Intersolar Middle East, the region’s largest event for the solar industry, was officially launched yesterday, September 19, by H.E Saeed Mohammed Ahmed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. The event is part of the Intersolar World Series, and takes place from 19 to 21 September at Dubai World Trade Centre, expecting over 4, 000 visitors. Attendees will have an opportunity to gain complete access to some of the world’s leading minds and emerging technologies in the solar industry during this three-day event. More than 120 exhibitors, including manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and vendors, among others, are expected to attend the event. Key areas of focus of ‘Intersolar Middle East’ are Photovoltaics, PV production technologies, electrical energy storage (ees), and solar heating and cooling technologies.
Countries in the Middle East have always been at the forefront of global efforts to diversify away from oil in recent years and were well represented at last year’s COP-21 climate talks happened in Paris. In a similar show of solidarity, energy ministers and international experts from across the region summoned at the Global Solar Leaders’ Summit for talks on the solar industry. The Summit was proposed to act as a predecessor to Intersolar Middle East, and focused on the topic of ‘Powering a Renewable Energy Future’. The UAE was represented by the Senior Director of Strategy and Planning, Secretary General of the Emirates Energy Award, and a member of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Taher Diab.