SolarPower Europe and the Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan (AREK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange knowledge, best practices and create business opportunities for solar companies in the European and Kazakhstani solar markets.
“Kazakhstan has seen a steady increase in solar power generation, with 150 MW annually installed in 2018 alone, leading to a threefold growth of total installed capacity and is still far from reaching its full potential. We are very pleased to kickoff this cooperation with AREK, to exchange industry experience and know-how, ultimately accelerating solar and the energy transition on both continents,” said Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe.
Arman Kashkinbekov, CEO of Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan, commented: “Our cooperation will allow developers, investors and scientists from Europe and Kazakhstan to work together to promote green projects and achieve our country’s goals of reaching 3% of renewable energy by 2020, 10% by 2030, and 50% by 2050, as indicated in the Concept of Moving Kazakhstan into the Green Economy.”
About Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan
AREK is a leading Kazakhstani association uniting all developers, investors, scientists and supporters of green energy in the Country. It was established in 2012 and as of now it unites around 100 full right members and 50 observers. AREK is officially licensed by Kazakhstani Ministry of Energy and Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs. In addition, it acts as official partner of Atameken for all RE/renewable energy activities in Kazakhstan. Our goal is sustainable development of our Country, aiming at full utilization of renewable energy sources for the benefits of people of the Republic.