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SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Black-Tie Gala Abu Dhabi 2018 & Visionary Influencers Awards: Tony Seba, Hans-Josef Fell…

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Black-Tie Gala Abu Dhabi at its The 2nd SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY World Annual Forum that brought together Middle East solar and cleantech industries as well as notable policy-makers, personalities, business leaders and investors with its international peers.  ORGANIZED BY: SolarPV.TV, Solar Business Club, SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY & Partners including Visionary Corporate Partners: BYD, LTI ReEnergy, SUMEC Group, SICES Solar, Enerray, […]

Solar in Middle East: In Saudi Arabia, REPDO shortlists ACWA Power and Marubeni for 300MW solar project

On 4th January 2018 REPDO announced that two consortiums have been shortlisted to develop the 300MW Solar PV project in Sakaka, Al Jouf as part of Round 1 of the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP).  The two bidders are: 1. ACWA Power 2. Marubeni Corporation with consortium members Khaled Ahmed Juffali Energy & Utilities Limited and Axia […]

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco) to power DEWA water reservoirs with solar PV

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco) has been awarded the contract for the development, and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) water reservoirs. The installation of solar PV systems on Dewa’s water reservoirs will reduce the emirate’s carbon footprint and increase the proportion of solar power in Dubai’s […]

Getting the Vision to Earth: LTI ReEnergy, a localization partner at Noor Solar Technology production hub in Dubai, UAE – Michael Bellmer, Managing Director at LTI ReEnergy

Following its “German heart and local content” strategy, LTI ReEnergy was one of driving forces behind setting up a solar production hub and fully integrated energy solutions in Dubai by Noor Solar Technology (NST). During our visit of NST we spoke with LTI’s  Michael Bellmer and David Walter about how did they succeed in “Getting […]

Our Mission No Emissions in MENA and Beyond! – Dii Duo: Paul van Son & Cornelius Matthes

At the end of an amazing 8th Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii, which was held recently in Dubai, we visited 200 MW phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. During the visit we spoke to “Dii Duo” Paul van Son, Chairman & Cornelius Matthes, Senior Vice-President of the organization about Dii mission and strategy for the […]

Cross-border Transmission Disruptor Rory O’Neill, Executive Chairman of EuropaGrid (+30 GW capacity of interconnector projects): We are in the era of ultimate democratization of energy system

During an amazing 8th Desert Energy Leadership Summit held recently in Dubai and organized by our friends at Dii we spoke to Rory O’Neil, Executive Chairman of EuropaGrid, a company which is developping 38 interconnector projects worldwide totaling 30+ GW of capacity. Europagrid is built on a strong and diverse heritage. Its principal business is developing, owning and operating cross-border electricity interconnectors and providing […]

Clean Disruption: ElectRoads, Wireless Charging Roads for EVs (Electric Vehicles)

Wireless Charging Road for Electric Vehicles Will be Built in Israel The technology behind wireless charging or inductive charging was discovered by Nikola Tesla in the 1890s and utilizes an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. In chargers, an induction coil is used to create an electromagnetic field, while a second induction coil in […]

Clean Disruption: Saudi Arabia announces “Neom”, $500 billion Mega City Project of robots and renewables

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced plans to build a $500 billion mega city on the Kingdom’s Red Sea coast, as part of a huge national push to diversify its economy. The 26,500 square kilometers zone, known as Neom, will focus on industries including energy and water, biotechnology, food, advanced manufacturing and entertainment, Saudi Crown Prince […]

Solar in Middle East: Saudi Arabia Gets Cheapest 1.79 Cents/Kilowatt Hour Bids for Solar Power in Auction

Masdar, EDF offer to supply power for 1.7 cents/Kilowatt hour Plant to be first in $50 billion plan to expand renewables Saudi Arabia received offers to supply solar electricity for the cheapest prices ever recorded, marking the start of a $50 billion program to diversify the oil producer’s domestic energy supplies away from fossil fuels. […]

Dubai awards $3.9 billion solar energy contract to Shanghai Electric, ACWA Power

Dubai’s state energy utility awarded a $3.9 billion contract to build and run a 700 megawatt solar power plant to a consortium comprising Shanghai Electric and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, the government said on Saturday. The project will feature a 260-metre (850-foot) tower receiving focused sunlight, the world’s tallest such tower, the government said. The […]

Solar in MENA: Bahrain inks deal to develop solar power policies

Bahrain hires technical consulting and engineering company CESI as it eyes renewable energy drive. Bahrain has appointed technical consulting and engineering company CESI as it embarks on developing its solar power policies. Dr. Abdul-Hussain Ali Mirza, the country’s Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, said CESI has been hired to support Bahrain’s sustainable energy unit […]