Friday , 23 February 2018

Tag Archives: Power

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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Saudi Arabia issues rules for small-scale solar energy generation

Saudi Arabia has issued a regulatory framework for electricity consumers to operate their own, small-scale solar power generating systems and export unused power to the national grid, the government said on Monday. The rules will come into force next July 1 and cover small photovoltaic facilities with generating capacity of no more than 2 megawatts, the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory …

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Mideast renewable power sold as low as $30/MWh

Economic and environmental sustainability has a direct relationship in which environmental measures contribute to economic gain. As more companies aim to increase their bottom line, growth stage companies that work along the value chain of the green industrial revolution are beginning to experience rapid growth. “Investors who want to be a part of the Green Industrial Revolution’s success story need …

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GE Power Highlights New Era of Energy Efficiency and Productivity at Middle East and Pakistan Roadshows

GE Power kicked off a series of roadshows and meetings across the Middle East and Pakistan today to demonstrate path-breaking digital industrial solutions that are unlocking a new era of energy efficiency and flexibility, leading to significant cost savings for the power generation sector. The events will be held in Dubai, Muscat, Islamabad and other locations in the coming weeks. …

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Going solar saves Dubai firms 15-20% on energy bills

Dubai: Three factors are working against greater uptake of solar power generation among UAE businesses, says Jeremy Crane, CEO of alternative energy consultancy Yellow Door. Cost isn’t one of them. Crane estimates going solar saves Dubai firms 15-20 per cent on energy bills. In an interview at Yellow Door’s offices in Jumeirah Lake Towers, just hours before US President Donald …

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Pegasus – a DarkMatter Company – Reaches MoU with Dubai Police to Improve Safety and Security by Harnessing the Power of Big Data

Pegasus will provide Dubai Police with advanced analytic capabilities in solving and preventing crime DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces that Pegasus, a DarkMatter company, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Police to provide a comprehensive Big Data platform on which custom analytic solutions will be developed to help solve and prevent …

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority signs power purchase agreement with Masdar for third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Abu Dubai Future Energy Company (Masdar), for the 800MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The agreement was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State …

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Microsoft brings cloud power to non-profits in UAE

    Company to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources over the next three years to 70,000 non-profits and NGOs worldwide Microsoft increases its cloud offering to NGOs by adding Microsoft Azure to the suite As part of its Microsoft Philanthropies division and its ‘Modern Non-profit’ campaign, Microsoft has announced that it will be making Microsoft Azure available toeligible …

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