Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the MENA Solar Conference (MENA-SC), which it organises from November 15 to 18, 2023, will discuss six innovative research areas. Prominent experts, specialists, and researchers worldwide will highlight the latest developments, technologies, and scientific research in solar power. The four-day scientific and technical conference at the Dubai World Trade Centre will discuss various scientific research projects in the solar energy sector that will accelerate the transition towards renewable and clean energy.
Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, remarked that organising the first MENA-SC during the Year of Sustainability in the UAE, during which the country is hosting the COP28 by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Dubai Expo City, is part of DEWA’s efforts to consolidate Dubai’s global position in renewable and clean energy.
It also creates additional momentum for the renewable and clean energy sector in the MENA region, supporting DEWA’s efforts in innovation, research, and development in this sector. This is in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050, which aim to provide 100% of Dubai’s total power production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.
Mr. Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, explained that the MENA-SC is a significant opportunity for specialists, researchers, and those working in the solar power sector. It is the first scientific and technical conference of its kind in the region that specialises in photovoltaic systems. It features specialised panel discussions with experts, researchers, and specialists from around the world.