PV Insider is hosting a free webinar tomorrow, Tuesday 5th March at 08.00am GMT / 09.00 CET / 12.00 GST to discuss specific challenges and opportunities associated with solar growth in Algeria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere in the Arab world. Hit the jump for more details and to find out how to register for this very important event.
Vahid Fotuhi, President of ESIA and Daniel Zywietz of the Clean Energy Business Counci/Ambata Capital will join Matt Carr at PV Insider for a 60 minute session, which will feature industry polls and an extended question and answers session.
Virtually undisputed is that the MENA region has enormous solar energy potential that can and should be exploited in order to promote greater economic and energy independence, while reducing overall carbon emissions.
But a host of both practical and political challenges have stunted growth until now, for which there are two major reasons, according to PV Insider.
Local governments and agencies are not well briefed on either the long term environmental or fiscal benefits of solar energy, and there is an absence of project experience in the region from which to gather lessons learned.
Dialog and education can not only help local officials incorporate photovoltaic power into their energy mix, but it can also equip outsiders with the specific cultural and practical exigencies of the region.
The webinar will provide a useful guide for all PV solar professionals interested to enter this lucrative but murky new market, and will also identify various off-grid opportunities for those who aren’t sure where to find them.
The webinar can be joined for free by following the link below; there is limited space, so sign up now!
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