration with local partners.

For more information, please visit the official Forum website.