Welcome to the April Edition of our MESIA monthly insights report. From the very successful inauguration of the MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM SOLAR PARK SECOND PHASE, our very interesting participation in the Pakistan Solar Fair where we provided the Minister for Mines and Mineral Government of Punjab, Sher Ali Khan advice on implementing net metering to the numerous projects completed across the region, the first quarter of 2017 has delivered the promise that our Annual Outlook report identified for the year. 

We congratulate MESIA Members Yellow Door Energy, Siraj Power, Jinko and others on their new projects and if you are looking for some project finance, see the $7m up for grab in the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen. 

As usual, the regional solar industry and governments continue to set new benchmarks for pricing, project delivery and sheer scale, which makes it a great time to be involved in the business of delivering renewable energy across the region. See the many upcoming events below (including diarizing the very interesting trade mission to Saudi Arabia on the 20 & 21st September ) and register your interest in attending when the notifications come out in a few days from now. 

To loosely quote CNN’s Richard Quest, may the months ahead continue to be interesting, exciting and profitable.