Pupils enjoy preview of new Dubai souq’s solar power
in MESIA in the News

Outreach scheme allows 15 teenagers to tour the new system in Fahidi market that converts sunlight into electricity, and an energy-saving hot-water project A group of students are among the first people to get a first look at Dubai’s Fahidi Market. But rather than explore the corridors of the traditional-style souq, the 15 pupils from Jumeirah…

Activ Solar Seeks to Tap Islamic Financing for Middle East
in Middle East Solar News

Activ Solar GmbH, the largest solar developer in Ukraine, is seeking to tap Islamic financing to expand into renewable energy markets in the Middle East. Solar plants’ predictable and steady revenue streams could be a good fit for the growing Islamic financing market, Activ Chief Executive Officer Kaveh Ertefai said today in Munich. In Saudi…

Clean energy to be growth industry in Mena
in Middle East Solar News

ABU DHABI // A global renewable energy body has released a report claiming that the clean energy sector in the Middle East and North Africa will grow 60-fold by 2030. The findings were presented at a meeting between the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the…

Khaled Juffali Company and Soitec Announce Saudi Aramco Chooses Soitec’s Solar-Energy Technology
in Middle East Solar News

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia and BERNIN, France, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Partners Khaled Juffali Company (KJC), a Saudi Arabian investment company, and Soitec, a world leader in semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, have announced that the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), a global petroleum and chemicals company owned by the Kingdom…

Renewables growth shifts to developing nations
in Middle East Solar News

Renewable energy investments are shifting to developing nations as countries from Morocco to Chile pursue power sources that wean them off fossil fuel imports, two studies promoted by the United Nations said. China’s $US67 billion ($71 billion) of investment in wind, solar and other renewable projects led developing nations to $US112 billion of spending in…

Renewable energy sources in focus
in Middle East Solar News

Muscat: The Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) projects utilise huge amounts of energy in its operations and, therefore, it is important to consider using renewable energy sources.  Producing steam for thermal EOR requires large amounts of natural gas. Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is a pioneer in using new technologies for EOR projects. Hence, the PDO considered using…

Saudi Arabia eyes switch to solar power
in Middle East Solar News

Dubai: A slide in solar power costs and a surge in oil prices over the last few years has made solar power a win-win strategy for Saudi Arabia: saving billions of dollars of crude for export while making electricity at less than half the cost. Riyadh plans to install 41,000 megawatts (MW) of solar power…

UAE solar power capacity to reach 20GW by 2030
in Middle East Solar News

The UAE could economically deploy 20GW of solar power generation capacity by 2030, if the under-reported ‘avoided and opportunity costs’ of new fossil power generation are fully considered — and transparent, stable, predictable and enforceable regulatory and policy frameworks are implemented, according to Dr. Steve Griffiths, Executive Director, Institute Initiatives, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and…

Nasa-designed solar radiation reflectors in UAE
in Middle East Solar News

The UAE’s Al Serkal Group announced today that it has brought In’Flector window insulation panels to the Middle East, North Africa and Asia for the first time. Originally developed by Nasa to reflect solar radiation from the Space Shuttle, In’Flector panels can halve energy costs in homes and offices and will help to support the…

YINGLI Green Energy’s PV Modules passes SGS’s Blowing Dessert Sand Tests
in MESIA Members' Press Releases

YINGLI the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) manufacturer, which markets its products under the brand “YINGLI SOLAR”, informs that the Company’s PV modules have passed the Blowing Sand Test conducted in SGS’s Solar Test House, demonstrating that tYINGLI’s PV modules can keep an outstanding performance even in harsh conditions such as in the desert….