11 Jul 2021
July 11, 2021, Dubai, UAE   The mid-year report is a more concise version of the MESIA Annual Outlook Report to be published in January 2022 but also features an insert on Qatar, which was not present in the report’s full edition. For the first time as well, the report will be exclusive to MESIA members for 90 days (as well as press/media on-demand) before becoming public domain in Se...
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10 Jul 2021
Mr. Filippo Carzaniga Group Executive Chairman FIMER   What is your role and how would you describe your job?  I am the Group Executive Chairman of FIMER and despite many managers in my role who has only a representative function, I  am very active into the business. On one side, my first priority is to give the strategic direction to the Company and to the businesses...
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28 Jun 2021
Rabih Baroud Bureau Veritas Renewable Sales Leader What is your role and how would you describe your job?  I am the Renewable Sales Leader at Bureau Veritas in charge of the Middle East Region. My responsibilities cover supporting the renewable power industry for a low-carbon future with a focus on solar, wind and hydro energy as well as following up on the green hydrogen projects wh...
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27 May 2021
Press Release May 26, 2021   MESIA Solar Awards’ 9th Edition The Address Beach Hotel and Resort, Dubai Tuesday 25th May, 2021, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM   The industry's premier 2021 Solar Awards ceremony, by the Middle East Solar Industry Association in it's ninth edition, was held on the 25th May, 2021. It recognized and celebrated exceptional talent and achievements in...
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09 Mar 2021
The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has plans to procure a total of six solar and wind powered plants aimed at delivering a total of around 2,650 MW of renewables-based capacity by 2024. The expected growth in the energy sector drove key players into the Omani market. Reflecting on the opportunities the country will attract in the next coming years, MESIA had the pleasure to interv...
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27 Jan 2021
What is your role and how would you describe your job?  I am a senior business development manager at Yellow Door Energy, the leading solar developer in the Middle East and South Asia. In my role, I combine both my engineering education and commercial expertise to help businesses in the UAE switch to clean energy and reduce electricity costs, all without any upfront investment. Work...
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24 Jan 2021
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak slowed down the implementation of renewable energy projects in 2020 in the region, the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) said in its latest annual outlook report. Solar Outlook Report 2021 highlighted budgetary difficulties and revised spending and investment, reduced government services and travel difficulties as contributing factors for the...
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24 Jan 2021
Morocco is pushing ahead with plans to exceed 50 percent sufficiency in renewable energy sources by 2030 within a long-term strategy to achieve 100 percent reliance in 2050, according to Solar Outlook 2021 report. The total renewable energy installed in Morocco at present accounts for 35 percent of its electricity output and by the end of 2019, the North African Arab country had 736 megawat...
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19 Jan 2021
Despite an unprecedented year, presenting health, economic and financial challenges, a new era towards solar energy is continuing to thrive, as revealed in the upcoming Middle East Industry Association, 2021 Solar Market Outlook report launched officially today during a WFES (World Future Energy Summit) webinar ‘The New Economy’ as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.   As di...
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