RE&EE Exporter Update March 2014

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporters' Update


March 2014  •  Volume 4: Issue 3


Featured Report

Featured Report

Renewable Energy Top Markets for U.S. Exporters 2014-2015

Develop or refine your market strategies! This ITA report outlines the best prospects for solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, ethanol, and wood pellet exports.



Trade Missions

West Africa Energy Sector

May 18-24, 2014 - Nigeria and Ghana

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead an Energy Business Development Mission to West Africa with stops in Ghana and Nigeria from May 18-23, 2014. This mission will promote U.S. exports to Africa by helping U.S. companies launch or increase their business in the energy sector in West Africa. In renewable energy, opportunities exist for exports of ethanol and ethanol related equipment to Nigeria. The application deadline is March 14.


Opportunities in the Caribbean Region: Trade Mission and Business Development Conference
June 8-12, 2014 - Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, and Trinidad and Tobago 

Following a half-day conference, hold  matchmaking appointments with Dominican companies in the Dominican Republic, and then visit one of the other markets for additional one-on-one business appointments.  The mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries with growing potential in the Caribbean, but prospects for energy equipment exist in most of the markets.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.


Online Events

Webinar: Energy Opportunities in East Africa
March 8, 2014, 10AM EST

This final webinar in the Deparment of Commerce's Energy in Africa series highlights energy opportunities in East Africa. Featured speakers from U.S. Commercial Service in Kenya and USAID. The webinar fee is $25.

Twitter Town Hall: Renewable Energy Top Markets Report
March 25, 2014, 2PM EST

Join The International Trade Administration (ITA) for a live online Twitter chat at #REtopmarkets, which will highlight key findings from ITA's Renewable Energy Top Markets report and provide an opportunity to ask questions.


“Strategies for Success” webinar series: Selling American Energy Efficiency Products and Services in China

[Registration coming soon!] 

This webinar series is designed to provide an update on recent developments in China’s energy efficiency (EE) market segments and appropriate business development strategies for American firms pursuing business in China.  Learn from the on-the-ground perspectives of experts from industry, NGOs, and the US government.

Webinar#1: Are there real opportunities for EE companies in China? Assessing recent developments in China’s EE market (April 9th, 2014)

Webinar #2: How to develop a China-strategy for my company: Assessing company readiness and managing risks (April 29th, 2014)

Webinar #3: How to execute a successful China strategy: Building and maintaining partnerships (May 2014, TBD)

Webinar #4: Trends in EE project finance in China (Summer 2014, TBD)

Cost: $45 per webinar or $100 for the entire series if registered by April 1, 2014.  For additional detail and registration information, please contact Stephan Crawford, US Commercial Service, San Francisco, ; tel: 415-705-2301 


Domestic and International Events

Reverse Trade Mission: Morocco Solar Photovoltaic

March 30 to April 9, 2014 - San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will host a delegation of key public sector officials from Morocco's energy sector to meet with U.S. companies to learn about the leading solar PV technology solutions, equipment, and services that can support efforts to expand solar PV development in Morocco.

Geothermal International Forum

April 22, 2014 - Washington DC

Supported by multiple U.S. agencies, the program will showcase geothermal projects, trends, and governmental policies in the U.S. and around the world.

Business Forum: Discover Global Markets in Africa, Middle East, and India
May 1-2, 2014 -  San Antonio, TX

Learn from U.S. Commercial diplomats and private sector experts about emerging markets and export opportunities in Africa, Middle East, & India, including in the renewable energy sector. Gain access to new export markets and obtain resources to increase international sales.

June 3-5, 2014 - Cologne, Germany

Exhibit at the U.S. Pavilion to minimize your company's costs and maximize the value of your participation at this premier event. Two options are available.



USTDA Supports Grid Optimization Technologies in Colombia

As a result of a feasibility study grant awarded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Austin-based Innovari, Inc. was selected to demonstrate that EMCALI, a Columbian utility, can use at least a one megawatt intelligent, dynamic load management system to manage peak demand and more efficiently utilize its generation, transmission and distribution resources. [February 2014]


USITC Votes To Continue Cases On Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From China And Taiwan

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China that are allegedly subsidized and from China and Taiwan that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value. [February 2014]


News Archives


Other Reports

February 2014 – International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – “Analysis of Infrastructure for Renewable Power in Southern Africa

Energy ministers and delegates from 19 countries, along with development partners, have called for the creation of an Africa Clean Energy Corridor. IRENA produced this analysis on Southern African infrastructure for renewables in support of the initiative.  

January 2014 – International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – “Evaluating Renewable Energy Policy: A Review of Criteria and Indicators for Assessment

Focusing on effectiveness, efficiency, equity and institutional feasibility, this policy paper analyzes the literature associated with these four key success criteria in depth, with a specific focus on lower income countries. 

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative

Market Research

Romania Revises Down the Biofuel Mandates (pdf) - USDA, January 2014

More Market Research

Trade Leads

Philippines Power Distribution Modernization Project - USTDA, Deadline March 25, 2014

Lesotho Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy - African Development Fund

More Trade Leads



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