ASSIST joins Philippine-German Solar Energy Forum

21 11 2011

In keeping with its advocacy for sustainable development, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) joined the Philippine-German Solar Energy Forum on November 21 at the Peninsula Manila, whose theme was Tapping the Potential of Solar Energy in the Philippines.

The forum tackles how the German photovoltaics (PV) technology can address the country’s need for reliable access to power, cost-effectively. It also recognizes the country’s excellent natural conditions for the use of solar energy – especially in the remote areas.

Organized by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the forum featured a group of global technology leaders from Germany talking about the PV innovation, the potential of the Philippine market, and developing the solar industry from an SME perspective.

The activity was graced by European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP) VP for Externals Henry Schumacher,  German Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries President Reiner Allgeier, GIZ Deputy Country Director Wolfgang Möllers and Coordinator Volker Steigerwald, German Embassy Representative Christof Wegner,  Philippine Solar Power Alliance (PSPA)’s Tetchi Capellan, and German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) Project Manager Jan Knaack.

The event was also supported by the German Chambers of Commerce, GIZ.#

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