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Masdar & MIT develop method for high efficiency semiconductor materials

Researchers from the Abu Dhabi based Masdar Institute and the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology have jointly published the development of a fabrication method, which they say could make high efficiency semiconductor materials such as gallium-arsenide, indium phosphide and others more competitive with crystalline silicon.

The age of plenty on steroids (with charts)

Despite the climate-denying Trump Administration, Michael Liebreich gave plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future in his address to the BNEF Future of Energy Summit.


EDF joins consortium building phase III of Dubai’s 1 GW solar plant

The French power utility will join forces with a consortium led by Abu Dhabi-based developer Masdar to build the third 800 MW phase of the largest PV project in the UAE.

DEWA completes 200 MW phase II of 1 GW Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Construction on phase II of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is now finalized. The 200 MW unit of the 1 GW solar park came online a month ahead of schedule. DEWA revealed the plant was built at a cost of 1.2 billion AED ($326.7 million).

Marubeni to develop world’s largest PV plant in UAE, according to reports

Japanese conglomerate Marubeni is planning to build a mega 1.18 GW solar plant, making it the largest in the world, in the United Arab Emirates, with support from JinkoSolar and the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei.


Array Technologies expands into MENA, Turkey

The company is opening a new office in Abu Dhabi and will provide trackers to 24 MW of PV projects in Turkey.

Huawei launches 1500V Smart PV Solution at WFES in Abu Dhabi

At this week’s World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi Huawei launched its 1500V Smart PV Solution for the Middle East Africa (MEA) market. At yesterday’s launch event pv magazine interviewed Paul Pan, Huawei’s General Manager for the Smart PV Plant Business, Middle East & Africa, at the Huawei booth at WFES. Pan is responsible for over 70 countries in MEA, where Huawei is already present with offices serving its ICT customer base.

Miraikikai launches water-free solar module cleaner at WFES

Miraikikai’s offering is the first water-free and automated cleaning robot for utility-scale solar plants, which could help solve the challenge of dust in arid regions and deserts, which can be a real problem for plant energy generation rates.


MESIA solar awards winners announced at WFES

U.S. company Array Technologies and Indian EPC Sterling & Wilson were amongst the winners of the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s (MESIA) annual awards ceremony, which was presented at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2017 being held in Abu Dhabi.

WFES 2017: United Arab Emirates reveals new energy strategy

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) energy minister has presented the country’s new energy strategy at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES). Dubai appears to be the most active of the seven emirates comprising the country.


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