United Arab Emirates

Dubai set to launch phase V of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) has issued a tender to seek IPP advisory services for the fifth phase of the gargantuan solar plant. After launching the first four phases, which are set to reach a combined capacity of 1 GW, the emirate is now assessing how to reach the 5 GW target set for the project by 2030

Goldbeck Solar highlights importance of first-class guarantees

Goldbeck Solar shares the unfortunate details of a botched module supply deal with China Sunergy. To date, Goldbeck Solar claims it is yet to receive a single module.

EDF brings 200 MW of PV online in Dubai

The PV plant is the first section of the third 800 MW phase of the 1 GW Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The facility will sell power to the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority at US$0.00299 per kWh.

Siemens to work with DEWA on Dubai’s first solar hydrogen electrolysis plant

The German multinational signs memorandum of understanding with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority to build pilot the facility at the vast 1 GW Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

MESIA’s Middle East Solar Awards honor solar champions in the Middle East

One of the highlights of this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) and the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which forms part of ADSW, was Wednesday evening’s Middle East Solar Awards Ceremony, organized by MESIA, the Middle East Solar Industry Association.

TÜV Rheinland: Centralized tracker architecture can reduce LCOE

A report published by TÜV Rheinland, which was commissioned by tracker manufacturer, Array Technologies, shows that centralized tracker systems such as those offered by Array Technologies offer an LCOE advantage over other, decentralized system architectures.


WFES: Acwa Power partners with Huawei on solar plant monitoring

The Saudi Arabian power firm announces details of pilot project that will utilize Huawei’s FusionSolar control and monitoring system to enhance a fleet of PV plants.

Nestlé to install 7 MW of rooftop solar at three Dubai sites

The Swiss food giant will partner with Yellow Door Energy and ALEC Energy to build three rooftop PV arrays at its manufacturing facilities in the Emirate as part of DEWA’s Shams Dubai Initiative.

UAE: Rooftop specialist Environmena acquired by UK investment firm

U.K. investment firm, Arjun Infrastructure Partners is expected to bring strategic support and access to capital to the UAE-based solar developer.


Updated: DEWA seeks EPC contactors for 60 MW of PV in Dubai

The company’s unit Etihad ESCO will carry out the tendering process for the projects, which will be developed on facility close to DEWA’s water reservoirs.

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