SOLAR IN CONSTRUCTION TO HELP ACHIEVE MENA SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

- Building integrated solar is expected to play a vital role in helping MENA countries achieve clean energy targets, according to latest MESIA report for The Big 5 Solar.

- Construction professionals will find BIPV solar solutions at The Big 5 Solar from 26-29 November 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The construction sector across MENA countries can expect to see an increase in Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) components as the region strives to achieve decarbonisation targets.

“Over the course of 2018 there will be further innovations in energy and storage technologies along with new regulatory frameworks to boost the solar industry,”

comments Gurmeet Kaur, Marketing and Communications Manager at Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA).

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Reporting that buildings account for 40% or more of the energy consumed in cities, the latest ‘BIPV in the MENA Region’ report from MESIA and The Big 5 Solar coins BIPV as a vital clean energy industry.

BIPV components can be designed in a multitude of ways, be it solar facades, solar windows, or even solar roofs which can then be installed in car parks, bus stations, stadiums and even homes.

“Aside from helping to save on electricity costs, and increasing overall efficiency, BIPV can truly add a unique visual elegance and architectural beauty to a building,”

appraises Anoop Babu, MENA Regional Manager of Architectural Solar Association (ASA).

Anoop Babu, MENA Regional Manager of Architectural Solar Association
Anoop Babu, MENA Regional Manager of Architectural Solar Association

A contributor to the report, Anoop highlights that BIPV in the MENA region will be defined by upcoming challenges such as the need for country specific regulations and product testing protocols.

He reveals that the ASA have been in talks with major decision makers to develop approaches toward these challenges and forecasts that a positive outcome will come:

“We are confident the BIPV market will soon see many changes in regulation, and that BIPV technology will be fully rolled out to help the MENA region succeed in its decarbonisation strategy.”

MESIA return to The Big 5 Solar this year as Knowledge Partner for the event. They encourage the gathering of solar professionals in the MENA and provide the community with up to date intelligence.

The Big 5 Solar will showcase BIPV solutions alongside the largest construction event in the Middle East, The Big 5 from 26-29 November 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

In addition, BIPV will be featured as a CPD (continuing professional development) certified topic aon the education agenda at The Big 5 Solar 2018.

BIPV projects in the MENA include: Dubai Frame with 1,200m2 PV glass; the Makkah Royal Clock with 233 solar panels on its dome; and Dubai Electricity Authority HQ with 10,000m2 of BIPV solutions.

 

To download the full BIPV in the MENA Region, click here.                                           

For more information or to be forwarded to any of the mentioned professionals please contact: Elisha Dessurne.

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Elisha Dessurne Public Relations Executive, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa
About The Big 5

12-15 September 2021, Dubai World Trade Centre

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. 

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