EUROSUNMED 1st Industrial Workshop in Cairo, Egypt


 EUROSUNMED industrial workshop was organised as part of EUROSUNMED project activities funded by the European Union 7th Programme FP7. Experts, scientists and key note speakers from the EU and South Mediterranean Countries discussed the CSP roadmap in the region, solar energy manufacturing and market challenges.


The picture album of this event is available here.


The full programme and the presentations of the workshop are available below.

 20 March 2017 - Industrial Workshop





9:00 AM

Assembly of all participants at Nile Cruse Port Land, Cornish El Nile


9:00 - 9:30

Welcome Tea and Coffee


9:30 - 9:45

Welcome Speech by Eurosunmed PI and VIPS

Abdelilah Slaoui + EUROSUNMED Egyptian partners to introduce the day

9:45 - 10:30

Presentation of EUROSUNMED Project (PV, CSP, grid integration)

Zouheir Sekkat (MAScIR)- PV

Javier Garcia-Barberena (CENER)- CSP

Harald Svendsen (SINTEF)- grid

10:30 – 11:00

Solar Energy Grid Integration, Present Status and Future Challenges

Dr. Adel Beshara (GREESOL)

11:00 – 11:15



11:15 – 11: 45


Paola Mazzucchelli (EUREC)

Khalid Afanga (MASEN)

11:45 – 12:45

Panel Discussion:

Solar energy systems manufacturing and market challenges in the south Mediterranean countries

·         Arab authority for Industry (AOI)

·         ONERA

·         Schneider Electric

·         NVE

·         FEI (Federation of Egyptian Industries)

·         MASEN

·         SEDA

12:45  - 13:15

Solar energy roadmap in Egypt, prospects and challenges

Dr. Mohamed El khayat (NREA)

13:15  - 15:00 (at the latest)







Introduction presentation, Abdelilah Slaoui (CNRS-ICUBE) Presentation of EUROSUNMED Project + Photovoltaics - Zouheir Seikkat (MASCIR) Presentation of EUROSUNMED Project + CSP, Javier Garcia-Barerena (CENER) Presentation of EUROSUNMED Project + Grid - Harald Svendsen (SINTEF) Presentation of Solar Energy Grid - Dr. Adel Beshara (GREESOL) Presentation of EUROSUNMED Solar Energy in Egypt- Dr. Mohamed El Khayat (NREA) Presentation of EUROSUNMED Project - Roadmap, Paola Mazzucchelli (EUREC) & Khalid Afanga (MASEN)