What Does The Future Hold For Concentrated Solar Power in the Middle East?

The future of concentrated solar power (CSP) in the MENA region looks very bright indeed, writes Kanav Duggal from the Middle East Solar Industry Association While the global solar industry has been on a rapid growth trajectory over the past decade, more recently, the emergence and cost competitiveness of [...]

2018-09-14T18:52:25+00:0013-09-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated solar power projects to accelerate in the Mena region

Falling costs in the concentrated solar power (CSP) sector is likely to accelerate projects deploying the technology in markets with high solar irradiation such as the UAE and Oman, according to a report by BMI. CSP differs from photovoltaic (PV) technology in that the energy it produces can be [...]

2017-12-10T18:02:27+00:0008-12-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

All MENA Concentrated Solar Power Now 7 Cents or Under

ACWA Power’s latest record-low contract signed with DEWA at just over 7 cents per kWh is no outlier, according to CEO Paddy Padmanathan. CSP is a thermal form of solar that typically includes thermal storage in a power block so that it can generate power at any time, not [...]

Concentrated Solar Power projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

The CSP market will provide insight on the plans by developers, government, EPCs and other stakeholders. If this discussion topic is relevant for your business, then you will enjoy the program for the 10th Annual MENA New Energy Summit (formerly MENASOL).   At the summit, you will meet with [...]

2017-10-27T14:36:24+00:0027-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

MENA CSP KIP Webinar: Harnessing opportunities for concentrated solar power in industry

The webinar, taking place online on Wednesday 18th, 2017 at 2pm Dubai time, is free to attend and it is organized by the World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge & Innovation Program. Places are free but limited, offered on a first come first served basis at: Heat and steam generation [...]

MENA/Chile: Concentrated Solar Power Benchmark Costs

A tender for 94.5 USD/MWhel in Dubai and an R&D initiative called SunShot in the United States have shown how the cost of concentrated solar power (CSP) could be lowered at a steady pace thanks to economies of scale and optimised manufacturing and operation. Though the solar power market [...]

Opportunities to local players from MENA solar Concentrated Solar Power industry

A well-developed industry brings high value to relevant local players, and in turn improves local economic and social benefits. For Middle East & North Africa (MENA) countries, it has been testified by oil and gas value chain. As renewable energies including solar CSP are gaining more attentions, local content [...]

2017-08-02T03:25:23+00:0001-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

MENA solar Concentrated Solar Power projects share-DEWA, Noor1-3, Shams1, Shagaya and Duba1

As surveyed by CSP Focus, MENA region has been always among the top potential markets in global solar CSP market. An increasing number of new CSP power plants, ISCC plants, EOR projects are under construction or planning. Opportunities are surly generated for global CSP players. Morocco owns the world largest [...]

2017-07-25T18:36:09+00:0025-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

The Middle East and North Africa plans $200bn investment in renewable energy

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is embarking on a massive programme to develop renewable energy, that will require more than $200 billion in investment, a report said. More than 67GW of clean energy projects at various stages of the design and study stage, according to Renewable [...]

Cheap concentrated solar power plants to spread throughout Middle East

Solar plants that supply electricity at competitive prices after the sun goes down are about to become a reality in the Middle East, according to one of the region’s biggest developers of power plants. The Acwa Power International chief executive Paddy Padmanathan confirmed his company is the low bidder on a US$1 billion project [...]

2017-07-19T11:57:12+00:0019-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

24-hour concentrated solar power is possible for Mena

'The real story here is potentially revolutionary – CSP may now outcompete natural gas in many countries,' says the energy economist Jonathan Walters, adding that the cheap thermal storage can even propel CSP technology to cover the baseload. The possibility of cheap 24-hour solar power hitting Dubai means it [...]

2017-07-06T18:25:01+00:0006-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |