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Market Insights – January 2023



According to EUPD Research's Global Energy Transition (GET) Matrix, Portugal is estimated to have installed a minimum of 855 MW of PV by the end of 2022, resulting in a cumulative capacity of ~2.5 GW. EUPD Research reports that the country plans to increase its generation of renewable electricity to 27.4 GW by 2030, of which a large portion is set to come from solar energy. This is expected to lead to a significant increase of PV capacity by 2030. 



Enjoy a wide range of events and workshop sessions about the global solar and storage industry. Take a look at upcoming events hosted and supported by JF4S, IBESA and the Solar & Storage DigiCon!

We are starting 2023 strong with a wide range of in-person and digital events. One of those is our first in-person workshop session of the year during Solar Power Africa. The interactive and engaging two-hour session will equip members from all sectors of the South African energy storage industry with a comprehensive understanding on the local energy storage value streams and market opportunities, business cases as well as policies and regulations. 


Take a look at what our selected expert speakers have in store for you!

10:00 AM | Past, Present & Future of Energy Storage in South Africa: Market Segmentation & Emerging Trends

Markus A.W. Hoehner, President & CEO, International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance – IBESA 

10:20 AM | Global Market Leader’s View on Storage Opportunities: Best Practice Approach

James Frank, Country Manager South Africa, Ginlong (Solis) Technologies 

10:40 AM | Assessing the Potentials of C&I and Large-scale Storage in South Africa – Technological Value Propositions

Reinhardt Labuschagne, Country Director South Africa, Azelio 

11:00 AM | Making Sense of Integrating Storage in a Scaled Demand

Carel P. Smith, Assistant CEO, GC Solar 

11:20 AM | Energy Storage Market Opportunities and Development in South Africa

Andy Ye, International Sales Manager (OEM), Guangzhou Great Power Battery

Don't miss the Energy Storage Workshop: Understanding Energy Storage Value Streams and Opportunities in South Africa on February 09 | 10 AM CAT in the Skills Development Area of the Cape Town International Convention Centre!


Interested? Then join the first virtual stage for the global solar PV and energy storage industry – you can register for the Solar & Storage DigiCon for free today!



Experience & Connect - 
Boat Cruise Networking Event (Invitation Only) 

February 07 | 5 PM SAST | MIRAGE | Capetown, South Africa

We cordially invite you to join us for this breathtaking networking event on the luxury catamaran MIRAGE!


International Financial Institutions – Business Opportunities for BESS in Emerging Markets

February 16 | 5 PM CET | SSDC

This webinar powered by Development Finance International (DFI) and IBESA will provide attendees from within the BESS Industry with know-how on how to pursue and win IFI business.


7th IBESA US Energy Storage Day

February 21 | 8 AM EST | Westin Boston Seaport District

This engaging and interactive 4-hour workshop session will bring participants up to speed on the latest dynamics driving energy storage market growth in the United States with particular focus on the U.S. East Coast.



US’ Tax Credit Incentives for Standalone Energy Storage Begin New Era | January 05

The Inflation Reduction Act’s incentives for energy storage projects in the US came into effect on 1 January 2023. Standout among those measures is the availability of an investment tax credit (ITC) for investment in renewable energy projects being extended to include standalone energy storage facilities.



New Partner – Welcome Projoy Electric! | January 04

Founded in 2011, the company from China focuses on high and low voltage DC equipment as well as solutions for PV and energy storage protection. With their high-quality products and a strong focus on R&D, they’re pushing the safety and intelligence of renewable energies forward.




E3/DC Honoured with German Design Award 2023 | December 19

With the design award winning S10 X COMPACT domestic power plant E3/DC has shown how a new type of construction can optimise a proven product. The slim version of the intelligent solar power storage system S10 X is particularly suitable for narrow technical rooms. The new design facilitates transport and installation - without sacrificing functionality.



DAH Solar Debuts the World’s First Integrated PV System, the SolarUnit | December

DAH Solar debuts the world’s first integrated PV system, the SolarUnit. It is an innovative attempt to build a high-performance microinverter and high-efficiency PV module into one unit. DAH Solar achieves great success on this project. The unique modular design makes the system installation design-free. Because of that SolarUnit could be installed at any angle and maximize the rooftop installation capacity.



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