26 - 29 November 2018 11:00 - 19:00 DAILY


2017 Workshop Presentations



Session Time 

Speaker Details

Presentation Topic

Presentation Download Link

Sunday- 26th November 2017

Big 5 Solar Talks - Day 1 

16:30 - 17:30

Fazil Abdul Rahiman, Assistant Manager-Climate Change & Sustainability Services   MENA, EY MENA 

Renewable Energy Technology Trends and Prospects for Fueling Growth


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Monday- 27th November 2017

Big 5 Solar Talks - Day 2 

12:30 - 13:30

Vinod Tiwari, Director (RPS), telectron


Achieving Energy Independence with Off-grid, Battery-based Solar Energy Systems

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14:10 - 15:30

Jyri Nieminen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sweco Structures Ltd

Optimisation of Solar Energy at District Level

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Tuesday- 28th November 2017

 Big 5 Solar Talks - Day 3  

 12:30 - 13:30

 Zaki Iqbal, Senior R&D Engineer, RAK Research and Innovation Center, NABCEP-PV Associate 

How to Design and Implement a Reliable PV System Which Could Last for 30+ Years

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14:10 - 15:10 

 Imteyaz Ahmad, Head of Desalination-Middle East, WSP

Coupling Desalination with Solar Energy – Step Towards Moving Away from Reliance  on Fossil Fuel for Energy Needs of Desalination Process          

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16:30 - 17:30 

Justin Canning, Chief Commercial Officer, BIPVco

 Turning Buildings into Power Stations, Without Making Them Look Like One

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Wednesday- 29th November 2017

Big 5 Solar Talks - Day 4

9:30 - 10:30

H. Pirouz Kavehpour, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chairman- Department of Mechanical &  Aerospace Engineering, UCLA     

Energy Storage System for Solar Energy Systems from Utility Scale to Small Scale:  Over-rated and Under-rated Parameters and Alternatives to Batteries  

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10:30 - 11:30 

Claudio Palmieri, CEO, CLS Energy Consultants DMCC

Commercial Viability of Battery Assistant Solar Desalination- When Does it Make Sense to Use Battery-based Energy Storage for Off-gird PV Solar – RO Desalination Systems?

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