WOLLNY CONSULTING is member of different business associations to promote renewable energies for developing countries – worldwide and regional.

Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V

With more than 800 member companies, Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V. (German Solar Association) is the interest group of the German solar energy industry. Forming a strong community of companies, BSW-Solar acts as an informant and intermediary between business and the political and public sectors. It represents the common commercial interests of businesses within the solar energy value chain.

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 exerts a decisive influence on creating and securing a suitable policy framework for stable growth, and thus on ensuring investment security throughout the solar industry. Our objective is to establish solar energy as a permanent pillar of a global energy industry.

Alliance for Rural Electrification

ARE is an international business association representing the decentralised energy sector working towards the integration of renewables into rural electrification markets in developing and emerging countries.

We enable improved energy access through business development support for more than 90 members along the whole value chain for off-grid technologies by targeted advocacy and facilitating access to international and regional funding.

Our aim is to attract and unite all relevant actors in order to speak with one voice about rural electrification with renewable energies.

Since its creation in 2006, ARE has been serving as a global platform for sharing knowledge and best practices to provide for the rapid implementation of available and advanced RE technologies and services.

Kompetenznetzwerk dezentrale Energien e.V. deENet

In 2003, the competence network deENet (decentralized energy technologies eV) the initiative of industry, trade associations and research was established which more than 100 companies, research institutions and service providers are merged already.

Content focus of deENet is the joint development of integrated system solutions in the energy supply. This is increasingly determined by decentralized and consumer-oriented structures with substantial use of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. The workspaces of deENet are therefore: decentralized supply technology, energy-optimized planning and building, energy-efficient industrial processes and sustainable supply concepts.

CIGRÉ International Council on Large Electric Systems

CIGRÉ is the Council on Large Electric Systems, an international non-profit Association for promoting collaboration with experts from all around the world by sharing knowledge and joining forces to improve electric power systems of today and tomorrow. CIGRÉ was founded in 1921 in Paris.

CIGRÉ counts more than 2 500 experts from all around the world working actively together in structured work programmes coordinated by the CIGRÉ 16 Studies Committees, overseen by the Technical Committee. Their main objectives are to design and deploy the Power System for the future, optimize existing equipment and power systems, respect the environment and facilitate access to information.

Michael Wollny is member of the working group SC 6:

  • Dispersed Energy Resources connection and integration
  • Dispersed Energy Resources concepts in distribution systems operation and planning
    (Microgrids and Active Distribution Networks)
  • Demand management and active customer integration
  • Rural electrification