MAE Professor Pirouz Kavehpour attended Dubai’s Big 5 Solar 2017 Conference as a keynote speaker and panelist. The Big 5 Solar launched November 26-29, 2017 dedicated to driving a solar powered world and building the solar community of tomorrow. The conference was co-located with The Big 5 Dubai, the largest construction show in the Middle East at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Most of The Big 5 visitors in 2016 were looking for solar technologies making The Big 5 Solar an ideal platform to get inspired at the Global Leaders Solar Summit and open up to new markets. As one of the leaders in the area of energy storage and distributed power, Prof. Kavehpour was invited to join a panel of expert to to discuss Distributed Generation of Power and its impact to economy as well as delivering a keynote speech titled: Energy Storage System for Solar Energy Systems from Utility Scale to Small Scale: Over-rated and Under-rated Parameters and Alternatives to Batteries .