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OMAN – SOLAR PV ROOF TOP WORKSHOP & TRAINING
December 13, 2017 - December 14, 2017
The shift toward clean, reliable, affordable electricity in the world is most visible in the rapid proliferation of solar panels mounted on the roofs of homes and businesses. Individuals and businesses have been attracted not just to the environmental benefits of solar power, but also to the ability to generate their own power and to the fixed and competitive price of electricity that these systems provide.
Rooftop solar is increasingly cost-effective for homeowners, business owners, and their communities. Reductions in technology prices, innovative financing, and growing networks of solar installers and financial partners all helped drive down the prices for PV Rooftop systems. Dropping prices are due to economies of scale and technological advances. The falling price of rooftop PV systems results from improvements in the technology and economies of scale among manufacturers. Global solar PV installed capacity (for rooftop and other markets) increased from 99,000 megawatts (MW) in 2010 to 303,000 MW in 2016 [REN21, 2017 RE Global Stattus]. On the other hand, because rooftop solar can be installed in cities and towns, as opposed to remote locations, it offers job possibilities for local engineers and technicians. Unlike the fossil fuels, solar panels generate electricity with no air or carbon pollution, no ash or other waste products, and no inputs other than sunlight.
The two-day workshop will bring together project developers, rooftop owners, financial institution, technology leaders, industry advisories, financial experts, government representatives, policy makers and entrepreneurs to debate the key challenges and opportunities in rooftop segment in policies, project construction, engineering, technology advancement and investors perspective in commercial, industrial and residential space.
In this context, the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network in partnership with the Authority for Electricity Regulations (AER), the Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and with the support of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), intend to organise an EU-GCC Workshop on Solar PV Roof Top Technologies, to take place in Muscat, Oman on 13-14 December 2017. The aim of the event is to foster partnerships by bringing together high-level stakeholders from the EU (European Union) and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) to discuss Solar PV Roof top technologies and options suitable for the region, exchange best practices and lesson learned and advance collaboration between EU and GCC actors.
A training workshop is proposed to be held on day 2 of the event. It intends to provide an overview of Solar Rooftop options. It aims to help policymakers and energy experts to identify opportunities for implementing Solar PV Rooftop projects and give them a background on the key issues to be addressed when developing suitable domestic, commercial and industrial solar projects including O&M, commercial contracts and smart grids and data management.