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South Africa Concentrated Solar Power developer agrees local worker deals

Kathu plant construction activity is set to peak this year and the Engie-led developer group is integrating new work contracts and training schemes following unexpected demands from local business groups, Cedric Faye, CEO of Kathu Solar Park at Engie, said. The Engie consortium began construction of the 100 MW Kathu [...]

World’s largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant switches on in the Sahara

Morocco has switched on what will be the world's largest concentrated solar power plant. The new site near the city of Ouarzazate -- famous as a filming location for Hollywood blockbusters like "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Gladiator" -- could produce enough energy to power over one million homes by [...]

ACWA Power Sets Separate Company for Renewable Energy Assets

With its global aggressive push in the renewable energy sector, Saudi Arabia-based company ACWA Power has launched a separate company to take control of its clean energy assets. ACWA Power RenewCo will absorb around 1 gigawatt (GW) of operational renewable energy assets. The company stated that all these projects have [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:40+00:00 10-12-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Concentrated Solar Power Plant Opened in Morocco

Morocco launches the first phase of the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the world.  When fully operational, the plant will produce enough energy for more than one million Moroccan households. Inaugurated officially today by His Majesty Mohammed VI of Morocco, the solar plant underlines the country’s determination to [...]

Noor-Ouarzazate III concentrated solar power plant emerging from the ground

Designed as part of the Moroccan Solar Plan, the Ouarzazate solar power complex is continuously expanding. Its Phase III is now under way, with commissioning due end 2017. Pillars awaiting their reflectors, others already complete, a central tower… all signs that the Noor III plant is taking shape at Ouarzazate, [...]

IFC supports concentrated solar power complex in Morocco

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to a $20 million equity investment in ACWA Power Ouarzazate, which has developed the 160 MW NOORo 1 concentrated solar power (“CSP”) parabolic trough plant with three-hour storage near Ouarzazate, Morocco.  IFC’s investment will help support the development of Morocco’s [...]

Morocco to tender for 800 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) technologies by start of 2017

Morocco plans to launch tenders for the construction of two solar plants with a combined capacity of up to 800 megawatts (MW) by the start of 2017, the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) said. The agency invited pre-qualification bids from investors last month for the construction and operation of [...]

The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

NOORo I, NOORo II and NOORo III, three solar thermoelectric power plants belonging to the largest solar complex on the planet, located in Ouarzazate (Morocco), are turnkey developments of the SENER engineering and technology group, in which the latter provides its own technology. These facilities are expected to attract the [...]

ACWA Power sets up new renewable energy unit

ACWA Power has set up a new business that will house its existing renewable energy portfolio and drive the firm's expansion in emerging market renewables, the company said on Wednesday. Chris Ehlers, currently chief operating officer of renewables at ACWA Power, has been appointed chief executive officer of the new [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:44+00:00 09-11-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Interview with Mr. Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, ACWA Power

Climate Action spoke with Paddy Padmanthan, President and CEO of ACWA Power - a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation and desalinated water production plants.   Firstly, could you please introduce who ACWA Power are and what you do? ACWA Power is a developer, investor, [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:48+00:00 03-11-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Morocco emerging as a solar superpower, thanks to the Noor 1 Concentrated Solar Power Plant

ACWA Power explains how the Noor 1 Concentrated Solar Plant will shape Morocco’s approach towards solar power. The trading city of Ouarzazate is known as the ‘door to the desert’, and its wild, remote location has provided the backdrop for film and television spectaculars like Lawrence of Arabia and Game [...]

Why ACWA’s active in South African Concentrated Solar Power market?

Head-quartered in Saudi Arabia, ACWA Power is a world leading developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation plants. Positioning as a major player in global renewable energy sector has been a crucial part of ACWA’s strategy. In concentrated solar power domain, the giant makes the whole [...]

Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power could soon be bidding on Concentrated Solar Power projects

On May 1, turning the sun’s rays into energy became cheaper than burning coal, oil or natural gas. Bids to build and operate a mega solar power plant for the government of Dubai were stunningly low, with the winning bid of 2.99 cents per kilowatt hour belonging to Masdar, a [...]