Off-Grid Renewable Energy Solutions for Universal Modern Energy Access

12 July 2018 |New York, United States of America


If you're in New York attending the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, come and join IRENA's Off-Grid Renewable Energy Solutions for Universal Modern Energy Access side-event and participate in a rich dialogue about the transformative power of renewable energy and its ability to bring sustainable, affordable and modern energy for all.

When:1:15 – 2.30 pm, 12 July
Where: Conference Room 12, United Nations Headquarters

Renewable energy off-grid solutions are witnessing an unprecedented development thanks to dedicated policy and regulations, falling costs, technology innovation, new business models and local entrepreneurship. Renewables are well-positioned to provide the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions for energy access in rural and remote areas. This side event, co-hosted by IRENA and Norway, will present findings from IRENA’s analytics work on off-grid systems and bring together practitioners to share experiences and identify concrete actions needed to scale-up off-grid renewable energy deployment.

Confirmed panel speakers for the event include:

  • Ms. Sarah Alexander, Senior Advisor, SELCO
  • Mr. Eli Michell-Larsen, COO, SunFarmer
  • Mr. Eco Matser, Global Lead on Energy Access and Climate, HIVOS
  • Ms. Jane Oyugi, Co-founder and CEO, Sustenersol
  • Mr. Ram Prasad Dhital, Executive Director, Alternative Energy Promotion Center, Nepal