Middle East

Solar in Middle East: JinkoSolar and Marubeni Corporation enter into PPA for a 1.2 GW solar project in Abu Dhabi

JinkoSolar announced that a consortium consisting of JinkoSolar and Marubeni Corporation have entered into a Power Purchase Agreement with the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Compan for the Solar PV Independent Power Project located at Sweihan, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A special purpose company jointly owned by JinkoSolar, Marubeni, and the Abu […]

Clean Disruption News: Elon Musk launches Tesla electric vehicles in Dubai

Dubai’s petrol-guzzling supercars will soon face greener, healthier competition.  Tesla co-founder and chief executive Elon Musk launched the company’s electric vehicles in the United Arab Emirates yesterday. This was the Californian company’s first foray in the ­Middle East, which is potentially a big market for its luxury cars and sports-utility vehicles. The electric car maker […]

Sharing the Passion & Shaping the Market’s Growth: MESIA Strategy 2017 and Beyond with Board Members – James Stewart, Karel De Winter & Wim Alen

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to three of their Board Members: James Stewart, MESIA’s VP, and General Manager at ALEC Energy, Karel De Winter, MESIA’s International Development Director and General Manager at Alsa Solar Systems & Wim Alen, MESIA’s Secretary General […]

Tired but extremely happy! an exclusive talk with Naji El Haddad, Group Event Director at Reed Exhibitions ME, THE man behind the WFES 10-year’s history

Today we speak to Naji El Haddad, Group Event Director at Reed Exhibitions ME, the man behind WFES organisation and success. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 & SolarPV.TV had an opportunity to be an active part of it as TV Media Partner. […]

ORC-PLUS: Innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco & Enerray’s vision for Africa and the MENA region – Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray. In our talk with Michele we focused on their innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco (shortly described below) as well as on the company strategy in Africa & the MENA […]

Building Four Green Dreams of Wang Chuanfu in the Middle East & Africa – Exclusive talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we present our talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD. Tom shares with us the company’s vision on how BYD is going to build its founder Wang Chuanfu four green dreams in the Middle […]

Saudi Aramco Said to Weigh Up to $5 Billion of Renewable Deals

World’s biggest oil producer planning solar investments Advisers including HSBC, JPMorgan pitching to help find deals Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, is considering as much as $5 billion of investments in renewable energy firms as part of plans to diversify from crude production, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Banks including HSBC […]

Solar in Middle East: DEWA’s new HQ to be world’s smartest governmental building

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), recently welcomed a high-level delegation from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) headed by Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.  During the meeting, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer highlighted the features of Dewa’s new […]

Kick-Off Gala Celebration of SolarFUTURE.today, the World Solar & CleanTech Influencers Forum in Abu Dhabi

Uniting Influencers to Shape the Sustainable Future, Today Kick-Off Gala Celebration of SolarFUTURE.today, the World Solar & CleanTech Influencers Forum held on 17 January 2017 in Fairmont Bar Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi on the occasion of the World Future Energy Forum 2017. brought together Middle East solar and cleantech industries as well as notable policy-makers, personalities, […]

Focus Saudi Arabia: His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih with CNN’s Becky Anderson at ADSW 2017 Global Action Day

His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources speaks with CNN’s Becky Anderson. His Excellency Khalid Al-Falih Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and Chairman of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, KSA His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih is Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources for the Kingdom of […]

#DailySnap4 @WFES/ADSW 2017: Busy Closing Day & See You in 2018! (Power Electronics, KACO, enerray, Karcher, Desert Technologies, Reed Exhibitions)

In our #DailySnap4 @WFES/ADSW 2017 we share with SolarPV.TV viewers snapshots from WFES’s Closing Day which was extremely busy like previous days. We speak to the representatives of Power Electronics, KACO, enerray, Karcher, Desert Technologies as well as with Naji El Haddad, Group Event Director at Reed Exhibitions ME, the man behind the success story of all ten editions of […]

#DailySnap3 @WFES/ADSW 2017: Under One Umbrella with WFES – IWS, EcoWaste, SolarExpo & Energy Efficiency Expo (Caparol Paints, InterAct & Rockwool International)

In our #DailySnap3 @WFES/ADSW 2017 we share with SolarPV.TV viewers snapshots from WFES’s Expo floor including IWS (International Water Summit, EcoWaste, Energy Efficiency Expo & solarExpo. We also speak to representatives of Caparol Paints, InterAct & Rockwool International. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 […]

Solar in MENA: Masdar Appoints IFC to Oversee Funding of Jordan’s Largest Solar Power Project

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has selected International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to oversee the funding of the largest solar power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  The solar power plant is a 200 MW photovoltaic facility being developed by the wholly owned Masdar subsidiary Baynouna Solar […]

#DailySnap2 @WFES/ADSW 2017: Sharing the Knowledge & Building the Network in the MENA Region

In our #DailySnap2 @WFES/ADSW 2017 we share with SolarPV.TV viewers snapshots from WFES’s Expo floor including “Knowledge Theaters” which became The Points of Sharing the Specialized Knowledge for industries & technologies present at the show. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 & SolarPV.TV had an opportunity […]

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Signs Jordan’s Lowest-Cost Solar Project

Solar plant in Risha should be done by first quarter of 2019 Electricity consumption growing 7% a year in Jordan: ACWA Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power International signed Jordan’s lowest-cost solar energy project as demand for power from the sun grows.  The 61-megawatt solar power plant will provide electricity at 5.88 cents per kilowatt hour, Paddy Padmanathan, chief […]

#DailySnap1 @WFES/ADSW 2017: The Center of Gravity for All Sources of Energy (Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, BYD, SkyPower Global, Desert Technologies, Diamond Developers)

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 & SolarPV.TV had an opportunity to be an active part of it as TV Media Partner. Already the world’s most influential event dedicated to advancing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology, to mark […]

Young people drive MENA’s transition towards clean energy future, today! H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman, CEBC

During CEBC 5th Annual MENA Clean Energy Summit we spoke to the Chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi, former Minister of Trade & Economy, Lebanese Government, former Chief Economist Dubai International Finance Centre. Registered as a Not for Profit Company in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, the Clean Energy Business Council is the […]

Reinforcing & Strengthening the UE-GCC Cooperation – Frank Wouters, Director at The EU–GCC Clean Energy Network

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii – Desertec Industry Initiative in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Frank Wouters, Director at The EU – GCC Clean Energy Network which aims to catalyze partnerships between clean energy stakeholders, both in the GCC and the EU. It was indeed a very exciting discussion as Frank has 25 years experience in renewable energy, intermediate […]

Exclusive talk to Paul van Son, CEO at Dii – from utopia to 100% renewables in MENA & Turkey

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative) in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Paul van Son, the man behind the initiative. In 2009 Mr. van Son was appointed CEO of Dii GmbH (Munich), an international industry consortium for facilitating a market for renewable energy in the deserts of MENA. Presently, besides his role as innogy / […]

Together we are stronger! Exclusive discussion with Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General of IRENA

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative) in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General of IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency). As Deputy Director-General since December 2015, Sakari Oksanen supports the Director-General in managing IRENA’s work programme and associated resources. He leads and oversees IRENA’s programmatic work, ensuring […]