Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology with heat storage can now cost-effectively provide 24-hour dispatchable renewable energy in countries with a lot of sunshine. Yet a lack of familiarity with the technology meant that many countries in the Middle East and North Africa were not adopting it. How we helped Castalia [...]
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 [...]
Electrical production from non-hydro renewable energy more than doubled between 2008 and 2011, and now accounts for just under 3TWh, gaining market share over fossil fuels despite strong growth in electricity demand in t
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have released a report on the status of renewable energy development in the MENA region.
The regional market for solar photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power plants (CSP) is expected to reach 3.5 GW by 2015.
Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia have joined together to expedite the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP) and exploit the region's vast solar energy resources.
Future solar energy projects are expected to use concentrating solar thermal power with backup natural gas-fired generators
By mid-2010, over 800 MW of CSP plants were in operation. Although the market is dominated by the US and Spain, a boom fuelled by national incentives is now seeing projects appear in Australia and in Asia and MENA.
A report promoted by the World Bank assesses the potential of Concentrating Solar Power technology in five countries in the Middle East and North Africa, estimating that a rough €10 billion turnover is technically feasib