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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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BBAC Funds and Launches Groundwater Extraction Project Using Solar Power

BBAC (Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries) inaugurated a groundwater extraction project using solar power in Maknah village, Bekaa. The ceremony took place under the patronage of the Ministries of Industry and Agriculture in the municipality premises in the presence of political, social and economic personalities and dignitaries of the region. The project is a step in the right …

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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy evaluates implementation plans for Dubai’s solar power projects and green economy initiatives

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy chaired the Supreme Council’s 33rd meeting held at its headquarters. The meeting was attended by HE Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and other Supreme Council members including, Abdullah Kalban, MD & CEO of Emirates Global Aluminium, Saeed Khoory, …

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Innovative Technology award for Dubai Municipality solar pumping project

Dubai Municipality has won the best innovative technology award for its solar irrigation system implemented in roundabouts on Dubai roads. It was announced in the recently concluded Middle East Electricity Award distribution ceremony held at World Trade Centre Dubai, which was attended by more than one thousand personalities who represent major players in the field. On the occasion of winning …

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North African and Middle East Countries Poised to Upgrade Concentrated Solar Power Use with AfDB, World Bank, and CIF Support

On March 19, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Bank convened a workshop with representatives of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in Rabat, Morocco to review and upgrade the region’s path-breaking regional Investment Plan for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), with funding from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The workshop presented an important opportunity for the five countries …

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Renewable agency applauds U.A.E. solar launch

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) welcomed the activation of the world’s largest operational Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) facility to date, as the Middle East turns to clean energy to fuel future growth. The Shams 1 thermosolar plant – in the desert of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates – adds 100 megawatts (MW) of sustainable, renewable electricity …

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UAE: ESIA hosts inaugural Solar Awards

At a gala ceremony last night, the Emirates Solar Industry Association unveiled the results of its Solar Awards featuring leaders from the solar power industry. The big winners of this inaugural event included the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) which scooped up two awards. They won the honours for Utility Company of the Year and the DEWA …

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Polysilicon and solar industry experts encouraged to join QSTec – The hub of solar energy in the MENA region

Munich, Germany, 13 June 2012 – Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) on Wednesday urged polysilicon and solar industry experts to join the organization and help build a brand new industry of solar energy in Qatar; the solar hub for the Middle East and North Africa region. Abdulla Saif Al Mesallam, QSTec’s Chief Financial Officer was addressing an international audience from a panel session …

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World Bank Supports Morocco’s Bold Solar Power Plans

The World Bank today approved $297 million in loans to Morocco to help finance the Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Plant Project, taking a historic step toward realizing one of the first large-scale plants of this kind in North Africa to exploit the region’s vast solar energy resources.

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Seawater greenhouse plan for Jordan

[AMMAN ] Seawater greenhouses, solar power plants and other new green technologies will be brought together in Jordan in an attempt to turn its desert into a producer of crops, fresh water and electricity.

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