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Tag Archives: Solar

WETEX & Dubai Solar Show present the latest developments, investments and technologies in energy, water, solar, environment and green development

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising the 21st Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and …

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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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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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District cooling key to energy storage in future

District cooling and tri-generation will play an increasingly vital role in the storing and integration of intermittent renewable energy sources in the future, said an engineering consultancy expert. “We are all aware that renewables are on the way to becoming the dominant source of energy. But because of the intermittent nature of renewables particularly solar and wind as a power …

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Clean energy gains ground, but old dirty habits die hard

By Laurie Goering Solar power is becoming so cheap so fast that in Abu Dhabi it’s now less costly to produce a unit of energy from the sun than from oil, leading energy experts said this week. But that doesn’t mean a global switch to renewable energy will be inevitable or speedy, they told a London conference. Difficult and sometimes …

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DEWA organises Innovation Lab to promote Shams Dubai and innovation in solar energy projects

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised an Innovation Lab at its Sustainable Building in Al Quoz. Attendees included representatives from Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP), and innovators from various government departments, organisations, and foundations in Dubai. The Innovation Lab was organised to promote the Shams Dubai Initiative, which was launched by DEWA to achieve the Smart Dubai Initiative, …

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Frost & Sullivan Perspective on: India and the UAE Signing Cooperation Agreement for Sustainable Energy

India and the United Arab Emirates’ (U.A.E.) energy demands are expected to soar at a fast pace over the next couple of years, making the share of renewable energy pivotal to meet the increasing energy demands. This cooperation between the nations is clearly beneficial for both countries. Aspects like providing and training scientific and technical personnel would assist U.A.E in …

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Final preparations made for COP18/CMP8 Doha

The Higher Organising Committee of COP18/CMP8 met on Thursday to oversee the final preparations for COP18/CMP8 Doha, which starts on November 26. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah the President-elect of the COP18/CMP8 conference, and chairman of the Higher Organising Committee. H.E. Al-Attiyah will take over the COP presidency – a year-long role – when the …

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