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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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Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

ACWA Power awarded 700 MW CSP fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park  at a levelised tariff of US $7.30 cents per kilowatt hour; a cost level that competes with fossil fuel generated electricity without subsidy for reliable and dispatchable solar energy through the night. By far the largest single-site thermo-solar … Continue reading Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

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UAE- Clean energy on focus

Through its participation at Expo 2017 Astana, the UAE is looking to implement the benefits and lessons as it gears up for the big ‘six-month’ event in 2020. Under the theme Future Energy, the UAE pavilion displayed its key renewable energy projects to over 500,000 visitors through a series of features and activities that explored … Continue reading UAE- Clean energy on focus

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Solar power prospects burn bright in Saudi Arabia

When I wrote two weeks ago that Saudi Arabia is targeting 41-GW of solar electricity generation, a sceptical friend rightly asked me to check this number. I was quoting the American Energy Information Administration Country analysis report. I know the number is staggering but it is achievable considering the consequences of not doing so. In … Continue reading Solar power prospects burn bright in Saudi Arabia

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will now operate from one of the UAE’s most sustainable buildings

High-level officials from around the world gathered in Masdar City today to celebrate the official inauguration of the permanent headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The event celebrated the history and achievements of the Agency since its foundation in 2009, while recognizing the move as the latest milestone in the global clean energy … Continue reading International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will now operate from one of the UAE’s most sustainable buildings

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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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ABB secures $55m order for UAE photovoltaic solar energy

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $55 million from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), the leading power utility in United Arab Emirates (UAE), to build a substation that will integrate power from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park. The order was awarded in the … Continue reading ABB secures $55m order for UAE photovoltaic solar energy

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Masdar’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Achievements

In March, Masdar inaugurated the 100 megawatt Shams 1, the world’s largest concentrated solar thermal power plant. Powering 20,000 homes in the UAE, Shams 1 is the region’s largest renewable energy plant. The last 12 months has seen Masdar and its partners delivered a range of clean energy projects including, the world’s largest off-shore wind … Continue reading Masdar’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Achievements

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UAE, Morocco sign pact on renewable energy

The chief executive of Abu Dhabi- based environmental city Masdar said Sunday that he has signed a framework agreement with Morocco’s minister of energy, mines, water and the environment to cooperate in renewable energy solutions. Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber said that he signed the agreement during the 6th World Future Energy Summit held from Jan. 15 … Continue reading UAE, Morocco sign pact on renewable energy

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Oman to Focus on Concentrated Solar Power to Diversify Its Energy Mix

The future of concentrating solar power in the GCC region, according to the report, is as bright as sunshine. A recently published research report “GCC Renewable Energy Sector Analysis” by KuicK Research has suggested that solar energy will dominate the upcoming renewable energy development in the GCC region. The GCC region is largest producer of … Continue reading Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Oman to Focus on Concentrated Solar Power to Diversify Its Energy Mix

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