ACWA Power Takes Next Steps for Giant Solar Park

The company announced the inauguration of the 300-MW first stage of the 900-MW Shuaa Energy 3 PSC, which is the fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. Once fully operational, the park will be the largest single-site solar park in the world based on [...]

Concentrated Solar Power should be considered given the need for manageable energy and storage

Mr. José Barragán is the Vice President of Renewables Technical Services at ACWA Power. Founded in 2004 in Saudi Arabia, ACWA Power is a developer, investor, and operator of power generation and desalinated water production plants and is currently present in 13 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central [...]

CDC Group is investing $50 million in the Redstone Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in South Africa

CDC Group is coming to South Africa to announce a direct investment in a sustainable development project. The British government’s financial institution is providing $50 million for the construction of the Redstone Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant. The project is being developed by Saudi Arabian company Acwa Power. The independent [...]

How a Bank Resurrected SolarReserve’s Redstone Concentrated Solar Power with ACWA Power

SolarPACES interviewed Bernard Geldenhuys, the Senior Transactor in the Power and Infrastructure team at Investec Bank, a lender with 8,300 employees that has been closely involved in the 100 MW Redstone solar power tower since 2018, when its delayed PPA was signed with Eskom, as the first commercial bank to [...]

ACWA Power Set to Bid in South Africa’s Next Renewable Auction

ACWA Power plans to bid in South Africa’s next green electricity auction. Interest from the Saudi-based company, which has made South Africa’s largest renewable energy investment, in the fifth bid window is a positive sign for the nation that’s had lengthy delays in a process to procure green power generation. [...]

100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power with 12 Hours Daily Thermal Energy Storage Closes Financing

ACWA Power has led South Africa’s largest renewable energy project Redstone CSP to financial close The ZAR 11.6 billion Redstone concentrated solar power plant will power 200,000 households upon completion Redstone CSP Closes Financing May 2021 – ACWA Power Commercial operation scheduled to start in Q4 2023 ACWA Power, a [...]

Saudi Arabia shines a light on future of concentrated solar power

A Saudi developer’s plan to harness the sun 24/7 is sparking a renewable energy revolution in the region. ACWA Power is the main developer on the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park. Saudi Arabia is embracing a new, more efficient way to harness solar power for electricity, inspired by [...]

DEWA announces winning tender for world’s largest solar project

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the winning tender for the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site concentrated solar power project in the world. DEWA awarded the tender to a consortium of Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and China’s Shanghai [...]

ACWA Power achieves first refinancing transaction in South Africa renewables sector

The ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, one of the major drivers of renewable energy in South Africa, has achieved another significant first, having announced the largest infrastructure refinancing initiative to be implemented in the country. Project financiers, led by Investec Bank, have concluded the first refinancing [...]

Desert Heat Will Help Keep Lights On in Dubai After Sundown

One of the world’s biggest solar parks in Dubai has hired Azelio AB to turn desert heat into electricity after sundown. Azelio’s technology is being used on Phase 4, a project jointly owned by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power and Chinese state-owned Silk Road Fund. The [...]

ACWA Power expected to play an integral role in the development of PIF’s renewable energy program

The Public Investment Fund (“PIF”) today announced that it has increased its ownership stake in ACWA Power from 33.36% to 50%. The investment comes as part of PIF’s strategy to support the development of the renewable energy sector within Saudi Arabia and enable the growth of national champions to become regional [...]

ACWA Power’s Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power plant breaks African record

ACWA Power, a leading developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants worldwide, announced Wednesday that its South African Bokpoort CSP plant has become the first renewable facility in the continent to complete a full week of continuous round the clock operation. Bokpoort CSP set the [...]

ACWA Power to highlight its role as a global accelerator of energy transformation at the virtual WETEX 2020

ACWA Power, a leading developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants worldwide, will showcase its portfolio of leading renewable energy and water desalination projects at the at 22nd Water, Energy, Technology and Environment exhibition (WETEX) as a Titanium Sponsor. Unlike any of its former editions, WETEX [...]

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