Scientists in the United Arab Emirates have looked at how off-grid rooftop PV could be combined with batteries, fuel cells or reversible solid oxide cells for energy storage. The modeling assumed a typical commercial building in Los Angeles.
Weco’s new 5.3 kWh battery can be used as a wall solution or in a stackable configuration. Up to 15 modules can be stacked without additional components, thanks to a special casing.
Emirates Water and Electricity Co. (EWEC ) has started accepting expressions of interest to develop a 1.5 GW solar project in Abu Dhabi.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has indicated that parts of the concentrating solar power element of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park could be running more than four months behind schedule, as well as a 3 MW slice of the promised solar panel capacity.
ATA Insights held a webinar on April 25 that focused on green hydrogen opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa.
Elsewhere, the Fraunhofer ISE research institute has unveiled a new tool for high-resolution power-to-X kinetic analysis, and German entities have signed partnership agreements with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.
Researchers from Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have presented the results of a low-cost method of generating carbon-free hydrogen. In other news, Norwegian fuel cell producer Nel ASA said it was ready to increase its electrolyzer production capacity to meet the European Union’s raised ambitions for renewable hydrogen, while oil giant Petronas Eneos announced plans to set up a hydrogen production plant in Indonesia.
The Emerge operation established by the two companies operates on-site solar panels for companies in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Masdar will explore the development of 1.2GW of solar and potential storage projects in Indonesia for export to Singapore.
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