REN21’s Executive Secretary Rana Adib talks about the role of cities in the transition to a low carbon future powered by renewable energy.
CEO, Samsø Energy Academy
Founding Director, Samuchit Enviro Tech
Dr Karve is the Director of Samuchit Enviro Tech, a social enterprise promoting sustainable products and services. She is a member of the Executive Board of Clean Energy Access Network, an India-wide society for decentralised renewable energy technologies, and the National Facilitator of the Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change.
Renewable Energy Consultant
Elizabeth leads identification of clean energy projects and opportunities globally. With a background in Energy, Life Science and economic development, she is passionate about empowering change and driving innovative solutions for sustainable development. As a political strategist, she provides strategic advice to drive strategies for economic growth towards clean energy.
Founder & CEO, Zolar
Alex career has always been dedicated to the solar industry: He worked as a Product Manager at Solarwatt AG, before moving to Canada and becoming Managing Director at Soventix Canada Inc., a global solar project developer. In 2016, he founded the Greentech Startup Zolar together with his Co-founder and friend Gregor Loukidis. His vision: Changing the world’s energy generation to 100% renewable.
Professor Solar Economy, LUT University
Christian Breyer’s major expertise is the integrated research of technological and economic characteristics of renewable energy systems specialising in energy system modelling for 100% renewable energy, on a local but also global scale. He worked previously for Reiner Lemoine Institut and Hanwha Q Cells. He is chairman for renewable energy at the Energy Watch Group and reviewer for the IPCC.
Dr Thomas Hillig, an expert specializing in off-grid renewables and micro-grid solutions founded THEnergy, a renewable energy consultancy firm in 2013. THEnergy assists companies in dealing with energy-related challenges, combining experience from conventional and renewable energy with industry knowledge in consulting.
Founder, Regain Paradise
Sanjoy Sanyal is the founder of Regain Paradise, a Singapore based organization which works with investors, entrepreneurs, consultancies and think-tanks to promote environmental innovation in emerging Asia and Africa.
Rachel Sorenson is a climate activist and feminist passionate about empowering women through off-grid solar projects. She holds a BA in economics and an MS in environmental science and policy.
Chairwoman, UNISUN Energy Group
Yisha He is the Chairwoman of the Board of the UNISUN Energy Group. She also co-founded “Women in Renewables Asia” as a women’s self-help development platform to drive gender diversity across the renewable energy sector, while creating greater value and encouraging social innovation by diversifying the sector’s industrial development.
Christian is Co-Founder and managing director of the German Business Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF). By representing more than 170 member companies, he helps to form a strong voice for energy efficiency towards policymakers and in the general public. He is also a Vice-Chairman of the energy efficiency expert group of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California
Founder and CEO, Rensource
Ademola Adesina is the founder and CEO of Rensource, a Nigerian solar renewable energy company.
Partner, CMS Hasche Sigle
Holger Kraft is a partner in CMS Hasche Sigle, Germany, and has been nominated as one of the six leading lawyers for energy related M&A and finance transactions by JUVE Handbuch 2018/2019. He has special expertise on M&A transactions in relation to energy projects, in particular in relation to project financed offshore and onshore wind transactions.