Solar for business in Africa


Join the webinar on 24. January 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sub-Saharan Africas commercial and industrial (C&I) sector faces relatively high electricity tariffs and an often unreliable grid which further exacerbates costs. Businesses can hedge their energy costs, lock in savings and diversify their energy sources with on-site solar. This webinar will help you understand the current status of the C&I solar market in the region and discuss risks and opportunities in the sector.

You will discover:

  • The economics of on-site solar compared to the grid

  • What types of customers are using on-site solar

  • What business models vendors are using successfully

  • The regulatory and financing landscape for the sector 

Join if:

  • You work in a financial institution (public or private) and you want to understand opportunities and risk in the African C&I solar market

  • You are developing solar projects in Africa and need an overview of the market

  • You work in a development agency or as a policy maker and want to discover ways to accelerate solar markets in Africa


Solar for business in Africa


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Itamar Orlandi,
CFA, Head of Frontier Power research, Bloomberg NEF

Itamar leads BNEFs Frontier Power research team, helping clients navigate the transformation of the energy system and find opportunities enabled by new technologies and markets. Has been with BNEF since 2011, and has previously led the companys Applied Research work as well as the European power and carbon markets desk. In these roles he worked with investors, oil & gas and technology companies and development finance organizations on multiple market studies for clean energy investments.

He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as an MSc from the London School of Economics.

Takehiro Kawahara,
Senior Associate,
Frontier Power, Bloomberg NEF

Takehiro is a Senior Associate in BNEF’s Frontier Power research team. He covers the on-site solar for C&I sector in Africa, microgrid control systems, and economics for stand-alone energy systems such as off-grid cell tower sites in emerging countries. Before joining the team, he graduated MSc of Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science at Lund University in Sweden and covered Japan’s renewable energy market in BNEF’s Tokyo office.

Ulimmeh-Hannibal Ezekiel, Senior Associate,
Quantitative Modelling team, Bloomberg NEF

Ulimmeh-Hannibal Ezekiel is a Senior Associate in the Quantitative Modelling team at Bloomberg NEF in London. In addition to developing a broad range of BNEF’s models, tools and datasets, he covers the Nigerian energy market in depth. Prior to joining Bloomberg NEF in 2009, Ulimmeh graduated with distinction from UCL with an MSc in Statistics and prior to that completed a BSc in Mathematics at Imperial College London.