Off-Grid at The smarter E Europe

June 19–20, 2024 | ICM München

What does it take to secure affordable, clean energy and water for rural people in low-and medium income countries? For sure, it is a combination of concerted political effort and technological progress.

Off-Grid at Intersolar Europe Conference

As part of the Intersolar Europe Conference 2024, speakers shed light on experiences, innovations and future perspectives of off-grid system in four dedicated off-grid sessions. In 2023 there was an additional opening off-grid session.

This year, projects around the water-energy-food nexus will be presented and the relevance of digitalization to speed-up off-grid projects will be analyzed. An additional session will focus on storage systems and sector coupling.

Renowned key note speakers from international organizations will be providing insights into electrification, off-grid systems and decentralized renewable energies.

For participants only interested in these sessions, a separate Off-Grid Conference ticket is available.

Quick Facts


June 19, 2024

Session times 9:00am–5:30pm
Event language English

ICM – International Congress Center Messe München
81823 Munich, Germany

Room 14c


Available in our ticket shop

Off-Grid Workshop and access to the exhibition is included


  • 9:00am: Off-Grid: Decentralized Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  • 11:00am: Off-Grid: Digitalization to Speed Up Off-Grid Projects
  • 2:00pm: Off-Grid: Storage Systems & Sector Coupling
  • 4:00pm: Pioneering 100% Renewables: Opportunities and Challenges of Off-Grid in Island and Remote Environments

Join us for this year's redesigned Off-Grid Power Workshop – Meet the Practitioners!

The off-grid solar sector continues to make a name for itself as the solution of choice when it comes to high quality rural electrification or reliable backup power or instrument to deliver power quality. There now are a growing number of ways in which on-/off-grid solutions can be implemented. From leasing to PAYG to smart grids. The applications of the technologies are also constantly expanding to better meet the real needs of local people, allowing them to use electricity more profitably, for example through productive use for agriculture, irrigation, industry and more.

At the Off-Grid Power Workshop 2024 at Intersolar Europe you can learn about the latest lessons learned, technical developments and future applications in this field. With this in mind, the BSW-Solar, BMZ, Intersolar Europe and event partners UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Germany as well as the Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. (“German-African Business Association”) and Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) again invite you to the "Off-Grid Power Workshop - Meet the Practitioners 2024".

As the industry and the event have changed continuously over the last few years, this year’s edition wants to tweak and hopefully improve the concept. The Off-Grid Power Workshop will take place at a new and more prominent location (ICM 14c), include a joint (and cost-free) high-level opening event with the Intersolar Europe Conference on June 19 from 04:00pm–05:30pm on “Pioneering 100% Renewables: Opportunities and Challenges of Off-Grid in Island and Remote Environments” and include an attractive package allowing you to attend both events.


June 20, 2024

Session Times 10:00am–2:00pm
Event Language English

ICM – International Congress Center Messe München
81823 Munich, Germany

Room 14c

Tickets Please contact Timur Özlü (cc: for tickets and speaking opportunities. Tickets include special conditions for the package of all off-grid sessions at the Intersolar Europe Conference on Wednesday, June 19 and BSW’s Off-Grid Power Workshop on Thursday, June 20.


Opening session, June 19, 04:00pm – 05:30pm as part of Intersolar Europe Conference:

  • “Pioneering 100% Renewables: Opportunities and Challenges of Off-Grid in Island and Remote Environments”

Workshop, June 20, 10:00am–02:00pm

  • Session 1: 10:00am–11:15am: Innovations in Off-Grid Solar Technology
  • Session 2: 11:45am–01:00pm: Off-Grid Solar Software Advancements
  • Networking lunch: 01:00pm–02:00pm

The latest version of the program will be available on the BSW-Solar website as of June 3.

Managing board

Members of the managing board (from left to right)

  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Peter Adelmann, Technical University of Ulm
  • Dr.-Ing. Philipp Blechinger, Head of Unit Off-Grid Systems, Reiner Lemoine Institute
  • Horst Dufner, Head of The smarter E Europe, Solar Promotion GmbH
  • Ahmad Sandid, Development Cooperation Advisor / Business Scout for Development of GIZ GmbH, on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • David Wedepohl, Managing Director International Affairs, German Solar Association
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