April 13, 2019

The weekend read: Land of the Crescent Sun

Despite its abundant solar resources, Turkey’s potential for solar energy development remains largely untapped. Although the market grew considerably between 2017 and 2018, the outlook for the next two years, due to the macroeconomic situation and the current regulatory framework, appears rather gloomy. If regulations will not be changed, and tenders for large-scale solar remain unimproved, unsubsidized PV and self-consumption may remain the best options available to seek more growth.
April 13, 2019

Saudi Arabia plans 2.6 GW solar park near Mecca

The Faisaliah Solar Power Project is planned to be developed in several stages by the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and the Development Authority of Mecca. Only 600 MW of the project will be tendered by the REPDO, while the remaining 2 GW will be built by the country’s Public Investment Fund along with its partners.
April 13, 2019

Phase IV of 5 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park reaches financial close

Phase IV of the huge solar park includes a 700 MW CSP plant and a 250 MW PV facility. Funds for the $4.2 billion project will be provided by banks from the United Arab Emirates and China, as well as other international lenders.
April 13, 2019

Dubai’s South Energy Signs First Solar Project Agreement

The 2MWp photovoltaic system will generate more than 3,000,000kWh of clean & renewable energy annually for five of Dubai South's facilities
April 13, 2019

Hydrogen Shows Great Potential In Energy Transition – Report

The study by DNV GL explains that hydrogen is a unique energy carrier with no carbon emissions that can be used for long-term storage and heating applications
April 13, 2019

Infor To Highlight Role Of EAM In Digital Transformation At Dubai Event

Customers to demonstrate the benefits of enterprise asset management software across various applications such as utilities plants
April 13, 2019

UL Partners With Saudi Telecom Company For A Testing Facility In Saudi Arabia

The MoU between UL and STC marks a milestone for cooperation between both companies in testing and certification and growth of the industrial sector of Saudi Arabia
April 13, 2019

Dubai Saves $327.7mn In Water And Electricity Consumption

The commercial sector generated the biggest electricity savings between 2008 and 2018
April 13, 2019

Saudi’ ACWA Power In $3bn Egyptian Electricity Investment

Saudi Arabia's power and water desalination developer and Egypt's Hassan Allam Holding Company are joining hands on the construction of a 2.3-megawatt power plant in Luxor
April 13, 2019

ENGIE Reduces Its Coal Power Stake With The Disposal Of Glow

Coal now accounts for only 6% of the Group's total electricity production capacity, compared with 13% at the end of 2015
April 13, 2019

DEWA Partners With Dubai Future Foundation On Solar PV Project

Under the MoU, Dewa will work in an advisory role to provide solar energy technologies, smart grid integration, energy efficiency, and water treatment through renewable technologies
April 13, 2019

Dubai’s DEWA seeks proposals for phase V of 5 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

The utility has issued a request for qualification for a further 900 MW of PV at the huge solar park, which is set to reach a total capacity of 5 GW.
April 13, 2019

DEWA to mount solar rooftops on 10% of Dubai homes

Dubai’s residential sector is set to experience a lift this year thanks to plans to install solar rooftops on 10% of the emirate’s homes. The DEWA-funded rooftop program was launched under the Shams Dubai initiative, which offers net-metering for small-scale solar.
April 13, 2019

Shortlisted bidders go forward in Lebanon’s 180 MW, 12-plant tender

Lebanon’s Ministry of Energy and Water has qualified 28 domestic and international firms to enter the next stage of a tender for 180 MW of solar generation capacity.
April 13, 2019

EkoRE breaks ground on 1 GW vertically integrated module factory in Turkey

The facility is in the Bor organized industrial zone of Ni?de, in central Anatolia. The factory was backed by incentives provided by the country’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.
April 13, 2019

ACWA Power Signs Strategic Agreements With Two Chinese Entities

The agreements with the Silk Road Fund and Huawei will lay the ground for collaboration in further investments and in technological advancements of power generation
April 13, 2019

US Set To Overtake Saudi Arabia As The World’s Biggest Energy Exporter

The rise in the shale production will see the US topple the kingdom for the first time since the 1950s
April 13, 2019

Dubai’s DEWA Tenders 900MW Of Solar

The tender comes shortly after Dubai's regional neighbour Abu Dhabi launched a 2GW solar tender via the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC)
April 13, 2019

ACWA Power Khalladi Opens Its Capital To SAHAM Assurances

ACWA Power Khalladi has welcomed SAHAM Assurances a new institutional investor, who will hold 24% of the Capital and who will sit on the Board of Directors
April 13, 2019

JinkoSolar Opens Its First PV Module Assembly Plant In US

Pilot production at the manufacturing facility began in November 2018 and has since been steadily ramping up