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The Big 5 Solar: powering the future of solar next week at Dubai World Trade Centre

Friday, November 24, 2017

  • Showcasing the latest technologies and offering a varied educational agenda, The Big 5 Solar is expected to advance solar power generation in the Middle East (26 – 29 November at The Dubai World Trade Centre).
  • The UAE Ministry of Energy, Dubai Municipality, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), Saudi Arabia Solar Association, and the Architectural Solar Association among confirmed participants.

Showcasing the latest solar solutions and technologies, and with an educational effort that aims to inform about the benefits and opportunities offered by solar energy, The Big 5 Solar will greatly contribute towards the advancement of solar power generation in the Middle East and beyond.

Under the patronage of The Ministry of Energy, the event will be held alongside the largest construction show in the Middle East, The Big 5, and will benefit from the 78,000+ visitors expected at Dubai World Trade Centre from 26 – 29 November 2017.

“The decision to co-locate these events comes on the back of survey results from The Big 5 2016, which showed 20% of visitors have an interest in solar technologies,” announces Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Event Director of The Big 5 and The Big 5 Solar. “In addition to popular demand, we recognise that the need to develop environmentally sustainable solutions is fast accelerating solar penetration across the entire construction industry.”

The UAE Ministry of Energy, Dubai Municipality, The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), Saudi Arabia Solar Association, and the Architectural Solar Association are just some of the major stakeholders that have confirmed their support and participation at the event.

Under the theme “Driving a solar powered world”, The Big 5 Solar will bring to the MENA region the best and latest solutions from around the globe, from Solar Thermal Technologies (CSP) to Energy Storage, from Photovoltaics to Solar Technologies and Related Services.

According to CEO of Back2Back Abdulrahman Alnounou, “Solar in the GCC market will definitely have scope for both on and off grid solutions going forward, because solar is the next generation of power.”  Back to Back will showcase long-term power generation, and the first tracking system made and designed in the UAE to track the solar light from early morning to sunset, the station is designed especially for the Middle East and African market environment where is there is both heat and cold.

“Environmentally-friendly and maintenance-free are two of the most valuable features of the Campion solar lighting systems, including our best-selling solar street lights which now offer a breakthrough function of being operated and monitored remotely in order to easily maintain performance and durability”, explained Mohammed Zain, Managing Partner of exhibitor and Silver Sponsor Campion International. The company offers all visitors a comprehensive look on the efficiency and feasibility of using their new solar lighting system.

In addition, the event will feature 12 CPD-certified “Solar Talks” where visitors will be able to learn for free from regional experts. Speakers will provide exclusive insights into the industry’s most compelling topics, including the connection between solar and construction, the role of small and medium enterprises in developing the solar industry, and the impact of VAT on the solar industry.

Also CPD certified, and a prominent apex to the exhibition, will be the third edition of the Global Solar Leaders Summit (GSLS). Opened by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy, His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, the summit is set to focus on how to action strategies and the visions outlined by solar experts from around the world.

 “Now more than ever, the economic, financial and political communities must join the dots to successfully scale up the pace of renewable energy deployment” Says keynote speaker and Chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), His Excellency Dr. Nasser Saidi.

Organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, The Big 5 Solar 2017 will be co-located with The Big 5 – the largest, most influential and renowned construction industry event in the Middle East which is expected to attract over 79,000 visitors and more than 2,500 exhibiting companies.

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