In many of the sun-blessed countries in the Middle East, solar energy generation is at the top of the energy agenda. Intersolar organizers decided to focus on providing a top-level conference program and networking opportunities for Intersolar Middle East 2017. The participants of this event had a chance to collect information on current market trends and framework conditions of the industry, and opportunities and risks of market entry, as well as to make contact with key players which are crucial for expanding business relationships in the region. Sessions exploring the development of different markets and technologies, discussions between investors, project developers and key players in the region, information sharing, and not to mention a wide range of different networking opportunities, gave each participant a wealth of opportunities to expand their knowledge and make new contacts.

Sunny regions attract the solar industry – which is certainly the case in the Middle East and North Africa. At around 3 euro cents per kilowatt hour, solar power is now the most cost-efficient form of power generation in the region. Intersolar and its MENA events have a long tradition of providing a platform for market participants where solar energy generation is in the spotlight. In the medium term, the MENA states will account for a considerable proportion of the solar energy generated.