Emiliano Bellini

News Director, pv magazine

Emiliano Bellini is the News Director at pv magazine. He joined the company in March 2017. He has been reporting on solar and renewable energy since 2009. Emiliano is responsible for the daily news coverage on pv-magazine.com with a particular focus on European market. Emiliano also covers new technology, R&D, installations and company financial reporting. In its previous experience as a journalist, Emiliano has written about EdTech and new language technologies.


Wednesday 31 January 2024

Panel discussion 2 | Solar techs for the desert

In this session, we will discuss with industry experts and representatives of manufacturers the importance of choosing highly reliable products when operating in the Saudi market, as well as how to better procure these products.

Talking points:

  • Potential new factories in SA
  • Local content requirements
  • Next-generation product (tandem perovskite-silicon)
  • Competition of mainstream technologies PERC, TOPCon, xBC, HTJ
  • Localizing inverter production
  • Testing and certification

Speakers: Abdullah Zalam, Manager – PV Technology, ACWA Power | Leon Chuang, Global Marketing Director, Risen Energy | Theo Xin, Head of Product&Technology MENA, Trina Solar | Yasser Zaidan, Sr. Sales Manager - Middle East, Jinko Solar

Moderators: Emiliano Bellini, News Director, pv magazine | Dr. Amin Al Yaquob, Managing Partner, Al Yaquob Advisory


Wednesday 31 January 2024

Panel discussion 4 | Linking to storage, hydrogen, CSP

In this session, we will seek to ascertain if the Saudi market can be home to ambitious green hydrogen project or innovative hybrid storage configurations. We will also discuss if the CSP (concentrated solar power) technology has the potential to challenge the primacy of PV or if it may be used in complementarity.

Talking points:

  •  Competition between green and grey/blue hydrogen
  • Costs of hydrogen
  • Revival of CPS and competition or complementarity with PV
  • Large-scale and small-scale batteries; feasibility, prices, and technology
  • Neom 
  • Hybridizing PV with HVAC

Speakers: Dr. Mengyuan Li, Vice President, Product Management Center, LONGi | Waleed AlHallaj, Head of Business Development - MENA, Amarenco | Dr. Raed Bkayrat, Chief Development Officer, Alternative Energy Projects | Mustafa Ahmed Al-Hakeem, Project Manager

Moderators: Emiliano Bellini, News Director, pv magazine | Krzysztof Ignaciuk, Partner, Partner, Head of MENA, Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory


Wednesday 31 January 2024

Conference key takeaways

Speakers: Moneef Barakat, CEO, Solarabic | Emiliano Bellini, News Director, pv magazine