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Solar in Jordan: Works are underway on 23,1 MW Falcon Ma’an solar PV project

Enerray and Desert Technologies have started construction their a 23.1 MWp sovereign backed PV project within the Ma’an Development Area in Southern Jordan. DT and Enerray are acting both as investors, co-developers as well as turn-key Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) contractors for the project. This project is one of twelve approved by the Ministry […]

Role of quality materials in solar systems in harsh weather conditions

SolarPV.TV has recently attended a great event in Dubai: “Solar Shams Program: Selecting the right component materials for solar panels in demanding climates” organised by MESIA with the support of JinkoSolar & DuPont. We spoke to Dr. Stephan Padlewski, Marketing Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions about the role of quality materials […]

Real kick-off of DEWA’s Dubai Solar Shams Program; Moving to solar+storage solutions on the off-grid market – interview with Daniel Zywietz, Enerwhere

Daniel Zywietz, Vice Chairman of CECB and Founder and CEO of Enerwhere gives a comprehensive update on the current status of DEWA’s Dubai Solar Shams Program and his company expansion on the local rooftop market. Enerwhere is known from providing off-grid Solar Hybrid Systems which include diesel generators, and we were curious when the company will […]

JinkoSolar busy in the MENA region – Nabil Moubayed, Sales Manager, Middle East

SolarPV.TV has recently attended a great event in Dubai: “Solar Shams Program: Selecting the right component materials for solar panels in demanding climates” organised by MESIA with the support of JinkoSolar & DuPont. During the event, we had an opportunity to speak to Nabil Moubayed, Sales Manager, Middle East, JinkoSolar about the company’s achievements in the […]

We are THE portal to the Middle East solar PV market – Hadi Tahboub, President, MESIA (Middle East Solar Industry Association)

During Intersolar Middle East 2016 in Dubai we had an exclusive talk to Hadi Tahboub, President at MESIA (Middle East Solar Industry Association), who updated us on the current situation on the Middle East solar PV market but also on the plans of the organization. Heidi is a proactive, diligent, result-oriented professional, extending accomplished experience of […]

Kick-Off Gala Celebration of SolarFUTURE.today, the World Solar & CleanTech Influencers Forum in Abu Dhabi

Uniting Influencers to Shape the Sustainable Future, Today Kick-Off Gala Celebration of SolarFUTURE.today, the World Solar & CleanTech Influencers Forum held on 17 January 2017 in Fairmont Bar Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi on the occasion of the World Future Energy Forum 2017. brought together Middle East solar and cleantech industries as well as notable policy-makers, personalities, […]

UAE Can “Own the Clean Energy Finance Space”, H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman, CEBC

H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi, former Minister of Trade & Economy, Lebanese Government, former Chief Economist Dubai International Finance Centre and Chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council exclusively shares with SolarPV.TV viewers why in his opinion UAE Can “Own the Clean Energy Finance Space”. He also introduces the Clean Energy Business Council’s major achievements to […]

Building Four Green Dreams of Wang Chuanfu in the Middle East & Africa – Exclusive talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we present our talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD. Tom shares with us the company’s vision on how BYD is going to build its founder Wang Chuanfu four green dreams in the Middle […]

meteocontrol and Phoenix Solar establish alliance in the MENAT region

The Middle East, northern Africa and Turkey (MENAT) are the focal point of the partnership between the photovoltaic service providers meteocontrol GmbH and Phoenix Solar AG. Phoenix Solar, an international photovoltaic company, will rely on meteocontrol’s monitoring systems to operate PV power plants in the MENAT region. The companies are launching the partnership with a […]

Saudi Arabia – Future Kingdom of Solar?

“Will Saudi Arabia become a Kingdom of Solar?” uring Solar & Energy Storage Conference in Dubai, we had an opportunity to speak to Abdulmohsin Al Shoaibi, Chairman, Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA) who updated us on the current status and perspective of the solar business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. You will learn it […]

Clean Energy Business Council elects new board

Members of the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC, Dubai, UAE) a leading clean energy association in MENA have elected a new Board of Directors. The Board elect has appointed Dr. Nasser Saidi and Mhairi Main Garcia as the Chair and Vice Chair respectively, for the next two year term. The appointment coincides with the Green Sukuk […]

#DailySnap1 @WFES/ADSW 2017: The Center of Gravity for All Sources of Energy (Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, BYD, SkyPower Global, Desert Technologies, Diamond Developers)

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 & SolarPV.TV had an opportunity to be an active part of it as TV Media Partner. Already the world’s most influential event dedicated to advancing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology, to mark […]

Saudi Arabia announces 9.5 GW renewable energy target under new “King Salman Renewable Energy Initiative”

As part of a wide-ranging economic and social policy vision for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, announced the first cornerstones today for the deployment of renewable energy in the country. The “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030” paper states an “initial” target of […]

ORC-PLUS: Innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco & Enerray’s vision for Africa and the MENA region – Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray. In our talk with Michele we focused on their innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco (shortly described below) as well as on the company strategy in Africa & the MENA […]

Sharing the Passion & Shaping the Market’s Growth: MESIA Strategy 2017 and Beyond with Board Members – James Stewart, Karel De Winter & Wim Alen

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to three of their Board Members: James Stewart, MESIA’s VP, and General Manager at ALEC Energy, Karel De Winter, MESIA’s International Development Director and General Manager at Alsa Solar Systems & Wim Alen, MESIA’s Secretary General […]

Bahrain – Next Solar Country in the Middle East: Dr. Abdul-Majeed Habib Abdul-Karim, Adviser to the Minister of Oil, Bahrain

During Intersolar Middle East 2016 in Dubai, SolarPV.TV spoke exclusively to Dr. Abdul-Majeed Habib Abdul-Karim, Adviser to the Minister of Oil, Bahrain. Dr. Majeed, a true fan of solar, explained us how the country sees its great opportunity in solar & clean technologies. He also invited SolarPV.TV to visit the country and meet Minister of […]

British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) and the Iranian Ministry of Energy sign a comprehensive cooperation agreement on solar energy and energy storage

British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) and The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA), part of the Iranian Ministry of Energy, have signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement to promote and coordinate the development of up to 1 GW of ground-mount solar projects, transfer of know-how and expertise including certification and standardisation of products and installers which would […]

Together we are stronger! Exclusive discussion with Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General of IRENA

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative) in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General of IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency). As Deputy Director-General since December 2015, Sakari Oksanen supports the Director-General in managing IRENA’s work programme and associated resources. He leads and oversees IRENA’s programmatic work, ensuring […]

Reinforcing & Strengthening the UE-GCC Cooperation – Frank Wouters, Director at The EU–GCC Clean Energy Network

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii – Desertec Industry Initiative in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Frank Wouters, Director at The EU – GCC Clean Energy Network which aims to catalyze partnerships between clean energy stakeholders, both in the GCC and the EU. It was indeed a very exciting discussion as Frank has 25 years experience in renewable energy, intermediate […]

Exclusive talk to Paul van Son, CEO at Dii – from utopia to 100% renewables in MENA & Turkey

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative) in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Paul van Son, the man behind the initiative. In 2009 Mr. van Son was appointed CEO of Dii GmbH (Munich), an international industry consortium for facilitating a market for renewable energy in the deserts of MENA. Presently, besides his role as innogy / […]