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The case for residential, commercial Battery Energy Storage Systems in the MENA region

In this pv magazine Webinar, together with our partner JinkoSolar we will present energy storage solutions and some business cases for the MENA regions while discussing how projects may be conceived under local government policies and programs.


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Skepticism still surrounds the possibility of using storage systems in combination with rooftop PV in the whole MENA region. Chinese solar module and battery maker JinkoSolar, however, is convinced storage projects for residential, commercial, and industrial customers may be already bankable, depending on a series of factors such as location, electricity prices, consumption profile, and size.

The global energy storage market continues to increase apace, despite the tough challenges during the few last years. Global deployments are expected to nearly triple year-on-year and manufacturing capacity will double in the next two years. Factors such as the growing renewable energy sector, supportive government policies and schemes for energy storage systems (ESS), and improving energy storage economics are expected to be the major drivers for the energy storage market in the coming years.

In this pv magazine Webinar, Waleed AlHallaj, Head of business development – MENA at JinkoSolar, and Moneef Barakat, Managing director at Solarabic will present energy storage solutions and some business cases for the MENA regions while discussing how projects may be conceived under local government policies and programs.

pv magazine Webinar content:

  • Recent development in the storage segment
  • Applications of ESS solutions
  • Financial Case studies of ESS applications in MENA
  • Q&A

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit their questions for the speakers and become part of the discussion during the live Q&A. Emiliano Bellini, Editor at pv magazine, will be the moderator of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.


Waleed AlHallaj | Head of business development - MENA, JinkoSolar

Waleed AlHallaj is the Head of Business Development for Middle East and Northeast Africa at Jinko Solar Co., Ltd. He has over eight years of experience in the EPC, Development and Manufacturing sectors of the Photovoltaic industry around the MENA region. Waleed is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM©), Renewable Energy Professional (REP™) and Business Energy Professional (BEP©) by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in the USA, where he was chosen as Young Energy Professional of the Year 2019 for the Middle East region.

Moneef Barakat | Managing director, Solarabic

Moneef Barakat is the Managing director of Solarabic, a consulting, training and capacity building service provider based in Berlin, Germany. He is an engineer with an MBA degree from ESMT Berlin. Moneef has 15 years of experience in the energy sector with a focus on Clean-tech to expedite the Zero-Carbon transition in the EMEA region. He managed more than 8 GWs of solar and energy storage projects in various stages including manufacturing, greenfield development, EPC, and O&M.


Emiliano Bellini | News Director, pv magazine

Emiliano joined pv magazine in March 2017. He has been reporting on solar and renewable energy since 2009. Emiliano writes stories for our daily news sections and is responsible for coverage of the EMEA region and Latin American markets. Emiliano also covers topics such as new technology, R&D, installations and financials. Previously, he built up vast experience as a journalist in the fields of EdTech and new language technologies.

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