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Renewable energy projects news

Kuwait retenders 50MW concentrated solar power plant

Kuwait retenders 50MW solar plant Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

Bids were first submitted for the project in November 2013

The 301MW Tarfaya wind farm in Morocco

Moroccan wind farm comes online Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Africa’s largest wind farm at 301MW now fully operational

Solar energy

Jordan gives developers more time on solar projects Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Sun Edison has reached financial close

Masdar will begin evaluating various techniques for desalination using renewable energy at four pilot sustainable desalination projects from early 2015

Masdar pilots sustainable desalination

9 December 2014 | By

Four projects to evaluate different technologies

Jordan extends Quweira solar prequalification deadline

Jordan extends solar prequalification deadline Subscription

1 December 2014 | By

Submission date for prequalification entries for Quweira plant now 18 December

Dubai tenders construction of solar centre

Dubai tenders construction of solar centre Subscription

26 November 2014 | By

Centre at Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park will have sustainable design

Algeria is no longer planning to provide solar power generated in the Sahara Desert to southern Europe

Algeria drops 10,000MW energy export plans Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

343MW of solar projects under way to meet local demand

Renewable energy

Egypt invites interest in 4300MW renewables programme Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Huge interest before 26 November deadline for proposals

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Markets news

Mena power capacity 2012

Renewables industry not worried about oil price Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Priority concerns are subsidies and government commitment


UAE firm to develop Uganda solar project Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

10MW photovoltaic project will receive funding from European development fund

Solar panels

More than 40 firms vie for Abu Dhabi solar project Subscription

10 December 2014 | By

Noor 1 solar project will have a photovoltaic (PV) capacity of 100MW

Nuclear power

Abu Dhabi focuses on demand side management Subscription

9 December 2014 | By

Peak demand power growing at 8 per cent a year

Shams solar project meets annual production target in November

Shams solar meets production target

9 December 2014 | By

Plant has already produced 210GW/h since commercial output began in September


UAE could achieve 10 per cent renewable share by 2030

8 December 2014 | By

Falling costs of solar makes the figure achievable, MEED conference told

The region needs to reduce its fossil fuel energy subsidy levels to help promote the use of clean energy

Region must reduce fossil fuel subsidies to promote renewables Subscription

1 December 2014 | By

Middle East can become hub for green Islamic bonds


Masdar investing in rooftop solar in Egypt Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Off-grid projects will provide electricity for 61,000 homes

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Renewables trends

Solar energy

Regulation needed to drive solar Subscription

22 December 2014 | By

Countries that have tackled regulatory requirements are seeing more renewable energy success

Saadiyat Island labout camp off-grid solar facilities

Off-grid market attracts solar growth Subscription

22 December 2014 | By

Companies without grid connections and relying on diesel generators are reducing their costs and carbon dioxide emissions by switching to solar

Photovotaic solar power

Renewables can wait out low oil prices

18 December 2014 | By

In the long term, the strategic advantage of renewables will only increase

Concentrated solar power scheme

Solar market optimistic over region’s renewables prospects Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

UAE solar firm Enviromena says major solar programmes will move forward in spite of the drop in oil prices

Gulf projects index

Little change as states remain cautious Subscription

11 December 2014

Governments are engaging in more strategic planning to counter the impact of falling oil prices

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy Subscription

1 December 2014 | By

Cairo recently launched 4,300MW direct proposal renewable energy programme

Egypt renewables

Egypt commits to renewables

27 November 2014 | By

Cairo now faces the challenges of implementing and financing the projects

Gulf projects index

Qatar and UAE buoy Gulf index Subscription

27 November 2014

All other Gulf countries except Oman record declines in value

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Special reports


Region trials new ways to meet power demand Subscription

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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