vice president and region executive, First Solar, Middle East
In order to supplement the focus on utility-scale power generation, Saudi Arabia must take a closer look at tapping into the potential for large commercial and industrial (C&I) solar applications, says Ahmad Nada, VP and region executive, First Solar ME
Energy saving programs are self-sustainable, as companies will have their initial investment returned relatively quickly. However, it is not as simple as just turning off the lights when they are not needed
With demand expected to surge by 8.3% per year through to 2019, the Middle East will need to install an extra 156 gigawatts of capacity over the next five years, along with new transmission and distribution infrastructure
Drones will be used more widely if the elements of time, cost and safety are demonstrated effectively to deliver a solid business case and Utilities companies are the best equipped to do so
In the context of a well-defined understanding of the countryâ€™s Peak Loads and consumption trends, solar electricity is the ideal response to a significant portion of Saudi Arabiaâ€™s Peak Load
Solar Impulse shows we can run the world without consuming the earth
As an emerging market, the Middle East has the opportunity to learn from other leading markets like Germany and benefit from their industryâ€™s know-how
Rising energy consumption calls for greater efficiency in the UAE.
Extending intelligence to all levels of the grid.
Sharjah utility selects WaterGEMS, Bentley's water distribution analysis and modeling software to manage water network.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, on the evolution of cooling technology.
Ruud Kempener, Technology Roadmap Analyst, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Raed Bkayrat, First Solar, on the future of desal in the Middle East.
New Mesia president Imtiaz Mahtab looks forward to the next phase of solar development in the region
Manufacturing PV modules locally could have multiple benefits, says Mohamed Alammawi, MANZ AG.
Egypt's renewable energy dream faces a number of hurdles before it can become reality