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Bolade A. Soremekun

CEO,Rubitec Solar

Mr Bolade Soremekun, B.Pharm 1978 University of Ife Nigeria, with an MBA degree from New York University 1983, has developed expertise and interest in Renewable Energy (RE) and Climate Change issues in the last 12 years. He is the founder of several companies and organisations in the renewable energy and environment space, including BAS Consulting, Rubitec Solar, Rubitec Power, Rubitec Utilities, and IREC-Africa, a renewable energy NGO.

BAS is a leading Renewable Energy and Environmental Consulting company in Nigeria helping clients to develop and implement Climate Change strategies, RE projects, market studies, and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); as well as training and capacity building in Climate Change/CDM and Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs).

Rubitec Solar is focused on off-grid Solar PV, and is currently implementing a Solar Hybrid Mini Grid Rural Electrification project in Ogun state, Nigeria, supported by GIZ and Ogun State Government. Rubitec is also at the early stages of launching a PAYGO Solar Home System in Nigeria.

Mr Soremekun has participated in several international conferences, seminars, trainings, workshops etc, including: COP15 in Copenhagen, The Cambridge Programme in Sustainable Leadership, Renewable Energy Forum (REF), New York, InterSolar in Germany, SMA Solar Academy, EU-AFRICA Energy Forum, DGIC,WINROCK/REEEP, NESP/GIZ – Energy Platform of Nigeria, GIZ workshop on Mini-Grid for rural electrification amongst others.

Associations/Communities: Deputy President, CREN (Council for Renewable Energy in Nigeria), Member REAN (Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria), Member, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), Member American Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE), Member Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP); Member Methane to Markets Partnership (M2M), Member Africa Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA).

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