Sahara Solar Containers are Awarded “Best Innovation for 2020” in Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East Solar Energy Industries Association “MESIA” announced that Desert Technologies “DT”, a closed joint stock company, received the “Best Innovation” award in the field of renewable energy in the Middle East and North Africa for the year 2020 for its Sahara containers, which are considered a scientific and technologic revolution in renewable energy. DT produces the containers at its factory in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
This came during the award ceremony held recently in Dubai in its ninth edition for the year 2021, which is an annual event that serves as a platform to identify and celebrate exceptional talents and achievements and honor pioneering projects in the solar energy market in the Middle East and North Africa.
This happens through the evaluation of competing projects by an elite group of judges specializing in the field of renewable energy from international and regional institutions. Mr. Khaled Ahmed Sharbatly received Desert Technologies’ award in the presence of Mr. Ahmed Nada, President of the Association, and a large group of specialists and workers in the manufacturing and production of solar energy.
In a statement on this occasion, Mr. Khaled Ahmed Sharbatly, the Managing Partner of DT said: “We are happy to receive the Middle East Society for Solar Industry’s Award for the “Best Innovation Category” for the year 2020, which is one of the most prestigious global awards in the field of solar energy, because of its neutrality.”.
He added that this victory not only reflects the entrenchment of creativity and innovation in Desert Technologies, but also confirms the added value resulting from strong collective work as a catalyst for innovation.
This comes within the framework of the company’s keenness to support the development of Saudi industries and contribute to achieving the goals of the “Made in Saudi Arabia” program, which is a fundamental program for achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision, diversifying sources of income for the national economy and strengthening the position of Saudi products at the global level in accordance with the highest standards of reliability. Thus, contributing to stimulating local investments, attracting foreign investments, creating job opportunities, and enhancing export capacity.
In a statement on this occasion, Eng. Nour Moussa, the founder and CEO of Desert Technologies commented: “Nothing compares to the immense pride we take in this achievement; this recognition motivates and drives us to produce more creativity.
Since its foundation, DT has made a clear impact on the competitive scene in the renewable energy industries in the Middle East and North Africa. SAHARA solar containers are a landmark in the solar energy industry, allowing us to live and work to our full capacity off-grid anywhere with sunlight generating electricity in events, settlements, defense operations, disaster relief, and more.
DT lunched two containerized solar systems of SAHARA, 40ft in height and 20ft in height which generate up to 100 kwp of pure solar energy which provide power during the day directly from the solar system while allowing for electricity through a battery bank during the night.
They are easily installed and operate silently 24/7, unlike Diesel generators, and require minimum maintenance. DT showcased the power of the 40ft SAHARA containers to the world during the 2021 Dakar Rally, and before that in Africa supplying electricity to areas peripheral to the main grid, where one container is sufficient to meet the basic needs of about 70 small homes, to provide immediate sustainable energy in remote areas and is the best alternative solution for costly conventional energy in implementation and maintenance.”
Desert Technologies (DT) provides PV solar energy products & solutions for commercial, industrial, NGOs and government clients. DT’s range of PV solar products includes on and off-grid systems, battery storage systems, hybrid solutions, solar streetlights, solar home systems & kits and EV infrastructure systems to cover the full spectrum of the solar market.
DT has successfully established itself as an IPP player from this region and has executed five utility-scale projects to date with their strategic partners.
Headquartered in KSA, the company operates globally and is an independent fully integrated PV solar energy platform with a proven track record as a PV developer, EPC and O&M contractor and PV solar panel & product manufacturer through its 110MW capacity factory in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). For more information, visit https://desert-technologies.com/