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Egypt and Jordan: SHAMCI to Give New Impetus to Arab Markets

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 13, 2017
SHAMCI Workshop May 2017The implementation of SHAMCI, the Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative, could help expand the solar thermal market in both Egypt and Jordan. On 15 and 16 May 2017, a workshop held at the headquarters of RCREEE (Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) and on the premises of NREA (New and Renewable Energy Authority of Egypt) in Cairo offered experts, market observers and stakeholders from both countries a platform to discuss requirements for implementing SHAMCI at national level. Solarthermalworld.org spoke to Lotus Shaheen, who works at SHAMCI’s secretariat, about the results of the workshop and the next steps by the regional initiative.
Photo: RCREEE
 

Solar-Tec 2017, Cairo

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 10, 2017
Discovering the true facts about solar energy both globally and in the region is the objective of SOLAR-TEC 2017. The trade fair and conference will take place in Cairo form 3 to 5 December 2017. The MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), is considered the world's best spot for solar power and the event is dedicated to be the informative hub for solar energy (PV and Concentrating Solar Power) in the region.

SOLAR-TEC 2016, Cairo

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 24, 2016
Discovering the true facts about solar energy both globally and in the region, is the objective of SOLAR-TEC 2016. The trade fair and conference will take place in Cairo form 4 to 6 December 2016. The MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), is considered the world's best spot for solar power and the event is dedicated to be the informative hub for solar energy (PV and Concentrating Solar Power) in the region.

Retech Energy Egypt 2017, Cairo

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 23, 2016
The International Cairo Renewable & Green Energy Exhibition and Conference will stage at the Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers, Cairo, Egypt. The event will be held from 26 to 28 February 2017 alongside its co-located event Automation Technology. RETECH ENERGY EGYPT one of the events for both the Egyptians and international companies of renewable energy, green power wind power industry in terms of both its influence and size, is an annual event which attracts the key players in the renewable energy industry.
 

IEA SHC Programme Scales up its International Research Network

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 18, 2016
The IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) broadens its sponsor network. The most recent members are the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), headquartered in Germany, and the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) based in Qatar. ISES joined as a Sponsor in 2016 and GORD already in 2015. “We welcome the engagement of ISES and GORD in the IEA SHC Programme,“ says Ken Guthrie, Chairman of IEA SHC. “ISES represents an extensive network of solar thermal professionals from around the world and GORD opens the doors to the Gulf States – potential future markets for solar cooling“. 
 

Germany: One Week, Three Global Solar Certification and Standardisation Meetings in Berlin

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 17, 2016
Between 8 and 11 March, Berlin will be the venue of choice for standard and certification experts from all corners of the globe. Then, the city will host three international meetings to discuss standard and certification issues at European and global level: First, there is the meeting of the Solar Keymark Network (SKN), which will be held on 8 and 9 March and will be headed by Jaime Fernández González-Granda (left); second, there is the one of the Global Solar Certification Network on 10 March led by Harald Drück (middle). The third event that will take place in the same week is the kick-off meeting of the newly created Task 57, Solar Standards and Certification, which will be held on 10 and 11 March and will be headed by Jan Erik Nielsen (right).

RETECH Energy Egypt 2016, Cairo

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 15, 2015
The International Cairo Renewable & Green Energy Exhibition and Conference will stage at the CICC – Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt. The event will be held from 1 to 3 October, 2016 alongside its co-located event Cairo Energy 2016. RETECH Energy Egypt one of the events for both the Egyptians and international companies of renewable energy, green power wind power industry in terms of both its influence and size, is an annual event which addresses the key players in the renewable energy industry.
 

Egypt and India: UNIDO Supports Industrial Solar Heat

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 22, 2015
UNIDOThe United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) started two projects in the first quarter of this year with the aim of increasing the deployment of solar process heat: January of 2015 marked the launch of a 5-year programme in cooperation with the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to promote business models for an increased market penetration and scale of concentrated solar thermal heating and cooling applications. Three months later, UNIDO launched the 5-year programme Utilizing Solar Energy for Industrial Process Heat in Egyptian Industry together with the Egyptian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Small and Medium Enterprises. Both projects are funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). 
Figure: UNIDO
 

SOLAR TEC 2015, Cairo

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 3, 2015
Discovering the true facts about solar energy both globally and in the region, is the objective of SOLAR-TEC 2015. The trade fair and conference will take place in Cairo form 6 to 8 December 2015. The MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), is considered the world's best spot for solar power and the event is dedicated to be the informative hub for solar energy (PV and Concentrating Solar Power) in the region. SOLAR-TEC will not be limited to government and industrial application; however it will also focus on solar application for domestic and small scale application.
 

MENA: First Online Training Program on Solar Water Heaters Certification

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 21, 2015
SHAMCI TrainingIn March, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) launched an online training program on the Solar Water Heaters (SWHs) Quality Assurance and Certification Scheme in the Arab region. The training course aims to provide participants with sufficient knowledge on SWH quality and certification schemes, such as the Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative (SHAMCI). Participants can register for the training course online. According to the RCREEE, it is the first online training in the Middle East and North Africa region. The implementation of the course was supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Source: SHAMCI.net
 

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