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Breakthrough Report on the Solar Potential of Saudi Arabia to be Released at this Year's Joint Forces for Solar Networking Briefing

(PresseBox) (Bonn, Germany/Riyadh, KSA, ) Renewable energy initiatives in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia may soon create an attractive new market for international solar partnerships. The first major report to focus exclusively on concrete solutions and practical approaches for Saudi Arabia will be released at the 2nd PV Briefing & Networking Forum Saudi Arabia, hosted by the global network initiative Joint Forces for Solar and the Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA)

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has announced plans to introduce a support scheme for renewable energy. While details of the program are still under discussion, a decision is expected in the short term. The potential opportunities and key issues of the market will be highlighted at the 2nd PV Briefing & Networking Forum Saudi Arabia, jointly organized by Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA), Joint Forces for Solar, EuPD Research and Intersolar. A key part of this event will be the release of a new white paper, "The Potential of PV in and for Saudi Arabia," jointly issued by EuPD Research,, and SASIA.

EuPD Research and Intersolar expect more than 250 high-level delegates and executives to participate in this year's second full-day conference and business networking event. In addition to the general market conditions and opportunities offered by the Saudi Solar Energy Program, the event will touch on issues of price policy in the region the localization of solar PV and solar thermal manufacturers and component suppliers, as well as the necessary on-site engineering, legal and professional services. In particular, the opening session on financing strategies and overcoming investment barriers is expected to attract great interest from attendees.

The official event program is available online: "2nd PV Briefing & Networking Forum Saudi Arabia"

Today it is common knowledge that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has so far been strongly dependent on its oil fields and its petroleum industry. However, within the last decade the Kingdom's economy has diversified and grown strongly, accompanied by an increasing energy demand. This trend also prepared the ground for "Saudi Arabia's Alternative Energy Program". Knowing that a heavy reliance on oil is not sustainable and jeopardizes economic growth, Saudi officials are aiming for a more sustainable future, preservation of non-renewable fossil fuel resources and Saudi Arabia's international energy leadership.

In the new White Paper, the Bonn-based market and opinion research institute EuPD Research, the independent consulting firm Viridis IQ, and SASIA analyze and evaluate the potential of photovoltaics and other renewable energies in the Kingdom. The White Paper will be published during the event on September 10th in Riyadh.

The White Paper will also be available free of charge online at and on September 10th, 2013.

EuPD Research

EuPD Research is an international service provider focusing on B2B market research with a highly specialized multilingual interview center. We provide our clients in Europe, Asia and the US with the entire range of qualitative and quantitative research services. With the help of in-depth market knowledge combined with methodological professionalism, we provide practical, future-oriented business solutions and ensure that our clients receive a return on their research investment. Our continuous research has enabled us to develop particular skills in the field of renewable energy sources, particularly in the field of solar energy.

Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA)

The Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA) is a non profit, non governmental association which aims to promote solar power in the Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East.

The organisation aims to: Facilitate business opportunities for its members through face to face meetings, workshops and lectures. Expand the use of all solar technologies at national and regional level. Offer assistance to international solar companies establishing or contemplating the establishment. Publish white-papers and research reports that aim to assist policy-makers on matters related to solar policies, standards, and product certifications.

About Intersolar

With events spanning four continents, Intersolar is the world's leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply.

Intersolar Europe takes place annually at Messe München. It is the world's largest exhibition for the solar industry and its partners. In 2013, 1,292 international exhibitors and around 47,000 trade visitors attended Intersolar Europe. The exhibition focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. Since its founding, it has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry. The accompanying Intersolar Europe Conference consolidates the topics of the exhibition. In 2013, more than 400 speakers and around 2,000 attendees discussed current industry topics and shed light on the background of technological, market and political developments.

Intersolar's storied history of international exhibitions and conferences spans more than 20 years. In 2008, Intersolar North America in San Francisco became the second exhibition after Intersolar Europe. This was followed by Intersolar India in Mumbai, Intersolar China in Beijing and Intersolar South America in São Paulo.

Intersolar Europe is organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim and FWTM / Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG.

Joint Forces for Solar

Joint Forces for Solar is a global synergy of stakeholders along the solar value chain. It brings grass-roots knowledge and know-how to a global dimension. A local goes global strategy takes the first hand, insider information installers gain when dealing with customers on a daily basis and utilizes it to shape the future direction of the solar industry. In return, global goes local, installers benefit from access to information on the latest technological developments and changes in market trends giving them the competitive edge necessary for long-term success.

The initiative builds a bridge between the individual links of the value chain and offers a platform where opinions, ideas and expertise can be shared that ultimately strengthen the industry going forward.

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Joint Forces for Solar

The Joint Forces for Solar "2nd PV Briefing & Networking Forum Saudi Arabia" is co-hosted by Intersolar, EuPD Research and the Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA), with support from Premium Sponsors Ernst & Young, Manz AG, Meyer Burger Group, Schletter GmbH, SMA, and Advanced Electronic Company. Additional support is provided by Gold Sponsors Baker Botts LLP, First Solar, M+W Group, Renewables Academy and 8.2 Ingenieurpartnerschaft Obst & Ziehmann as well as Silver Sponsor SunEdison. Media partners of Joint Forces for Solar in Europe include PV Magazine,, Sun & Wind Energy, Renewable Energy World and Solar PV TV.

If you have any questions about the Joint Forces for Solar Initiative, or would like to receive additional information on their events, please contact Daniel Fuchs, Senior Manager Global of Joint Forces for Solar: | +49 228 971 43 45.

You can find out more about the Joint Forces for Solar Initiative, which was founded by EuPD Research and Intersolar, by visiting the website: