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Intersolar & ees Middle East

March 7 - March 9

12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Start Date:
Mar 07, 2023
End Date:
Mar 09, 2023

The most Powerful Solar & Energy Storage Platform in the MENA Region

Date: March 7–9, 2023

Location:  Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

Areas of Focus: Solar I Energy Storage


The 48th Middle East Energy Exhibition will host the Intersolar/ees Middle East exhibition and conference from 7 – 9 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE. In its sixth year, Intersolar, ees and Middle East Energy are joining forces to offer the industry the ideal energy platform in the MENA region – this year with an extended renewable energy section. The organizers expect 800 exhibitors and more than 20,000 international visitors at the co-located events. It is the perfect place and time for forming valuable business relationships, network with decision makers in the region and benefiting from one of the most dynamic energy markets in the world. Registration is free of charge and available from December 2022 for attendees of the exhibition and conference delegates.


Important links:

More event information: www.intersolar.ae

Free visitor registration: here

Free conference registration: here

Conference Programs: here


March 7th


Opening Session


Are you looking for inspiring keynotes? Then join the opening to learn about vison and implementation of the MENA energy transition, energy carriers reaching net zero, energy security, lowest costs, jobs, trade concepts and more.


11:00 am – 11:10 am Welcome by the Organizer | Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Solar Promotion International GmbH


11:10 am – 11:30 am Keynote Speech: Energy Leadership in Sunny Middle East | Paul van Son, 

President, Dii Desert Energy


11:30 am – 11:50 am Keynote Speech | Ahmed S Nada, Vice President, Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA)


Panel: Green Hydrogen: What Does it Take to Industrialise?


How is the current status of the implementation? Which actions are required to get green hydrogen to industrial scale? Industry leaders will discuss the economic efficiency of green hydrogen and its significance for the global economy. They share their visions and increasingly the concrete steps towards materialisation, and how the political support will enable the market.


12:00 pm – 12:05 pm Welcome and Introduction | Cornelius Matthes, CEO / SVP, Kuwekeza Holdings / Dii Desert Energy


12:05 pm – 01:30 pm Panel: Green Hydrogen: What Does it Take to Industrialise?




Gregory Fayet, CEO EDF Renewables KSA, EDF Renewables

Arati Joshi, Solar Manager, Intercontinental Energy

Jalel Hamila, Global Strategic Account Sales MEA-APAC, JA Solar International Ltd.


Green Hydrogen: Infrastructure


A hydrogen economy at scale will complement the renewable sector to build a resilient energy system. Is an entire re-built required, or can existing assets contribute to an accelerated transition? What infrastructure exists and what will be further required. Expect real-world answers and a look at upcoming investments


02:00 pm – 02:05 pm Welcome and Introduction | Cornelius Matthes, CEO / SVP, Kuwekeza Holdings / Dii Desert Energy


03:05 pm – 03:20 pm Green Hydrogen – Our Future that Has Become our Present | Dr. Andrea Lovato, Executive Vice President Business Development. Head of Renewable & Hydrogen Development, ACWA Power


Renewable Hybrid Solutions


The ever growing share of intermittent renewable power generation feeding electricity into the grid has created stability challenges for the utilities. This leads to further requirements for grid integration and operation. Combining different sources of renewable energy and energy storage is part of the solution.


05:05 pm – 05:20 pmTransforming Talents towards Hybrid Energy Professionals | Hamzeh Buqaei, Manager of German-Energy Academy Jordan, Al Hussein Technical University


March 8th 


MENA Solar Market Outlook


Middle East energy transitions are picking up speed. Driven by well-designed auctions, favorable financing conditions and declining technology costs, renewables are being brought into the mainstream. The Middle East is set to become a market leader in renewable energy. Up to 90GW of renewable energy capacity, mainly solar and wind power, is planned across the MENA region over the next 10- 20 years Renewable energy will account for 34% of total power sector investments across the MENA region over the next five years.


11:35 am – 11:55 am The Importance of Reliability and Bankability in the Growth of Photovoltaics in MENA Region | Abdullah Fattal, Key Account Manager DG – GCC, Jinko Solar


11:55 am – 12:15 pm Speech Title to be confirmed | Diaa Eed, Director -Strategic Business MENA, Sungrow Middle East DMCC


Utility-Scale Solar : New Technologies to Optimize Design, Reduce Cost and Improve Yield


Are you ready for a roundup of technology innovations – including modules, inverters, mounting/trackers, system design on utility-scale solar projects? Watch out the latest Impact of technology changes on yield and cost and utility-scale plant design optimization & performance.


12:30 pm – 12:35 pm Welcome and Introduction | Denisa Fainis, Associate / Secretary General, Three Eight Six Development / MESIA

12:35 pm – 12:50 pm Improving Long-Term Efficiency in Solar Facilities Through Automation | Eran Meller, Co-founder and Chairman, Ecoppia


12:50 pm – 01:05 pm Let’s How the Market Challenge Looks Like in Q1 2023 | Hans Juergen Sauter, Vice President MENA, Nextracker


01:20 pm – 01:35 pm Navigating the Growth Potential of Middle Eastern Utility-Scale Solar PV Market: Risks and Op | Victor Signes, Renewable Energy Analyst, Rystad Energy


C&I & Utility-Scale Solar: Total Control – How Big Data Improves O&M and Asset Management


Big data and artificial intelligence are big buzzwords also in solar power plant O&M and Asset Management. The promises: superior and predictive analytics of system losses and reliability enabling improved system design and maintenance, saving on labor and cost. But what’s real, what’s fiction?


02:15 pm – 02:20 pm Welcome and Introduction | Hamzeh Buqaei, Manager of German-Energy Academy Jordan, Al Hussein Technical University


02:20 pm – 02:35 pm C&I Solar: Best Practices in O&M and Asset Management | Leandro Bento, Chief Technical Officer, Yellow Door Energy


02:50 pm – 03:05 pm Enhancing PV Plant Operation Through Advanced Data Analysis

Daniel Barandalla, Solar Advisory Lead EMEALA, UL Renewables


03:20 pm – 03:35 pm Speech Title to be confirmed | Laurent Longuet, CEO, SirajPower


Utility Scale Solar & Storage and Grid Integration


Utilities are investing heavily in utility-scale energy-storage solutions, putting big batteries next to power plants and transmission lines and in substations to reduce costs and improve reliability. Renewables, combined with storage, are becoming a key part of the modern grid and are indispensable for the prevention of bi-directional flows. Let’s talk about how solar & storage will add the most value.


05:05 pm – 05:25 pm The Role of Long Term Storage in 100% Renewable Energy Scenario | Karim Megherbi, Executive Director, Orisun Invest


Solar Energy: Supply Chain Challenges and Solutions + Module Design for Harsh Environment


The global solar market grew considerably in 2022 despite COVID 19 and material supply shortages. But is the industry ready for the next level? Are the supply chains resilient enough for the current boom? How is the situation when it comes to special product and component designs for harsh environments? Get a solid market up-date.

11:35 am – 11:50 am High Efficiency Solar Project Solutions | Omar Atiyat, Country Manager, Middle East, LONGI



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