This book contains selected papers presented during the bi-annual World Renewable Energy Network's Med Green Forum aimed at the international community as well as Mediterranean countries. This forum highlights the importance of growing renewable energy applications in two main sectors: Electricity Generation and the Sustainable Building Sector. In-depth chapters highlight the most current research and technological breakthroughs, covering a broad range of renewable energy technologies and applications in all sectors - for electricity production, heating and cooling, agricultural applications, water desalination, industrial applications and for the transport sectors.
Dr. Ali Sayigh is Chairman and Founder of the World Renewable Energy Congress and Council; Director General of World Renewable Energy Network (WREN); Chairman and Founder of the Arab Solar Energy Society; and Past Chairman of the UK Solar Energy Society. Dr. Sayigh was recently elected to chair the Iraqi Energy Institute, and he actively consults on renewable and sustainable energy issues for a number of international organizations, including UNESCO, ISESCO, UNDP, ESCWA, & UNIDO. Dr. Sayigh was Director of Solar Seminars at ICTP Trieste, Italy from 1977-1995; Professor of Solar Energy at King Saud, Kuwait, and Reading Universities from 1969 to 1994, and Professor of Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire from 1994 to 2004. He was the founding expert in Renewable Energy at AOPEC. He is Fellow of the Institute of Energy; Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers; and Chartered Engineer. He has published more than 400 papers and has contributed to and edited more than 40 books. He has been Editor and Editor in Chief of several international journals including Renewable Energy, renewable energy and environmental sustainability and the International Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology and Editor-in-Chief of the Major Reference Work, Comprehensive Renewable Energy. Winner of the best organization promoting renewable energy in UK for 2018