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WGES 2018: Former UN climate head lays down solar challenge to UAE

Christina Figures challenges country to further reduce the cost of renewable energy production The former secretary-general of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change laid down a challenge to the United Arab Emirates to continue working to drive down the cost of solar energy at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai on Wednesday. Christina Figures hailed the “fantastic …

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UAE kicks off $50mln green energy projects in the Caribbean

Solar projects in the Bahamas, Barbados, and St Vincent and the Grenadines will significantly cut energy costs The first three renewable energy projects under the $50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF) have broken ground in the Bahamas, Barbados and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) announced today. Fully financed by …

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Innovative Solar House prototype by Baitykool competes for prestigious Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 Award

University teams from UAE, Palestine, & France collaborate to create a remarkable energy saving prototype Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy along with the French Embassy in the United Arab Emirates are proudly supporting Baitykool, a solar house prototype project, in its bid to win the best concept and building of an ecological …

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DEWA highlights its vision to achieve its sustainable development goals

As part of the second UN World Data Forum 2018 The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in the second edition of the UN World Data Forum 2018, organised at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. DEWA is one of UAE’s government entities participating in the Emirates pavilion. Mohammed Abdulkarim Al Shamsi, Senior Manager of Climate Change and Sustainability at DEWA, …

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Egypt mulls construction of $2.33bln wind farms

The anticipated projects will be implemented under the BOO scheme Cairo: The Egyptian electricity ministry is in talks with a number of international companies to execute wind power projects with capacities of up to 1,800 megawatts at a cost of around EUR 2 billion. The anticipated projects will be implemented under the Build, Own and Operate (BOO) scheme, Almal News …

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Kuwait to get e-cars

Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry has requested all concerned authorities to provide necessary requirements for the entry of electric cars to Kuwait’s market KUWAIT CITY – Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has requested all concerned authorities to provide necessary requirements for the entry of electric cars to Kuwait’s market, reports Al-Rai daily. Report added KCCI received a …

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MENA solar power projects pipeline set to double in 2018

By Anoop Menon, ZAWYA Project mix dominated by the Saudi market and solar photovoltaic systems The pipeline for solar power projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is set to double this year, with Saudi Arabia accounting for more than half of all projects, according to a new report published on Monday by the Middle East Solar Industry …

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JinkoSolar & Marubeni 1177 MW Sweihan Project Wins MESIA Large Scale Solar Project Award

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) (the “Company,” or “JinkoSolar”), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that its world record breaking 1177 MW Sweihan project, co-developed by JinkoSolar, Marubeni, and the Abu Dhabi Electricity and Water Authority (“ADEWA”), was named as the Large Scale Solar Project of the Year by the Middle East Solar Industry Association …

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Six-fold hike: Saudi steps up renewable energy targets in 2018

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day ACWA Power’s three Solar PV projects for 165.5MWp under Round 2 of Egypt FiT program II reach financial close By-Nada Al Rifai, ZAWYA Saudi Arabia has raised its target for renewable energy tenders to 4.125 Gigawatts (GW) in …

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Sunny side up: Solar will be cheaper than conventional power by 2020, says IRENA

Utility-scale renewable energy projects will generally produce cheaper power than fossil fuels by 2020, says the International Renewable Energy Agency. Staff Writer, ZAWYA Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is underway, with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) opening its eighth annual assembly on Saturday, publishing a report which argued that renewable energy projects that were commissioned last year “largely” fell within …

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