Symposium on Renewable Energy: PV- and Storage-Solutions, Energy Solutions made in Germany

The German Industry & Commerce Office (AHK), under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and in cooperation with the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG organized a Symposium on Renewable Energy: PV- and Storage-Solutions, Energy Solutions made in Germany on 5th November 2018 at the Hormuz Grand Hotel.

Several German companies from the sector presented the latest products and technologies from German supported by two experts from the German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the German Storage Association. At the same time the AHK brought all government stakeholders from the Industry together to present the renewable energy developments in Oman at the symposium such as Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER), Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), Petroleum Development Oman, Tanweer and the Research Council.

The guest of Honor H.H. Sayyid Tarik Bin Shabib Al Said, Patron of the Environment Society of Oman (ESO) opened the event and stated: “The timing of the symposium is fortuitous with the announcement of PDO’s utility scale 100 megawatt solar plant and the government initiatives to reduce subsidies on electricity & their putting in place a buy back mechanism for entities putting excess power produced back into the grid. These recent developments change the time frame for return on investment in renewables projects.” The event was well received by over 100 participants, who also had the chance to listen to the experience of Renaissance Service SAOG on a pilot solar project as a practical example in the Sultanate. The government proved to have taken serious steps towards the renewable energy future of the country with the currently planned PV plants by OPWP, PDO and the hybrid solar projects of Tanweer.

The German delegation proceeds to meet potential Omani partner companies in the following days. For more information contact the AHK office at info(at)