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Kuwait eyes concentrated solar power, photovoltaic and wind energy to meet growing power demands

“The three power projects include a concentrated solar power plant with a capacity of 50 MW, photovoltaic solar station with capacity of 10 MW and the wind power plant with a capacity of 10 MW, Director of the renewable energy program at KISR,” Dr. Salem Hajraf told KUNA Saturday. Kuwait is embarking a number of … Continue reading Kuwait eyes concentrated solar power, photovoltaic and wind energy to meet growing power demands

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WFES 2012 to support integration of solar energy (photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power) in MENA

With the cost of solar energy modules plummeting by 76 per cent in just three years, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, experts say the key to widespread adoption will depend less on price and more on improved awareness of the potential of the technology. That is the message that solar power innovators and analysts … Continue reading WFES 2012 to support integration of solar energy (photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power) in MENA

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Solar and wind energy sources are the best solutions for Oman

Twenty five per cent of all future power projects in Oman are likely to use renewable energy. This was revealed by Eng Hamed bin Salem al Maghderi, chief executive officer, Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) while giving a presentation at the Oman Power and Water Efficiency and Conservation 2014 conference that began at Al Bustan … Continue reading Solar and wind energy sources are the best solutions for Oman

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Cleanergy signs MoU to build a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Dubai

DEWA signs MoU with Cleanergy and Al-Futtaim Carillion for first Stirling Engine Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology power plant in the GCC. The first Stirling Engine Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology power plant in the GCC and wider MENA region is to be developed in 2014. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announces the signing … Continue reading Cleanergy signs MoU to build a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Dubai

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DEWA signs MoU with Cleanergy and Al-Futtaim Carillion for first Stirling Engine Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in the GCC

The first Stirling Engine Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology power plant in the GCC and wider MENA region is to be developed in 2014. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MoU’) with the Swedish energy technology company Cleanergy and infrastructure, building and energy services company Al-Futtaim Carillion, … Continue reading DEWA signs MoU with Cleanergy and Al-Futtaim Carillion for first Stirling Engine Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in the GCC

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Solar energy (PV and Concentrated Solar Power) investment in MENA could reach approximately $50bn by end of decade

A MEED Insight survey concludes that the region's solar energy capacity could grow to 15,000 MW by the end of 2020, split equally between photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region could see more than $50bn worth of investment in its solar power sector by 2020 … Continue reading Solar energy (PV and Concentrated Solar Power) investment in MENA could reach approximately $50bn by end of decade

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Saudi Arabia reveals plans for its first plant using Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has selected Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) to produce electricity with the 550 MW Duba 1 project, an Saudi Electricity Company power plant (ISCC). Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has selected Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) to produce electricity with the 550 MW Duba 1 project, an Saudi Electricity Company power plant (ISCC) located … Continue reading Saudi Arabia reveals plans for its first plant using Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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Saudi Electricity Company Invites Expressions of Interest for Duba 1 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

The 550 MW combined cycle plant will integrate a parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) unit, believed to be about 20 to 30 MW in capacity. On 25 December 2013, Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) released a Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the development of the Duba 1 Independent Power Plant (IPP) project. The … Continue reading Saudi Electricity Company Invites Expressions of Interest for Duba 1 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi government’s plans foresee 41 GW of solar power by 2032. Of that, concentrated solar power (CSP) plants would contribute 25 GW and photovoltaic (PV) facilities 16 GW. Solar electricity and petroleum serve completely different markets. However, in this case, solar will be directly replacing the oil that Saudi Arabia uses for desalination plants. … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Saudi Arabia

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Strong Policy Framework Needed for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Many developing countries with sun-baked deserts are investing in concentrated solar power, or CSP. While the climatic conditions are right for the technology, these countries face challenges in making CSP viable. These include financing and risk mitigation, reducing costs, and building local capacity, among others. A group of energy policymakers and practitioners from Morocco, Egypt, … Continue reading Strong Policy Framework Needed for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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Shams 1 is the largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in the MENA

Shams 1 is one of the largest Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in the world. Developed, owned and operated by Shams Power Company, a joint venture of Masdar (60%), Total (20%) and Abengoa (20%). spy mobile phone software Shams 1 is one of the largest Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in the world. Developed, owned … Continue reading Shams 1 is the largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in the MENA

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Spain’s TSK acquires Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) trough developer Flagsol

With this operation, TSK is positioned in a privileged way to compete in the Middle East, where there is strong commitment to develop concentrating solar thermal power (CSP). The company, a pioneer in the Concentrated Solar Power business, was once a subsidiary of bankrupt Solar Millenium and was acquired later by Ferrostaal. TSK has reached … Continue reading Spain’s TSK acquires Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) trough developer Flagsol

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TSK reinforces its leadership Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) buying German Flagsol

With this operation, TSK is positioned in a privileged way to compete in the Middle East, where there is strong commitment to develop concentrating solar thermal power (CSP). buy microsoft office 2013 home and student cheap TSK has reached an agreement with the German company Flagsol to acquire its activities and technology in the solar … Continue reading TSK reinforces its leadership Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) buying German Flagsol

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Morocco set for new Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tenders

Morocco plans to launch tenders by the end of next month for the construction of two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants of 200MW and 100 MW. Morocco’s Solar Energy Agency (Masen) has chosen parabolic mirror technology for the 200 MW concentrated solar plant, and the 100 MW plant will also be built as a solar … Continue reading Morocco set for new Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tenders

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Using Concentrated Solar Power to pump oil

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the largest producer of oil and gas in Oman, and GlassPoint Solar, the global leader in solar enhanced oil recovery, today announced the successful commissioning of the Middle East’s first solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project. Similar facilities have been gathering sunlight in the Southern California desert for years, using the … Continue reading Using Concentrated Solar Power to pump oil

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Ouarzazate CSP plant in Morocco

Construction on Morocco’s 160 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Ouarzazate began on Friday with a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony by King Mohammed VI. Built by a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, Ouarzazate 1 is set to go online in 2015. The German government has pledged €115 million in support for Morocco’s ambitious … Continue reading Groundbreaking ceremony for Ouarzazate CSP plant in Morocco

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World Bank to loan USD 660 million to support CSP in the MENA region

Through the plan, the African Development Bank (AfDB, Tunis, Tunisia) and World Bank will support CSP plants in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. The US $7.6 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) gave the go-ahead on Friday, May 3, to Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to proceed with an updated version of … Continue reading World Bank to loan USD 660 million to support CSP in the MENA region

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Construction begins on 160 MW Concentrating Solar Power plant in Morocco

Built by a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, Ouarzazate 1 is set to go online in 2015. The German government has pledged €115 million in support for Morocco’s ambitious project. A stalwart supporter of Morocco’s renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts for years, Germany has become Europe’s most significant partner in the building … Continue reading Construction begins on 160 MW Concentrating Solar Power plant in Morocco

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