MENA

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: , , , |

Middle East oil extraction seen as next big market for Concentrated Solar Power

Low crude oil prices have driven oilfield operators to consider CSP enhanced oil recovery (EOR) as a way of reducing production costs, John O'Donnell, vice president of business development at GlassPoint Solar, told CSP Today. Oil prices fluctuated between $28 and $42 per barrel in the first quarter of this [...]

Concentrated Solar Power plants (CSP) will play a major role in the MENA region

Using a combination of different renewable sources, an ecological and economical electricity mix can be realized across national borders. For this, a reliable supply, storage and distribution of renewable electricity are decisive. In the Supergrid project, several Fraunhofer institutes joined together to research just how such an electricity and transmission [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:17+00:00 19-04-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Top News|Tags: , , |

Saudi Arabia Takes the Lead in Regional Shift to Solar Power

After years of hesitation and having observed several countries successfully choosing to invest in solar power, Saudi Arabia is finally willing to invest over USD 100 billion in solar technologies. From Saudi Arabia’s deserts should soon rise the most powerful solar plants in the world in the coming years. TechSci [...]

Pdo, GlassPoint Solar to build one of the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Miraah (meaning mirror in Arabic) will be a 1,021 megawatt solar thermal facility in south Oman, harnessing the sun’s rays to produce steam.