Green Dream Foundation and MENA Solar Power Forum joined hands recently as media partners in order to spread awareness about the environment and ways in which it can be protected. This partnership is expected to empower each of the two bodies to spread the awareness farther and wider than ever before.
Members of the governments, international financial institutions, regulating agencies, and utility, and power operators came together during the inauguration of the MENA Solar Power Forum held in Abu Dhabi from September 17 through September 19, 2012. The main focus of the conference was solar power development. Ongoing solar projects and future approaches to spread the word about solar energy were explored and presented. Rajit Nanda, CFO of ACWA Power, Phillippe Costerg, Deputy Director PV Solar for Total, Phillipe Lorec, Deputy Director General for Energy and Climate for Ministry of Ecology, France, and Iñigo Viani Desplats-Redier, Business Development Director CPV, Abengoa Solar Spain were among the big names, which graced the occasion.
Our founder, Ashish Sachdeva delivered a session on challenges and difficulties faced by solar power development in India and other similar developing nations. He also elaborated on the road ahead for ongoing and new solar projects in these regions.
Other topics discussed included the creation of a regulatory and investor-friendly environment in the MENA region for solar power plants to be established, identification of models in order to build project finance, providing support in order to build a strong connection between MENA and the European market, development of new technologies for the betterment and enhancement of the strengths and adaptation to the numerous challenges faced in the MENA region, and discovering more developments for ongoing projects including Sahara Forest, Ouarzazate, and Desertec Initiative.
More information on the event can be found on its official website: www.menasolarpower.com.