Qatar seeks to generate 16% of its electricity from solar power by 2018, and is expected to issue a tender for an 1800MW solar power plant in Q1 of 2014. The country’s flagship solar testing facility was formally inaugurated by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser in December 2012.
Qatar’s energy distributor, Kahramaa is in the process of deploying 200MW of solar projects, with the goal of generating 2% of the country’s electricity by 2020.
Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) is the national agency charged with executing applied research and delivering commercialized technologies in four themed areas: Energy, Environment, Health Sciences, and Information and Communication Technologies. QSTP is located at Qatar Foundation’s Education City and has access to the resources of its cluster of leading research universities.
The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, non-profit organization that serves the people of Qatar by supporting and operating programs in three core mission areas: education, science and research, and community development. The Foundation strives to nurture the future leaders of Qatar.
QSTec is a joint venture between the Qatar Foundation (a semi-private non-governmental organization backed by the royal family), Germany’s SolarWorld, and the government-owned Qatar Development Bank. The company is establishing itself with the production of polysilicon, and hopes to expand along the value chain into ingots, wafers, cells modules and applications. Its first international shipments are scheduled to begin in H2 of 2014.
Al Emadi Solar is one of the leading renewable energy companies in Qatar. The company offers solar products and technical advice on the design, engineering and installation of photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal systems.
GreenGulf is a clean technology and renewable energy advisory business focused on the development and management of renewable energy in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, GreenGulf demonstrates the initiative GCC nations are taking to address climate change and meet the needs of clean power generation through large-scale investment in renewable energy.
Established in 2008, the Qatar National Food Security Programme develops recommendations for Qatar’s Food Security policy, while working with regional and international partners to develop best practices and optimal use of resources in the agricultural sector. A key component of the programme includes recommendations for using solar technologies to provide 80% of the power required for water desalination and other operations of Qatar’s agricultural sector.
The Solar GCC Alliance is in the process of forming a Qatar affiliate, to be known as the Qatar Solar Industry Association (QSIA). This organization will seek to create new solar energy business and employment opportunities in Qatar and enable collaboration opportunities throughout the GCC region.
To get involved, email email@example.com for membership details.
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