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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 […]

Solar in Israel: Sun is shining, Money is in the bank, NOW we need to perform! Eitan Parnass, CEO at REAI

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Eitan Parnass about the current status & perspectives for the solar business in Israel,  Eitan Parnass is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Green Energy Association of Israel (REAI), the main renewables lobbying group in Israel. Established in 2009, REAI promotes […]

Enerray, a leader in the design, development and management of medium and large scale photovoltaic plants

Enerray, founded in 2007, is an Italian company that is a leader in the design, development and management of medium and large scale photovoltaic plants, for its own plants and those owned by third parties. As a company of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, Enerray provides turnkey solutions for industrial roofing, shelters, on-ground installations and greenhouses, […]

Solar in Middle East: Abu Dhabi ushers in new solar certification for homes and businesses

Abu Dhabi has launched a solar certification scheme to ensure regulatory standards for small scale units are met as the emirate gears up for more residential installations. The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has created an assessment scheme for suppliers and manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to meet the requirements created by […]

ACWA Power CEO Paddy Padmanathan – Short Term Goal: US$ 70 Billion Platform in just 3 years / Long Term Vision: The Future World will be electric, and ACWA Power will be amongst The Leaders of this transition

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to unexpected guest, Paddy Padmanathan, CEO & President of ACWA Power about his short and long term visions for the World’s transition & change of the society paradigm. Paddy, one of the biggest visionaries and supporters of solar & […]

Solar in Middle East: Dubai eases approval requirements to boost rooftop solar

The Dubai authorities will ease approval requirements for the installation of rooftop solar panels, potentially trimming construction time by up to a month and stoking demand from clients. Approved contractors received an emailed notification from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on Thursday that certain requirements were no longer necessary for the no objection […]

Solar in Africa & Middle East – Everybody needs at little bit more of understanding – Vas Shenoy, CEO at Elf Energy

During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Vas Shenoy, CEO at Elf Energy, who gave us an excellent overview on how the real solar business in Africa & Middle East works.

Moving The World Together – Solar Business Club’s Leaders Michael Bellmer & Matthias Altieri at WFES 2017 in Abu Dhabi

After a very successful Kick-Off Gala of  “SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY, the WORLD Solar & Cleantech Influencers FORUM” and Kick-Off Breakfast Meeting of the Solar Business Club, H2H (Human To Human) Network of Trusted Solar & Cleantech Industry Leaders that took place at WFES 2017 in Abu Dhabi, we spoke with two leaders of  Solar Business Club about the rationals behind creation of […]