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The impact of the 9.45 US$ cents Concentrated Solar Power bid on the MENA region

The recent tender of the CSP project in Dubai DEWA 200MW has achieved a record low PPA of 9.45 US$ cents per kWh and has shifted the ground of how cheap, dispatchable renewable energy can change the entire MENA region. To facilitate action in response to this new opportunity, the [...]

2017-06-13T13:40:38+00:00 13-06-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Top News|Tags: , , |

24-hour concentrated solar power is possible for Mena region

he possibility of cheap 24-hour solar power hitting Dubai means it may dominate the region’s power markets sooner than expected. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) announced bids on Monday for its fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, a 200-megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) plant. [...]

2017-06-06T15:20:16+00:00 06-06-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

How can companies profit from MENA’s solar market momentum?

Karel De Winter, International Development Director and co-founder of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), will be examining top trends and key areas of potential in the Middle East and North Africa as part of a side-event at Intersolar Europe in Munich on June 1, 2017. The session will [...]

2017-05-16T16:42:56+00:00 16-05-2017|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , |

Middle East leaders seek concentrated solar power to support growth

Developers must invent new technologies and embrace small business entrepreneurs to support accelerating renewable energy growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), leading government officials told the MENA New Energy 2017 conference on April 25. Climate change objectives, low oil prices and falling technology costs have led to [...]

2017-05-02T15:10:53+00:00 02-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Is A Solar Boom Coming To The Middle East?

On April 6th, Middle Eastern nations announced an ambitious energy project to establish an Arab Common Market for electricity. The energy ministers from 14 Arab countries signed a memorandum of understanding, confirming their commitment to the development of an integrated electricity supply system for the Middle East. This announcement is [...]

2017-04-15T19:50:15+00:00 15-04-2017|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , , , |

Miraah Concentrated Solar Power in Oman Under Budget

Replacing gas with sunshine for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is a cost-effective solution. This is the key message of US-based company Glasspoint, which has mobilised the biggest investment ever in a solar steam-producing unit in Oman. State-owned Petroleum Development Oman is building a concentrating solar thermal collector field called [...]

Algeria plans to set up 2,000 megawatts of concentrated solar power capacity by 2030

Algeria will soon float a massive tender to set up more than 4,000 megawatts of solar power capacity. According to media reports, Algeria’s Ministry of Energy will soon launch a tender for 4,020 megawatts of solar PV capacity. The tender is expected to be floated by this month’s end [...]

MENA Concentrated Solar Power Markets, System Value & Financing

Over 100 energy officials united at the world’s largest solar power plant in Ouarzazate for the World Bank’s launching of the “Middle East and North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge & Innovation Program” (MENA CSP KIP), designed to support MENA officials exploring the potential of concentrated solar power (CSP) [...]

2017-03-15T14:13:13+00:00 14-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

New World Bank Program Explores Concentrated Solar Power Potential in Middle East & North Africa

Morocco’s Noor-Ouarzazate Solar complex hosts the launch of the World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge & Innovation Program. More than 100 senior energy officials from 7 MENA countries have gathered in Ouarzazate, Morocco for the first session of the World Bank Middle East & [...]

Market integration barriers for Concentrated Solar Power development in MENA

ESTELA presentation on "Market integration barriers and support mechanisms for CSP development in MENA" at World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge and Innovation Program at Energy Market Integration panel by L. Crespo (2017.03.07 in Ouarzazate) For countries, like those in the MENA regions, with [...]

Why is Concentrated Solar Power right for the Middle East and North Africa?

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has some of the world’s best solar energy resources. Compared to the rest of the world, MENA’s solar resources have great potential for concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) because the technology uses both light and heat from the sun.  Heat from MENA’s [...]

Dubai set to hit record-low Middle East Concentrated Solar Power price on its first project

The Dubai state utility plans to issue a Request for Proposals (RfP) for a 200 MW solar tower plant before the end of 2016, after selecting a consortium led by KPMG Lower Gulf to advise on the tender. The CSP plant is to include 8 to 12 hours of thermal [...]

A comprehensive renewable energy program for Saudi Vision 2030

As widely reported, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently issued its Vision 2030 plan along with the supplementing National Transformation Program 2020. Together these plans set far-reaching goals to transform the Kingdom’s oil-dependent economy to one which is diverse, sustainable and at the crossroads of international trade. A significant target under [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:03+00:00 14-07-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |