29 Jan 2019
REPDO is now embarking into the second round of the NREP and is therefore pleased to invite expressions of interest (“EOI”) for the development, design, permitting, engineering, financing, procurement, construction, commissioning, testing, completion, ownership, insurance, operation and maintenance of seven (7) additional greenfield solar PV IPPs with a combined potential capacity of 1.515GW. ...
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21 Jan 2019
Egyptian solar company SolarizEgypt says it has secured a long-term PPA for a utility- scale solar power project it will build in the Suez governorate, a deal it says is the first private power purchase agreement for utility- scale solar awarded in the country. The 25-year agreement relates to a 6 MW solar plant that will meet up to 4% of the electricity demand of a facility owned by th...
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20 Jan 2019
Within six years, the sunny Middle East will have as much solar power as the US has today, and more than Germany. By 2030, it will be approaching China’s current level. After a slow start, this oil and gas-dominated region has woken up to the potential of the sun. Major announcements at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week, and Vahid Fotuhi’s article in The National last we...
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20 Jan 2019
From its inception in 1971 up to December 2018, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has financed hundreds of development projects in the renewable energy sector around the world worth AED4.4 billion (US$1.187 billion). Read more. ...
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20 Jan 2019
Jordan’s movement towards renewable energy is gaining momentum. The Kingdom, which is estimated to import around 97 percent of its energy, has ambitious plans to switch 20 percent of its power consumption to green energy by 2020. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, solar energy has fast become the focus of the state’s energy investments. Read more. ...
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20 Jan 2019
Dubai-based Alcazar Energy has announced completion and commencement of commercial operation of its Egypt Solar 1 PV project, located in Benban Solar Park in Aswan, Egypt. The project is one of four projects being developed by Alcazar Energy in Benban, each with a capacity of 64MW which are part of the Nubian Suns development scheme led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in uni...
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17 Jan 2019
The Middle East region is one of the most attractive markets for the upcoming solar and PV sector. According to the 2019 Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) released yesterday at the Solar Forum during WFES 2019, rapid innovation has allowed solar technologies to evolve quickly and cheap, thus enabling solar energy to become a competitive power generation source. However, the power out...
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17 Jan 2019
Morocco is set to invest US $14bn in the energy sector, mainly renewable energy projects that that were launched by King Mohammed VI to meet national needs and commitment to global efforts to combat climate change and promote the use of clean energy. Read more. ...
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16 Jan 2019
As the sun rises on 2019, solar energy continues to gallop forward as a provider of clean electricity. Across the Middle East, there are currently over 12,000 megawatts of solar power projects that have either been awarded, are under construction or in operation, according to the 2019 Solar Outlook Report issued today by the Middle East Solar Industry Association. To put this number in perspective...
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15 Jan 2019
Bahrain is inviting bids for the construction of a 100-megawatt (MW) solar energy plant to power up its renewable energy production. Additional details have yet to be revealed of what the kingdom has called a “large-scale” project, but Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has entered the race to build the scheme. Read more. ...
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