Solar atlas gets technology award

01 December 2013

THE ‘UAE Solar Atlas’ developed by the Research Centre for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), has received the Technology of The Year award from the Middle East Solar Industry Association (Mesia).

The award was presented to Dr Hosni Ghedira, director, ReCREMA at a ceremony held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

Dr Fred Moavenzadeh, president, Masdar Institute, said: “The Mesa 2013 Technology Award for the UAE Solar Atlas strongly indicates the extent of advanced technology tools and the special expertise available at Masdar Institute for a project of this magnitude.”

Dr Steve Griffiths, member of the Mesia Board of Directors, said: “The UAE Solar Atlas project was selected as the winner for its technological contributions to advancing the state of solar power in the region and the technical expertise provided from ReCREMA at the Masdar Institute.”

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