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Dubai’s DEWA seeks bids for Hatta wind power project

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has invited consultancy companies to submit their feasibility study bids for a proposed wind power generation project in Hatta. The deadline to apply for the project is July 23, a statement said. “The Hatta power generation project aligns with DEWA’s efforts to contribute effectively in achieving the Dubai Clean … Continue reading Dubai’s DEWA seeks bids for Hatta wind power project

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Refractaris participates in the construction of Dubai’s concentrated solar power tower

The spanish company Refractaris participates in the construction in Dubai of the tallest solar tower in the world. With a height of 260 meters and capable of generating 100 megawatts, the solar thermal project is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020. The tower is part of a hybrid project that includes … Continue reading Refractaris participates in the construction of Dubai’s concentrated solar power tower

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The 200 MW (260MWp) Shuaa Energy 1 photovoltaic plant at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest photovoltaic IPP tender to date in the world

Project supports the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote renewable energy sources,and is part of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030.   The 200 MW (260MWp) Shuaa Energy 1 photovoltaic plant at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar … Continue reading The 200 MW (260MWp) Shuaa Energy 1 photovoltaic plant at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest photovoltaic IPP tender to date in the world

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Masdar’s solar energy hub launched at US event

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar has announced the international launch of its solar hub at Intersolar North America, a premier networking platform for the North American solar industry. Held at San Francisco, California, from July 14 to 16, Intersolar North America brings together businesses and leaders from the most important markets around the globe. … Continue reading Masdar’s solar energy hub launched at US event

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Masdar opens solar power hub to boost R&D in renewables

Masdar and its educational unit the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have collaborated to launch the Masdar Solar Hub to expedite the development of solar energy  technologies. The new hub aims to support Abu Dhabi’s efforts to achieve its ambitions for solar energy development and deployment through research and development of solar photovoltaic, solar … Continue reading Masdar opens solar power hub to boost R&D in renewables

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DEWA confirms plan for a further 800 MW of solar energy

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has confirmed the third expansion phase of its solar power.   The utility expects to tender the 800MW project in the third quarter of 2015 and is accepting proposals for a project consultant from 1 April to 3 May 2015. It comes just weeks after DEWA increased the share … Continue reading DEWA confirms plan for a further 800 MW of solar energy

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United Arab Emirates wind power projects

Scient­­ists in Abu Dhabi are finishing a study to model and forecast long-term variations in wind speed. The research, said Prof Taha Ouarda, head of the Institute Centre for Water and Environment (iWater) at the Masdar Institute for Science and Technology, would help to decide whether wind farm projects in the region were viable.   … Continue reading United Arab Emirates wind power projects

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Cost-Breakthroughs Make Solar Energy and Wind Power the UAE’s Most Competitive Energy Sources

Solar energy and wind power may now be the cheapest sources of new energy supply in the United Arab Emirates, according to a report released today by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.   Marking the country’s first public comparison of different energy … Continue reading Cost-Breakthroughs Make Solar Energy and Wind Power the UAE’s Most Competitive Energy Sources

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ACWA Power Gets $344m Loan For Dubai Solar Energy Project

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power is obtaining a loan of about $344 million from three banks to finance a solar energy project in Dubai, chief executive Paddy Padmanathan said on Sunday.   The 27-year amortising loan with an interest rate of four per cent is being provided by Abu Dhabi’s First Gulf Bank and two Saudi … Continue reading ACWA Power Gets $344m Loan For Dubai Solar Energy Project

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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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ACWA Power, Spain’s TSK to build $327 mln Dubai solar power plant

A consortium of Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Spain’s TSK has won a bid to build a 1.2 billion dirhams ($327 million) solar power plant in Dubai, as the emirate looks to diversify to meet its growing energy needs.   Saeed Mohammed al-Tayer, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Chief Executive, said that the capacity … Continue reading ACWA Power, Spain’s TSK to build $327 mln Dubai solar power plant

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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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Electric cars will be on the streets of Dubai in the next 18 months

Power chiefs are already in talks to build a network of charging stations at locations such as hotels and shopping malls. Dewa, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, intends to test 100 electric cars in its own fleet over the next two years. “We just started our strategy,” Saeed Al Tayer, Dewa chief and vice … Continue reading Electric cars will be on the streets of Dubai in the next 18 months

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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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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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Dubai mega solar power project unveiled

Dubai inaugurated the first phase of a solar energy park on Tuesday as the Gulf emirate seeks to diversify its energy sources. The solar energy plant, named the “Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Park” after the emirate’s ruler, will produce 1,000 megawatts of electricity when completed, and will cost 12 billion dirhams ($3.3 billion), WAM said. … Continue reading Dubai mega solar power project unveiled

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UAE pushes renewable energy abroad

The UAE, a major oil-producing country, is spearheading a number of  renewable energy projects in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Masdar, the Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company, has inaugurated the Shaikh Zayed Solar Power Plant, a utility-scale, 15-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania. The largest solar PV plant in Africa, … Continue reading UAE pushes renewable energy abroad

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Irena applauds hails UAE concentrated solar power launch

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) welcomed the activation of the world’s largest operational Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) facility to date, as the Middle East turns to clean energy to fuel future growth. The Shams 1 thermosolar plant – in the desert of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates – adds 100 megawatts … Continue reading Irena applauds hails UAE concentrated solar power launch

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The world’s largest concentrating solar power plant

The world’s largest concentrated solar power plant, Shams 1, launched on Sunday. Taking three years to build, the $600m plant is located in Abu Dhabi’s western region, in the heart of the UAE’s hydrocarbon industry. At full capacity, the 100 megawatt Masdar, Total and Abengoa joint-project will power thousands of homes in the United Arab … Continue reading The world’s largest concentrating solar power plant

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