Wednesday 17 January 2018

Abu Dhabi eyes second solar plant

Abu Dhabi is planning to build another solar power plant in the capital in addition to its $870-million plant at Sweihan, which is poised to become the world’s largest solar project, said a report. The new facility is expected to commence operations by the middle of next ye


World Future Energy Summit opens

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018 has opened its doors to some of the world’s most important sustainability stakeholders at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.    The event, and its co-located events, International Water Summit and EcoW


Nine winners honoured with Zayed Future Energy Prize

Nine winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2018 were honoured by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today during an award ceremony in Abu Dhabi, as part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.


Brent could average at $64 in 2018: report

The expected drop in OECD inventories suggests that oil prices will likely be higher in 2018 than originally seen and Brent crude oil price is projected to reach $64 per barrel (/bbl) this year, said the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) in a new report. Put differently, we


Etihad Esco to highlight energy efficiency at WFES

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco), a leading energy service company and Taqati, an energy efficiency programme set up by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy highlighted energy efficient solutions at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2018) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  Th


Enec showcases role of nuclear energy at WFES

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) is participating in the World Future Energy Summit 2018 (WFES) to highlight how clean, safe and efficient nuclear energy will help the UAE meet its commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.   It is also


Masdar installs 19,000 solar home systems in Morocco

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has completed installing a landmark off-grid solar power project that extends energy access to 19,438 homes in more than 1,000 rural villages in Morocco, a report said. The Morocco Solar Home Systems SHS) project is a partnershi


Masdar acquires stake in Montenegro wind farm

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) today signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) with Akuo Energy, the French IPP in renewable energy, to enter into the Krnovo Wind Farm, Montenegro’s first wind energy project.   The agreement was signed by Niall Han


Arctech Solar's debut Mideast project kicks off

Arctech Solar, a leading manufacturer of solar tracking and racking systems, said work has started on its 10 MW solar power plant project in Khafji, Saudi Arabia. The project is expected to be commissioned by the end of March, said a statement from the company.  


Acwa to develop $190m solar projects in Egypt

Saudi-based Acwa Power, a major developer, investor and operator of a portfolio of power generation and water desalination plants, has reached financial close of three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under Round 2 of Egypt's Feed-in tariff programme II. As per the deal, Acwa

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