31 May 2020
Arctech Solar, a leading solar tracking and racking system provider, announced that it has completed the tracker production and shipment of the major tracker components from China for Ibri II project in Oman. This project, which has a major investment from Saudi-based Acwa Power, is not only the largest utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Middle East to date, but also one of the world...
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31 May 2020
Saudi-based Acwa Power said its consortium with Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Alternative Energy Projects Company (AEPC) has achieved the financial closure for the 500 MW Ibri II solar project in Oman. This $400-million independent power project (IPP), which is being developed on a BOO (build, own, operate) basis, will become Oman’s largest utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) proje...
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31 May 2020
GE Renewable Energy has announced it has been selected by Fina Enerji to supply 52 of its 3 MW platform onshore wind turbines for four wind farms in Turkey with a total capacity of 193 MW. The projects -  Baglama, Tayakadin, Yalova and Pazarkoy - will provide enough renewable power for 195,000 homes, saving up to 650,000 tons of CO2. The 156 blades will be manufactured at GE’s LM Wind ...
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31 May 2020
YEKDEM (Yenilenebilir Enerji Kaynakları Destekleme Mekanizması) – a FIT scheme introduced by the Turkish Government – will come to a close at the end of 2020. The details of what will follow have not yet been announced. The scheme is accepted as an additional guarantee by domestic financial institutions and facilitates the financing of solar projects. As it stands, after this year loan repa...
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31 May 2020
Turkey’s minister of energy, Fatih Dönmez, has announced plans to revitalize the country’s Covid-19-stricken economy which include a 1 GW solar tender under the national Yeka(Yenilenebilir Enerji Kaynak Alanları) renewable energy program. Originally planned for last month, the procurement round will tender PV projects ranging in generation capacity from 10-5...
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31 May 2020
The UAE has made significant improvements on both the current performance of its energy system, as well as the readiness for energy transition, according to World Economic Forum. "Progress on economic growth and energy security components remains strong in the UAE. The country leads on the stability of institutions and regulatory framework - which remain critical enablers of energy transition,...
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31 May 2020
Work on the 700MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant being built for the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) by NoorEnergy 1 is progressing as per schedule despite Covid-19 disruption, said the owner’s engineer Worley. NoorEnergy 1 is a consortium of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Saudi-based Acwa Power, a leader in power generation and water desalination project...
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13 May 2020
DEWA praises the continuous effort of Dubai's solar industry to support Shams Dubai, executing projects in line with DEWA's technical requirements and the applicable Laws and DEWA regulations. As per currently applicable Connection Conditions for Generators of Electricity from Solar Energy (DEWA DRRG Connection Conditions) published by DEWA on the basis of Executive Council Resolution number...
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25 Mar 2020
A consortium comprising ACWA Power, GIC and AEPC has achieved financial closure for a 500 MW solar PV plant at Ibri in Oman. It is currently the largest solar PV plant in the country. Read more. ...
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24 Mar 2020
The Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) has issued the list of all the pre-qualified bidders in round three of the Kingdom’s National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) which is comprised of four Solar PV projects with a combined generation capacity of 1.2 GW. Read more. ...
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