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Two Qatar Solar Energy technicians handle a solar pane

Two Qatar Solar Energy technicians handle a solar pane



QSE advances into solar market

With an agenda to deliver solar energy solutions and manufacture solar products, the company is reducing reliance on Qatar’s hydrocarbon fuel industries

July 2014

Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), a Qatar-based renewable energy company, has entered the solar market with its announcement of the largest solar technology development and manufacturing facility in the Mena region.

The launch puts Qatar on the path to be one of the biggest producers of solar energy in the world. Environmental activist Robert F Kennedy Jr and Dr Rajendra K  Pachauri, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, spoke during the event.

QSE, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, is delivering solar energy solutions and manufacturing solar products that will lessen reliance of the economy on hydrocarbon fuel industries.

“Its innovative model combines research, technology development, manufacturing, and project development and deployment under one roof forming a fully integrated value chain from raw materials to the end-user. By promoting synergies between these areas, QSE allows for constant innovation and incorporation of the most advanced technologies in its products,” a QSE statement said. Crucial to this process is the Al Jazari Centre for Excellence, QSE’s research institute that brings together the region’s best minds.

“Qatar Solar Energy is dedicated to democratising sustainable energy by delivering environmentally responsible solutions to the world’s pressing energy challenges. By lowering the cost, our technology will empower individuals and businesses with affordable electricity in developed and emerging markets,” said Salim Abbassi, CEO of QSE. “This is a significant milestone for Qatar and proves that the region can be on the leading edge of an industry that will secure sustainable energy for future generations.”

QSE also announced that it signed agreements with Jermyn Capital to supply 150 MW of solar power to the Japanese market and additionally with Power Capital to supply 150 MW to the Thailand market. QSE was chosen as the solar provider of choice for its ability to deliver higher efficiency solar solutions at lower costs with plans to work together into the future with both companies on a range of solar power initiatives.

 

COLLABORATIONS

QSE has achieved 300 MW of solar capacity on the way to further expanding production to 2.5 gigawatts. To improve cost and efficiency QSE is collaborating with leading solar energy technology companies with specialisation in ingot, wafer, cell, module, and deployment technologies. QSE is currently manufacturing patented innovative products specifically designed for sun-belt regions. Its products for emerging markets are designed to be of equal or better quality, reliability and performance than products available to developed markets. By lowering costs and increasing efficiency, QSE accelerates the democratisation and use of renewable energy worldwide.

QSE seamlessly develops and refines the world’s most advanced solar technologies by bringing research, technology development, manufacturing, and project development and deployment under one roof, forming a fully integrated value chain from raw materials to the end-user. QSE collaborates with leading solar energy technology providers and research institutes including Meyer Burger, Eurotron, GT Advanced Technologies, Tempress, Asys, RENA, Rofin, Teamtechnik, Reis Robotic, ECN, Sunpreme and others.




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