Opening Session

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

10:30 am - 10:35 am
Dubai World Trade Centre
Conference Area

Solar installations are on the rise. The deployment is expected to continue over the next four years, reaching 617 GW in 2027. The energy transition towards renewables is well under way in the Middle East and North Africa. The region has advanced and ambitious energy investment and diversification plans in place, driven by the need to meet growing energy demand, promote economic growth, maximize socioeconomic benefits and meet decarbonisation objectives. Analysis for IRENA's World Energy Transitions Outlook (WETO) reveals that the region could obtain almost 26% of its total primary energy supply from renewables by 2050, while the renewable share could reach 53% in the power sector. The Intersolar Middle East Conference opening will kick-off three days of intense knowledge exchange and discussion.

10:30 am - 10:35 amWelcome by the Organizer

Dr. Florian Wessendorf

Managing Director

Solar Promotion International GmbH

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