Waleed AlHallaj

Head of Business Development - MENA, Amarenco

Over a decade of experience in solar energy and green hydrogen development in the MENA region.


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