10 May 2017
Following the renewable energy trend across the world, the Egyptian government has decided to pour in billions for the development of solar and wind power plants across the country. The Egyptian aspiration is to increase the energy dependency of the country up to 20 percent onto renewable resources by 2022, and increase it to 37 percent by 2035. For Egypt, who presently manages merely 3 percent of...
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01 May 2017
The government of Jordan signed Sunday several energy deals at the Jordan International Energy Summit, two of which involve solar projects of 17 MW and 50 MW.   According to local media, an agreement has been inked to connect a 17-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Al-Rashadiya area. National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) and the CEO of Lafarge Jordan signed the deal. Earlier this year, b...
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01 May 2017
Egypt’s solar market took a big step forward with the signing of 400MW of PPAs by Scatec Solar and its partners.   The gloss had been removed from a successful tendering round that saw projects awarded totalling 1.5GW of new capacity under its feed-in tariff scheme. These were stalled over a disagreement regarding where arbitration of these contracts should take place, with the Cairo go...
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21 Apr 2016
MESIA is proud to have been a founding member of the Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance. The overall objective of the Alliance is to stimulate a reduction of CO2 emissions from water desalination through committed actions and policies. The Alliance is an inclusive multi-stakeholder platform that will stimulate actions to reduce CO2 emissions in water desalination. The Alliance will for...
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11 Mar 2016
11 March 2016 Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Company, ADWEC, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) has released, to a select circle of Solar Energy development companies, the highly anticipated RFQ document (Request for Qualification) for the upcoming 350MW solar PV park to be set up in the township of Sweihan, Abu Dhabi.  As per the IPP plan, ADWEC is to o...
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31 Jan 2016
MESIA forecasts year of growth, lower levelized costs of solar electricity   Middle East: Over 2,000 Megawatts of Solar to Be Tendered in 2016 MESIA forecasts year of growth, lower levelized costs of solar electricity The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) has predicted that the region will tender as much as 2,020 megawatts (MW) of solar energy projects in 2016. The upbeat forec...
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21 Dec 2015
Dear MESIA members, Please see below a very important letter from DEWA regards to Shams Dubai. It has brought to my attention that a number of manufacturers had submitted either fake or forged documents to DEWA to qualify their equipment! This is absolutely unacceptable and very unfortunate indeed. We, as key stakeholders of solar industry in our region, must condemn such inappropriate conduct...
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16 Dec 2015
16 December 2015   The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority ("ADWEA") formally announces the commencement of a competitive process to select a developer or developer consortium to own up to 40% of a special purpose vehicle (the "SPV") to be incorporated under the laws of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and United Arab Emirates to participate in a 350MW solar PV Independent Power Project locat...
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16 Dec 2015
The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority ("ADWEA") formally announces the commencement of a competitive process to select a developer or developer consortium to own up to 40% of a special purpose vehicle (the "SPV") to be incorporated under the laws of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and United Arab Emirates to participate in a 350MW solar PV independent Power Project located in Sweihan, Emirate of ...
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09 Dec 2015
DEWA has attracted a large group of international developers for its much-anticipated Phase III 800MW Solar PV tender.   Solar IPP heavyweights such Engie-Marubeni, SunEdison, ACWA Power, EDF-Nebras, FRV- Masdar, as well as Al-Fanar-Building Energy lead the list of international consortia that have submitted their qualifications as part of the RFQ phase of this tender. Leading solar ...
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