Saudi Arabia's Plans for a Solar Powered Future

There have been major developments within the MENA region over the past 12 months, bringing solar energy to the fore. None more so than in Saudi Arabia where over a billion USD have been invested into the production of solar power to secure the nation's future energy.

There have been major developments within the MENA region over the past 12 months, bringing solar energy to the fore. None more so than in Saudi Arabia where over a billion USD have been invested into the production of solar power to secure the nation's future energy. With recent growth in technical advancements in the market, it is plain to see why the Saudis will maximise this natural resource and optimise it as a possible source of future revenue. These developments will be discussed at the MENA Solar Power Forum in Abu Dhabi on 17 – 19 September 2012.

Paddy Padmanathan, CEO of ACWA Power International, whose company is heavily involved with solar power projects in Saudi Arabia and other parts of the world, will be giving a keynote address at the Forum which will focus on a technology providers perspective. He will be joined by Abdelhakim Hammach, Managing Director of Riyadh Valley Company, who'll uncover the challenges and opportunities investing in solar energy within Saudi Arabia.
Adding more prestige to the event, last week Trina Solar confirmed their participation. Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is one of the world's foremost PV companies offering high quality modules and solar solutions. Trina Solar president Ben Hill will also be present with a case study presentation on Trina Solar's strategy in the MENA region on 18 September 2012.

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