Dubai Awards $3.9 Billion Solar Energy Contract to Shanghai Electric, ACWA Power

Dubai’s state energy utility awarded a $3.9 billion contract to build and run a 700 megawatt solar power plant to a consortium comprising Shanghai Electric and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, the government said on Saturday. The project will feature a 260-meter (850-foot) tower receiving focused sunlight, the world’s tallest such …

Philips Lighting Flicks Switch on Gulf’s First Major Renewables Certificates Deal

Interest in securing 100 per cent renewable power has stepped up a gear in the Gulf region, with the news Philips Lighting has become the first major global corporate to purchase renewable power in the region using the International REC (I-REC) Standard. The standard allows companies to secure single-use certificates …

EDF Joins Masdar Group In 800 Megawatt Dubai Solar Project

EDF Energies Nouvelles will work with Masdar Group on the 800 megawatt phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates. Masdar Group, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, and Gransolar Group have been joined by EDF Energies Nouvelles just weeks after construction on the third …

Greenpeace Praises Dubai Over Solar Energy Park Milestone

Campaign group Greenpeace has praised Dubai on the completion of the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Julien Jreissati, Arab World campaigner at Greenpeace Mediterranean, said the solar energy park helped bring about the realisation the era of oil and other dirty energies will be …

Dubai to Build World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Dubai will soon be home to the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant. The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) has announced the second phase of a massive solar project located in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. According to a press release, the park is the largest …