Utility-Scale Solar: New Technologies

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Dubai World Trade Centre
Conference Area

While new-generation PV modules come with a 30-year performance warranty and lower degradation rates, the high innovation speed of solar technology, constant product changes due to material supply constraints and heavy cost pressure are casting doubt on the quality and reliability of solar system technology, in particular for multi-million, large-scale solar power plants.

12:30 pm - 12:35 pmWelcome and Introducion

12:35 pm - 12:55 pmHigh-Efficiency Heterojunction (HJT) Modules with Lowest LCOE for PV Utility Scale

Jalel Hamila

General Manager Middle East & Africa


12:55 pm - 01:15 pmContribution of Tracking Solutions to Achieve best LCOE

Hans Juergen Sauter

Vice President MENA


01:15 pm - 01:35 pmSpeech Title to be Confirmed

Abdalrahman Al-Smadi

Technical Manager Mena

Growatt New Energy

01:35 pm - 02:00 pmQ&A Round

Hans Juergen Sauter, nextracker

Vice President MENA


Hans is a very experienced manager, coming from steel and supply chain optimisation background. Now he is more than 10 years active in leading positions in the solar industry where he was responsible for building largest solar plants everywhere in the world. Starting with fixed tilt racking solutions mainly in Europe, Hans focused more on more on high efficient solar solutions such like single axis tracking systems especially to support lowest LCOE in the MENA region. Hans was responsible for the contracting, design and implementation of more than 3 GW solarpower, including regional top projects like Sweihan and Al Kharsa. Hans holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering and graduated the Swiss SGBS Business School for strategic Management

Jalel Hamila, Akcome

General Manager Middle East & Africa

P.R. China

Jalel Hamila joined Akcome in 2023, he is GM MEA responsible for positioning HJT & developing all sales activities. Jalel spent 11 years with JA Solar as VP Sales - Strategic Utility Accounts where he developed 20 GW+ of projects pipeline. in 2010 before joining JA, Jalel was GM EMEA with Lumeta Solar, a US based startup that developed an innovative semi flexible BIPV systems. Jalel spent 14 years with Applied Materials, the global leader in equipment & services to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products.  At Applied Materials, he served as Sales & BD Director EMEA -Solar Business Group, where he was responsible for both Crystalline Silicon & TF production equipment lines. Jalel holds an MSEE from Northeastern University in Boston.

Abdalrahman Al-Smadi, Growatt New Energy

Technical Manager Mena


Electrical Engineer with +7 years in the solar industry and working as a Technical Manager for MENA Region.

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