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Wind farm

UAE to help fund Oman wind farm project Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Wind farm would be first major renewable scheme in the sultanate

Power plant

Deadline extended for Duba integrated power plant Subscription

12 October 2014 | By

Gas fired power plant will contain an integrated solar power system


Morocco relaunches prequalification for hydropower scheme Subscription

8 October 2014 | By

Rabat had prequalified three groups for the 350MW project in 2013

Solar power

European development bank agrees loan for Jordan solar project Subscription

2 October 2014 | By

Bank will provide $25m loan for 20MW solar scheme

Morocco receives bids for world's largest solar projects

Morocco receives bids for world's largest solar project Subscription

2 October 2014 | By

Concentrated solar schemes will form part of Ouarzazate complex


Dubai extends deadline for coal project to early 2015 Subscription

30 September 2014 | By

Utility received prequalification entries from 17 companies in May

Dubai extends deadline for solar park deal

Dubai extends deadline for solar park deal Subscription

28 September 2014 | By

24 companies invited to bid for independent power project


UAE banks missing out on project finance opportunities Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Lending in dirhams means developers do not get the best interest rates

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Markets news

Mena solar spending forecast

Dubai considers sukuk for renewable projects Subscription

28 September 2014 | By

Emirate discussing the use of capital markets to fund some sustainable developments

Faisal Ali Rashid, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Dubai district cooling legislation under discussion Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

Supreme Council discusses new ruling for heavily populated areas

Hany Ayesh, Etihad Energy Services Company

Government buildings targeted for energy efficiency programme Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

100 buildings in Dubai are being retrofitted with improved appliances to reduce energy consumption

Karim Nassif, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Renewables can attract innovative financing Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

Projects such as solar can use more flexible investment to encourage sponsors

Humidity boosts performance at Dubai solar park

Humidity boosts performance at Dubai solar park Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

Environmental conditions unexpectedly help light convertion

Dewa is expected to announce a plan to introduce net metering for future rooftop solar implementations

Dewa favours net metering over feed-in tariffs Subscription

24 September 2014 | By

Dubai utility will make decision this year as it opens up its solar market

Dubai 2030 energy mix

UAE considers coal expansion across all emirates Subscription

24 September 2014 | By

Emirates plan drive for a diversified energy-supply mix and energy security

Vahid Fotuhi, Mesia

Rooftop solar must overcome Dubai’s rental market Subscription

24 September 2014 | By

The technology will provide limited amounts of distributed renewable energy as the UAE considers coal for its fuel mix

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Renewables trends

Oman peak power and water demand

Muscat gears up to meet demand Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Faced with rapid population and industrial growth, the sultanate is pushing ahead with independent power and water projects in an effort to avoid shortages

Morocco can revive region’s renewable energy hopes

Morocco can revive region’s renewable energy hopes

2 October 2014 | By

There has been years of talk with little action

Dubai’s planned energy programme states that by 2030, 12 per cent of its power will come from coal

Can coal ever be clean?

25 September 2014 | By

Doubts emerge over carbon capture as UAE considers expanding on coal use

Renewable energy

Targets set for power generation Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Regional governments differ widely in their green energy ambitions

Ahmed Nada, Middle East vice-president, First Solar

The Middle East’s solar potential Subscription

17 September 2014

Middle East vice-president Ahmed Nada on First Solar’s regional strategy

Power cost comparisons and challenges

Case for harnessing renewable energy Subscription

17 September 2014 | By Richard Nield

Declining costs are improving the economics of renewables projects

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai commits to sustainability Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

As one of the only renewable energy programmes to have made any real progress in the Middle East, Dubai is taking great strides with its integrated strategy


Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Amman’s alternative energy setback could prove a valuable lesson for the country and the wider region

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Special reports


Region trials new ways to meet power demand

17 September 2014 | By

Renewable power championed in the Middle East

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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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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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    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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    Jordan: Solar PV projects Subscription

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    Carrying out solar photovoltaic (PV) projects

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