Successful local Conference at Alexandria, Jan. 18 2014

Open Conference

‘Development and Implementation of Decentralized Solar Energy-Related Innovative Technologies for Public Buildings in the Mediterranean Basin Countries’

at Alexandria, Egypt

Saturday, 18th January 2014

Hilton Alexandria, Green Plaza

On the 18th of January 2014, in Alexandria Hilton Green Plaza hotel, the Alexandria University (AU) and Egyptian Association for Energy and Environment (EAEE) successfully organized and held the first Open Conference in Alexandria for the presentation of the DIDSOLIT-PB project to local Egyptian stakeholders. This strategic project, funded by the European Union through ENPI CBCMED, aims to develop and implement decentralized systems for the generation of solar energy in public buildings.



A group of 50 researchers, academics and representatives from regional and national stakeholders participated at the conference which focused on the presentation of the project DIDSOLIT-PB and the plan for the application of innovative solar energy technologies in Alexandria and Matrouh Governorate.

The event started by a welcoming speech from Prof. O. El-Shazly (AU, local project manager). The objectives and the agenda of the conference were presented.

Prof. M. Ismail, Dean of the Faculty of Science (AU) gave a speech about different projects especially those in cooperation with EU working in the field of renewable energy by the staff of the faculty. Then Prof. A. Sedik, Vice-President of for Postgraduate Studies & Research (AU) gave a speech about the strategies of AU towards solar energy projects and research fields.

Prof. E. K. Ibrahim, Director, City for Scientific Research and Technological Applications gave a general speech about different solar energy projects that they are participating in.

Then, Mr. T. Amin & Mr. H. El-Sawy (as representatives of governors of Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh, respectively) indicated the necessity of applying solar energy in both cities. They have also expressed their willingness to implement renewable energy and specially solar energy in different buildings.

Then, Prof. O. El-Shazly (AU, local project manager) gave a presentation for the project and explained its objectives and expected outcomes by the end of the project, which was followed by a presentation for Mr. A. Abdelwahed (AU, technical expert) who presented the technical information of the project and gave an overview of different technologies to be implemented by the project and the preliminary selected buildings in Alexandria for the implementations of solar systems included in the project.

After a short break, Dr. H. El Agamawy gave a presentation for solar cooling technology and its implementation to different buildings.

Then three invited guest speakers from local companies gave a series of valuable information about PVs in the Egyptian market: Dr. Y. Bahnas (BIC, CEO) showed the manufacturing process of different types of PVs at BIC local factory and the capability of the company in providing different dimensions and shapes panels. Eng. M.El Gebily from ACROPOL PV explained how to maximize PV system output for public buildings and the solutions ACROPOL offers including different sun tracking systems. Eng. M. Hassan from GTSS 9 explained the researches and capabilities offered by his company in solar systems installations.

Next, questions and open discussion session were managed by Prof. O. El-Shazly and Dr. H. El Agmawy. The attendees shared their experience, ideas and suggestions. Their questions about the project were answered.

Finally Prof. O. El-Shazly invited the attendees to visit the project website and to keep in contact with the project team for any information and thanked their attendance.

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