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MED-DESIRE will be present at the 1st Solar Energy Forum in Barcelona

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:51

Social impact, training, policies and challenges in the solar sector: these are the key aspects that will be tackled during the 1st Mediterranean Solar Forum, planned on next November 27 in Barcelona.

MED-DESIRE and the other 5 solar projects of the ENPI CBC MED solar cluster (FOSTEr in Med Shaams; Med Solar; DIDSOLIT-PB and STS-MED) will be part of this event organized by ASCAME and the Chamber of Commerce of Industry and Navigation of Barcelona in the framework of the 8th edition of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders (Barcelona, November 26-28).

The Mediterranean Solar Forum will be focused on Green Economy and will analyze the challenges and opportunities that the solar energy market represents for the sustainable and inclusive development of the Mediterranean basin.

The forum will be inaugurated by Philippe de Fontaine Vive, Vice-President, European Investment Bank; Teresa Ribeiro, Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Union for the Mediterranean; Omar Moro, President, Renewable Energies Commission, ASCAME and Ahmed El Wakil, President, Environment Commission, ASCAME.

On behalf of MED-DESIRE partnership, Juan Pablo Jimenez, technical coordinator of the project at Andalusian Institute of Technology (IAT), will present the innovative objective of MED-DESIRE that is supporting energy sustainability through the dissemination of legal, regulatory, economic and organizational best practices, useful to remove the many obstacles to distributed solar energy generation.

The 36-months long strategic project aims to reach an improved capacity of public administrations and regional institutions, higher and more diffused competences for local technicians and professionals, innovative tailored financial mechanisms and market stimulation instruments and a wide consensus among public and private key stakeholders on the central role of renewable energies for sustainable development and environmental protection.