In talks with Pepsi Baiocco, Director, NeOn Energy

NeOn Energy will be exhibiting its latest products at The Big 5 Solar in Dubai this November. We spoke to the Director, Pepsi Baiocco; here's what he told us as he prepares to participate to the the  largest solar meeting place.

How do you find the solar market in the Middle East right now?

The solar market for our PVT (Photovoltaic Thermal) is enormous. Because of the heat exchanger placed in the back of the panel, in which simple water circulates, it has a dual function of cooling the panel, and at the same time making available an energy source such as hot water. Moreover, as it cools the photovoltaic panel, it increases the efficiency of the panel by about 30 - 35%, compared to the same operating conditions of a conventional PV (Photovoltaic) panel.

Why would you recommend doing business in this region?

Simply because there is a solar energy demand. In one of the National press few months ago, it was mentioned that both Abu Dhabi & Dubai are aiming ​ to provide 7% of their energy needs through solar by 2020 and 15% by 2030. It is absolutely for this reason that NeOn Energy has realized that there is a gap that needs to be fulfilled and we therefore decided to go for it.

What are the top 3 trends in the industry according to you?

Solar rooftop PVT & PV,  Battery Storage & Wind turbine are the fastest growing today. And with the increased demands for alternative energy, the need for skilled labour will also continue to grow.

What do these mean for your company?

It means it would generate significant development and growth, either vertical (promotions & Maximum profit) or horizontal (experience & maximum profit)

What products will you present at The Big 5 Solar?

Photovoltaic Thermal, Batteries and Inverters

Why is there demand for them in the Dubai/Middle East?

Clean Energy (which is good for the environment), Cost effective (lower your bills) & Convenient (works everywhere including remote areas).

How will the exhibition help you to grow business in the UAE?

We are looking for distributors and partners to work with in the MENA region, so the BIG 5 came at the right time to promote and market our technology and know-how.

About NeOn Energy -

If the 19th century was the age of coal and the 20th of oil, the 21st will be the age of the sun.
​It is NeOn Energy’s goal to enhance the development of solar powered solutions and energy services for South Africa by being a leader in assisting and providing consumers with:

  • Establishing the true energy potential of the site covering a high share of the energy demand with renewable energies;
  • Calculating the true cost and return on investment of the installation and use the best solar solution for their energy needs guaranteed by the European quality and efficiency standards;
  • Research & develop new technology to increase the performance and the efficiency of the solar PV.

Meet with NeOn Energy at The Big 5 Solar at the New Zabeel Hall 6, Z6 A51

About The Big 5

The Big 5 is the construction event providing leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed.

Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

About DMGT

DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information and events & exhibitions. In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1 billion.