The markets of Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan and Kuwait hold huge promise for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) technology due to the DNI rates and internal energy landscape.
CSP Today, along with PV Insider has launched the 6th Annual Middle East & North Africa Solar Conference & Exhibition (MENASOL) Taking place on 6-7 May 2014 in Dubai. The event will bring together over 400 companies and individuals focused on getting CSP projects and profitable business in the MENA region.
The markets of Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan and Kuwait hold huge promise for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) technology due to the DNI rates and internal energy landscape. Governments in the regional are still choosing technologies for their future energy mixes and proving the added value of CSP is crucial for its success. CSP is has advantages above and beyond other renewable energy technologies due to its ability to provide 24 hour storage and the fact it has multiple uses. For example steam is used in Enhanced Oil Recovery. Petroleum Development Oman, Brightsource Energy, and ACWA Power are just some of the companies confirmed to talk about industrial opportunities for CSP including Enhanced Oil Recovery and desalination.
However, building CSP plants in the region requires in-depth knowledge not only of how to do business but also of local labour and construction laws. At MENASOL 2014, the agenda will take a detailed look at how to build effective consortiums and to work with EPC companies in the region. Individuals from Osool Law Firm, Apricum- The Cleantech Advisory, and GDF Suez will share information and data specific to markets and CSP technologies that is needed to win tenders.
MENASOL 2014 will gather together over 40 +decision-makers involved with projects and policies in MENA including Natixis Bank, the World Bank, Masdar, Shams Power Company, AREVA and many more. What’s more there will also be an opportunity to visit the 100MW Shams One project on an exclusive site tour.