Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia solar energy exports, Concentrated Solar Power and photovoltaic, absolutely realistic

“Saudi could be a solar exporter – I think it’s absolutely realistic and it’s going to happen,” said Paddy Padmanathan, CEO of ACWA Power, which runs a portfolio of solar, coal, gas and desalination plants across the Middle East.   In the short term, he said it was likely solar would fill the gaps in … Continue reading Saudi Arabia solar energy exports, Concentrated Solar Power and photovoltaic, absolutely realistic

Continue reading

Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

In a business and climate conference on Thursday, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi ruled out the possibility of reducing reliance on fossil fuels in the short run. In recent times, environmentalists have expressed concerns regarding carbon emissions and are hence urging companies to use more environmental-friendly forms of energy.   According to Mr. Naimi, … Continue reading Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

Continue reading

Saudi Arabia to debut in Photovoltaic manufacture

As per plans laid out by King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA CARE), the body responsible for the development of atomic and renewable in Saudi Arabia, the country was to develop 54 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2032. That would include capacity addition of 25 GW in concentrated solar power, … Continue reading Saudi Arabia to debut in Photovoltaic manufacture

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Abengoa to Build World’s Largest Solar Power Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by Advanced Water Technology (AWT) to jointly develop the world’s first large-scale desalination plant to be powered by solar energy, in Saudi Arabia.   AWT is a newly formed company … Continue reading Abengoa to Build World’s Largest Solar Power Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

Continue reading

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar is eyeing wind power and solar energy projects in Oman and Saudi Arabia

“Oman is stepping forward and we’re expecting Saudi Arabia to offer tenders this year,” said Bader Al Lamki, the director of Masdar Clean Energy. “There is momentum building up in the region [for clean energy projects].”     Masdar entered Oman’s wind energy market in October, signing a deal to build a 50 megawatts wind … Continue reading Abu Dhabi’s Masdar is eyeing wind power and solar energy projects in Oman and Saudi Arabia

Continue reading

GE Integrates Concentrated Solar Power with Combined Cycle in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has selected GE for a project that marks Saudi Arabia’s first integration of a Concentrated Solar Power with a combined-cycle plant and the first introduction of condensate as a gas turbine fuel.   The landmark project, the ‘Green Duba’ Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Plant, will be built in the northwestern part … Continue reading GE Integrates Concentrated Solar Power with Combined Cycle in Saudi Arabia

Continue reading

Saudi Electricity signs deal for integrated gas and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

The planned plant will primarily burn natural gas, but will generate 50 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to increase fuel efficiency.     State-owned utility Saudi Electricity Co signed on Tuesday a contract worth 1 billion riyals ($267 million) to buy generators for the kingdom’s first fossil fuel-fired power plant that will also produce … Continue reading Saudi Electricity signs deal for integrated gas and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Continue reading

Saudia Arabia aims to become leading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

In addition to the 41 GW of solar energy, 25 GW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and 16 GW of photovoltaic (PV), the Kingdom aims to generate 1 GW of geothermal energy and 9 GW of wind power.     KACARE had earlier announced that over 50 percent of electricity was produced by oil so … Continue reading Saudia Arabia aims to become leading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Continue reading

Ecoppia Selected for Five New Solar Energy Projects

Ecoppia, an innovative developer of automated, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, today announced the deployment of its E4 robotic solar panel cleaning system at five Middle Eastern PV production facilities. Upon the projects’ completion in early 2015, Ecoppia’s technology will clean more than 5 million panels every month, deployed across more than 40 … Continue reading Ecoppia Selected for Five New Solar Energy Projects

Continue reading

Saudi Arabia has drafted plans for a solar energy network

The state-owned King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy has overseen a project to construct solar energy plants in five provinces in the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom. Officials said the agency, which received regulatory approval, was preparing to begin the project in 2015. “King Abdullah City has received land for the facilities and was … Continue reading Saudi Arabia has drafted plans for a solar energy network

Continue reading

Saudi Arabia offers one of world’s lowest solar power costs

Solar power costs have fallen dramatically over the last five years, thanks to lower module prices, lower balance of system costs, and increased competition at the development and EPC level. Financing costs have also decreased as investors recognize the low-risk profile of solar assets. As a result, solar power is now cheaper than most alternative … Continue reading Saudi Arabia offers one of world’s lowest solar power costs

Continue reading

UAE’s Masdar, Saudi’s KACARE Sign Deal To Develop Clean Energy

UAE’s Masdar and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) announced an agreement that will allow increased cooperation between the two Gulf Arab states in developing renewable energy in the region. The agreement will facilitate joint investment by both agencies in clean energy projects and green technology investment funds, official news … Continue reading UAE’s Masdar, Saudi’s KACARE Sign Deal To Develop Clean Energy

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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)

Continue reading

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)

Continue reading

Archimede Solar Energy secures a new Saudi shareholder for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) growth

The Saudi solar energy market forecasts covers 41 GW within the next 20 years, 25 GW of which in the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and 16 MW photovoltaic (PV). “Archimede Solar Energy (ASE), a subsidiary of the industrial Group Angelantoni Industrie and participated by the Japanese Chiyoda Corporation, has signed in New York the entrance … Continue reading Archimede Solar Energy secures a new Saudi shareholder for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) growth

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Saudi Arabia to Start Solar-Powered Desalination in 2014

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) last week announced plans to start producing desalinated water using solar energy in 2014. “The company will start producing 30,000 cubic meters daily using solar power next year,” said Abdallah ben Abdel-Aziz al Sheikh, deputy head of SWCC. “Solar power technologies will be deployed in new desalination plants … Continue reading Saudi Arabia to Start Solar-Powered Desalination in 2014

Continue reading