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. It also offers the unique opportunity for Qatar to discover the latest solar energy technologies from leading local and international suppliers. Qatar is turning to renewables with some revolutionary initiatives already underway, and a strong commitment by Qatar’s visionary leaders to sustainable development. Research and development is essential in combating the harsh elements impacting the performance of solar technologies and through the deployment of innovation and effective government policy Qatar will be able to harness its solar energy potential.