Solar ‘shark tank’ competition opens for 2018

first_img Finance and Policy Attention #solar developers globally! Applications for #SolarSharkTank18 are now open! Apply at https://t.co/cETfpns4Va for a chance to win $100,000! @FMO_development @solarplaza pic.twitter.com/62i4rY1KZL— Access Power (@Access_Power) November 21, 2017The initiative is aimed at helping local solar power developers that require development support to make their innovative solar projects more impactful.In order to be considered for the grant, the proposed projects must be located in Asia, Africa or Latin America and be based on solar PV technology.They should also meet the capacity criterion of 10MW or more, and be at an advanced stage of development (preliminary feasibility studies should have been completed).Furthermore, eligible projects should have an innovative or impactful angle to the project that can be developed with support of the grant.The solar ‘shark tank’ competitionThe 2018 proposals will be screened and scored by a pre-selection committee assembled by the sponsors.Four shortlisted finalists will be invited to present their projects and answer questions from a panel of judges on the 15th of February 2018 during the second edition of the ‘Making Solar Bankable’ conference to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.The winner will receive a $100,000 grant towards the development costs of their project from FMO and Access Power.In addition to that, power developer will pre-qualify the winning proposal of the Solar Shark Tank competition for the 2018 edition of the Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition, subject to meeting ACF qualification requirements.Application procedures close on 5th of January 2018. Visit the Solar Shark Tank page on http://www.access-power.com/solar-shark-tank or http://www.makingsolarbankable.com/solar-project-pitch-competition/ to download the application form. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Previous articleErongo Red commissions state-of-the-art substationNext articleKenya: energy regulator approves reduced night tariffs Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Generation Featured image: Stock BRICS Solar pv power plant Dubai-based power developer Access Power, in partnership with the Dutch development bank, FMO, have launched the 2018 FMO Access Power Solar ‘Shark Tank’ Competition. Reda El Chaar, executive chairman of Access Power, said: “Following the competition’s successful launch in 2016, we are thrilled to have once again partnered with FMO to promote and help development of early stage solar projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.” UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

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