Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s FRV celebrates 10th anniversary as renewable energy leader.

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s FRV celebrates 10th anniversary as renewable energy leader.

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) today celebrated its 10th year in operation as a world leader in the renewable energy sector. Founded in 2006 in Spain, FRV has become a world leader of photovoltaic energy and is now operating across five continents. FRV has completed the construction, operation, maintenance and financing of […]

ÅF acquires the energy division of Spanish solar engineering company.

ÅF acquires the energy division of Spanish solar engineering company.

In line with ÅF’s growth strategy and the ambition to strengthen its global position in the renewable energy sector, ÅF is acquiring the energy division of the Spanish engineering company ARIES Ingeniería y Sistemas. ARIES is an independent engineering company based in Madrid with an energy division offering consulting and engineering services within the renewable […]

Japan’s Sumitomo Electric inaugurates 1-MW CPV array in Morocco.

Japan’s Sumitomo Electric inaugurates 1-MW CPV array in Morocco.

Japan-based diversified manufacturer Sumitomo Electric Industries on Thursday marked the official completion of a 1-MW concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) system in Morocco. Sumitomo Electric signed a contract for the pilot scheme with the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) in May. Under the terms of the deal, the demonstration plant will be operational through May 2021. […]

DEWA hires advisors for Dubai solar park project.

DEWA hires advisors for Dubai solar park project.

Dubai’s state utility firm has awarded the contract for advisory services for the planned 200MW concentrated solar power plant which will form part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said in a statement that it has hired a consortium led by KPMG Lower Gulf Limited (Financial), […]

California’s subsidized solar power incinerates 2 birds per hour.

California’s subsidized solar power incinerates 2 birds per hour.

The only good news from California’s wildly subsidized Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is that it has reduced its rate of incinerating wild birds from 10 to 2 per hour. Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System opened in California’s Mojave Desert in February 2014 as the world’s largest solar power plant. With 350,000 moveable mirrors covering […]

US Energy Department gives $11 million to advance innovations in solar.

US Energy Department gives $11 million to advance innovations in solar.

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy today announced a total of $11 million for 16 projects intended to develop innovative, early-stage solutions in both photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP). Ten of the projects are small-scale research and development (R&D) projects designed to push the limits of PV technologies, potentially […]

Four firms bid for DEWA’s solar power project advisory service.

Four firms bid for DEWA’s solar power project advisory service.

Dubai’s utility service provider Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received four bids to provide Independent Power Producer (IPP) advisory services for 200 MW first phase of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project – Phase IV at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The bidders are Ernst and Young Middle East (Dubai Branch), […]

Chile installs 50MW solar PV in June.

Chile installs 50MW solar PV in June.

Chile’s solar PV installations reached 1,267MW at the end of June this year, up 50MW from the previous month, according to the latest figures from Chilean renewable energy research institute (CIFES). The country had 1,676MW of solar under construction, 12,038MW with environmental approvals and 5,434MW awaiting qualification also by the end of June. Chile also […]

Work set to begin on South Africa CSP plant.

Work set to begin on South Africa CSP plant.

Work is soon to begin on a $1bn concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa, the project’s developers said this week. US-based SolarReserve and Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power are jointly undertaking the 100 MW Redstone solar thermal project. SolarReserve’s vice-president Terence Govender said at a media briefing this week that construction will begin by […]

World Economic Forum Names GlassPoint Solar Technology Pioneer 2016.

GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, today announced it was named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. GlassPoint was selected by an expert committee for its development of a solar energy solution that delivers low-cost steam used […]

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