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Qatar: Gulf Region’s Sustainability Experts Meet IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Specialists

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 23, 2016
Green Expo ForumAbout 400 industry stakeholders met in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha in early November to attend the first Green Expo Forum organised by the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD). The three-day conference offered presentations by experts from Gulf countries and the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC), which held its biannual Executive Committee meeting at around the same time. “The GORD conference was a great forum for presenting the research work from the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme,” said Ken Guthrie, Chairman of the IEA SHC. GORD had organised the Green Expo Forum in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment. The first-day event was titled The Carbon & Climate Change Summit. The second and third day featured the Sustainable Built Environment Conference.
Photos: GORD
 

Power Qatar Summit (incorporating Solar Qatar Summit) 2017, Doha

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 21, 2016
Qatar’s power generation, transmission and distribution event Power Qatar Summit will take place from 9 to 10 October 2017 at the Ritz Carlton West Bay, Doha, Qatar. Held under the patronage of KAHRAMAA and incorporating the successful Solar Qatar Summit, the event will attract over 300 senior level executives to discuss progress, future developments and best practices across industries and sectors for the State of Qatar.
 

IEA SHC Programme Scales up its International Research Network

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 18, 2016
The IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) broadens its sponsor network. The most recent members are the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), headquartered in Germany, and the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) based in Qatar. ISES joined as a Sponsor in 2016 and GORD already in 2015. “We welcome the engagement of ISES and GORD in the IEA SHC Programme,“ says Ken Guthrie, Chairman of IEA SHC. “ISES represents an extensive network of solar thermal professionals from around the world and GORD opens the doors to the Gulf States – potential future markets for solar cooling“. 
 

Australia: Ken Guthrie Appointed as New Chairman of IEA SHC Programme

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 26, 2014
Ken GuthrieIt was the second time an Australian was chosen to head the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA SHC Programme): In June, Ken Guthrie was elected Chair of the Executive Committee for the next two years. Guthrie founder and Director of Sustainable Energy Transformation, a renewable energy consultancy, since August 2012 after having served as General Manager of Sustainable Environs at Sustainability Victoria for three years. Prior to that he worked in renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in Victorian Government agencies since the mid 1980’s. He was instrumental in initiatives to increase solar water heating in Australia through the Renewable Energy Target, subsidies and new housing regulations. 
 

Solar Qatar Summit 2014, Doha

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 11, 2014

Solar Qatar Summit is taking place on 17 and 18 November 2014 under the patronage of H.E. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation - Kahramaa. Attracting over 300 senior level engineers, architects, project managers, developers, utilities operators, sustainability consultants and municipal authorities this event is Qatar’s leading platform for project updates, knowledge sharing and high level networking for the solar industry.

SOLAR QATAR SUMMIT, Doha

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 15, 2013

Solar Qatar Summit 2013 (SQS) is taking place in Doha, Qatar on 18 and 19 November 2013, with support from H.E. Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Khalifa Al Thani, Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning, State of Qatar. Up to 200 solar industry stakeholders dedicated to ensuring Qatar’s sustainable future will meet to discuss the deployment of solar energy in the region and see presentations and case studies from both regional and international thought-leaders. From policy-making, strategic planning, research and development to the showcasing of major solar energy projects and innovative technologies Solar Qatar Summit 2013 (SQS) will cover the most up-to-date information within this developing market.
 

UAE/Dubai: Solar-Heated Chocolate Factory

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 12, 2013

Austrian collector manufacturer Tisun has announced that it sold 510 m² of solar collectors to an “international confectionery manufacturer” in Jebel Ali in the emirate of Dubai. The company which installed the 200 collectors in May was Tisun’s subsidiary Tisun GCC, located in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates and responsible for the distribution of the Tisun collectors in Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Photo: Tisun

The Renewables Market in MENA – Opportunities and Challenges (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 1, 2010

This document produced by the law firm Freshfields provides a rich overview of the use of renewable energy sources in the Middle East and North Africa region, also known as MENA region. It includes country briefings on Saudi Arabia, UAE, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Syria and North Africa.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Solar-cooled, 500-seat Showcase Stadium in Qatar

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 27, 2010

 Solar cooling plant in the middle of Qatar's desert” Solar cooling plant in the middle of Qatar's desert: Manufactured by German Mirroxx, the Fresnel collectors with an aperture area of 1,400 m2 (700 kW) deliver the energy for an adsorption chiller which cools a showcase football stadium with 500 seats.
Photo: Gem Advertising and Publications

Concentrating Solar Power for Seawater Desalination (2007)

Submitted by Hans Craen on April 6, 2009

This extensive study from 2007 assesses in a detailed way the potential of concentrated solar power (CSP) systems for large scale seawater desalination. The geographical scope of the report focuses on the urban centres in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The objective of the study is to demonstrate that these large scale CSP processes can be used to provide water supply in a balanced, affordable and secure way and as such helping avoiding a threatening fresh water deficit.

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