The Big 5 Solar Talks

A series of boutique and high level free-to-attend workshops bringing together the who’s who in the solar industry to speak on latest industry trends, challenges and solutions empowering a positive change and transformation of the renewable energy sector with a focus on Solar. These high quality speakers will lead knowledge driven sessions through powerful keynotes.




12:00 - 12:45
  • The energy market in the region
  • The growing relevant of EPC type contracts in power related projects
  • Key features of EPC contracts


Khalil Mechantaf
Khalil Mechantaf Senior Associate Kennedys
13:00 - 13:45
  •          The drinking water situation in the MENA region
  •          How does solar help in solving this crisis?
  •          Applications and impact of SOURCE technology in the UAE


15:00 - 15:45
  • The conditions for direct procurement of renewable energy capacity by corporate consumers of energy in Saudi Arabia are becoming ever-more compelling
  • A number of corporate energy consumers in Saudi Arabia have now successfully procured large scale renewable energy projects -- marking the beginning of a trend in a promising and largely untapped market
  • How can renewable energy projects for commercial and industrial consumers of electricity be effectively procured and developed in Saudi Arabia, and where is the market headed? 


Marc Norman
Marc Norman Lawyer Covington & Burling LLP
16:00 - 16:45

• Unique Solar Rooftop Projects and Best Practices during Construction and O&M
• Case Study on Net Zero Building
• Busduct Benefits to Solar Industry – Compact, Customized, Reliable, Low Installation time etc


Raghavendra Mirji
Raghavendra Mirji Vice President & Head - Power Infra & Renewable Energy Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd
Mr. R Saravanan
Mr. R Saravanan Sales Head– Busduct & Panels Business Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
17:00 - 17:45
  •          Cell Road Map for higher efficient modules – Mono Perc

o   9BB Half Cut Cell to reach 440W by 2020

o   9BB overlap Cells to reach 480W by 2020

  •          Module Road Map for higher power output

o   Light Double Glass framed

o   Bifacial

  •          Latest innovation Graphene Coating

o   Self clean feature

o   Higher power generation


Joumana Hosri Haji
Joumana Hosri Haji CCO Fernand Hosri Group
13:00 - 13:45
  • Discussion about various approaches in proactive energy consumption monitoring and control for a property portfolio
  • Challenges – What road hazards exist when managing energy consumption for a property portfolio
  • Opportunities – Why do we even bother with all the maze of activities to manage energy consumption for a property portfolio


Imtiaz Ahmad
Imtiaz Ahmad Head of FM Operations Development & Technical Services TECOM Group
12:00 - 12:45

• VSI Solar panels are less than 3 mm thick, less than 3 kg/m2 weight
• VSI Solar reduced installation time, and increases installation safety
• VSI Solar makes renewable energy accessible to surfaces previously thought impossible


Dr Geoff Nesbitt
Dr. Geoff Nesbitt Chief Executive Officer  Verditek