Sunday , 23 September 2018

Green Technologies

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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Work on $3bln Saudi Arabia’s New Taif energy project begins

TAIF – A major solar energy plant will be established in the techno valley of this summer resort as part of the SR11 billion New Taif project. The King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) has started building 600 bases for the plant. The energy project includes establishment of solar panels on the bases and construction of management and security …

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Renewable power potential in the Middle East

Declining renewable energy prices and increasing energy demand in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region present a unique opportunity for stakeholders to accelerate renewable energy production, invest in long-term competitiveness and energy security. The bright future for renewable energy in the region was explored in-depth at a recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) event in Dubai, attended by …

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Abu Dhabi to recycle, re-use all waste water by 2020

Growth of emirate’s population in last four decades also impacted the emirate’s environment negatively Abu Dhabi: By 2020 Abu Dhabi will recycle and re-use all of its wastewater within the emirate, officials said on Monday. As it stands now, Abu Dhabi currently reuses only five per cent of its treated wastewater while the emirate uses 60 per cent groundwater and …

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WGES 2017: Region needs green bonds to fund renewable schemes, says bank project finance head

By: Imogen Lillywhite, ZAWYA Capital markets need to get involved in investing in green projects to meet the region’s renewable energy targets, according to a UAE banking head. Frank Beckers, head of project finance and advisory, First Abu Dhabi Bank, told delegates at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai on Wednesday that while the region was leading the way …

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