International Activities


International Activities

Rural Electrification

About two thirds of the world population live in developing and emerging countries. A lack of infrastructure such as water, sanitation, health care, education and electricity is the daily burden of these people. Solar energy applications provide households and villages with lighting and communication, power water pumps, and refrigerate medical supplies. Solar energy in rural off-grid areas increases the quality of life, stimulates productivity, and reverses urbanisation trends. As reliable PV systems combine initial investments with very low operational costs, they are often the lowest-cost option for off-grid electrification.

BSW-Solar strives to develop solar energy markets in developing countries and aims to improve the framework conditions for private companies. German solar companies and institutions offer a broad range of solutions to ensure technical and socio-economic sustainability in rural electrification programmes. The members of BSW-Solar offer quality "made in Germany"; their products and services ensure the longest possible lifetime of solar modules, electronics, batteries and complete systems. BSW-Solar works on this topic for many years now. Together with our partners like ARE (Alliance for Rural Electrification) we launched several political and strategic activities to accelerate the market development of rural electrification.

Current Projects

Off-Grid Power Forum @ Intersolar Europe 2015

Together with ARE and OTTI BSW-Solar organized a three-day conference program at Intersolar Europe trade fair in Munich. At the BSW-Solar booth several topic-related presentations and a special exhibition of seven international companies gave an insight to rural electrification products, services and projects all over the world.

All presentations of this years Forum can be found here: PDF-Download

BSW-Solar Office for Rural Electrification

Mr Jan Knaack 
Quartier 207, Französische Str. 23 
10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)30 29 777 88-37 
Fax: +49 (0)30 29 777 88-99
E-Mail: knaack(at)


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