Kuwait Al-Shagaya solar and wind project to be completed soon.

Kuwait Al-Shagaya solar and wind project to be completed soon.

Director General of Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Dr. Sameera Al-Sayyed Omar indicated on Tuesday that the ambitious Al-Shagaya Project for renewable energy has begun building a solar power station and a wind power station to be ostensibly completed toward the year’s end. Dr. Omar revealed that in a press statement after having met […]

ACWA to reach beyond Bokpoort CSP in South Africa.

ACWA to reach beyond Bokpoort CSP in South Africa.

Located on a dead flat piece of land about an hour-and-a-half’s drive from Upington and close to the Orange river, the curved solar collector mirrors, gleaming pipes and large molten-salt tanks of the 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant stand in stark industrial contrast to the vast expanse of grass and shrubs, distant […]

Louise Vickery of ARENA: the COP21 agreement a “game-changer” for all renewables.

The global COP21 agreement could be the impetus for investment in 
solar thermal energy in Australia, given the technology’s potential
 for energy storage as well as electricity generation. ARENA general manager of projects Louise Vickery yesterday told the
 Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative conference in Melbourne
 this week the COP21 agreement was a “game-changer” for […]

JinkoSolar and EDF bid for Dubai’s 5,000 megawatt solar park.

JinkoSolar and EDF bid for Dubai’s 5,000 megawatt solar park.

China’s Jinko Solar and France’s EDF are among five bidders for the third phase of Dubai’s 5,000 megawatt solar park project. EDF is bidding as part of a consortium with Qatar’s Nebras Power. Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power, Abu Dhabi’s Masdar and a consortium led by Japan’s Marubeni Corporation were the other bidders for the Phase Three […]

Enel starts production at the largest PV plant in South Africa.

Enel starts production at the largest PV plant in South Africa.

Enel, the Italian multi-national manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, on Wednesday announced that it had completed and connected to the grid the Paleisheuwel photovoltaic power plant, its largest power plant currently in operation in South Africa. The power plant is located in the Western Cape province. The largest photovoltaic solar power project in […]

SolarReserve and Shenhua Group to Partner in Building 1,000 Megawatts of Advanced Solar Energy Projects in China.

SolarReserve and Shenhua Group to Partner in Building 1,000 Megawatts of Advanced Solar Energy Projects in China.

SANTA MONICA, California, May 3, 2016 – SolarReserve, LLC, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects with proprietary advanced solar thermal energy storage technology, and Shenhua Group Corporation, Ltd., a key state-owned enterprise in the People’s Republic of China, announced the companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build 1,000 megawatts […]

DEWA visits China to boost energy projects in the UAE and Dubai.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), is heading a high-level delegation on a visit to Shanghai, China, to raise the level of contribution by Chinese companies to energy projects in Dubai and the UAE. The delegation includes Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business […]