Utility Scale Solar & Storage and Grid Integration

Wednesday, March 08, 2023
04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Sheikh Saeed Hall 2, Dubai World Trade Centre
Conference Area, S2.C50

Utilities are investing heavily in utility-scale energy-storage solutions, putting big batteries next to power plants and transmission lines and in substations to reduce costs and improve reliability. Renewables, combined with storage are becoming a key part of the modern grid and are indispensable for the prevention of bi-directional flows. Let's talk about how solar & storage will add the most value.

04:00 pm - 04:05 pmWelcome and Introduction

Daniel Fuchs

Vice President MBA

EUPD Research & Joint Forces for Solar

04:05 pm - 04:20 pmFully Integrated PV Manufacturing: The New Way for Global Multi GW Solar Fabs

Dr. Peter Fath

CEO & Founder

RCT Solutions GmbH

04:20 pm - 04:35 pmGrid-scale PV - PV's Contribution to Accelerating the Energy Transition Eliminate the Difficulties on your Journey to Sustainability

Klemens Wegehaupt

Solution Manager

Siemens AG

04:35 pm - 04:50 pmC&I Energy Storage Value Proposition for the MENA Markets - Technology Innovation & Best Practice Approach

Amine Sadek Bekhouche

Middle East & Africa Product Manager

Guangdong Growatt New Energy co.,Ltd

04:50 pm - 05:05 pmThe Role of Long Term Storage in 100% Renewable Energy Scenario

Karim Megherbi

Executive Director

Orisun Invest

05:05 pm - 05:20 pmThe CO2 Battery Long-duration Energy Storage Technology as a Critical Enabler of the Energy Transition in the Middle East Region

Paul Smith

Vice President Sales


05:20 pm - 05:30 pmQ&A Round



Dr. Peter Fath, RCT Solutions GmbH

CEO & Founder


Dr. Peter Fath, is the founder and CEO of RCT Solutions GmbH. He is leading RCT Solutions to cover the full range of photovoltaic value chain providing various services from owner's engineering and conceptual design to feasibility studies and turnkey lite services to factories, investors and facilities.He and his team helped on the execution of the world's first and fully integrated solar manufacturing facility in Turkey as well as many other integrated factories around the globe which he will be sharing more about that on his speech. He is actively the chairman of the PV equipment supplier division of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation). During his career, he fulfilled the positions of management board of centrotherm photovoltaics AGÂ and co-founder of GP Solar GmbH as well.


Karim Megherbi, Orisun Invest

Executive Director


Karim is the Founder and Executive Director of Orisun Invest, a project origination platform in renewable energy he launched in 2020, which has closed so far 365 MW in 7 different countries and with more than 2.4 GW under mandate with leading IPP and investors. He has over 17 years of experience in the energy sector and he is also acting as Director Transaction Advisor in Dii Desert Energy, a leading Think Tank in the MENA region advocating for an acceleration of the energy transition, which he also represents at the IRENA Coalition for Action, an international institutional network supporting the global energy transition.


Klemens Wegehaupt, Siemens AG

Solution Manager


Klemens Wegehaupt - enthusiastic engineer, practical pragmatist & passionate improviser - from energy enthusiast to energy expert, has been working in the field of microgrids & renewable energies for over 10 years. From the conservative business of general planning for large power plants, where he was responsible for the design, calculation and planning of primary and secondary components, he switched to innovation in the field of microgrids & renewable energies. In this area, he has been working as a project engineer & solution architect since 2011 and takes care of the creation of practical concepts for sustainable energy supply. Following Einstein's principle "If you can't explain something simply, you haven't understood it", he tries to inspire and sensitise people to this topic.


Daniel Fuchs, EUPD Research & Joint Forces for Solar

Vice President MBA


Daniel is a highly respected global marketing and event management leader with over 13 years experience in brand development, international marketing strategy and public relations campaigns. The proven track record of more than 400 successfully accomplished B2B marketing, communication and event management projects across the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America reflects his strong intercultural competence and ability to translate customer demands into profit making concepts and avantgarde solutions. Extremely well connected in the global solar and energy storage industries, Daniel has acted as facilitator for hundreds of companies across all segments that wanted to expand their business in specific regions. Daniel holds a BA (Hons.) in International Business Management and MBA from the University of Wales, Cardiff.



Vice President Sales


Paul is responsible for business development and commercialization of Energy Dome's CO2 Battery technology in Europe and the Middle East. Paul has more than 25 years of experience throughout the international energy industry value-chain, ranging from senior commercial and leadership roles with major European renewables IPPs, international construction of large-scale solar and energy storage projects and conventional gas power technologies.


Amine Sadek Bekhouche, Guangdong Growatt New Energy co.,Ltd

Middle East & Africa Product Manager


A Well qualified Renewable Energy Master Degree and MBA in project managements with a very unique 5-year experience in the power industry, with many solar companies such as Thager Rafedain -UAE as Technical Marketing Engineer, Falioun- Germany as Technical instructor. Now supports Growatt's team with specific expertise as Middle East & Africa Products Manger, Participation in Many Scientific Fairs and Exhibitions.

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