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Intersolar has been actively involved in the Middle East region since 2013 with various events, such as the Intersolar Summit Middle East that took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the successful exhibition and conference in Dubai since 2015 and the journey with Middle East Energy continues.

With a 45-year legacy Middle East Energy has well established itself as the region’s most reputable and comprehensive energy event in the MENA region, where globalbuyers and sellers connect to discover products and showcase solutions to deliver cleaner energy and supply sustainable power.

Event Overview

Supported by Intersolar, this high-level Conference focuses on photovoltaics, PV production technologies and solar thermal technologies. Since its foundation, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the global solar industry.


Conference Agenda

11:00 - 11:50

Opening Session


12:00 - 13:30

Green Hydrogen: What Does it Take to Industrialise?

Summary:

How is the current status of the implementation? Which actions are required to get green hydrogen to industrial scale? Industry leaders will discuss the economic efficiency of green hydrogen and its significance for the global economy. They share their visions and increasingly the concrete steps towards materialisation, and how the political support will enable the market.


13:30 - 14:00

Networking Break


14:00 - 15:30

Green Hydrogen: Infrastructure

Summary

A hydrogen economy at scale will complement the renewable sector to build a resilient energy system. Is an entire re-built required, or can existing assets contribute to an accelerated transition? What infrastructure exists and what will be further required. Expect real-world answers and a look at upcoming investments


15:30 - 16:00

Networking Break


16:00 - 17:30

Renewable Hybrid Solutions

Summary:

The ever growing share of intermittent renewable power generation feeding electricity into the grid has created stability challenges for the utilities. This leads to further requirements for grid integration and operation. Combining different sources of renewable energy and energy storage is part of the solution.


17.45 - 18.00

Closing Remarks and End of Conference


10:30 - 12:00

MENA Solar Market Outlook

Summary

Middle East energy transitions are picking up speed. Driven by well-designed auctions, favorable financing conditions and declining technology costs, renewables are being brought into the mainstream. The Middle East is set to become a market leader in renewable energy. Up to 90GW of renewable energy capacity, mainly solar and wind power, is planned across the MENA region over the next 10- 20 years Renewable energy will account for 34% of total power sector investments across the MENA region over the next five years.


12:00 - 12:30

Networking Break


12:30 - 14:00

Utility-Scale Solar : New Technologies to Optimize Design, Reduce Cost and Improve Yield 

Summary

Are you ready for a roundup of technology innovations - including modules, inverters, mounting/trackers, system design on utility-scale solar projects? Watch out the latest Impact of technology changes on yield and cost and utility-scale plant design optimization & performance.


14:00 - 14:15

Networking Break


14:15 - 15:45

Utility-Scale Solar: Total Control - How Big Data Improves O&M and Asset Management 

Summary

Big data and artificial intelligence are big buzzwords also in solar power plant O&M and Asset Management. The promises: superior and predictive analytics of system losses and reliability enabling improved system design and maintenance, saving on labor and cost. But what's real, what's fiction?


15:45 - 16:00

Networking Break


14.45 - 16.00

Utility Scale Solar & Storage and Grid Integration

Summary

Utilities are investing heavily in utility-scale energy-storage solutions, putting big batteries next to power plants and transmission lines and in substations to reduce costs and improve reliability. Renewables, combined with storage are becoming a key part of the modern grid and are indispensable for the prevention of bi-directional flows. Let's talk about how solar & storage will add the most value.


10:30 - 12:00

Solar Energy: Supply Chain Challenges and Solutions + Module Design for Harsh Environment


13:30 - 14:00

Networking Break


12:30 - 14:00

Energy Storage Market & Technology Outlook

Summary:

Energy storage has emerged over the past decade as an important element of future energy systems. But what are currently the major drivers and key trends in the increasingly mature energy storage market? Which technologies are showing the most promising prospects for the future? Get your up-date on latest market and technology developments.


14:00 - 14:15

Networking Break


14:15 - 15:45

Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV): Beautiful, Multifunctional, and Compelling - The Long-Awaited Rise of Solar as Building Material Is in Sigh

Summary

Hailed as the perfect solution for solar in the building environment for many years, only a very limited number of buildingintegrated systems have been installed for various reasons. With the first cities, states and countries having passed laws for mandatory solar inclusion for new houses and leading global module manufacturers launching first BIPV products, it looks like the time has come for this to change.


15:45 - 16:00

Closing Remarks and End of Conference


Committee Members for 2023

Dr. Nabih Cherradi
Partner, Chief Technology Officer
Desert Technology, UAE

Denisa Fainis
Associate
Three Eight Six, UAE

Daniel Fuchs
Vice President
EuPD Research & Joint Forces for Solar, Germany

Cornelius Matthes
Chief Executive Officer
Dii Desert Energy, UAE

Michael Schmela
Executive Advisor & Director of Market Intelligence
Solar Power Europe

David Wedepohl
Managing Director International Affairs
German Solar Association, Germany