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It is difficult to write a message in these times without referring to COVID-19. Of course, the crisis is also hitting our off-grid industry, but we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, which illuminates the opportunities for off-grid technology after the crisis - a great chance is certainly that the need for independent supply reliability will increase worldwide, and we are serving this need very precisely with off-grid technology. In this context we would also like to thank the Alliance for Rural Electrification, of which Messe Augsburg has become an official member in March with the OFF-GRID Expo + Conference, for its political work in overcoming the crisis.

The industry was also hit by the fact that numerous thematically relevant events worldwide were cancelled. The OFF-GRID Expo + Conference, which has been postponed to 03 - 04 December 2020 (with TechDay on 02 December 2020) due to changes in the dates on the site, will take place and therefore we would like to address other exciting topics and news in this newsletter.

A few weeks ago Dr. Ulrich Markmiller was our guest in Augsburg. The sympathetic ENT specialist is a volunteer for ARCHEMED - Ärzte für Kinder in Not e.V. The association has set itself the goal of significantly improving the lives of children in Eritrea through medical and humanitarian aid. To this end, ARCHEMED trains medical staff in Eritrea and provides voluntary work on site. Dr. Markmiller, for example, who visited Eritrea four times in his spare time for surgeries only last year, is one of them. In addition, ARCHEMED is also expanding the medical infrastructure on site, which requires a self-sufficient power supply using off-grid solutions.

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New date for the OFF-GRID Expo + Conference: 03 - 04 December 2020

Due to COVID-19, there will be delays at the Augsburg fairground. The OFF-GRID Expo + Conference will therefore now take place from 3 - 4 December 2020 (with TechDay on 2 December 2020). The new date has the advantage, especially for international guests, that the trip to Germany in the early pre-Christmas period brings with it additional cultural highlights.


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Premium Partner: Studer Innotec

Studer Innotec SA, a long term partner of the event, will appear again in 2020 as a premium partner. The Swiss manufacturer of sine wave inverters, inverters/chargers and MPPT solar charge controllers for off-grid electrification will exhibit at the OFF-GRID Expo, organizes two training sessions at the OFF-GRID TechDay, as last year, and will contribute its 30 years of experience with battery-based systems.

Studer Innotec

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Messe Augsburg becomes a Member of the Alliance for Rural Electrification!

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), based in Brussels, is an international trade association that promotes the industry for sustainable and decentralised renewable energies. As ARE has been accompanying the OFF-GRID Expo + Conference for many years, it was only natural for Messe Augsburg to support ARE's activities by joining as a member. But that's not all: Both partners have now agreed on a more collaborative partnership, which is why ARE will be the official conference partner of the "OFF-GRID Conference - powered by ARE".


To the website of the Alliance for Rural Electrification >>>

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Benefit as an exhibitor from the second early booking phase of the OEC 2020 until 30 April 2020!

The exhibitors of the OFF-GRID Expo are the heart of the event and sought-after discussion partners for the international audience. Present your solutions, ideas and innovations as an exhibitor or partner and benefit financially from the second early booking phase of the OEC 2020 until 30 April 2020! If you are interested, please use our contact form or contact us directly!


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Messe Augsburg and Phaesun GmbH hand over revenue of Off-Grid Sales to ARCHEMED!

The Managing Director of Messe Augsburg Thomas Schmidt-Tancredi and Phaesun Managing Director Tobias Zwirner handed over the revenue of donated off-grid products to Dr. Ulrich Markmiller of the association ARCHEMED - Ärzte für Kinder in Not e.V. at the beginning of February.  

The manufacturers German Offgrid Power and Studer Innotec donated products, as did Phaesun, and thus generated the donation together with the organiser of the Off-Grid Sales Messe Augsburg. The products were sold last year during the Off-Grid Experts Workshop in Augsburg. "We are pleased that we can use the revenue to support ARCHEMED's humanitarian aid in Eritrea", explains Phaesun Managing Director Tobias Zwirner. The sale raised a total of 1,000 euros.


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Final spurt Call for Paper!

Exciting submissions for papers on innovations from solar, small wind, small water and hybrid systems and on exciting projects of rural electrification have already reached us. We would like to invite you to submit your presentation until 30 April 2020 to help shape the program with your contribution! Exhibitors are also invited to submit their presentation proposals. The official conference partner is the Alliance for Rural Electrification, which supports Messe Augsburg on the choice of program. Exhibitors are also invited to submit their presentation proposals.


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Practical knowledge at the OFF-GRID TechDay on 02 December 2020!

As a special feature, the OFF-GRID Expo + Conference will again offer the OFF-GRID TechDay on the day before, 02 December 2020. Exhibiting companies of the OEC will offer product trainings for a specific group of participants. Conference participants and trade fair visitors can participate in the product training courses for free. Among others, our premium partners Victron Energy and Studer Innotec will again offer product trainings. If you would also like to offer a training course, we look forward to receiving your registration by the registration deadline on 15 June 2020 - the slots will be allocated according to the principle "first come - first served".


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Please contact us and discuss your participation in the OFF-GRID Expo + Conference 2020 - as an exhibitor, visitor or partner. We’ll be pleased to help you.

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