Gulf nation to invest $163 billion towards diversifying energy with plans to generate 44 percent of its power from renewables by 2050. The United Arab Emirates announced Tuesday plans to invest 600 billion dirhams ($163 billion) in projects to generate almost half the country's power needs from renewables. "Our aim [...]
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received 30 Expressions of Interest (EOI) by the closing date of 27 October 2016 for the 200 megawatt Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant, constituting Phase IV of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The park is part of the wise vision of [...]
The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that its researchers have successfully demonstrated that desert sand from the UAE could be used in concentrated solar power (CSP) facilities to store thermal energy up to 1000°C. The [...]
The continuing fall in development costs and government backing will make it happen.
With the ongoing economic growth of the United Arab Emirates, energy demand in the UAE continues to rise.
The new hub aims to support Abu Dhabi’s efforts to achieve its ambitions for solar energy development through solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and thermal energy storage technologies.
UAE now ranks only behind Spain and the United States in total concentrated solar power generation, India and China round out the world’s top five.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, visited Masdar’s Shams 1 concentrated solar power plant today – the 100-megawatt plant is largest renewable energy project in the Middle East.
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): AREVA to participate at the 23rd World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi
As part of the summit, AREVA will notably present its concentrated solar power (CSP) technology which has been enhanced through competitive storage solutions.
In March, Masdar inaugurated the 100 megawatt Shams 1, the world's largest concentrated solar thermal power plant. Powering 20,000 homes in the UAE, Shams 1 is the region's largest renewable energy plant.
The 100MW Shams 1 concentrated solar power (CSP) project covers 2.5 square kilometres and comprises more than 258,000 mirrors mounted on 768 tracking parabolic trough collectors.
In March, Abu Dhabi inaugurated its Shams 1 concentrated solar power plant. At 100MW it is the largest renewable energy project in the Arabian Gulf.
The UAE is opting to diversify its energy mix to include renewable and solar energy (PV and Concentrating Solar Power), said Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy