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GWNET empowers women in energy through interdisciplinary networking, advocacy, training, coaching and mentoring, and services related to projects and financing. GWNET seeks to address the current gender imbalances in the energy sector and to promote gender-sensitive action around the energy transition in all parts of the world.
Solar Sister is a social enterprise that provides women with training and support to create solar micro-businesses, providing household income for the women, and light for their communities.
We Care Solar provides highly efficient solar energy systems to health facilities in areas without reliable electricity. Their aim is to improve health outcomes for childbearing mothers and their families by supporting health workers with equipment powered by the sun.
Philips, as a member of renewable energy association RE100, is committed to developing and deploying a strategy to source 100% of our electricity consumption from renewable sources. RE100 is a partnership founded by The Climate Group and CDP to encourage the world’s most influential businesses to join powers and commit to going 100% renewable. The aim is for at least 100 companies to make a global 100% renewable commitment with a clear timeframe for reaching this goal. We commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. Philips has installed renewable energy installations at several of its sites.
Schneider Electric develops interconnected technologies and solutions to manage energy and processes in ways that are more secure, reliable, efficient and sustainable. The Group invests in Research and Development to maintain its innovation and diversification, with a strong commitment to sustainability. We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. We make process and energy safe and reliable, efficient and sustainable, open and connected.
Akuo Energy has been committed to developing and operating projects that go beyond simply producing renewable power and create additional social benefits for the inhabitants of the areas in which they are located. Akuo Energy has diversified both in terms of technologies (wind, solar, biomass co generation, hydro, marine thermal) and geographies – at the end of 2017 Akuo Energy had fourteen branches in the world.
Total Quadran is one of the major players of green electricity production from different renewable energy sources in France. The company is taking part in a process of strong development of renewable energy over the coming years in order to the transition to sustainable electricity production methods. It invests heavily in R&D to participate in new markets and to anticipate the evolutions of the electricity grid. Its actions revolve in particular around energy storage, production forecasting, electric vehicles, smartgrids, and self-consumption, among others.
Neoen is one of the leading independent producers of renewable energy in France and a major player on the world stage. Neoen is a specialist, independent power producer with a long-term vision that translates into a strategy to produce renewable, competitively-priced energy, sustainably and on a large scale. It draws on a variety of technologies (solar power, wind power, storage) and is expanding its experience in energy storage to be able to contend with the intermittent output of renewable energy technologies and contribute to their development. The company operates on the whole life cycle of its power plants, developing and operating them with a long-term strategic vision.
Cap Sud Group is one of the finest specialists in energy autonomy and in the construction of solar agricultural hangar. After 14 years of experience, the Cap Sud Group is a key player in the energy transition, covering the whole cycle of a power plant, from development to maintenance, from engineering to financing and from urban planning to project designs,
GenSun provides photovoltaic solutions and masters all the phases within the lifespan of a photovoltaic project: design, permitting, procurement, integration, construction, operation & maintenance and dismantling.
Total Eren is the subsidiary dedicated to renewable energy of Eren Groupe, the first group dedicated to natural resource efficiency. Total Eren is an Independent Power producer (IPP) which develops, finances, invests in, builds and operates renewable energy power plants on the long term at a global level. Total Eren is involved and active throughout the development process of renewable energy projects.
EDF Renewables is one of the top companies in renewable energy electricity around the world. The company develops, builds and operates clean energy power plants both for its own account and for third parties. EDF Renewables prioritizes the development of wind and photovoltaic solar capacity with a view to produce low-carbon energy at a competitive cost. It is the subsidiary of EDF that helps the Group to achieve its renewable energy goals.
QOS Energy provides impartial decision-making solutions to its customers. The company works alongside the leading renewable developers, EPCs, owners, O&M operators and asset managers worldwide and invests heavily in innovation, software development and R&D programs, focusing specifically on maximising customer asset value (energy production, financial performance, process optimisation), facilitating the standardisation of renewable asset portfolio benchmarks and optimizing asset data management.
The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) is a non-governmental organization, providing the opportunity for investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to network and exchange best practices in investment promotion. The objectives of WAIPA are to promote and develop understanding and cooperation amongst IPAs, formulate the appropriate investment promotion policies and strategies and share country and regional experiences in attracting foreign investment and enhancing outward investments.
The Indian Ocean Rim Association is an inter-governmental organisation established in 1997. The objectives of the Association are to promote sustainable growth and balanced development of the region and Member States, to focus on the areas of economic cooperation which provide maximum opportunities for development, shared interest and mutual benefits and to promote liberalisation, remove impediments and lower barriers towards a freer and enhanced flow of goods, services, investment, and technology within the Indian Ocean Rim.
The Climate Parliament is an international cross-party network of legislators, dedicated to preventing climate change and promoting renewable energy. The network supports parliamentarians to undertake initiatives at national and regional levels to help accelerate the global renewable switch at the speed and scale required.
The Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF) brings together more than 85% of the PV sector: producers, installers, engineers, manufacturers of raw materials, modules and components, distributors and consultants. Since its foundation, UNEF has become the reference association of the Spanish photovoltaic sector. UNEF also holds the presidency and co-secretariat of FOTOPLAT, the Spanish photovoltaic technology platform. The platform groups the universities, research centers and companies with reference to photovoltaic R & D in Spain.
Power Finance Corporation is one of the leading Non-Banking Financial Corporation in India. PFC provides financial assistance to power projects across India including generation, transmission, distribution and RM&U projects. It has forayed into the financing of other infrastructure projects which have backward linkages to the power sector like coal mine development, fuel transportation, oil & gas pipelines etc.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The authority's mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and people to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. The thematic areas covered by the authority are climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, resource efficiency and the environment.
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. Working across the thematic priorities of sustainable energy, green cities, sustainable landscapes, and water & sanitation, the Institute aims to deliver impact related to, among others, GHG emission reduction, increased access to sustainable services, sustainable public transport, improved sanitation, and sustainable waste management.
The Global Solar Council is the international non-profit association of the national, regional and international associations in solar energy and the world‘s leading corporations. It offers programs in regulatory policy, trade policy, new market opening and jobs & skills training with a view to enable solar energy to deliver on the promise of clean & distributed power, economic development and access to opportunity.
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management. The Convention aims at improving the living conditions of people in drylands, to maintain and restore land and soil productivity, and to mitigate the effects of drought. The UNCCD collaborates closely with the other two Rio Conventions, namely the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to meet the current complex challenges with an integrated approach and the best possible use of natural resources.
The DFID leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. The Department is responsible for targeting British international development policy on economic growth and wealth creation, helping to prevent climate change and encouraging adaptation and low-carbon growth in developing countries and improving the coherence and performance of British international development policy in fragile and conflict-affected countries.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a new global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change by helping them limit or reduce their GHG emissions and adapt to climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, taking into account the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts.
R20 – Regions of Climate Action is a not-for-profit international organization dedicated to accelerate sub-national infrastructure investments in the green economy to meaningfully contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the associated partners, R20 created a technical and financial ecosystem (R20 Value Chain), which facilitates the identification, structuring, development, and financing of sub-national green infrastructure projects. R20 supports sub-national governments around the world to develop and finance low-carbon and climate resilient infrastructure projects in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficient lighting and waste optimisation.
The IEA examines the full spectrum of energy issues including renewable energy technologies, oil, gas and coal supply and demand, electricity markets, energy efficiency, access to energy, demand side management and much more at the global level. The Agency advocates policies that will enhance the reliability, affordability and sustainability of energy worldwide.
IRENA is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation. It is a centre of excellence and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energies. The Agency promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower and ocean energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity. It encourages governments to adopt enabling policies for renewable energy investments, provides practical tools and policy advice to accelerate renewable energy deployment and facilitates knowledge sharing and technology transfer to provide clean and sustainable energy for the world’s growing population.
The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries in several sectors, including renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro, etc.). The Group is a unique global partnership, consisting of five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
The EBRD offers a wide range of financial instruments and other services such as business advice for SMEs. The Bank aims at strengthening developing economies by providing the necessary support to enable competitiveness and good governance with a view to further progress towards market-oriented economies and promote private and entrepreneurial initiative. It invests in projects, offering the potential for a green, inclusive, resilient and integrated development for both the public and private sectors, works on policy reforms and provides technical advice, all of which powers sustainable growth.
The European Investment Bank is one of the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance with more than 60 years' experience and expertise in project financing. EIB focuses on four main areas, innovation and skills, small businesses, infrastructure and climate and environment, supporting public and private sectors, small companies through local banks and innovative start-ups.
The New Development Bank’s purpose is to support infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and other emerging economies and developing countries. To fulfill our purpose, we support public and private projects through loans, guarantees, equity participation and other financial instruments. We also cooperate with international organizations and other financial entities, and provide technical assistance for projects to be supported by the Bank.
TEXXECURE Rating Foundation gGmbH is a non-profit organization. The purpose of the articles of association is in particular realized by providing active and material support for scientific and charitable projects in the field of renewable energies and environmental protection, as well as in connection with publicly available rating and rating systems for renewable energies (in particular also solar installations (eg photovoltaics, solar thermal power plants, water heating), wind power plants and biomass plants).
The EACREEE plays a key role in promoting renewable energies and energy efficiency in the East African Community (EAC) region. Through its activities in the areas of policy, capacity development, knowledge management, and awareness raising, as well as business and investment promotion, EACREEE aims to create an enabling environment by mitigating existing barriers and promoting a competitive sustainable energy market, as well as economies of scale in the EAC region. The Centre's goal is to facilitate the development of energy and energy efficiency markets and investments that will contribute to increasing the access to modern, affordable and reliable energy services in the region.
EXXERGY is a network of leading expert consultants for the renewable energy industry and the glass industry. The goal of EXXERGY is to further its clients' business success by its consultancy and know-how transfer services. EXXERGY consists of a cross-functional team with decades of experience in technical optimization, strategy, organizational development and change management. The team of senior managers has a wealth of operational management experience. EXXERGY’s consulting method consists of a well balanced strategy, technical, marketing/sales, and organizational management driven approach.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) specializes in renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. It is a government-owned, contractor-operated facility, and is funded through the United States Department of Energy. The laboratory also performs research on photovoltaics (PV) under the National Center for Photovoltaics and has a number of PV research capabilities including research and development, testing, and deployment.
The National Institute of Solar Energy (INES) is the reference center in France, and one of the first in Europe, devoted to research, innovation and training on the subject of solar energy. Initiated by the departmental council of Savoie and the Rhône-Alpes Region, it brings together teams from CEA and Savoie-Mont-Blanc University. INES now has 400 employees on a 22,000 m² site with the best equipment.
SERIIUS—the Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States—is co-led by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc)—Bangalore, India, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado, USA. See the list of India and U.S partners and an illustration of the SERIIUS organizational and management structure.