Saif Bdeir

Managing Director, HAALA | Energy

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Panel discussion 1 | Market perspectives and opportunities in the Saudi PV market

In this session, experts and analysts from local and international companies will discuss the perspectives of this segment and the challenges that must still be addressed to further reduce prices and foster innovation.

Talking points:

  • LCOE of large-scale and small-scale PV in SA
  • PV and storage in the SA energy market
  • Direct and indirect incentives
  • Future policies
  • Renewable energy targets
  • PV for energy exports

Speakers: Nahidh El-Shaer, Country Director, SirajPower | Majid Refae, Chairman, Saudi Polytechnic Institute of Renewable Energy | Marcus H. Schrauf, CEO, FAS Energy | Dr. Hussain Bassi, Senior Consultant Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

Moderators:  Essam Al-Ammar, Professor of Electrical Energy, King Saud University


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