Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza will deliver a keynote address at the Solar Utilities Network (SUN) forum, being held today at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The inaugural SUN forum, which carries the patronage of Dr Mirza, will look to provide a platform for knowledge exchange on Solar and Renewable technology.
The SUN Forum, which also carries the support of the Bahrain Solar Association, takes place alongside the Gulf Industry Fair taking place from February 6 to 8.
The forum will focus on the challenges and opportunities of solar including: PV storage, Solar power generation policies of the government, Energy storage and Work-force skilling.
Jubran Abdulrahman, Managing Director of Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions (HCE), says: “We are honoured to have HE Dr Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, support the event. Dr Mirza is leading from the front and has been a key figure in developing Bahrain’s solar and renewable energy policies. His keynote address is widely anticipated by an international audience coming from as far as Finland and the Czech Republic and also from our neighbouring countries.”
Dr Mirza is expected to outline the efforts to realise Bahrain’s vision to deliver 5 per cent of its energy needs through renewables by 2025. The minister will look to emphasise on job creation and economic wins from the transition to renewables for Bahrain.
“Solar is of global interest and the network is organised against the backdrop of an exhibition, the Gulf Industry Fair, which will be looking at products and services such as photovoltaic systems, energy storage and the implementation of PV systems for industrial use,“ adds Abdulrahman.
Among the presenters scheduled to speak at the event will be Dr Khalid Burashid, senior technical advisor, and Alexander Al Samahiji, solar expert, from the Bahrain Unit for Sustainable Energy (SEU); Dr Toufic Hawat, Chief Technology Advisor, Huawei Smart Solar; Dr Mohammed Asif, Professor at King Fahad University Saudi Arabia, and Dr Praveen Saxena, CEO, Green Jobs Council, India.