MESIA has published “Experts Feature: The Future of Solar” included in the Mid-Year Report
15 Aug 2022

Dubai – The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) has released its annual Mid-Year Solar report for a second year in a row. This year, they have included The Experts Feature, a collection of quotes from industry leading companies to give their professional and experienced opinions to tackle a specific topic. They provide the give their thoughts on “The Future of Solar” in this years edition. 

Participating in the feature are Vice Chairman of ACWA Power Paddy Padmanathan, Project Manager of ALEC Energy Samir E Mulla, Managing Director of Enertis Applus+ Santos Garcia, Managing Director of Haala Energy Saif Bdeir, President of MEA & CA of LONGi Jia Chao, Head of Engineering at Masdar Ibraheem Almansouri, CEO and Founder of S-5! Rob Haddock, and Vice President, Asset Management of TAQA Fatima Al Shaygi.

Sample quotes from the article are:

The ongoing evolution of technology combined with more capacity being rolled out is continuing to drive costs downPaddy Padmanathan

In the very near future, solar energy will be synonymous with the design of building facadesSamir E Mulla

The adoption of solar energy also contributes to mitigating issues associated with energy access and unemploymentSantos Garcia

Where rooftop solutions are becoming increasingly viable and attractive for large energy consumers across the regionSaif Bdeir

The global annual average installed capacity of PV is expected to reach more than 1000 GW in the next 30 years, entering the Terawatt EraJia Chao

To harness the full potential of solar moving forward, however, we will need to see more investment in decentralized, flexible electricity grids Ibraheem Almansouri

Simply put, when all the facts are known, the metal roof is the only roof type worthy of consideration for solar PVRob Haddock

The regions technical knowledge and capabilities ate growing but must continue to expandFatima Al Shaygi


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