PROGRAM /// DAY 2
20 NOVEMBER 2019
DAY 2
08:30Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00Opening by Conference Chairman
Session 5
09:15Rundown of the MENA utility-scale solar PV and key O&M Trends
10:00Solving the problem of the skill gap in a rapidly growing market
  • • How to support the solar sector growth while empowering the local business?
10:45 MORNING COFFEE BREAK
Session 6 - O&M in Desert Conditions
11:30O&M Best practices for Tackling Unique Regional Challenges
  • • Module degradation under high operating temperatures and sand storms
  • • On-site monitoring and reactive repairing in remote areas
  • • Resource-intensive operations with a scarcity of materials
12:30Soiling: The cost-effective solutions for the desert climate
  • • State-of-the-art Cleaning Solutions and Methods
  • • Innovative and Tailored approaches
  • • Optimizing the cleaning schedule
13:15 NETWORKING LUNCH
Session 7 - Solar Hybrids & Grid Solutions
14:45Hybrid Solar Power Plant (PV, CSP, diesel) and their role in the MENA Region
  • • Available solutions: advantages and challenges based on real case studies
  • • Coupling Solar with Innovative Energy Storage
  • • Operation and Maintenance implications and related hidden costs
15:45Integrating Solar into the Grid
  • • Ensuring security of supply: best practices and emerging new solutions
  • • Risk of curtailment: Impact across the grid network
  • • Solar as a service: how to change the trouble maker into a solution?
16:30Closing Words
16:45 NETWORKING DRINKS
Keynote Panel Discussion
PROGRAM /// DAY 2
20 NOVEMBER 2019