QSTec looks for talent to build solar hub
Munich, June 13, 2012
Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) is urging polysilicon and solar industry experts to join the organisation to be a part of building a new industry of solar energy in Qatar; the solar hub for the Mena region.
Abdulla Saif Al Mesallam, QSTec’s chief financial officer was addressing an international audience from a panel session focussing on the Mena region at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition, the world’s largest for the solar industry, held in Munich, Germany.
“QSTec is currently made up of a multi-national and multi-cultural workforce. We are looking for talented industry professionals to join our QSTec team as we develop a new industry for Qatar and the region from the ground up – the solar industry,” said Al Mesallam.
“We feel there is enormous untapped potential for solar within Qatar and the Middle East region and QSTec is well placed to deal with this growth. A number of our senior professional staff members come from Qatar, specifically from the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries as they have many transferrable skills that are highly suitable for the solar industry and especially the polysilicon manufacturing sector. We are looking to expand QSTec to meet local, regional and international demand,” he added.
A number of new jobs and business opportunities within the local economy will be created in Qatar. QSTec will provide new career paths in the solar energy sector for the country’s youth and talented professionals to participate in, Al Mesallam added.
The polysilicon produced in Qatar by QSTec will enable solar energy companies and organizations around the globe to produce products that reduce greenhouse gases, protect the environment and provide the clean renewable energy that makes such a positive impact on so many people across the world.
QSTec will be producing high quality, solar grade polysilicon, the key ingredient that goes into making the world’s most efficient solar technologies such as solar cells and modules that convert the sun’s power into energy. This solar energy will provide a sustainable alternative source of energy whilst conserving and protecting Qatar’s natural resources for the future.
In the future, QSTec hopes to expand into other areas and create many more solar energy solutions here in Qatar– not just benefitting Qatar but also the rest of the world by protecting the environment.
QSTec's $1 billion polysilicon manufacturing plant, located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, will initially produce 8,000 metric tonnes per year of polysilicon. By the time this is transformed into solar modules, these solar modules will capture enough solar energy to power around 240,000 homes for a year.
Around 80,000 delegates will attend the Intersolar Europe Conference and Exhibition between June 11 and 15 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. – TradeArabia News Service