The Large Scale Solar Europe Virtual Summit is made possible with the generous support of these sponsors:

Host Sponsor

Smartenergy Group

Smartenergy Group is a renewable energy private equity firm headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, with 3 main activities: Corporate & Project investments, including own development and Asset Management.

Out of the group, Smartenergy Invest AG focuses exclusively on Solar PV and Wind Power projects.

Smartenergy approaches the investment process from a transversal perspective by combining teams dealing with financial, technological, commercial, legal and socio-political aspects, and by working closely with the industry stakeholders.


Platinum Sponsor

Trina Solar 

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is the world leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider. The company engages in PV product research and development, manufacture and sales; PV project development, operation and maintenance; smart micro-grid and multi-energy complementary system development and sales, as well as energy cloud-platform operation. In 2018, Trina Solar launched its Energy Internet of Things (IoT) brand and initiated the Trina Energy IoT Industrial Development Alliance and New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Center with worldwide leading enterprises and research institutes. The company is committed to becoming the leader of the global smart energy industry.



Gold Sponsors


AFRY is an international engineering, design and advisory company.

We support our clients to progress in sustainability and digitalisation.

We are 17,000 devoted experts within the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy, operating across the world to create sustainable solutions for future generations.

The energy world is changing fast – decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation bring both challenges and opportunities for all stakeholders. The pace of change will only increase in the years ahead and, while there are different views on how fast the transition will come, we are convinced it is inevitable.

The transition is complex and stakeholders will face very different issues. AFRY’s team of energy consultants are at hand, however large or small your need we bring deep insights and help to enable and implement sharper decisions and sustainable success.

Our vision is to be the most recommended advisor for the energy transition.

  • Over 250 experts covering all aspects of the energy transition with a combined experience of over 2000 years in the energy sector.
  • Strategy development, implementation, organisational and operational excellence backed up by understanding of best practices, detailed in-house analysis and led by experts in the field.
  • New services and products such as embedded innovation, innovation monitor, digital readiness, in continuous development.
  • A deep quantitative and mathematical capability to tackle the challenges presented by big data and artificial intelligence.
  • A suite of in-house energy models and our recognised independent market reports to support your transactions and fund raising.




Efacec’s purpose is designing a smarter future for a better life.

We do it by developing and delivering integrated solutions in the fields of energy, mobility, and environment, shaping the future of our cities, with digital connectivity always present.  With 100% Efacec technology, we offer a comprehensive and turnkey service, delivering custom-made solutions according to the specificities of each market.  Through transformers, switchgear, service, automation, energy, environment and industry, transportation and electric mobility we anticipate and shape the future.

We don’t know what the future will bring, but we know what we want to deliver before everyone else: innovative solutions to improve everyday life.  Because each one of us has a special and unique power to transform the world now, looking towards tomorrow.



Huawei is a leading global ICT and network energy solution provider, with an established presence in solar markets worldwide. 

Huawei Solar provides new generation string inverters with smart management technology to create a fully digitalised Smart PV Solution called FusionSolar®. FusionSolar® is smart, safe, reliable and consistently delivers higher yields, making Huawei the preferred choice for customers globally. 80,000 of Huawei’s 180,000 employees work in R&D and during the past decade over US$45 billion has been invested in product innovations, always driven by customer needs.





Jinko Solar JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 20 GW for mono wafers, 11 GW for solar cells, and 25 GW for solar modules, as of June 30, 2020. http://www.jinkosolar.eu/ 

Silver Sponsors



Company description coming soon. 





First Solar 

First Solar is a leading global manufacturer and provider of comprehensive photovoltaic solar systems using advanced thin film module and system technology. 

Through determined innovation and a focus on large-scale development, we deliver solar energy that is an economically attractive alternative to fossil fuel-sourced electricity. With 20GW+ of modules shipped worldwide, First Solar has a demonstrated history of financial stability and manufacturing success. 

As a project partner, we bring extensive expertise into how today’s PV power plants are developed, financed, designed, constructed and operated to maximize profitability for our strategic partners. 



LONGi leads the solar PV industry to a new height with product innovations and optimized power-cost ratio with breakthrough monocrystalline technologies. LONGi supplies more than 30GW of high-efficiency solar wafers and modules worldwide yearly, about a quarter of global market demand. LONGi is recognized as the world’s most valuable solar technology company with the highest market value. Innovation and sustainable development are two of LONGi’s  core values.


NEXTracker Nextracker, a Flex company, is a leader in the energy transition, providing critical yield enhancing PV system technology, expertise and strategic services to capture the full value and maximize the efficiency of solar plants. Delivering the most comprehensive portfolio of intelligent solar tracker and control software solutions for solar power plants, Nextracker is transforming PV plant performance with smart technology, data monitoring and analysis services. www.nextracker.com


Soltec, the leading manufacturer and supplier of cost-effective horizontal single-axis solar trackers, is highly dedicated to innovative research and product enhancement to offer the industry’s premier technology. The company has a track record of over 7,1 GW.

Soltec has just launched its new SF8 tracker. Under the slogan “engineered for greatness”, the SF8 tracker aims to revolutionize the photovoltaic market with its new minimum 2×60 configuration and 4 to 6-strings. This tracker is elegantly designed while it reinforces its structure to perform in any terrain. In addition, the SF8 tracker increases the rigidity of its structure by 22% more than the previous generation of Soltec trackers, the SF7. The SF8 is specially designed for larger 72 and 78 cell modules, an increasing market trend.

Soltec counts on the workforce of over 1300 people blending experience with innovation. The company has manufacturing facilities in Argentina, Brazil, China, and Spain, as well as offices in Australia, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Peru and the United States. With a strong commitment to renewable energy and the environment, the company is dedicated to innovation, product standardization, and customer success.


Bronze Sponsor

Aquila Capital


 Sponsor description coming soon. 


EKON Strategy Consulting 

EKON Strategy Consulting (EKON), established in Madrid, brings together key experts in the field of energy and provides a broad range of strategic and operational services for our clients (banks, utilities, IPP’s and governmental agencies and authorities) with a strong focus on providing the highest level of quality service. EKON assists clients in complex commercial transactions (M&A), provides strategic and PPA Services and litigation support for arbitration in the energy sector.

EKON has developed its own in-house models for long term (>25 years) pool price projections in order to be able to provide a full scope of services on an asset by asset or a portfolio basis. Our model has been used in strategic decisions, asset valuations, risk assessment, LCOE calculations and negotiations of PPA’s.



Prediktor is a leading provider of Industrial IT products, solutions and services. Since our start-up in 1995 we have provided value adding capabilities to industry clients throughout the world, and our installed base today count several thousand systems.

Our product, PView™ is a high performance software solution supporting O&M and Asset Management on PV plants and portfolios.


Supporting Sponsor


CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut is a law firm that dates back to 1964 and is firmly established in the Portuguese market. Renowned for its proficiency, professionalism and thoroughness, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut builds long-term relationships with its clients which are based on trust and transparency. CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut works to provide reliable, ethical and legally correct solutions for clients while striving to be creative, competitive and efficient.
CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut is part of CMS, the largest European legal and tax service provider. CMS´ wide range of jurisdictions and experience strengthens and supports CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut´s capacity, offering strategic added-value for clients of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut. We have our own unique culture which defines our identity and our work. Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in 42 countries and with 74 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.


IBOX Energy 

IBOX Energy is the platform established jointly by Ibexia Development and Cox Energy. At the moment the Company owns a portfolio amounting to 1.2 GW expected to be installed from now to 2023. IBOX Energy aims to develop projects based on renewable energy sources throughout the European continent. The company has a team of professional team with strong knowledge and extensive experience in the solar sector.

We believe that good governance is essential to creating long term sustainable value and reducing investment risk. Achieving sustainable results means doing the right thing, holding ourselves accountable to all stakeholders and planning for the long term. At IBOX Energy, we understand that sustainable business growth requires long term planning to encompass the needs and concerns of our stakeholders; our business partners and the communities which we operate in. We do this by operating on the principle of upstream, downstream and lateral transparency, minimizing unintended outcomes as we all work toward common goals.



We provide a wide range of services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors.

RINA is the excellence behind excellence, a global corporation that leads industries to success. We work closely with customers, assisting them in the most effective, safe and sustainable way across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors.

Through a global network of 3700 talented professionals, operating in 170 offices in 65 countries, we back up the market operators across the entire life cycle of their projects.



Voltalia is an energy producer and service provider in the production of renewable energy from solar, wind, hydro and biomass energy (combining storage solutions).

As an integrated industrial company, Voltalia has developed strong experience across the value chain of a renewable project: project development, project finance, EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction), and O&M (Operation and Maintenance).

The Group, founded in 2005, is active in more than 20 countries, on 4 continents with over 700 employees, and is able to offer services to its customers worldwide.

With over 15 years of experience in the development, construction and management of energy systems, Voltalia is an example of a virtuous reality of excellence that contributes to the improvement of the global environment.

The company, which has implemented FER installations for over 1.4 GW, manages over 1.1 GW and has a total portfolio of 1 GW in operation and in the construction phase of its own projects, recently announced new targets for 2023. The group plans to more than double its own current installed capacity from 1GW to 2.6 GW.




The World’s First Autonomous Operations Center for Renewable Energy Systems.


SolarisFloat SOLARISFLOAT, a jp.group company, a Portuguese business group with an international presence in more than 70 countries, primarily operating in the ICT sector, but also in complementing areas that reinforce and enhance the value of the solutions offered to the market. Positioning itself as a Technologic Partner, developed PROTEVS®, a unique solution in the Floating Solar Photovoltaic market. PROTEVS®, with one-axis or two-axis tracking, is a scalable, with easy installation and optimized logistics modular floating platform, assuring a production increase up to 30% in comparison with other solutions. With 5 Patents registered in more than 120 countries, SOLARISFLOAT targets utility solar projects, aiming to be the strategic partner in providing renewable energy at a competitive cost with the least environmental impact. www.solarisfloat.com

The Large Scale Solar Digital Series is part of an ongoing series with digital events happening throughout the spring and summer 2020, giving companies ongoing access to the market and providing high-value, engaging and up-to-date content to our attendees. We are committed to delivering ROI and optimising your time and budget; whether you want to fuel a sales team with new leads, heighten your brand or launch new products, no-one is better placed to help than our team.

If you are interested in this series, or you would like to discuss hosting your own series as a sponsor, please email Paul Collinson.