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Cost comparison between lithium batteries, fuel cells, reversible solid oxide cells as storage for off-grid rooftop PV

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.


Smarter E Products: Stackable dual-voltage battery from Weco

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.


UAE utility opens bidding for 1.5 GW of solar in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Water and Electricity Co. (EWEC ) has started accepting expressions of interest to develop a 1.5 GW solar project in Abu Dhabi.


Details emerge of solar tower delays at Dubai mega project

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.

Competitive, renewable hydrogen from the Middle East and North Africa

ATA Insights held a webinar on April 25 that focused on green hydrogen opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa.


The Hydrogen Stream: New fuel cell electric vehicle from Canada

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.


Masdar wants 200GW of renewables capacity

The state-owned UAE clean power developer appears to have quadrupled its previously announced ambition today as it announced its $20 billion renewables portfolio rose from 10.7GW to more than 15GW last year.


The Hydrogen Stream: Metal foam for low-cost green hydrogen generation

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.

Masdar-EDF joint venture bid for more independence

The Emerge operation established by the two companies operates on-site solar panels for companies in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Masdar, partners eye solar exports from Indonesia to Singapore

Masdar will explore the development of 1.2GW of solar and potential storage projects in Indonesia for export to Singapore.


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