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UAE leads region in renewable energy

The UAE has done impressive work to stay on track with the renewable energy targets and with phases 3 and 4 of the Dubai Solar Park to begin commissioning by the end of 2020, and is placed at the forefront of renewable energy development in the region, according to a research published by the Arab … Continue reading UAE leads region in renewable energy

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More wind power ahead as Arab world looks to diversify its energy mix

Solar power isn’t the only form of renewable energy taking off in the Middle East. More wind projects are being tendered as the region looks to diversify its energy mix, according to Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer. “Everyone thinks about solar photovoltaic (PV) in the Middle East,” said Rainer Karan, Mediterranean East general … Continue reading More wind power ahead as Arab world looks to diversify its energy mix

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MENA to have 40 GW of wind energy capacity by 2026

MAKE consulting has recently reported that the wind-power capacity in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region amounted to 676MW in 2016, compared to 682MW in 2015, and has forecasted the region’s capacity to install nearly 40GW of new wind-power capacity from 2017 to 2026 MAKE’s analysis addresses the global trend of declining renewable energy … Continue reading MENA to have 40 GW of wind energy capacity by 2026

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Morocco: Why Invest in Concentrated Solar Power?

New technologies are often caught in a bind. Their true value only emerges once people begin to use them, but until they have a proven track record few are willing to try. Breaking out of that bind and establishing a track record requires someone with vision – who can both recognize the potential inherent in … Continue reading Morocco: Why Invest in Concentrated Solar Power?

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Oman’s 200MW solar energy project, PV and Concentrated Solar Power, set for launc

A 50 MW wind power project is being developed by the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) in partnership with Masdar of Abu Dhabi, the Observer reported. The wind farm project, comprising an array of wind turbines, will be located near Harweel in Dhofar Governorate, and is expected to be operational by early 2017, it added. … Continue reading Oman’s 200MW solar energy project, PV and Concentrated Solar Power, set for launc

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First Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) heliostat field in Saudi Arabia

Solar Tower Technologies is a technology company providing products, systems and solutions for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants based on tower plants, particularly heliostat fields and receivers.      Solar Tower Technologies (STT) announces the successful commissioning of the very first heliostat field in Saudi Arabia.The heliostat field consisting of 66 heliostats, 8 m² reflector … Continue reading First Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) heliostat field in Saudi Arabia

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Oman’s first solar power plant to start operation in May

Oman’s first commercial renewable power project is set to go operational by May at Al Mazyunah in Dhofar, according to a report. The 303kW solar power plant, executed by US-based Astonfield and local firm Multitech, will be the first such commercial venture linked to the electricity network, said the Oman Tribune report. The technology used … Continue reading Oman’s first solar power plant to start operation in May

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Work on Oman’s first large-scale wind energy project will start in June

Work on Oman’s first large-scale wind energy project will start in June this year, a top-level official at the Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) told. The $200 million-project, which will generate 50 megawatt of electricity, will be funded by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar). The ambitious project, which is aimed at reducing dependence on … Continue reading Work on Oman’s first large-scale wind energy project will start in June

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Dubai harvesting solar power

The UAE aims to achieve a balance between development and the environment, and protect the rights of future generations to enjoy a clean, healthy and safe environment. The nation, under the leadership of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime … Continue reading Dubai harvesting solar power

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Qatar set to float tenders for 200 MW solar power plant

Qatar will soon issue tenders for the first phase of the country’s solar energy plant which aims to generate 200 MW of electricity, a report said. The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has set up a roadmap for the Qatar National Vision 2030 which focuses on renewable energy, according to the Al Sharq … Continue reading Qatar set to float tenders for 200 MW solar power plant

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ACWA and SENER wins the contract for Noor 2 and Noor 3 of the Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Complex in Morocco

The engineering and technology group SENER is involved in the consortium that was awarded the contract for construction of the concentrated solar power (CSP)  plants Noor 2 and Noor 3, phases 2 and 3 of a large concentrating solar thermal complex in Ouarzazate, in southern Morocco. This was somewhat a repeat decision by the Moroccan … Continue reading ACWA and SENER wins the contract for Noor 2 and Noor 3 of the Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Complex in Morocco

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ACWA Power wins 1.7 bln euro Morocco Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) deal

A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power International has won a 1.7 billion euro contract to build two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants totalling 350 megawatts in the southern Moroccan city of Ouarzazate, the Moroccan solar energy agency (Masen) said in a statement. The two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants are the second phase of … Continue reading ACWA Power wins 1.7 bln euro Morocco Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) deal

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Concentrated Solar Power: DII moves to Dubai

The present shareholders of Dii are ACWA Power (Saudi Arabia), SGCC (China) and RWE (Germany). After a mandate of 3 years and an extension of another 2 years Dii has finalized the first part of its long term mission: creating together with all relevant stakeholders the conditions for desert concentrated solar power in MENA and … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power: DII moves to Dubai

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Acwa Power wins bid for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar power plant

Acwa’s current solar portfolio includes a 60 MW PV plant in Bulgaria, a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa totalling 50 MW and a 160 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Morocco.   Dubai Electricity and Water Authority launched the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar energy plat two years ago as … Continue reading Acwa Power wins bid for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar power plant

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IEA review of Morocco’s energy policies

Wind energy should reach 700 MW capacity this year, and next year the first concentrated solar power (CSP) plant rated at 160 MW should come on stream.     Morocco’s energy strategy is very much on target, with notable advances in wind and solar power and on fuel subsidy reform, the International Energy Agency (IEA) … Continue reading IEA review of Morocco’s energy policies

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Algeria: 10 Solar Power, Wind Energy Measurement Stations to Be Created in Algeria

About 10 solar power and wind energy measurement stations are being created in Algeria, announced Monday here, CEO of “Shariket el kahraba wa el taket el moutadjadida” (Power and Renewable Energies Company )(SKTM), subsidiary of Sonelgaz.   The first station, based in Khenchela, is being constructed, declared Chahar Boulekhras in the opening of the 5th … Continue reading Algeria: 10 Solar Power, Wind Energy Measurement Stations to Be Created in Algeria

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TuNur Concentrated Solar Power project aims to bring two gigawatts of solar energy from Tunisia

The TuNur project aims to bring two gigawatts of concentrated solar power to the UK from Tunisia if the company wins a contract for difference (CFD) from the British government.    The TuNur project aims to bring two gigawatts of concentrated solar power to the UK from Tunisia if the company wins a contract for … Continue reading TuNur Concentrated Solar Power project aims to bring two gigawatts of solar energy from Tunisia

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Egypt aims to produce 20% of power from solar energy and wind power by 2020

In an attempt to escape the energy crisis triggered by frequent power cuts, lack of fuel and the deterioration of national networks and power stations, the Egyptian government has signaled its intent to expand the use of new and renewable energy, notably solar energy. Despite the enormous potential, it’s still a daunting prospect because of … Continue reading Egypt aims to produce 20% of power from solar energy and wind power by 2020

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Kuwait: A Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market worth entering?

Progress in Kuwait’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects has been slower than anticipated. While the net gas importer signed multi-year supply deals for liquefied natural gas with Qatargas and Shell, and is considering similar agreements with Iran and the United States, it has been dragging its feet on the renewable energy front.     What’s … Continue reading Kuwait: A Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market worth entering?

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Middle East and Africa Photovoltaic Market Accumulates 12 GW Pipeline with Strong Growth Potential

The photovoltaic (PV) market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is set for strong growth, with many multi-megawatt ground mount projects in the planning or pre-planning phases. According to the NPD Solarbuzz Middle East and Africa Deal Tracker – Solar Project Database, which covers completed and in-progress solar projects in 29 African countries … Continue reading Middle East and Africa Photovoltaic Market Accumulates 12 GW Pipeline with Strong Growth Potential

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