Welcomes opportunities for collaboration with German companies
Emirates German solar companies were urged to collaborate with Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) to share and create knowledge in building a new industry in Qatar. Sharing this information through a communiqué, QSTec revealed that Dr Khalid K Al Hajri, the Chairman and CEO of QSTec, addressed the audience at the 15th German-Arab Business Forum in Berlin, held between June 13 and 15 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Berlin.
Speaking at the forum, Al Hajri reportedly said: “As an industry, we need to work together to research and develop new solar products, technologies and applications. QSTec is building an industry of solar energy for the future, and welcome opportunities for collaboration with the industry’s most progressive and innovative companies.”
The communiqué revealed that QSTec, a joint venture between Qatar Foundation (70%), SolarWorld AG (29%) and the Qatar Development Bank (1%), is an integrated solar company, and is building a polysilicon production plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City with the intention of generating solar energy. Initially, the plant will produce 8,000 metric tonnes (MTPY) of polysilicon per year and is designed to expand as demand grows, the communiqué added.
Polysilicon is the essential building block of the world’s most efficient solar energy technologies and helps harness solar power by being converted into wafers, cells and the solar modules and panels that produce solar energy, QSTec explained.