Developers of large-scale renewable energy projects in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) must use innovative financing structures to minimize costs amid a growing demand for funding, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said in a report on the Middle East region, published January 15. The GCC members are Saudi Arabia, [...]
ABB to build substation that will integrate solar power from Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to electricity grid. Swiss-based ABB has won an order worth more than $90 million from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to build a substation that will integrate solar power from upcoming phases [...]
Researchers at the United Arab Emirates' Masdar Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have jointly developed a new high-performance solar absorber which could lower the cost of CSP generation, the Masdar Institute said in a statement. The new absorber uses an ultrathin nano-composite film made of silver and [...]
The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy. It is OPEC’s fourth biggest oil producer, after all, where gas guzzlers rule the road and the air conditioning is always on — not just at its indoor ski [...]
The government-controlled utility is seeking advisers for a 200 megawatt concentrated solar power project, according to a tender announcement posted on the utility’s website. Dubai Electricity & Water Authority will announce on Thursday the next phase in a 3,000 megawatt solar park that the Persian Gulf emirate plans to build [...]
Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has sold to Masdar its share of Shams-1, the 100 MW solar thermal power plant developed by the Company in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Abengoa previously had [...]
The 110-kilowatt concentrated solar power plant, built at a cost of €500,000 by Swedish sustainable energy technology group Cleanergy and Al Futtaim Carillion, the Dubai-based contractor, is being unveiled on Wednesday. A renewable energy project with the potential to transform the solar power sector is to be launched in Dubai. [...]
Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar has announced the international launch of its solar hub at Intersolar North America.
With the ongoing economic growth of the United Arab Emirates, energy demand in the UAE continues to rise.
One of Masdar Institute’s most distinctive landmarks is its 66-foot Beam Down Tower, which investigators are using for research on concentrated solar power.
The Centre evaluates the performance of various technologies such as PV laminates, concentrated solar power, and other innovative solar technologies including energy storage techniques.
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.
At present, the Middle East has just 271 MW of installed solar power, including the 100 MW Shams 1 Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) in Abu Dhabi.