Envision Solar set for partnership with Al Habtoor
Firm announces UAE and Qatar development plans
Envision Solar International, a developer of solar shaded parking arrays, has announced new business plans in the UAE, Qatar and Spain, as part of a partnership with Aconfort – a member of Al Habtoor Enterprises. The firm designs “Solar Tree” arrays – solar PV installations used to shade car parks whilst producing energy.
“Our Solar Tree arrays are highly engineered, highly functional and very visually appealing. They are ideally suited for markets where architecture and quality matters. The Middle East is blessed with abundant sunshine, abundant petro-dollars and a taste for the best. Anyone who Googles real estate development in Dubai or the broader region will see immediately that our product is a perfect fit,” said Envision Solar president and CEO Desmond Wheatley.
“We have considered international expansion carefully and this agreement with the very excellent Aconfort – member of Al Habtoor Enterprises, is the beginning of a major growth opportunity for our company. This is one more reason that we have worked so hard to modularise the Solar Tree product line so that they can be easily exported and easily installed – anywhere,” he added.
Aconfort president and CEO Aquilino Ornia, speaking on the deal, said, “It is a tremendous opportunity to partner with Envision Solar to expand the Solar Shaded Parking market in the UAE, Qatar and Spain. In the Middle East, the sun shines almost 365 days a year – we must take advantage of this opportunity to capture so much free energy and to also generate clean electricity that will help protect the environment. We selected Envision’s Solar Tree arrays because they are the best and will be most appealing to the market where we operate.”
Aconfort is also planning to open a California office to help it work closely with the San Diego-based Envision, on projects for clients in the Middle East and Spain.