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Oman reveals preferred bidders of 500 MW solar tender

The authorities in Oman have revealed the preferred bidders for a 500 MW solar tender for the Ibri III Solar IPP facility.

Chinese solar cell maker to build 10 GW factory in Oman

Chinese solar cell maker Hainan Drinda New Energy Technology plans to build a 10 GW factory in Oman to produce tunnel oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) solar cells.

Oman’s solar transition roadmap

SolarPower Europe says in a new report on solar development in Oman that the nation will need to install a minimum of 13 GW of solar by 2030 to meet its ambitious net-zero targets.


The Hydrogen Stream: Enapter secures 3 MW electrolyzer order

Enapter has secured four new orders for its AEM Nexus 1000 megawatt-class electrolyzer, while Fraunhofer IWU says it has started working on electron beam welding technology to overcome the speed limitations of laser beam scanner welding.


EDF, KOWEPO to bid for 1.5 GW solar project in UAE

Korea Western Power Co. (KOWEPO) and EDF Renewables have signed a joint development agreement for a 1.5 GW solar farm in Khazna, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The partners are already in advanced discussions with Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Water and Electricity Co. (EWEC) for a project of the same size in the Al-Ajban region.

Quantifying effect of cooling, cleaning in PV systems operating under desert conditions

Scientists in Oman have analyzed the effect of soiling, cleaning, and water injection on the performance of PV panels in Oman. They have found the use of water for cooling may increase power yield by up to 23.9%.


Construction starts on polysilicon production facility in Oman

Construction has begun on a $1.35 billion polysilicon production facility in Oman, billed as the first project of its kind in the Middle East. It is scheduled to start operations next year, producing 100,000 metric tons of metallurgical silicon per year.


Oman kicks off tender for 500 MW of PV

The Omani authorities aim to develop a 500 MW solar project in Ibri, in northwestern Oman, where other PV facilities are located.


The impact of soiling on PV module transmittance

A European group has looked into the soiling impact on PV modules in Oman. They have collected 60 samples, based on season, month and tilt angles.


New research helps identify optimal cleaning cycle to reduce soiling in MENA region

Researchers in Oman have investigated the effects of soiling on solar module performance and have found that between 8 and 12 cleaning cycles may be enough to ensure higher energy yields.

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