Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising the third Dubai Solar Show in conjunction with the 20thWater, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018). Both events are organised under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA. Dubai Solar Show will be held from 23 – 25 October 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The third Dubai Solar Show will cover approximately 14,000 square metres attracting 125 exhibitors and more than 10 sponsors from around the world. The event will be held under the umbrellas of the fifth session of Green Week and the fifth session of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES).
The event is the region’s largest solar energy exhibition, serving as an important platform for both government and private sectors to contract and build partnerships, review latest technologies in the solar sector and regional current and future projects, as well as identify market needs, and participate in solar energy projects and programmes.
Organising WETEX, Dubai Solar Show and WGES at the same time, provides an opportunity for thousands of local, regional, and global exhibitors, participants, officials, and decision-makers, to benefit from the agenda of conferences, workshops and specialised events. They will also meet experts and specialists from around the world to discuss the development and expansion of solar energy usage in the region to achieve sustainable development and ensure a sustainable future. This is in line with DEWA’s vision to be a sustainable innovative world-class utility.
“Organising the third Dubai Solar Show after the success of the second, highlights the UAE’s leadership in this field and its leading position in increasing the reliance on solar energy, transforming to a green economy that embraces sustainability in the regional environment, society, and economy. The UAE leads the region in shaping the future initiative, in line with the vision of its wise leadership. That is why we have invested heavily in solar energy, and set ambitious goals reinforced by innovative initiatives that contribute to these goals. The third edition of the region’s largest solar energy exhibition coincides with national efforts to achieve the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071 and the UAE Vision 2021 to create a sustainable environment in terms of air quality, conservation of water resources, more reliance on clean energy, and implementation of green development in Dubai. The exhibition also achieves the objectives of the Dubai Plan 2021 to establish Dubai as a smart and sustainable city whose environmental elements are clean, healthy and sustainable,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and Founder and Chairman of WETEX.
“The initiatives launched by our wise leadership aim to achieve global leadership in these fields, notably the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to enhance green economy in the UAE, under the theme ‘Green Economy for Sustainable Development’, and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 that aims to transform Dubai into an international hub for clean energy and green economy by providing 7% of Dubai’s total power output from clean resources by 2020, 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050.”
Al Tayer stressed that the Dubai Solar Show has special significance, as it provides a comprehensive view of the future of renewables and solar power, with the use of new technologies and innovations that will drive growth and development in this field.
“The show will highlight Dubai’s key clean energy initiatives, which are key to implementing the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. The Shams Dubai initiative, launched by DEWA in support of the Dubai Smart Initiative to make Dubai the world’s smartest and happiest city, will be one of the most important initiatives to be showcased during the show’s three days, and to be promoted to all stakeholders. The initiative aims to encourage building owners to install photovoltaic (PV) panels on rooftops to generate electricity and connect them to DEWA’s grid.”
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
Al Tayer stressed that the show will focus on the solar projects led by Dubai and the UAE, especially the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world that uses the IPP model. The park is implemented by DEWA and will produce 1,000 MW by 2020 and 5,000 MW by 2030, with a total investment of AED 50 billion. When completed, the project will achieve a reduction of approximately 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
“The Dubai Solar Show is an ideal platform for service and municipal organisations, educational institutions, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and specialists in the fields of solar energy, storage systems, in addition to IPP solar power developers, research and development institutions, and engineering and consulting companies to learn about the latest technologies and trends in this promising industry,” said Al Tayer.
Exclusive benefits for exhibitors
“The show allows companies to introduce their organisations, products, and brands at a strategic and wide scale level, and to connect with the world’s leaders in solar energy. They can establish distinguished relations with DEWA, as the organiser of the show and the exclusive supplier of energy and water services in Dubai. They can also meet up with other decision makers, entrepreneurs, investors, buyers. Exhibitors can explore current and future solar projects in the region, the latest market trends, legislation, laws, and regulations established by specialised authorities.
Dubai Solar Show offers exclusive benefits to participants, such as free registration for companies and products at DEWA, letters of recommendation for products participating in the show, and exclusive field visits to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The benefits include the opportunity to participate in sessions and speak to the public on services and products, during the conferences and seminars throughout the show,” concluded Al Tayer.