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Masdar sets sights on Saudi solar energy market

Masdar is bidding for a slice of Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning solar market after opening the 100 megawatt Shams-1 Concentrating Solar Power plant in Abu Dhabi. The company is seeking to capitalise on an emerging market as regional oil-exporting economies seek to boost their renewable energy output. “In the near future we will be announcing projects … Continue reading Masdar sets sights on Saudi solar energy market

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UAE opens world’s largest CSP solar power plant, Shams 1

Oil-rich Abu Dhabi on Sunday officially opened the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, which cost $600 million to build and will provide electricity to 20,000 homes. The 100-megawatt Shams 1 is “the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant in operation” said Sultan al-Jaber, the head of Abu Dhabi’s Masdar, which oversees the emirate’s … Continue reading UAE opens world’s largest CSP solar power plant, Shams 1

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Solar takes giant leap as Shams Concentrating Solar Power up

The Shams 1 CSP project has three main partners – the UAE sustainable technology firm Masdar, the Spanish concentrated solar power company Abengoa Solar, and the French-energy giant Total. The largest solar array in the Middle East will be inaugurated today in a remote corner of Abu Dhabi as the UAE takes a major step … Continue reading Solar takes giant leap as Shams Concentrating Solar Power up

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Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Energy Market Outlook, 2013-2017

The report offers solar energy (PV and Concentrating Solar Power) project details for each market along with country-specific demand forecasts to 2017. The MENA region possesses the greatest technical potential for renewable energy in the world with much of this potential attributed to solar power. This potential is now starting to be more seriously considered, … Continue reading Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Energy Market Outlook, 2013-2017

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United Arab Emirates works for renewable energy

A slew of renewable energy projects now in the works across the country from solar and wind power has put the UAE in the top levels of countries vying to diversify energy production to meet future demands while remaining sustainable. As one of the world’s largest oil producers, the UAE is doing everything but resting … Continue reading United Arab Emirates works for renewable energy

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New Players in the Middle East Renewable Energy Market

There is vast solar energy potential in the MENA region with 35 of the most successful projects underway being concentrated solar power plants. By 2050, these solar farms could supply up to 15 percent of Europe’s electricity needs and a substantial portion of the power needs of the producer countries with carbon-free power. The United … Continue reading New Players in the Middle East Renewable Energy Market

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