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.

 

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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
Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Khalil Mechantaf
Khalil Mechantaf Senior Associate Kennedys
13:00 - 13:45
  • KSA renewable market
  • Solar manufacturing, global and local outlook
  • Current Investments in KSA and solar investment opportunities
  • New incentive packages in renewable energy
Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Dr. Alex Hernandez
Dr. Alex Hernandez Director Renewable Energy Cluster Industrial Clusters Program
Abdulaziz Baras
Abdulaziz Baras Senior Manager, Renewable energy cluster Industrial Clusters Program
Abdulrahman Alsayari
Abdulrahman Alsayari Business Development Analyst – Energy Sector Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)
Saleh Alanbar
Saleh Alanbar Team leader, Credit Relationship Management Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF)
14:00 - 14:45
  • Energy Performance Contracts with real-time monitoring as strong basis 
  • Adding renewable energy: customized solar PV solutions with innovative business models 
  • Middle Eastern success stories
Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Rachid Hamida
Rachid Hamida Technology & Performance Director Enova
15:00 - 15:45
  •          The need for the Storage of energy in the Solar Power System
  •          Pros and Cons of today's available storage technologies
  •          Comparison between Lithium and Lead Acid Battery System
  •          Sizing Parameters for calculation of system autonomy
Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Vinod Tiwari
Vinod Tiwari Director Telectron
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

Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

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
  •          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
Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

18:00 - 18:45
  •          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

Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Joumana Hosri Haji
Joumana Hosri Haji CCO Fernand Hosri 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

Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Dr Geoff Nesbitt
Dr. Geoff Nesbitt Chief Executive Officer  Verditek
13:00 - 13:45
  • Industrial construction in hotels
  • Retrofitting solar to existing buildings or incorporating solar into new construction. 
  • How hotels can reap the benefits of renewable energy in both short and long term
Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Laurent A. Voivenel
Laurent A. Voivenel Senior Vice President, Operations & Development for Middle East Swiss-Belhotel International
14:00 - 14:45
  •          Landfilling in the region - GHG reduction and Carbon Abatement opportunities
  •          All landfills should be degassed to be utilized for power and then can be optimized by installing Solar on top of closed landfills.
  •          Disruptive innovation - Creating a New Market for renewable energy
  •          Landfills can be a source of renewable energy from different sources - Support of the regional strategies to diversify the energy mix
Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Anita Nouri
Anita Nouri CEO Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC
15:00 - 15:45
  •          Multiple gains in Organic Photovoltaics Films: lightweightness, flexibility, semi transparency with UV and infrared light blocking, and adaptability to harsh lighting conditions 
  •          Endless possibilities for bringing the greenest energy everywhere with high-end design: customization tool for architects, product designers and manufacturers
  •          Smartcities, mobility and BIOPV cases: the world largest Organic Photovoltaics installations
Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Tiago Alves
Tiago Alves CEO SUNEW
16:00 - 16:45
  •          How the technology matters?
  •          The importance of the BOS
  •          The quality issues
Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Dr. Nabih Cherradi
Dr. Nabih Cherradi CTO Desert Technologies
17:00 - 17:45
  • Challenges and approaches
  • Energy demand is an economic concept and that demand will not be reduced in the absence of rising energy prices and policies to reduce the economic barriers to improved energy efficiency
  • Improving energy efficiency and reducing energy demand
Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Eng. Zayed Mohsen Albagami
Eng. Zayed Mohsen Albagami Deputy Director of Efficiency Labels Department Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
18:00 - 18:45
  •          Designing for DRRG – based on Shams Dubai DRRG Guideline by DEWA.
  •          Implementation of DRRG in electrical design and construction sector
  •          Approaches, challenges, opportunities & benefits
Location : Theatre 1

Speakers:

Bushra Anwar
Bushra Anwar Associate Cundall
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