MESIA Solar Awards’ 9th Edition
26 May 2021

May 24, 2021

The Middle East Solar Awards 2021, the industry’s premier awards ceremony, now in it’s ninth edition, will be recognizing and celebrating exceptional talent and achievements in the MENA solar market.

Focusing on all areas of the solar industry, MESIA will distinguish and award good practice, professionalism, quality, safety and innovation, with the aim of being a marker of the brightest and best that Middle East solar industry has to offer.

The awards selection was judged by a panel of 8 industry experts and leaders from around the MENA region and the winners of the Solar Awards will be announced at this upcoming ceremony and networking event!

Award Categories

  • Utility Scale Solar Project of the Year 
  • Commercial & Industrial Solar Project of the Year 
  • Residential Solar Project of the Year
  • Regional Company (EPC, Manufacturer, Developer,..) of the Year
  • Financial Advisor /Consultant of the Year
  • Legal Advisor / Consultant of the Year 
  • Solar Entrepreneur of the Year 
  • Woman In Solar of the Year 
  • Solar Innovation (System, Product or Service) of the Year
  • Solar Energy Picture of the Year

The Jury & Selection Process

We are thrilled to be able to count on the unmatched expertise of 8 independent jury members coming from the entire region. They shall evaluate each of the applications and select the winner for each of the 11 categories:

Abdullatif N. Albitawi CEng, SFIIRSM, MEI, Secretary General and Honorary Vice Chair, Energy Institute, Middle East Branch

Dr. Steven Griffits, Senior Vice President, Research and Development Professor of Practice Khalifa University of Science and Technology United Arab Emirates

Eng. Mohammed Dabbas Senior Advisor, Arab Renewable Energy Commission (AREC)

Amjad Abdula,  head of Partnership International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Philippe Malbranche, Additional Director-General of the ISA in charge of programme and technology, International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Dr. Raed Bkayrat, Senior Advisor, Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC)

Dr. Sausan Al Riyami, Senior Expert at the research at Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation in Oman and Renewable Energy Cluster leader at EJAAD

Dr. Firas Balasmeh CEO – Firas Balasmeh Corporation for Control Systems – FB Group

COVID Restrictions

Due to COVID related restrictions, space is limited and priority will be given to MESIA members. This year, all participants, members, guests, and non-members will be required to pre-register and confirm attendance. 

MESIA is thrilled to welcome its guest on the face-to-face Solar Awards! 



MESIA is the largest solar trade association in the Middle East and North Africa region. Established in 2009, the association represents over 150 international and local organizations including investors, installers, manufacturers, law firms, consultants, policymakers and banks. MESIA is headquartered in Dubai, UAE and carries out solar-related activities and programs across the MENA region. Its regional coverage stretches from Morocco to Saudi Arabia, from Egypt to Oman, with over 10,000 subscribers across the MENA region. Over the past 10 years, MESIA has organized over 70 industry events focused on strengthening the footprint of solar energy in our region, including trade missions in KSA, Egypt, Pakistan and Jordan. Along the way, MESIA has won several prestigious awards and had been recognized by leading government authorities across the MENA region. MESIA also publishes industry-leading reports which have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the FT. To learn more about MESIA visit

For more information please contact:

Hinde Liepmannsohn

Senior Marketing & Operations Manager 

M: +971 50 409 9197