United Arab Emirates

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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BYD plans 200 MW PV project in MENA

BYD has announced plans for major expansion in the Middle East region, including the construction of a 200 MW PV power plant. The project is expected to feature a storage application and aims to raise the company’s profile in the region.

WFES 2017: Saudi Arabia announces new energy master plan

Speaking yesterday at an Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week (ADSW) event, Saudi Arabia’s energy, industry and mineral resources minister Khalid Al-Falih announced a new grand energy plan for the country.

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Groundbreaking to commence on 800 MW solar plant in Dubai

Construction of the mega 800 MW phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum Solar Park is set to commence at the end of the month, after a consortium led by GranSolar was chosen as the EPC contractor on the project, which, once completed, will be the largest solar plant on a single plot.

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Decentralized energy: how much of it?

An emerging topic in today’s discussions for renewable energy is the extent to which decentralized structures of energy replace the old centralized systems. pv magazine captures the debate.

ACWA Power to develop 61.3 MW in Jordan under record-low tariff

The Saudi Arabian power group and the Jordanian government have agreed to build the project in the eastern province of Risha by the first quarter of 2019.

Sonnen wins US$1.5 million Zayed Future Energy Prize

The German battery manufacturer was chosen by the prize as the winner in the small & medium enterprise category. Sonnen CEO Christop Ostermann received the US$1.5 million award at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

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Solar PV powers desalination plant in Abu Dhabi

Solar PV’s dynamism stems from its ability to take on different forms. An emerging application for the technology is seawater desalination using electricity generated through solar PV.

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Solar on course to become the world’s cheapest source of energy within the next 10 years

The dramatically falling costs of solar energy from the supply chain to the final product could see the average global price of solar power become cheaper than coal within the next 10 years, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which is a position echoed by other experts.

DEWA confirms 200 MW solar project is 80% complete

The record-breaking second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is now over 80% complete, with progress going well for the April 2017 completion target, as the park continues to grow with an eventual goal of being 5 GW in size.

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