New Report Shows Potential of Renewables as a Reliable Power Source in Refugee Settlements

On-site renewable energy solutions can cost-effectively supply refugee communities with low-cost, reliable electricity, according to the findings of a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in cooperation with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. There are currently almost 26 million refugees in the world today. Unreliable energy exposes …

Egypt Set to Open Its First Solar Farm – and It’s the Largest in...

Egypt has long relied on environmentally taxing fossil fuels. Over 90% of electricity is generated from oil and natural gas, and the country subsidizes fossil fuels, making them a cheap option for its 96 million citizens. However, Egypt’s government plans to change courses and put itself on the clean energy …

ABB Technologies to Enable Expansion of Solar Park in Dubai

ABB has won an order worth more than $90 million from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the leading power utility in United Arab Emirates (UAE), to build the Shams 400 kV substation that will integrate solar power from upcoming phases of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park …

NEXTracker Lands 325 Megawatt Tracker Deal At Egypt’s Benban Solar Park

One of the largest solar power parks globally will have solar trackers supplied by leading tracker supplier NEXTracker. In a press release, NEXTracker announced that it will supply trackers for 325 megawatts of solar power projects located inside the Benban solar power park in Egypt. The trackers will be supplied …

Hive Energy, Wirsol Propose to Build 350-MW UK Solar Farm

UK solar developer Hive Energy confirmed today it will join forces with Wirsol Energy Ltd to develop a 350-MW-plus, subsidy-free solar photovoltaic (PV) project on the north Kent coast in South East England. The two firms have proposed to develop the Cleve Hill solar farm, which would span over 890 …

Huge Tunisian Solar Park Hopes to Provide Saharan Power to Europe

An enormous solar park in the Sahara could soon be exporting electricity to Europe if Tunisia’s government approves an energy company’s request to build it. The 4.5GW mega-project planned by TuNur would pipe electricity to Malta, Italy and France using submarine cables in the grandest energy export project since the …