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The Hydrogen Stream: Green hydrogen market could hit $850 billion in 2050

Research outfit Rethink Energy says the green hydrogen market could reach $850 billion in value by 2050.


United Arab Emirates’ solar market

The UAE is expected to generate 25% of its electricity from solar energy and have a total installed solar capacity of 44 GW by 2050. The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) describes the challenges the country has to address to make this target achievable.


The Hydrogen Stream: US team produces hydrogen from ocean water

A team of US researchers engineered a double-membrane system to minimize chloride oxidizing the anode. Meanwhile, the Spanish government supports Destinus to develop its hydrogen-powered supersonic plane and test it in 2024.


The Hydrogen Stream: Europe introduces new green hydrogen rules

The European Commission has presented the final version of its new rules for green hydrogen, with looser requirements to qualify hydrogen as “green.”

Integration of EV charging stations and renewable energy resources

A new research paper proposes an optimal planning technique to identify the locations and sizes of electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations with controlled charging and hybrid wind and PV systems in a multi-microgrid.


DEWA to procure R&D solar module production line

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) may install a new R&D production line in its solar R&D center at the massive 5 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.


UAE utility opens bidding for 1.5 GW of solar

Emirates Water and Electricity Co. (EWEC) has started accepting expressions of interest from pre-qualified developers to develop a 1.5 GW solar project in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.


Solar proves common thread among Zayed Sustainability Prize winners

The opening ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2023 was not short of inspirational rhetoric, but the winners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize provided some real-world examples of what action on the local level really looks like.


UAE energy summit serves as a trial run for COP28

The United Arab Emirates is treating Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, which includes the World Future Energy Summit, as a trial run before the nation hosts the COP28 climate talks in November.


Storing solar power with compressed air storage, air conditioning

Researchers in the United Arab Emirates have developed a way to use compressed air storage to store solar power and provide additional cooling. They claim their prototype could compete with commercially available compression-cooling air conditioners.


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