Qatar Solar Technologies central to Qatar’s renewable future
Dr Khalid Klefeekh Al Hajri, Chairman and CEO, Qatar Solar Technologies
Qatar has committed to generating 1.8 gigawatts of solar power by 2014, and meet 20 percent of its energy needs with solar in the future. Qatar Solar Technologies – a joint venture between Qatar Foundation (70 percent), SolarWorld AG (29 percent) and the Qatar Development Bank (1 percent) – will be central to achieving this. Chairman and CEO Dr Khalid Klefeekh Al Hajri discusses the development of QSTech’s polysilicon plant, and explains how important the company is to the Qatar National Vision.
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Jonathan Hart, SVP of Corporate and Solutions Marketing, Schneider Electric
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