The third edition of the "Photovoltaica: International Renewable Energy Exhibition and Conference" took place in Marrakech, Morocco, with the presence of REN's Chairman and CEO, Rodrigo Costa, of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of R&D Nestor, Xin Zhang, and included as guest speakers the Secretary of State for Energy, Jorge Seguro Sanches and the General Manager of R&D Nester, Nuno Souza e Silva.

Jorge Seguro Sanches was responsible for the meeting's welcome session, with R&D Nester participating in the first panel of the first day with a topic dedicated to the "reality of solar energy in Portugal", where the work developed by the Research Centre in cooperation with REN on this topic was also mentioned. This panel was also attended by the CEO of Siemens Morocco, by the CEO of ACWA Power, by the CEO of PVNano USA and by the Regional Manager of ENEL Green Power. In addition to the panels, the event also included an exhibition, where R&D Nester was present with its own stand.

This conference, held for the first time in 2014, has a particularly strong focus on solar energy, whilst simultaneously addressing several aspects related to renewable energies, including wind power, storage and hydrogen.

According to Nuno Souza e Silva, this event was important for R&D Nester by enabling the Research Centre to share "the works it develops with potential partners and customers in a geography where they are especially relevant". Additionally, and according to Nuno Souza e Silva, this participation increases the "opportunity to lend visibility to the shareholders of R&D Nester REN and SGCC/CEPRI and to the excellence of the work it develops".

The Research Centre's General Manager also highlights the importance of this event, which has the High Patronage of the King of Morocco, thus "becoming a reference in the region and periodically bringing together the Ministers and policy makers of several African countries". Nuno Souza e Silva concludes by emphasizing that the presence of the Moroccan Minister of Energy and of the Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy in R&D Nester's stand "bears witness to the event's relevance in the region and enables reinforcing existing relationships".

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