Premium Partner

As a leading supplier of products for the solar electronics industry, Steca sets the international standard for the regulation and control of solar energy systems. In the three market segments PV Grid Connected, PV Off-Grid and Solar Thermal, the Steca brand is synonymous with innovation and vision. In conception, development, production and marketing, the company is committed to the highest quality standards. Steca continuallysurveys and reasses the technologies it has developed with an emphasis on simple operation and, consequently, usability for the wide base of the population - worldwide.




Jubilee Partner

Studer Innotec is a Swiss manufacturer of sine wave inverters, inverter-chargers and MPPT charge controllers for Hybrid Systems with power ranging from 0.2kVA to 72kVA. As a manufacturer of power electronics since 1987, Studer has an outstanding experience and recognised expertise in off-grid systems for solar, mobile, telecom and back-up applications around the world.



Event Partner

DEG, a subsidiary of KfW, finances investments of private companies in developing and transition countries. DEG promotes private business structures to contribute to sustainable economic growth and improved living conditions.

Morningstar Corporation is a world-leading supplier of photovoltaic charge controllers & inverters?with over 2 million units installed globally. Their controllers & inverters have set new standards in performance, innovative features, quality & reliability. The products are manufactured in a fully-automated / world-class ISO 9001 facility.

Power Blox is a group of passionate social entrepreneurs who want to make a difference and firmly believe in the innate capacity of all people to contribute meaningfully to development. Their aim is to generate value with entrepreneurial zeal and the courage to innovate and overcome traditional practices. They measure and monitor their impact and have high standards in relation to the communities they engage with.

Victron Energy provides power solutions to Marine, Industrial, Automotive, Mobility, Off-Grid and Solar markets around the world. Founded in 1975 by Reinout Vader,Victron Energy is based in Almere-Haven in The Netherlands.





It is the vision of ARE that by 2030 everyone in the world and in particular all rural people in low-and medium income countries should have access to affordable, secure and clean energy and energy services.

The transfer of energy expertise, the promotion of foreign trade and the facilitation of international development cooperation are part of the “German Energy Solutions Initiative", coordinated and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. We offer: networking and business opportunities both in Germany and abroad, showcasing of reference projects and capacity building.

Bolloré Logistics has a network of 601 own offices in 105 countries with more than 21,000 employees.Through its entities, Bolloré Logistics has built up a global network across the five continents.Today, Bolloré Logistics has 161 locations across Europe.Bolloré Logistics is the number 1 integrated logistics network in Africa. We have been doing business on the African continent for over 50 years and have 250 subsidiaries in 46 countries. We are a major player in port operations, a specialist in terrestrial transport and an expert in tailored logistics solutions.

BOS Balance of Storage Systems AG is a German based company, offering smart hybrid storage solutions (lithium + lead acid) and DC grid technology. This brings access to high quality, long lasting & affordable energy solutions for off-grid communities.

Fosera offers quality Pico-Solar-Home-Systems and DC appliances for light generation, phone charging, powering of radios and TVs. The systems using lithium batteries are engineered in Germany and sold all over the world.

Fuji Electric is a Japanese company that has been manufacturing frequency inverter since the 1970s and supplying them to the European market. In the field of solar irrigation and drinking water (solar pumping), we offer a qualitative inverter for your off-grid systems as well as other system solutions. The European headquarters and our central warehouse are located in Offenbach / Germany, with five other branches in France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and the UK.

GOGLA is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit industry association. GOGLA supports the growth and strengthens the market for clean, quality off-grid lighting and electrical systems for households, SMEs and communities in developing countries. GOGLA’s objective is to help the industry grow quickly but sustainably by focusing efforts on access to finance, creating an enabling environment and quality assurance and consumer protection.

Hoppecke is a German manufacturer of High quality batteries. As a leading supplier of systems for energy services they offer a choice between the purchase of a battery system, full service models or an energy service with variable charges.

Cloud-based Monitoring and Control Solutions for Off-Grid Power Systems. We help off-grid operators to keep systems up & running for their entire lifespan by offering a platform which can integrate technology from any manufacturer. By streamlining data analysis and visualization into a single platform, we enable detailed understanding of the whole system as well as remote management and configuration.

Keckeisen Accumulators has been on the German and European market for the past 40 years. The proprietary battery brand "intAct" has secured an excellent position on the market in the medium price range with very high quality standards.

LAGAZEL is the first company to manufacture solar lamps in Africa, in order to bring affordable and high-quality solutions to 650 million African people who do not have access to grid. LAGAZEL KALO solar lanterns offer the best quality in the market: a metallic and unbreakable hull, up to 38 hours runtime, 2-years warrantee, high-quality after-sale service. As far 2020, LAGAZEL expects 5 active manufacturing facilities and more than one million solar lamps sold in Africa.

Lapp Cables produces cables and conductors for different industries and markets. The famous Ölflex cables and lots of other Lapp products guarantee high quality in PV systems!

Mft, medium sized company based in Köln/Germany. Over 20 years design, operation and service of membrane based water purification systems for fresh, drinking, process and waste water. Decentraliced or centralised applications. Key competence: development of tailor made technical solutions incl. pilot systems. Micro-, Ultra-, Nano filtration and reverse osmosis. Re-Design as well as upgrades or systems extension. Power supply with renewable energies.

Micha is an electronics design and assembly company, specialising in solar charge regulators and cathodic protection controllers, as well as complimentary equipment.

NEXOL Photovolthermic AG develops and produces warmwater boilers up to 100 litre, independently powered by photovoltaic energy.
The use of heatpumps with semiconductor technology ensures extremely high efficiency.
For use in combination with PV off-grid as well as for stand-alone systems.

OffgridSun is an Italian solar company specializing in the development, design, manufacturing and commercialization of leading-edge solar photovoltaic technologies that provide clean and affordable energy to areas with little or no access to grid electricity. While the company is new, we are proud to stress its unique feature: that of combining 20 years of professional experience in marketing solar energy as key decarbonisation technology, 10 years of entrepreneurial experience in designing and manufacturing PV systems and components  30 years of field experience in international development. OffgridSun, therefore, has a strong technical know-how in solar technology and a deep cultural background in socio-economic development. This expertise gives us a thorough understanding of the energy access challenges in a wide variety of local contexts, rural electrification approaches and last-mile distribution models.

Agitation, Circulation, Aeration - Water and energy: key elements of the future. The Inversions-Technik GmbH offers an advanced technique for treating waste water and treatment of liquid media. The machines are used as agitators, circulators and surface aerators. This agitation and aeration technique is based on a three-dimensional and pulse-like movement and on a special shaping of the stirring body, the OLOID. The result: the most economical use of energy and the best possible solutions in the process and environmental engineering.


OutBack Power is a global and leading manufacture for Total Power Solutions with advanced power conversion products, including high efficient and intelligent inverter/chargers and solar charge controllers, remote monitoring control systems and batteries for Solar and Wind Off-Grid and Grid Hybrid systems. Applications: rural electrification, village micro-grids, residential Off-Grid, mobile, telecom or renewable storage systems and other backup energy systems in the range of 1 – 200KW.

Phocos AG based in Germany is among the world's leading manufacturers of solar-powered charge controllers and components for autonomous power supply.

Powerball-Systems AG develops and produces intelligent and reliable electricity storage systems at Solothurn in Switzerland. Powerball power storages are expandable in 6 and 8 kWh increments from 3.5 to 1000 kWh, at any time, even after years. They stand out among others. Off through fast and easy installation, open interfaces, emergency power and economy without any promotion.

Established in 1989, Primus serves customers with diversified precision products and engineering services. Since 2013 Primus Windpower is manufacturer of the world famous wind generators Air 30, Air 40 and Air Breeze for Off-Grid use.

SEI AG focuses on the development and manufacturing of turnkey cabinet systems for off-grid power supply using renewable energies. With its expertise and know-how in the field of battery backed-up power systems, SEI AG is able to offer professional, reliable and field-tested product solutions.

SFC Energy AG is a leading provider of hybrid solutions to the stationary and portable power generation markets. SFC is the number one supplier of fuel cells, with over 36,000 fuel cells sold to date. The Company has award-winning products and serves a range of applications in the Oil & Gas, Security & Industry and Consumer markets. The Company is headquartered in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany.

Thirty years of practical experience with wind generators on sailing voyages  - 10.000 nautical miles in the North Atlantic - have contributed to the development of the Silentwind generator.
The result is an almost noiseless and very efficient windgenerator.

Making renewable energy reliable is key to solve many of our current energy problems. With its clean energy solutions as the basis for a new industry standard, Siqens holds the key to this process. Founded in Munich in 2012, Siqens is an innovative technology company, that develops and markets renewable energy solutions based on ground breaking fuel cell technology.

Solargis is specialized in geographical information systems designed to meet the needs of the solar energy industry. SolarGIS integrates solar resource and meteorological data with tools for planning and performance monitoring of solar energy systems.

SolarWorld is a German company dedicated to the manufacture and marketing photovoltaic products worldwide by integrating all components of the solar value chain. Solarworld is known for its high qualiity solar modules for grid-connected and Off-Grid PV systems and technological leader in this field.

As a leading global specialist for photovoltaic system technology, SMA is setting the standards today for the decentralized and renewable energy supply of tomorrow. Their innovative solutions for all photovoltaic applications and their unsurpassed service offer their customers worldwide greater independence in meeting their energy needs.

Sundaya produces a wide range of innovative personal energy solutions, mainly in the PicoPV range. Sundaya is striving at developing new, fun and innovative products, that will help the users gain energy independence.

TEC7 produces adhesives that can be used for a wide variety of materials. Adhesive, PU adhesive, sanitary, silicone, acrylate, butyl and bitumen adhesive can be replaced with only one adhesive.

Western Co. is a manufacturer of electronics for PV off-grid systems: charge regulators for PV off-grid systems and for PV lighting, LED lamps, PV street-lighting, PV self-production systems, solutions for the electrification of remote areas.

Media Partners

Krampitz Communications was founded by the graduate chemist Iris Krampitz in 2004 and has concentrated on international communications for technology branches since that time. The intelligent press distribution list of Krampitz Communications encompasses more than 6,000 personal contacts to international journalists who report on renewable energy and technology topics. In addition to providing media-related work, the agency counts communication workshops and consultation, event organisation and online-PR among its special strengths.

Since more than 40 years SONNENENERGIE is the official magazine of the DGS, the Germany Section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). It addresses professionals, executives, senior managers and researchers from the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energies. The editorial focus is on energy-saving and renewable technologies, grids, self-sufficient energy supply, sustainable building and living, mobility, resources, ecology and legal topics.



With more than 25.000 copies Sun & Wind Energy informs experts and decision makers around the globe about news of existing and promising new markets in the renewable energy sector.

Energypedia is a wiki-based platform for collaborative knowledge exchange on renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries.




Cooperation Partner


PV-Projects Agency (PV-PA) is an independent Berlin/Hamburg-based service company for consultancy and project development in the field of renewable energies, energy efficiency and global sustainability. Established in 2009, activities focus on the further dissemination of solar energy technologies through implementation of new overseas market development projects for international PV-firms, governments and NGOs.

Together with the International Institute for Sustainability Management (IISM) at SRH Hochschule Berlin, PV-Projects Agency conducts international and national vocational training programs such as the SRH Solar Winter School for future certified Solar Employees and Entrepreneurs. SRH is glad to join this year's Off-grid Experts workshop with its 2. SRH Solar Summer Team-up!, for the first time.

Sun-Connect News is the leading news platform for the off-grid industry. We provide news, articles, company and country information as well as background information for the off-grid industry worldwide. Our weekly newsletter provides free informational service for more than 8,000 recipients. The target audience includes solar firms, micro-credit organizations, NGOs, and state facilities in developing and emerging nations. Sun-Connect News is provided by Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation and edited by Harald Schützeichel.




Host and Presenter

Phaesun welcomes the Off-Grid community to Memmingen!
Phaesun GmbH based in Memmingen/Germany have been specialising in the sale, service and installation of Off-Grid photovoltaic and wind power systems since they were founded in 2001. As one of the world?s leading system integrators of Off-Grid energy systems, Phaesun offer products of all reputable manufacturers of this trade. International project management, purposeful training courses for customers and technical support complete the range of services offered. Phaesun have a subsidiary in Vendargues, France and hold representations in Eritrea and Panama and can fall back on a worldwide partner and distribution network.




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87700 Memmingen, Germany
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