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UAE says Mohammed bin Rashid solar park is powering aluminum production

A press release issued by utility DEWA and the state-owned metal manufacturer today implied production of solar-powered aluminum is already taking place.

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Solar is gaining traction in MENA region – but plenty of obstacles remain

Solar deployment continued to pick up in the Middle East and North Africa in 2019, the Middle East Solar Industry Association has said in its annual report.

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Dubai confirms Saudi’s ACWA won 900 MW solar project tender with $0.016953/kWh bid

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority said the solar generation capacity is expected to come online in the second quarter of 2021. The tender will constitute the fifth phase of the mammoth 5 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

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Dubai’s 900 MW solar tender sees lowest bid of $0.0169/kWh

The offer was apparently submitted by Saudi energy giant ACWA Power, which refused to confirm the bid when asked by pv magazine. The second lowest bid – $0.0175/kWh – was reportedly submitted by a consortium formed by Emirati developer Masdar, French utility EDF and Chinese PV panel maker Jinko Power.

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Solar and the chocolate factory

The latest 8 MW of net metered solar capacity in Dubai indicates 11 MW were added across ten new arrays in just nine days as the Shams initiative continues to work up a head of steam.

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Dubai has 106 MW under net metering

Most of the generation capacity – around 63 MW – was deployed in the emirate over the last 14 months.

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DEWA and Huawei hold strategic summit

The Emirati utility and the Chinese communications giant and inverter maker have discussed how they can work together to roll out solar and storage in Dubai as well as collaborating on cyber security and the use of AI to analyze cyber threats.

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Dubai claims to have reduced carbon emissions 19%

The extraordinary statement, made on Sunday by the emirate’s electricity and water authority, compares current per capita figures to a ‘business as usual’ scenario.

Noor solar park operational

The world’s biggest solar park is reportedly up and running.

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Dubai ready to explore floating PV in Persian Gulf

Amid mounting political tensions in the region, the city has issued a call for consultants to help it towards its ambitious 2050 climate goals through the use of a PV technology which is proving increasingly popular around the world.

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