WATCH: UAE breaks ground on world's biggest solar power project

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, broke ground on the 700MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the biggest Concentrated Solar Power /CSP/ project in the world. The start of the new project advances the UAE's global leadership in the use of clean and renewable energy. He said that developing the UAE's infrastructure is top priority for the leadership and vital to raising the country's global competitiveness. ...

Saudi Arabia awards ACWA Power its first 300 MW solar PV project

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry said on Tuesday it had awarded its first solar PV project to renewable energy developer ACWA Power. The agreement to develop the 300 megawatt (MW) solar project in Sakaka, will be signed with ACWA on Wednesday, the ministry said, adding it was expected to involve a total private sector capital investment of about $300 million. The project will reach financial close by Feb. 28, and start commercial operation in 2019, the ministry said ...

Saudi Arabia to start solar project soon

Monday, 5 February 2018

Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih said Saudi Arabia will very soon have power from renewable energy, adding that this week, and for the first time, a project for solar power was signed at a competitive value to provide 300 megawatts of solar power.He said, “This is part of the National Transformation Program and it will be followed by other projects for wind power to make Saudi Arabia a leader in renewable energy like it is the case in petroleum, gas and ...

Saudi Arabia says shortlists companies for its solar, wind projects

Monday, 10 April 2017

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has shortlisted companies for its solar and wind power projects, as part of its first round of the renewable energy initiative, the energy ministry said on Monday.The ministry added it would announce the next phase of its renewable energy projects in Riyadh on April 17-18."The market response to the Kingdom's invitation to its first renewable energy projects has been overwhelmingly positive, demonstrating market confidence in our vast renewable energy potential ...

Scientists use graphene to power ‘electronic skin’ that can feel

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Scientists have found a way to power an experimental kind of electronic skin using solar energy in a further step towards the development of prosthetic limbs or robots with a sense of touch. Teams around the world are working to develop flexible versions of synthetic skin that can feel by mimicking the different kinds of sensory receptors found in human skin. Powering such systems is a challenge, but now researchers at the University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering have developed a ...

Tesla expands its portfolio to produce solar roof tiles

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Tesla, which has joined forces with solar panel maker SolarCity, aims to capture five percent of the market

Egypt’s solar power upset clouds investors’ outlook

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Developers who prequalified for solar and wind projects under attractive feed-in-tariff schemes say they face delays and currency risks

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Cairo for Abu Dhabi

Sunday, 24 July 2016

An aircraft powered by solar energy left Egypt on Sunday on the last leg of the first ever fuel-free flight around the globe

Vision 2030 and solar energy: A timely development

Friday, 29 April 2016

With the launch of the vision document, solar energy industry can now stop speaking in speculative terms

Ahmed S. Nada

Saudi Arabia targets 9.5 gigawatts of renewable by 2030

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

In 2012, the world’s top oil exporter said it would install 17 gigawatts of nuclear power by 2032 as well as around 41 GW of solar capacity

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