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
April 13, 2019

JCB Launches New Open Generators For Middle East

As with all of the S models, the machines are designed for ultimate productivity and efficiency in many environments
April 13, 2019

10% Of Dubai Homes To Run On Solar

DEWA plans to install solar rooftops on 10% of Dubai homes as part of the Shams Dubai initiative, which offers net-metering for small-scale solar
April 13, 2019

The Middle East Needs To Set Up A Centre Of Excellence On Solar, Say Regional Experts

The first Utilities Middle East roundtable on solar rooftop triggers discussion the industry's opportunities and challenges, drawing experts from ENOC, Dubai Carbon, Etihad ESCO and ABB
April 13, 2019

Dubai’s DEWA Issues RFQ For 900MW 5th Phase Of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

The phase will use photovoltaic solar panels based on the Independent Power Project (IPP) model, and will be commissioned in stages starting from Q2 of 2021
April 13, 2019

Dubai’s DEWA Issues RFQ For 900MW 5th Phase Of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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April 13, 2019

Utilities See Bigger Picture With Big Batteries

Due to their decreasing costs, lithium-ion batteries dominate a range of applications including electric vehicles, computers and consumer electronics
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.