Petra Solar to Collaborate on Solar Smart Grid Project

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted18/Jan/2012
Author: Spencer Ogden

Petra Solar is partnering with Enviromena Power Systems to develop solar and smart grid projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Combining Petra Solar’s smart energy technology with Enviromena’s expertise in renewable energy projects is expected to promote solar and smart grid growth in the MENA region.

Petra Solar President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shihab Kuran, believes the increasing demand for solar energy and grid reliability “provides a tremendous opportunity for Petra Solar throughout the Middle East and the world. Collaborating with Enviromena, the leading developer of solar projects in the Middle East and North Africa, will facilitate the international expansion of our products and business development in the region. Enviromena has an impressive list of completed projects including the Masdar 10MW Power Plant and has the largest installed capacity of any solar developer in the Middle East and North Africa.”
Petra Solar reports that its Smart Solar solution couples solar with smart grid technology to generate clean, safe renewable energy while making the electric infrastructure more stable, efficient and energy independent. The platform is scalable to future smart grid applications, which prevents future costs of rebuilding the grid.

Sami Khoreibi, Enviromena Chief Executive Officer, adds: “Petra Solar’s unique technology greatly expands our portfolio of photovoltaic solutions available to the MENA region. We see a large market here for distributed solar applications, particularly where smart grid initiatives are taking place.”

Petra Solar develops technology that combines distributed solar energy generation with smart grid communications and improved grid reliability features. The company’s SunWave system provides distributed clean energy that ties directly into the electric grid, and does not require an upgrade to either the current transmission or distribution infrastructure. For more information, visit