March 4, 2019

First Middle Eastern utility-scale solar-plus-storage plant comes online

The 23 MW/12.6 MWh facility is near Mafraq, in northern Jordan. The storage system will offer peak shaving to increase grid stability while enhancing solar output.
March 4, 2019

Imec and EnergyVille Present Unique Simulation Framework to Accurately Determine Energy Yield of Bifacial Solar Modules and Systems

Today imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and EnergyVille present a new simulation framework that can accurately calculate the energy yield of bifacial PV systems (also capturing reflected light from the ground).
March 4, 2019

Risen Energy signs 323MW PV module supply contract for largest solar project in Ukraine

Risen Energy has signed off on a 323MW PV module supply contract from DTEK Renewables for Ukraine?s largest solar power station. As part of the contract, Risen will provide all the modules required for the 240 MWac Pokrovskaya SPP project.
March 4, 2019

UAE to invest in 100 MW Bangladesh solar plant

Details are few at this stage, with a site for the big project still to be selected, although the Bangladeshi government has confirmed the tariff for electricity produced by the plant will be $0.095/kWh.
March 4, 2019

GE Provides A 9E Gas Turbine For Iraq?s Al Qudus Power Plant

Delivering on its commitment to support the development of Iraq?s energy infrastructure, GE Power (NYSE: GE) has provided an advanced 9E gas turbine to the ministry of electricity?s (MoE) Al Qudus Power Plant. GE will also service up to seven GE 9E gas turbines at the facility throughout 2019, including maintenance, supply of parts and rehabilitation. GE is installing the new gas turbine at the site and it is expected to generate up to an additional 125 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The service agreement will enhance the reliability of operations at the plant, helping to maintain a stable supply of up to 875 megawatts (MW) of power over the course of the coming year.
March 4, 2019

Aalborg To Supply Steam Generators For 700MW CSP Park In Dubai

Danish firm Aalborg CSP A/S has announced an order to supply steam generation systems for a 700-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Dubai. The plant, together with a 250-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) component, will form the fourth phase of the 5-GW Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park that combines CSP and PV technologies. Once completed, the CSP park is planned to be the largest one of its kind globally.
March 4, 2019

Bullish SolarEdge posts $100 million rise in gross profits and predicts strong start to 2019

Unimpressed by last year?s China policy-related shenanigans, the inverter maker continued to grow at a rapid pace as it acquired storage, uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and e-mobility related businesses. Its full-year results place SolarEdge in a good position going into a more promising year, with solar installations expected to hit double-digit growth figures in many markets and reach 120 GW globally.
March 4, 2019

Saudi Arabia, China To Boost Renewable Energy Cooperation

Saudi Arabia?s Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China's National Energy Administration on renewable energy cooperation as part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman?s visit to the country.
March 4, 2019

ACWA wins Bahrain?s 100 MW PV tender with bid of $0.039/kWh

Saudi energy company ACWA Power has won the tender held by the Kingdom of Bahrain for the construction of the country?s first large-scale PV power plants.
March 4, 2019

Lointek Bags Steam Generation Contract For Dubai?s CSP Plant

LOINTEK technology has been selected for the turnkey supply of the integrated steam generation system and the oil-salt thermal storage system for DEWA IV, the world?s biggest thermosolar power plant that will start operating in 2022, in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
March 4, 2019

Innovation Paves Way For Next Stage Of Global Energy Transformation

Countries at the forefront of the energy transformation are getting more than a third of their energy from variable renewables like solar and wind, and they?re doing it in a cost-effective manner. By making use of innovative solutions that allow to integrate a higher share of renewables into power systems, innovation holds the key to a cost-effective global energy transformation.
March 4, 2019

European PV market grew 36% to reach 11 GW in 2018

Solarpower Europe has released its estimates for Europe?s installation figures in 2018. A reduction in system prices and a policy push boosted solar across the continent. And if the trade association?s CEO is to be believed, the newfound growth has just begun.
March 4, 2019

8 trends that will define the market in 2019

2018 was another exciting year for the PV industry. Turbulent market conditions created by changing policies and trade disputes kept stakeholders busier than ever.
March 4, 2019

Global Gasoline Gensets Market Size To Exceed $4bn By 2025

Growing demand for backup power and rising consumer awareness toward emergency preparedness measures to combat intensifying and frequent electrical outages will boost the global gasoline gensets market growth.
March 4, 2019

First Phase Of Kuwait?s Shagaya Renewable Energy Park Launched

Kuwait has announced Phase One of the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park project. The Shagaya Solar Energy Plant is part of the first phase and is being jointly developed by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and the Ministry of Electricity and Water.
March 4, 2019

India slaps anti-dumping duty on east Asian EVA sheets

Following a petition by domestic PV panel manufacturers, India?s Directorate General of Trade Remedies has recommended the imposition of duties ranging from $537-1,559/metric ton on solar ethylene vinyl acetate sheets imported from China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.
March 4, 2019

UAE?s SEWA Chooses ABB?s Ekip UP To Upgrade Circuit Breakers

ABB?s service team in the United Arab Emirates recently installed Ekip UP technology, part of the ABB Ability digital offering, at a substation operated by Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA). SEWA distributes and generates electricity, water and natural gas to residents of the Sharjah Emirate. The SEWA Qasimia substation had been operating with low-voltage breakers from a major supplier?a competitor to ABB?but recently engineers there found all the breakers? trip units to be defective.
March 4, 2019

Markets started to embrace non-conventional modules in 2H 2018

Analysts at PV InfoLink said the number of markets open to new technologies such as half-cut and shingled panels is constantly rising. Australia, Japan, Spain, the UAE and Brazil were cited as the hottest markets for Chinese ?special modules?. Total annual production in China for half-cut modules, which are set to increase their market share this year, should reach around 20 GW.
March 4, 2019

ACWA Power Consortium To Build 100MW Solar Plant In Bahrain

A consortium comprising Saudi-based Acwa, Japanese contractor Mitsui & Company and Bahrain industrial conglomerate AlMoayyed has won a major contract for the construction and operation of a 100MW independent solar power plant in the kingdom.
March 4, 2019

Jebel Ali SWRO Desalination Project Makes Progress

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), reviewed the progress on the sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO)-based desalination plant at the DEWA Jebel Ali Power & Desalination Complex. This is one of the main complexes providing Dubai with reliable, efficient, and high-quality electricity and water services.