Qatar Solar Energy opens new facility in Doha
Doha, June 9, 2014
Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), a Qatar-based renewable energy company, has opened its largest solar technology development and manufacturing facility in the Mena region, in the outskirts of Doha.
QSE will deliver solar energy solutions and manufacture solar products that will lessen the reliance of the economy on hydrocarbon fuel industries, said a statement.
Its model combines research, technology development, manufacturing and project development and deployment, forming a fully integrated value chain from raw materials to the end-user.
By promoting synergies between these areas, QSE allows for constant innovation and incorporation of the most advanced technologies in its products. QSE’s research institute Al Jazari Center for Excellence brings together the region’s best minds, it said.
The launch was attended by government officials, foreign dignitaries, industry and environmental leaders, and special guests attended the launch, which puts Qatar on the path to be one of the biggest producers of solar energy in the world. Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, spoke during the event.
Salim Abbassi, CEO, said: "Qatar Solar Energy is dedicated to democratising sustainable energy by delivering environmentally responsible solutions to the world's pressing energy challenges. By lowering the cost, our technology will empower individuals and businesses with affordable electricity in developed and emerging markets.
"This is a significant milestone for Qatar and proves that the region can be on the leading edge of an industry that will secure sustainable energy for future generations."
QSE has also signed agreements with Jermyn Capital to supply 150MV of solar power to the Japanese market and additionally with Power Capital to supply 150 MV to the Thailand market, said the statement.
To improve cost and efficiency, QSE is collaborating with leading solar energy technology companies with specialisation in ingot, wafer, cell, module, and deployment technologies. It is currently manufacturing patented innovative products specifically designed for sun-belt regions. - TradeArabia News Service