According to latest Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) ‘BIPV in the MENA Region’ report, for the upcoming Big 5 Solar Exhibition, which will run from 26-29 November 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the construction sector across MENA countries can expect to see an increase in Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) components as the region strives to achieve decarbonisation targets.
BIPV components can be designed in a multitude of ways, be it solar facades, solar windows, or even solar roofs which can then be installed in car parks, bus stations, stadiums and even homes.
Report contributor Anoop Babu, MENA Regional Manager of Architectural Solar Association (ASA), highlights that BIPV in the MENA region will be defined by upcoming challenges such as the need for country specific regulations and product testing protocols.
He reveals that the ASA have been in talks with major decision makers to develop approaches toward these challenges and forecasts that a positive outcome will come:
“We are confident the BIPV market will soon see many changes in regulation, and that BIPV technology will be fully rolled out to help the MENA region succeed in its decarbonisation strategy.”
Anoop Babu, adds:
“Aside from helping to save on electricity costs, and increasing overall efficiency, BIPV can truly add a unique visual elegance and architectural beauty to a building.”
Gurmeet Kaur, Marketing and Communications Manager at Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) comments:
“Over the course of 2018 there will be further innovations in energy and storage technologies along with new regulatory frameworks to boost the solar industry.”
MESIA return to The Big 5 Solar this year as Knowledge Partner for the event. They encourage the gathering of solar professionals in the MENA and provide the community with up to date intelligence.
The Big 5 Solar will showcase BIPV solutions alongside the largest construction event in the Middle East, The Big 5 from 26-29 November 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
In addition, BIPV will be featured as a CPD (continuing professional development) certified topic on the education agenda at The Big 5 Solar 2018.
BIPV projects in the MENA include: Dubai Frame with 1,200m2 PV glass; the Makkah Royal Clock with 233 solar panels on its dome; and Dubai Electricity Authority HQ with 10,000m2 of BIPV solutions.
To download MESIA ‘BIPV in the MENA Region’ report, click here.
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