Solar distributor Donauer Solartechnik is, like several others in the industry, aiming to capitalize on emerging markets by opening a branch in Muscat, Oman. This branch will be the first step in the establishment of a sales and service network and will be directed by investor Saleh Ahmed Al Badi, chairman and president at NAS Oman international LLC, with whom Donauer has a joint-venture agreement.
Donauer will be the first German company to train its local employees and potential customers via its solar academy. This educational service will provide information on installation and operation of the company’s product range, which includes mobile grid-independent solutions and turnkey solar power station operation.
It was recently announced that European investors are planning an integrated project to invest US$2 billion to develop 400MW of solar technology in Oman.
“The solar market in Oman is very promising”, explains Andreas Fornwald, who manages the business area International Large-Scale Projects at Donauer in Gilching. “Besides the outstanding climatic conditions, the convenient infrastructure and the stable political situation, awareness of the importance of climate protection is increasing in politics and society.”