A leading clean energy company in the Middle East has been named Energy Provider of the Year at the 2017 MEED Awards.
Enviromena, which develops, deploys and operates clean energy solutions, says its win highlights the advances renewables are making against their fossil fuel counterparts in a region traditionally associated with oil.
The MEED awards celebrate excellence across the fastest moving, most diverse and vibrant market on earth, the GCC.
Enviromena was recognised for the way it has brought solar power to millions of people over nine different countries in the MENA region. The company has installed 17,000 solar home systems and built more than 40 solar power plants since its inception 10 years ago. Highlights include its work on a 100MW solar plant in Masdar City, Dubai and a rooftop installation at Shams Tower at the Etihad Airways Formula 1TM Grand Prix circuit in Abu Dhabi.
Enviromena has worked hard to ensure even those in the most remote parts of the MENA region get access to clean energy. In the last year alone Enviromena has helped to provide power to the last 2% of the Moroccan population who were without electricity.
The company’s life-changing systems, featuring solar panels, LED bulbs, USB plugs and refrigerators, had to be delivered on donkey back in some locations because they were so rural. Even with the logistical challenges, the team was able to install systems at a rate of 200 homes per day.
Sami said: “The fact that a solar company has been named energy provider of the year is great testimony to the importance that solar and clean energy solutions now play in the regional energy mix. We’re thrilled to have won this award and look forward to building on our successes even further in the new year.”
“It is incredibly important to MEED to recognise and celebrate the very best in the region,” says MEED editorial director Richard Thompson. “MEED’s objective is to help the region realise its ambitions by bringing together the best in business and government in the region. The MEED Awards aims to shine a bright spotlight on the very best businesses in the region. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”
The winners of the MEED Awards were honoured at a glittering ceremony at the Conrad, Dubai.