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MASE Announces Retail Collaboration with CAB

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MASE teams up with Cairo Amman Bank to offer retail solar PV financing packages

Amman, Jordan – February 2017: MASE has teamed up with Cairo Amman Bank (CAB), a leading Jordanian bank, to offer turn-key solar PV packages at a financing rate of zero percent. The product is available to households, businesses and SMEs with immediate access.

While CAB will be responsible for managing and vetting applications and issuing the clean-tech loans, MASE, as the nominated DBOM contractor, will be providing its award-winning solar PV solutions using cutting-edge technology and industry-leading resources.  MASE’s O&M team will ensure the long-term productivity of the installations.

About MASE’s Retail Operations

MASE offers households and businesses award-winning turn-key clean energy solutions including solar and wind energy. MASE helps its clients reduce their dependence on traditional electricity sources through sustainable and predictable renewable energies.  A flagship in MASE’s retail portfolio is a 600+ kWp Solar PV Rooftop Project implemented in its totality by MASE under a turnkey EPC and O&M contract.  The project was funded by Jordan’s Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources’ Jordan Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF) and USAID for installations on 400+ households at multi-locations in Jordan.  MASE’s retail operations were awarded MESIA’s 2015 Rooftop Project of the Year and have been shortlisted for the Intersolar 2016 Outstanding Project of the Year.

About CAB

The Cairo Amman Bank is a full-service bank in Jordan and Palestine, with head office in Amman. The head office for the Palestinian territories is in Ramallah. The bank operates about 84 branches and offices in Jordan and 21 in the Palestinian territories. CAB currently ranks sixth in Jordan and third in the Palestinian territories based on assets. It is also ranked third in the Palestinian territories based on the number of branches it has.

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MASE Featured in OBG Jordan 2016 Report

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MASE’s O&M capabilities highlighted in Oxford Business Group annual country report 2016

MASE’s utility-scale operations and maintenance activities have received coverage in the Energy Section of Oxford Business Group’s 2016 Report on Jordan. The Report, which is an annual publication by Oxford Business Group, provides a detailed overview of Jordan’s economy and business sectors including transportation, energy, healthcare  and financial services, while highlighting the activities of leading companies in each sector.

The Report’s Energy section also references the recently announced alliance between MASE and global O&M company Alectris which targets the local and regional solar operations, maintenance and asset management market and currently operates and manages the Arabia One 11.5 MW PV Plant in Ma’an, Jordan.  The Report reads: “In October 2015 international solar asset care firm Alectris and MASE announced that the two companies would be partnering on Arabia One Solar, a 10-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plan [also] in Ma’an.  While MASE will lead field operations and maintenance services, Alectris will offer support and technical expetise, as well as plant management software. Located 218 km south of Amman, the plant will have 45,192 PV modules with a peak power of 11,524 kW.”

 

Podcast: Solar O&M in the Middle East

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Solar O&M in the Middle East

MASE participates in the Solar O&M Insider Podcast, the first podcast series dedicated to solar PV operations, maintenance and asset management.

The podcast, organized by MASE’s global O&M partner Alectris, featured MASE’s Director of Operations Tareq Khalifeh and Alectris’ Emanuele Tacchino, who heads up Business Development in Western Europe and the Middle East.

This episode of the Solar O&M Insider features:

  • Insider Views of Middle East Solar Industry Trends
  • Need for Independent O&M Contractors More Significant in Middle East
  • Alectris and MASE – An Emerging Market Alliance Model
  • Gigawatts of Solar Driving Accelerated Schedule for O&M Market Expertise
  • Arabia One Solar Project Illustrates Integrated O&M to Enhance Bankability
  • Solar O&M, Asset Management Event Presentation
  • Solar O&M and Project Bankability
  • Applying New O&M Standardization Efforts to Middle East Solar Market
  • “Bankability is at the Heart of these Projects”
  • The Middle East Solar Project Operating Environment

To access the podcast recording and for a full transcript of the episode, please log on to the dedicated link.

MASE to Speak at Amman Tech Tuesdays Solar Edition

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MASE to Present a Model to Enhance Bankability of O&M Contracts in Emerging Markets

MASE is pleased to confirm its participation in Amman Tech Tuesdays’ Solar Edition scheduled to be held at the Zain Innovation Campus ZINC in Amman, Jordan on 4 October 2016.

As Jordan’s leading operator and manager of solar assets and one of the MENA region’s forefront O&M and Asset Management companies, MASE shall present a model to enhance bankability of O&M contracts in emerging markets as well as provide feedback from real-life experience in operating and maintaining utility-scale PV plants.

MASE’s principal O&M and Asset Management portfolio includes 16.5 MWp of installed capacity and 70 MWp of underway developments due to be managed by MASE by 2017.

MASE’s Tareq Khalifeh and Ady Almadanat will be presenting at the event.

About Amman Tech Tuesdays Solar Edition

Amman TT Solar Edition will cover the evolving and growing solar and renewable energy market in Jordan, the region and beyond! As one of the most densely populated solar spots in the world, this edition of Amman Tech Tuesdays will appeal to engineers, technicians and curious enthusiasts as we’ll explore projects, economics and more in the space.

Venture Magazine: MASE Wins Gold at Intersolar Middle East 2016

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MASE award covered by leading Jordanian business magazine

Post originally published by Venture

Amman, Jordan – 20 September 2016: Modern Arabia for Solar Energy (MASE)’s Director of Operations, Tareq Khalifeh, has won the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s (MESIA) Solar Pioneers 2016 Gold Award presented at Intersolar Middle East 2016 Global Solar Leaders’ Summit Opening Ceremony.

The Solar Pioneers awards (bronze, silver and gold) are presented to three young solar leaders and innovators drawn from across the Middle East, prudently selected by a jury comprising of seasoned solar industry professionals, academics and representatives from the public sector including DEWA and the UAE Ministry of Energy. Solar Pioneers are recognized for their proven track record and for demonstrating impact in leading the growth of solar across the MENA region and exemplifying the qualities of innovation, long term vision and leadership.

A Jordanian, Tareq is the only Arab recognized as a Solar Pioneer at the Intersolar Middle East 2016 event. Tareq reaped the Gold award.

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MASE wins Gold at Intersolar Middle East 2016

MASE wins Gold at Intersolar

MASE team reaps highest-category award at Intersolar Middle East 2016

Dubai, UAE – 19 September 2016: MASE’s Director of Operations, Tareq Khalifeh, has won the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s (MESIA) Solar Pioneers 2016 Gold Award presented at Intersolar Middle East 2016 Global Solar Leaders’ Summit Opening Ceremony.

The Solar Pioneers awards (bronze, silver and gold) are presented to three young solar leaders and innovators drawn from across the Middle East, prudently selected by a jury comprising of seasoned solar industry professionals, academics and representatives from the public sector including DEWA and the UAE Ministry of Energy.  Solar Pioneers are recognized for their proven track record and for demonstrating impact in leading the growth of solar across the MENA region and exemplifying the qualities of innovation, long term vision and leadership.

A Jordanian, Tareq is the only Arab recognized as a Solar Pioneer at the Intersolar Middle East 2016 event.  Tareq reaped the Gold award.

 

About Tareq Khalifeh, MASE Director of Operations

Tareq co-founded MASE in 2013 following a career in consulting and serves as the Company’s Director of Operations, responsible for its day-to-day management, operations and development.  Tareq has led the development of Jordan’s first major solar IPP to be connected to the national grid – the Arabia One 11.52 MWp solar PV plant currently operational in Ma’an.  At various levels, Tareq has been actively involved in the development of over 70 MWp of installed or underway solar developments.

Tareq holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in the US and an MSc in Energy Trade and Finance from Cass University in London.

https://jo.linkedin.com/in/khalifeh

 

About the Solar Pioneers 2016 Award

MESIA’s mandate is to promote solar power across the Middle East. Achieving this goal involves working closely with the leaders in the solar power sector, both at the government and grass-roots level. To help nurture future generations of solar leaders, this year MESIA has partnered with Intersolar Middle East to put in place the 4th edition of the Solar Pioneers recognition Ceremony.

http://www.mesia.com/events/solar-pioneers-2016

MASE Participates in USAID E&MV Workshop

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MASE participates in USAID ECSB workshop

Amman, Aug. 2 — Modern Arabia for Solar Energy (MASE), a Jordan-based regional clean energy developer, installer and O&M provider, has participated in an Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Training workshop organized by USAID’s Energy Sector Capacity Building (ECSB) Activity.

On behalf of MASE, Project Coordinator Diana Athamneh presented the Company’s key technical evaluation methodology aimed at monitoring, measuring and evaluating the performance of PV solar systems. The training presentation comprised material on monitoring, data collection and data verification. The proprietary methodology, developed and implemented by MASE, falls within the Company’s key value proposition as a leading provider of solar plant Operations & Maintenance and Asset Management services.

The workshop was attended by various public entities and international organizations including the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources’ JREEEF, NEPCO, JEPCO, EDCO, IDECO RSS/NERC, Mercy Corps and the Jordan River Foundation.

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