MESIA SOLAR AWARDS HONORS INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AT 12TH EDITION GALA
DUBAI, UAE - December 12, 2023 – The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) celebrated the 12th edition of its prestigious Solar Awards on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at The Address Marina Hotel, Wane by SoMiya, Dubai. The event, a highlight in the MENA solar industry calendar, showcased outstanding achievements and talent across various sectors.
This year's Solar Awards ceremony marked a significant evolution, featuring an array of new categories, submission criteria, and evaluation processes. The event attracted nearly 250 attendees from the entire solar supply chain and garnered support from industry leaders, including Jinko Solar, Sungrow, Huawei, and Yellow Door Energy. Collaborative endorsements were provided by Solarabic, Global Solar Council, The Association of Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA), Utilities Middle East, and World Future Energy Summit.
Recognizing Excellence Across the MENA Solar Market
MESIA's 12th edition focused on acknowledging and celebrating excellence in good practices, professionalism, quality, safety, and innovation across the entire solar industry in the Middle East. A total of 17 award categories showcased the brightest and best contributors to the region's solar landscape.
Key Award Categories and Winners
NEW! Leadership Achievement in Solar: Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Jeremy Crane
NEW! Utility Scale Solar Project Developer: ACWA Power, Jinko Power Technology Co., Ltd.
NEW! Utility Scale Solar PV Provider: Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.
NEW! Utility Scale Inverter Provider: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd.
NEW! Utility Scale EPC: Larsen & Toubro
C&I and Residential Solar Project: Yellow Door Energy
Hybrid Project: SirajPower
Regional Solar Module Provider: Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.
Regional Solar Inverter Provider: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd.
Regional Mounting Structured/BoS Provider: Arctech
NEW! Regional Robotic Cleaning Solution: SUNPURE
NEW! Solar Distributor: nanosun
Solar Financing Consultant: Synergy Consulting, Inc.
Technical Consultant: Bureau Veritas Group
Legal Consultant: Bracewell LLP
Outstanding MENA Solar Talent Development Program: German Energy Academy in Jordan
Outstanding MENA Based Overseas Performer (SMB): OptimalPV
MENA Solar Woman: Dr. Lana El Chaar
Visual Media: Yellow Door Energy
Jury & Selection Process
The awards were meticulously judged by a panel of six industry experts and leaders from the MENA region. Winners were announced at the ceremony and networking event, highlighting the transparency and credibility of MESIA's selection process.
MESIA members actively participated in the awards this year, voting for the Regional Solar Distributor and Leadership Achievement in Solar categories during a 5-day voting process.
Esteemed Jury Members:
George Li - International Project Leader at The Association of Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA)
Ruba Al Zubi - Levant Climate Energy and Environment Lead at Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO)
Sonia Dunlop - Chief Executive Officer at Global Solar Council
Mohammed Dabbas - Advisor for Energy Affairs at the Ministry of Energy in Jordan
Abdullatif N. Albitaw - Director at Emirates Green Building Council
Muhammad Abbasi - Technical & Educational Development Specialist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Looking to the Future
Hinde Liepmannsohn, Executive Director commented “We were thrilled to host so many guests tonight from both the region and Overseas, including COP28 delegations. This event is built to foster collaboration and networking among industry professionals while celebrating significant achievement and top players. We could not have delivered such a platform during a historic week for Dubai.”
Kosovo's Energy Sector Investment Opportunities Unveiled
In a groundbreaking announcement during the event, Minister Aliu and Chief of Staff Beqa shared details of Kosovo's 3-year Energy Investment Pipeline. This initiative presents attractive investment opportunities, including the ongoing auction for a 100 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant.
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The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) is a leading organization committed to promoting solar energy across the MENA region. MESIA's Solar Awards celebrate and recognize excellence in the industry, fostering innovation and sustainability. For more information, visit www.mesia.com