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Renewable energy projects news

Generous pricing for Egypt renewables scheme will have to cover connection, tax and land costs

Costs cut into Egypt feed-in tariff profits Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Generous pricing for renewables scheme will have to cover connection, tax and land costs

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Landfill site Sharjah's first solar plant tender Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

20MW plant to power Sharjah main landfill facility

Solar energy

Morocco announces two solar projects Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Sites for the solar schemes will be located near the towns of Tata and Midelt

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt considers second round of solar Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Grid capacity to be improved with $549m investment

Renewables

Egypt wants renewables online by 2016 Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Tight timescale for wind and solar feed-in tariff scheme

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Dewa and ABB prepare rooftop solar plans Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

Regulations for grid connection to be rolled out in 2015

Banks to finance 86 per cent of Dubai solar IPP

Banks to finance 86 per cent of Dubai solar IPP Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Financing is expected to be completed within 3 months

Dubai doubles capacity of solar project

Dubai doubles capacity of solar project Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Acwa Power consortium selected as preferred bidder for 200MW photovoltaic solar scheme

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Photovoltaic solar panels

Algeria doubles renewables targets Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Algeria moves towards photovoltaic solar technology

Michelle Davies and Gus Shellenkens

Hopes pinned on Egypt for large-scale renewables Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

The country’s plans for solar and wind plans make renewables attractive for investors

Steven Griffiths

A significant year for solar Subscription

25 January 2015 | By

Solar plans are expected to accelerate in 2015

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Renewable strategies take shape Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Renewable energy plans in Egypt and Dubai grabbed the headlines during World Future Energy Summit 2015

Petra, Jordan

Jordan delays solar deadline again Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

First round of projects will reach financial close soon

Daniel Zywietz

Kickstarting Dubai's solar market Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

The emirate’s decision to allow solar to be fed into the electricity grid is expected to drive installations in business premises

Desalination

Abengoa selected for solar powered desalination plant Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Plant in Saudi Arabia will be the world’s first large-scale desalination plant

Masdar says renewables not linked to oil prices

Masdar says renewables not linked to oil prices Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Demand driven by population growth and new technology

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Renewables trends

Masdar International photovoltaic competition solar panels in Abu Dhabi

Dubai positions itself as region’s renewables hub

22 January 2015 | By

Emirate has become one of the most active renewable energy markets in the region

Gulf projects index

Qatar the worst performer on Gulf index Subscription

20 January 2015

Qatar’s project market declines by 2.1 per cent after the scrapping of Al-Karaana project

Rabat leads the way with renewables

Rabat leads the way with renewables

13 January 2015 | By

North African state has most ambitious renewable energy targets in the region

Gulf projects index

Gulf index records modest growth Subscription

13 January 2015

Saudi Arabia’s projects market sees sole decline in region

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Renewables still feasible in the GCC

12 January 2015 | By

Long-term questions over cheap oil

Although Egypt has installed power capacity of more than 30GW, poor maintenance and gas shortages meant that in 2013, the country could not meet peak demand of 27GW

Egypt tackles utility gap Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Following years of underinvestment and with demand increasing across the country, the government is launching a series of new projects and is looking to engage the private sector

Renewables

Cheap oil poses long-term risk for renewables Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

The alternative energy sector needs government backing to be successful. However, persistently low oil prices could deter authorities from implementing renewables schemes

Gulf Projects Index

Iran records biggest decline in five years Subscription

6 January 2015

Islamic Republic sees $15.8bn wiped off projects market

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Special reports

Renewables

Region trials new ways to meet power demand Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Renewable power championed in the Middle East

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Presentations

Mena renewables 2013

Webinar: MENA Renewable Energy Subscription

12 May 2013

In this presentation, MEED discusses the trends and prospects for renewable power in the region

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Companies

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Elsewedy Electric Subscription

Egypt-based company that has a number of firms under its ownership, and specialises in the supply, installationand commissioning of overhead transmission lines and substations

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Fichtner Consulting Engineers Subscription

The company offers engineering consulting in bioenergy, industrial, power, renewable and waste sectors

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    People

    Alaa Nassif Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Alaa Nassif is executive president, Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu

    Ghassan Jabbour Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Ghassan Jabbour is director of solar and photovoltaics engineering research centre, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (Kaust)

    Abdulhadi al-Mureeh Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Abdulhadi al-Mureeh is managing director, National Solar Systems

    Mujahid al-Gain Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Mujahid al-Gain is senior investment consultant, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-Care)

    Ibrahim Babelli Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Ibrahim Babelli is chief strategist, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-Care)

    Khalid al-Sulaiman Subscription

    20 June 2012

    Khalid al-Sulaiman is vice-president for renewable energy, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-Care)

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    Tenders

    Kuwait: Solar energy plant Subscription

    11 January 2015 | By

    Design, and operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 50MW solar energy plant

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