WAM: President inaugurates Shams 1 solar energy plant
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WAM Abu Dhabi, Mar 17th, 2013 (WAM) — President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan today inaugurated the Shams 1 concentrated solar energy plant in Abu Dhabi’s WesternRegion, describing it as an ‘outstanding achievement’ in terms of the UAE’s vision to diversify its economy and sources of energy. The Vice President and Prime…

The National: Solar takes giant leap as Shams powers up in UAE
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The global solar industry is flocking to the UAE as the country’s first solar plant starts generating enough power to supply 20,000 homes. The largest solar array in the Middle East will be inaugurated today in a remote corner of Abu Dhabi as the UAE takes a major step towards a renewable energy future. It…

The National: Can rooftop solar power make a difference to the UAE?
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Europe has become a world leader in solar-power production, with often-cloudy Germany leading the pack. Essential to that progress have been feed-in tariffs, a mechanism that obliges local utilities to buy locally produced renewable electricity at a predetermined price. But does the remarkable success of such tariffs in Europe make them the best bet to…

Saudi Arabia launches massive solar power procurement program
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K.A.CARE has announced the launch of its Renewable Energy Competitive Procurement Portal and released a White Paper outlining how this vast procurement process will unfold. A copy of the White Paper can be downloaded free of charge on www.kacare.gov.sa/cpp. This announcement marks the launch of a registration process for interested companies to submit feedback and…

GTMR – ESIA
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New Report: MENA Solar Markets to Exceed 3 Gigawatts Annually by 2015 Saudi Arabia and Turkey to lead solar growth in the region, according to GTM Research,BOSTON, Massachusetts — 10 January 2013 — Solar energy demand in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is attracting the attention of the global solar market, as…

المسح الذي أجريتاه في الامارات العربية المتحدة حول الطاقة الشمسية
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الشمسية وبي دبليو سي    (PwC) عن نتائج المسح الذي طورتاه معا حول الطاقة الشمسية الوطنية. وقد كشفت النتائج عن وجود عدد من التوقعات الهامة في مجال الطاقة الشمسية في الامارات العربية المتحدة.  وقد كان من الملحوظ في النتائج أن غالبية المشاركين في المسح اعتبروا الحكومة هي المسيّر الرئيسي لتنمية مجال الطاقة الشمسية في الامارات العربية…

ESIA and PwC reveal UAE solar power survey results
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United Arab Emirates – November 14, 2012: Today, the Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA) and PwC revealed the results of a jointly-developed national solar power survey. The results reveal a number of important insights into the UAE solar industry.  Notably, the majority of the participants view government as the key driver for the growth of…

ية لصناعات الطاقة الشمسية تستضيف لأول مرة جوائز الطاقة الشمسية
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جوائز الطاقة الشمسية التي خصصتها للرواد في مجال صناعات الطاقة الشمسية. وقد كان من بين كبار الفائزين في هذا الحدث الأول من نوعه هيئة كهرباء ومياه دبي (ديوا) التي حصلت على جائزتين.  كما حصلت على جائزة الشرف لشركة المرافق الخدمية للسنة، كما فاز الرئيس التنفيذي للهيئة السيد/ سعيد الطاير، جائزة أفضل انجاز في الحياة.  كما…

ESIA hosts inaugural Solar Awards
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At a gala ceremony last night, the Emirates Solar Industry Association unveiled the results of its Solar Awards featuring leaders from the solar power industry. The big winners of this inaugural event included the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) which scooped up two awards. They won the honours for Utility Company of the Year…