The German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (AHK Saudi Arabia), as part of the worldwide network of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, together with the Initiative “Renewables – Made in Germany” of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), organized a Renewable Energy Technology Delegation to Riyadh. The aim of the event was to present key technologies from leading German companies in the field of photovoltaic and concentrated solar power (CSP) technology and to develop and to build up a reliable long-term network between Saudi Arabian and German companies.
Germany is the global leader in renewable energies and its companies are an active participant in Saudi Arabia’s move toward green energy.
Bondarew, Head of DE International Consulting Services at AHK Saudi-Arabia, underlined the importance of renewable energy in Germany and highest standards applied to it by stating that the country “enjoys an outstanding reputation throughout the world for its high-quality technical products and its practical expertise, particularly in the field of solar energy – it is the global market leader in the field of environmental technologies. Today, renewable energies in Germany cover 31 % of total gross electricity generation. Photovoltaic covers 6.8 percent of this, and German technology is still the world market leader. Thanks to early funding, German companies in the sector exceed in international comparison, distinguished by their longstanding experience, high product quality and innovative strength as well as increasing efficiency. They set worldwide standards for research and development of technologies and help achieve national development targets.”
The delegation is part of the wider German framework promoting technology transfer and know-how. The program started on Monday with the Saudi-German Photovoltaic and CSP Industry Solutions Symposium at Al Khozama Banquette Hall, Al Khozama Center. The conference provided insight into the development potential of renewable energies in the Kingdom and in Germany. The four German companies visited prospective Saudi partners the following two days.