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Market Insights – January 2023 #2



According to the uptake scenario "Transforming Energy Scenario (TES)" proposed in the Renewable Energy Roadmap: Nigeria developed by IRENA in collaboration with the Energy Commission of Nigeria, the share of renewable share in power generation could reach 70% of total generation by 2030 and 84% by 2050. The report analyzes the country's additional renewable energy deployment potential up to the year 2050 in light of its growing energy demand.



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!

Only two more weeks to go until we touch down in Cape Town. After starting the week off with our exclusive, invite-only networking event on the luxury catamaran MIRAGE, we will participate in Africa's leading solar and energy storage event Solar Power Africa. During the trade show, we will host this interactive and engaging two-hour workshop session that will equip storage professionals from beginner to advanced level with the intelligence needed to understand the South African marketplace of today and tomorrow.


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 

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

NEW! 11:40 AM | Energy Storage in Home & Business PV Installations

Heino Louw, General Manager – South Africa, Menlo Electric

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!



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 | 3 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.



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!


New Partner: Welcome Hoymiles | January 24

We’re happy to introduce the chinese power electronics provider specializing in module-level inverters and storage systems into our network. Hoymiles‘ mission is to make green energy accessible to everyone and really drive the smart energy industry. With their efficient power solutions the company has managed to establish a global network since their founding in 2012. We’re looking forward to a great partnership!



IDHAL for Solar Energy Awarded as Top Brand PV | January 20

IDHAL for Solar Energy was awarded as Top Brand PV in the EPC category in Jordan by Joint Forces for Solar! Mohanad Ajarmih, Co-Owner & CTO of IDHAL for Solar Energy received the award from JF4S President & CEO, Markus A.W. Hoehner at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. Congratulations!




Philadelphia Solar LLC Awarded as Top Brand PV | January 17

We sincerely congratulate Philadelphia Solar LLC on the award of Top Brand PV MENA in the EPC category! Our company group CEO Markus A.W. Hoehner had the pleasure to present the award to Mohammad Shehadeh, which underlines the company's strong commitment to foster the energy transition in the whole region.



Arabian Qudra Awarded as Top Brand PV | January 17

Highlighting the solar energy role models in the MENA region: At Joint Forces for Solar 17th EPC | Project Developer Business Circle - Middle East event, JF4S CEO Markus A.W. Hoehner handed over the TOP BRAND PV AWARD in the EPC category to Mohammed Nehad Raef, President at Arabian Qudra for their outstanding contribution to the local market development. 



Eaton's Campaign for SF6-free Switchgear | January 17

On 5 April 2022, the EU-Commission made a legislative proposal to update the F-gas regulation, planning to phase them out until 2030. This includes SF6, which is one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Our partner Eaton contributes to this push for greater sustainability with their campaign for SF6free medium-voltage electrical switchgear.



BayWa r.e. Accelerates Agri-PV Research with 4 New Projects | January 12 

BayWa r.e. accelerates Agri-PV research with four new pilot projects in the Netherlands, Austria and Germany. These “fruitvoltaic” systems combine food and solar energy production on the same land and aim to improve fruit quality through research on plant health, growth and production, while reducing waste due to plastic foil.



Maximize Your Solar Self-Consumption with ATESS EV Charger | January

In response to the call for green travel and mitigation of vehicle exhaust pollution, electric vehicles (EV) have gradually penetrated into people's daily lives and become a necessity. The main source power for EV currently on the market is the utility grid, but as the number of EV increases, it will inevitably put pressure on the grid, which will lead to certain restrictions on the charging of EV. In order to solve this contradiction and improve energy efficiency, ATESS integrates solar charging with its EV charging technology.



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