Alongside the summit, today also saw the first day of Gulfsol and Gulf Glass exhibitions at the same location.
The summit brought together 30 industry experts, government ministers and dignitaries from across the world to discuss the growing need for the utilization of solar energy.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al-Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water said: “At DEWA, we strive to support the implementation of the Vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021. We also work to boost the UAE’s position as a global role model for energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainability, creativity, innovation, and attracting investment in renewable energy. DEWA is committed to the sustainable development and happiness of the citizens, residents, and to achieving a sustainable future for generations to come.”
Speakers at the summit included: His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary, Minister of Energy, UAE; Jordan’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim Saif; Egypt’s Dr. Mohammed Salah el-Sobki, Executive Chairman, New and Renewable Energy Authority, Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy; Dr. Bertrand Piccard, Chairman and Pilot of Solar Impulse, His Excellency Ahmed Belhoul, CEO, Masdar.
After a successful launch in 2013, GulfSol returned for its second time and has proved to be a popular date in the regional solar industry’s calendar. With a number of government and international exhibitors, the event provides access to the region’s leading companies, which supply cutting edge solar energy technologies and products.
Exhibitor, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), is showcasing the Petroleum Institute’s Solar Car Yas on their stand at GulfSol: “As one of the world’s leading oil and gas companies, ADNOC has a proud history of conservation and environmental responsibility and is committed to ensure harmonious balance between its operational needs and the natural resources,” said Abdullah Nasser Al Suwaidi, ADNOC Director-General.
Muhammed Kazi, Senior Project Manager, GulfSol, said: “Today marks a key milestone for the solar industry in the region. Not only have we seen the success of the first Global Solar Leaders Summit but we saw an influx of visitors to GulfSol 2015. The summit, attended by some of the most prominent decision makers across the world, resulted in some crucial questions and we look forward to next year when we can assess the development of goals laid out.”
Gulf Glass a co-located event with GulfSol also received tremendous response from visitors on day one of the event.
Dubai Municipality, Eng. Abdulla Rafia, Assistant Director General for Engineering & Planning, said: “We are pleased to be a part of this year’s GulfSol exhibition. The event has grown immensely, with several new features including the Global Solar Leaders Summit, which has clearly demonstrated the importance of the exhibition. It is great to see key players come together to discuss the growing need for solar energy in the region. Both events provide a platform for industry professionals to meet and exchange ideas, encouraging innovation and developments in the solar industry.”
Gulf Glass 2015 is also taking place at Dubai World Trade Center. As the only event of its kind in the region, Gulf Glass brings together more than150 exhibitors from across the Middle East.
Both GulfSol and Gulf Glass will run until Wednesday, September 16th, and will be open from 10:00-18:00 each day.
The events also includes free-to-attend practical educational workshops, which are CPD certified.
The Global Solar Leaders Summit and GulfSol are supported by premium sponsor Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), strategic sponsor Dubai Municipality, Platinum sponsor SkyPower, Diamond Energy Sponsor ADNOC, Gold sponsor First Solar, Silver sponsor Solarway and knowledge partner the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA).
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GulfSol is a key event in the Middle East dedicated to the solar industry, showcasing the very latest solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies available in the region. This will be the second year Dubai hosts GulfSol which will have new workshops and host the Global Solar Leaders Summit.
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