DEWA to hold region’s largest solar energy exhibition in October

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), a public service infrastructure company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has organized the region’s largest solar energy exhibition, Dubai Solar Show, in conjunction with the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2017.

DEWA is now inviting companies involved in solar photovoltaic, PV, technology to participate in the second edition of the Dubai Solar Show.

Both events are organized under the directives of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and President of DEWA.

Dubai Solar Show will be held from October 23 to 25, 2017, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will cover approximately 14,000 square meters and will attract exhibitors from around the world.

“Organizing the second Dubai Solar Show, following the success of the first issue last year, as the largest solar exhibition in the region, highlights the UAE’s leadership in this field, as well as its leading position in increasing reliance on solar energy, and the transformation to a green economy, to embrace the concept of sustainability in all aspects: environmental, social and economic,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

“We are keen on achieving the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021, to create a sustainable environment in terms of air quality, conserving water resources, more reliance on clean energy, and implementing green development in Dubai, as well as the Dubai Plan 2021 to establish Dubai as a smart and sustainable city, whose environmental elements are clean, healthy and sustainable.

Consequently, 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 His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, 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,” he further said.

“Dubai Solar Show offers exclusive benefits to participants, I invite all companies and organizations working in solar technologies to take part and explore the various investment opportunities offered by this promising sector,” he added.