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Amea Power to add storage to 70 MW of solar in Togo

Dubai-based Amea Power will expand the Mohammed Bin Zayed solar plant in Togo from 50 MW to 70 MW, making it West Africa’s largest project. It will also add a 4 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS).


Turkmenistan to host first large scale solar plants

Turkmenistan’s state power corporation Turkmenenergo and United Arab Emirates Masdar and are currently developing a 100 MW solar plant in Turkmenistan. The new project follows the recent launch of a 10 MW hybrid wind-solar project and will help the country achieve the deployment of its first solar projects.


Solar in exchange for desalinated water

Israel and Jordan have agreed to pair 600 MW of solar with an undisclosed amount of storage. The deal, which was brokered by the United Arab Emirates at COP27, will see Jordan provide electricity to Israel in exchange for desalinated water.


Dubai solar park hits 1.8 GW of generating capacity

The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has installed 270 MW of PV panels at the massive Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum project since August, bringing its operational capacity to 1.83 GW.

The Hydrogen Stream: Svevind to invest in 20 GW of electrolysis capacity in Kazakhstan

A unit of Svevind has signed an agreement to invest up to $50 billion in a project on the Caspian Sea that could produce up to 2 million tons of green hydrogen per year. Stellantis, meanwhile, has revealed plans to mass produce light commercial hydrogen vehicles.


The Hydrogen Stream: GHD Group, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft win contract for UAE national hydrogen strategy

Germany made efforts this week to expand hydrogen ties with the Gulf states, and Japan announced plans to team up with several nations to ramp up hydrogen production. ICIS, meanwhile, has started offering Europe’s first market-linked renewable hydrogen assessments.


Dubai launches tender for 900 MW solar project

The PV plant is the sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.


The Hydrogen Stream: Siemens commissions 8.7 MW electrolyzer in Germany

As Siemens commissions Germany’s second largest electrolyzer at the Energy Park in Wunsiedel, Engie has taken the Final Investment Decision for a project in Western Australia, scheduled for completion in 2024. Meanwhile, two reports shed light on the future of green hydrogen: on the demand side, the MENA region could use it to become the global leader of green steel; on the supply side, BNEF welcomes the support commitments coming from Europe and the United States.


Sixth phase of Dubai solar park to add another 900 MW of capacity

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has lifted the lid on the planning process for the sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.


Dubai solar site still aiming for 5 GW by 2030

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued an update indicating that the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is still targeting 5 GW of generation capacity within this decade.


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