The MENA Solar Conference (MENA-SC), which Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will host from November 15–18, 2023, will feature discussions on six cutting-edge research fields. The most recent innovations, technologies, and scientific research in solar power will be highlighted by eminent experts, professionals, and researchers worldwide. The Dubai World Trade Centre will host a four-day scientific and technical conference covering various solar energy-related scientific studies that will hasten the transition to clean and renewable energy.
The UAE is celebrating its Year of Sustainability and hosting the COP28 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Dubai Expo City. According to Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, DEWA is working to strengthen Dubai’s position as a global leader in renewable and clean energy by hosting the first MENA-SC. Additionally, it gives the MENA region’s clean energy and renewable energy sector more momentum, assisting DEWA’s efforts in innovation, research, and development in this area. This is consistent with the Dubai Renewable Energy Strategy 2050 goals and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to produce all of Dubai’s electricity from renewable sources by the year 2050.
The MENA-SC is a massive opportunity for experts, researchers, and those working in the solar power industry, according to Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA. It is the first conference to focus specifically on photovoltaic systems. It includes expert, researcher, and specialized panel discussions with participants from all over the world.
The MENA-SC focuses on six solar power research areas. These consist of:
1. Unconventional and New Concepts for Future Technologies: This area examines the novel ideas and substances needed to improve solar cells’ internal structure and efficiency. It also addresses creating unique materials with specialized qualities that can absorb more sunlight. Additionally covered are novel approaches, fresh ideas for boosting solar cell effectiveness, and satellite applications for solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power.
2. Silicon Photovoltaic Materials and Devices: This examines silicon’s application in solar panels and the best techniques and components to advance the production of silicon photovoltaic solar panels. This seeks to boost their effectiveness so they can generate more energy.
3. Perovskite and Organic Materials: This section describes the most recent advancements in producing new, highly efficient solar cells using perovskite and organic materials.
4. PV Module and System Reliability in the MENA Region: This topic examines accelerated testing procedures for PV panels and cleaning technologies, as well as methods for testing photovoltaic solar panels to ensure their dependability and suitability for the climate and environment of the Middle East and North Africa region.
5. Solar Resource for PV and Forecasting: This section discusses the most current methods for estimating solar radiation to develop and test solar technologies. This is done by measuring the various factors that can affect sunlight, including the weather, dust, and different times of day.
6. Power Electronics and Grid Integration: This section looks at how power converters are designed, modelled, and controlled, as well as how the grid supports distribution system operations. Additionally, it emphasizes using contemporary technologies to improve the dependability and efficiency of these systems and other renewable energy sources.