Access Power gets financing for 50 MW PV project in Nigeria.

Access Power gets financing for 50 MW PV project in Nigeria.

The $1.65 million loan will be used to co-finance a 50 MW solar facility under development in Nigeria’s Kaduna State. The company expect to reach financial close for the project by the end of this year. UAE-based project development and advisory firm Access Power MEA announced that its Nigerian subsidiary Access Quaint Solar Nigeria Ltd. […]

ACWA Power to develop, own 61MW PV project in Jordan.

ACWA Power to develop, own 61MW PV project in Jordan.

ACWA Power announced Monday that it has agreed to a deal with the government of Jordan to develop, finance, construct and own a 61.3MW PV installation in Risha — a province of Eastern Jordan. ACWA Power submitted a record-low tariff of JOD 42 fils per kWh, the lowest tariff for solar energy ever presented for […]

First solar-powered mosque set to be built in Oman.

First solar-powered mosque set to be built in Oman.

Work on Oman’s first solar-powered mosque is nearing completion, said the engineer behind the unique initiative. The one-of-its-kind mosque will be able to save up to 60 per cent of electricity consumption compared to other mosques run entirely on traditionally-produced electricity, according to engineer Badr Al Hadabi, the project designer. It will also save up […]

Israel harnessing sunshine with world’s tallest solar tower.

Israel harnessing sunshine with world’s tallest solar tower.

In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation’s power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates. Now the fledgling solar industry is trying to make a leap forward with a large-scale project boasting the world’s tallest solar tower, as a symbol of Israel’s renewal energy ambitions. […]

Germans sign power MoU with Iran.

Germans sign power MoU with Iran.

Iran and Germany’s Medio Energy company have inked an MoU worth about 104 million dollars over construction of two wind and solar power plants in the south of Iran. Khuzestan Regional Electricity Company of Iran and Germany’s Medio Energy Invest GmbH & Co. KG have sealed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with an aggregate total […]

Dewa to build GCC’s first hydro-electric power plant.

Dewa to build GCC’s first hydro-electric power plant.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has revealed its Hatta development projects, including the first hydroelectric power station in the GCC, which will be completed within five years and produce 250 MW. Other initiatives of the Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan, which involve the installation of photovoltaic panels on rooftops to produce electricity from solar power, […]

ACWA Power sets separate company for renewable energy assets.

ACWA Power sets separate company for renewable energy assets.

With its global aggressive push in the renewable energy sector, Saudi Arabia-based company ACWA Power has launched a separate company to take control of its clean energy assets. ACWA Power RenewCo will absorb around 1 gigawatt (GW) of operational renewable energy assets. The company stated that all these projects have been secured through a competitive […]

Abu Dhabi students roll out carpet that generates green energy.

Abu Dhabi students roll out carpet that generates green energy.

Students Maitha Jumaa Al Kaabi, Zinab Ahmed Al Haddad, Razan Youssef Kharouf and Hamda Ahmed Al Derei are the co-founders of Bezeo, an innovative start-up based out of UAEU’s Science and Innovation Park. A team of four female students from the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) were set to shake-up the region’s interiors industry with […]

Jordan powers up giant solar plant, as Enerray seeks to unlock region’s ‘huge potential’.

Jordan powers up giant solar plant, as Enerray seeks to unlock region’s ‘huge potential’.

Project led by Italian firm Enerray and Saudi renewable energy company Desert Technologies connects to Jordanian national grid A 23.1MW solar plant covering a surface area of half a million square metres has been connected to Jordan’s national grid, the developers of the project have announced. Led by Saudi renewable energy company Desert Technologies and […]

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