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The Middle East Solar Industry Association- MESIA, is the only non-for profit solar association bringing together the entire solar sector across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Our aim is to:

  1. Promote solar growth and opportunities in the entire region
  2. Collaborate as marketing and content partner with our local, regional and international members and partners
  3. Organize educational webinars, events, and networking workshops for solar professionals
  4. Produce reports on market trends, latest technologies, standards, and best practices
  5. Support our members’ and partners’ through various physical and digital activities

MESIA has over 80 local, regional and international members as well as key partners from the entire solar value chain: EPCs, integrators, subcontractors, technical advisors, law firms, components manufacturers, Investors/lenders/funds, components suppliers/components agents, or distributors or industry media and content/ research providers. These include companies such as ACWA Power, Synergy Consulting, Huawei, Sungrow, Pure Energy, NES Fircroft, FTC Solar, Desert Technologies, JA Solar, Trina Solar, Jinko Solar, LESSO, LONGi and Jakson Green.

Any company, association or media involved in reaching or connecting with the MENA solar and the broader renewable energy industry with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa is welcome to join or partner with the Middle East Solar Industry Association.



MESIA was created when a group of solar pioneers came together with the aim of giving life to the vast potential for solar in the Middle East. The group was led by Vahid Fotuhi from BP Solar and Prof. Georgeta Vidican from Masdar Institute. After a hugely successful launch event on November 23, 2009, the group established a steering committee made up of the key players in the local solar market.

These players went on to become the Founding Members of MESIA and they included: ABB, Alsa Solar Systems, Amonix, Apricum, Bird & Bird, BP Solar, Chadbourne & Parke, Enviromena, First Solar, Masdar, Power-One,
Schott Solar, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Standard & Chartered Bank, Sunpower, Taylor Wessing, Viessmann, Vinson & Elkins. Along the way, the group experienced many technical, financial and operational challenges as such an initiative had never been undertaken in the MENA region. But the team remained true to their passion for solar and pressed ahead.

Thanks to their hard work and perseverance, the Founding Members successfully instilled roots of what would emerge as the largest and most respected solar association in the MENA region.