Within the scope of the Initiative “renewables – Made in Germany”, the Renewables Academy (RENAC) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry conducted together a fact-finding-mission for photovoltaic by Bolivian energy experts from November 25th to 29th 2013. A group of twenty three (23) Bolivian energy experts from the private and public sector gained most recent information’s of German PV technology and improved contacts with the aim of expanding business relations between Germany and Bolivia.
In addition to several interesting visits in and around Berlin, such as the 40-megawatt solar park in Waldpolenz Brandis, the tour included also a visit at the BAE Batteries GmbH on 28th November for exploring the production facilities.The speakers presented in Spanish the company and its history, the classification of industrial Lead Acid batteries and the BAE SECURA Solar portfolio. Furthermore, an interactive session was held in which the participants were given the chance to share their impressions and ideas.
BAE´s Area Sales Manager for Spain and Latin America, Ruth Pérez de Azpeitia, also shared with the Delegation two videos showing the construction and installation of emblematic PV projects in Mexico in the field of rural electrification and remote telecom base stations, where BAE PVS and PVV cells have been successfully implemented. During a factory tour the guests got first hand impressions on the manufacturing of our “Made in Germany” quality branded products.
On 29th November, a networking event took place at RENAC, in which market-leading German companies presented their products and services and the delegation was provided with useful information to the PV industry.BAE was also invited to this event and Ruth Pérez de Azpeitia spoke about the requirements for batteries and the applicable internationals standards in photovoltaic installations and presented worldwide projects in rural electrification, solar home systems and oil & gas platforms that have proven the importance of choosing the right battery for these applications. During the lunch break and the individual meetings all participants had the chance to further discuss next steps and start or strengthen business relationships for the development of the PV in Bolivia.