Moneef Barakat


Wednesday 31 January 2024

Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony will set the stage for insightful discussions on the rapidly growing PV market in Saudi Arabia.


Speakers: Eckhart K. Gouras, Managing Director, pv magazine | Moneef Barakat, CEO, Solarabic


Wednesday 31 January 2024

Panel discussion 3 | PV plant development and construction in Saudi Arabia, EPC innovations and beyond

In this session, representatives of EPC companies, project developers, and investment firms will discuss the best construction practices, as well as the challenges in building solar plants in demanding environmental conditions.

Talking points:

  • Land acquisition, lease
  • Central vs string inverters in large scale PV
  • Grid connection issues
  • Environmental factors
  • Cleaning operations

Speakers: Saeed Baalhaddad, General Manager & Commercial Director, Gulf Renewable Energy Lab | Joseph Sadaka, General Manager, Safeer | Rami Hamati, Project Development Manager, EMERGE | Omar Attyat, Regional Sales Manager, LONGi | Saif Bdeir, Managing Director, Haala Energy

Moderators: Moneef Barakat, CEO, Solarabic


Wednesday 31 January 2024

Conference key takeaways

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