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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Honours 2017 Winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented the Zayed Future Energy Prize to nine winners during the 2017 awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi today, in the presence of six heads of state. Nine pioneers in renewable energy and sustainability […]

UAE launches US$50 million renewable energy fund for the Caribbean

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today announced a landmark new US$50 million grant fund for renewable energy projects in Caribbean island countries. Launched by HE Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, the UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund represents one of the largest-ever single investments in the region’s clean energy sector, as well as […]

DEWA and Masdar to break ground on Phase 3 of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Construction of the 800 megawatt (MW) phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai will start at the end of this month following the award of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project. This was announced today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2017. A Masdar-led consortium […]

Masdar signs cooperation agreement with Qatar Electricity & Water Company and Nebras Power

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has signed a Cooperation Agreement with Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC) and Nebras Power at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to develop renewable and sustainable energy projects. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Fahd bin Hamad Al Mohannadi, General Manager and Managing Director of QWEC; Khalid Mohammed Jolo, […]

Arab gulf firms set their sights on the region’s growing appetite for solar power

Some of the world’s top oil exporters want to be major players in solar power, too. Middle East and North African countries, blessed by ample sunlight and open space, are increasingly adopting solar power. But it’s not European, Chinese or American companies taking the lead on some of the region’s largest solar parks. It’s local […]

The potential for carbon capture and storage in China

Continued heavy dependence on coal for electricity generation is one of the world’s top environmental challenges and yet the future of coal depends largely on only one country. China is simultaneously the world’s leader in renewable electricity capacity and the world’s largest emitter of energy-related carbon dioxide, with around half of these emissions coming from […]

‘India, a hotbed for next solar revolution’

As India sets ambitious target for renewable energy sector growth, a number of opportunities have opened up. These include inverters, back up facilities, smart grids, net metering, distribution management systems for large solar parks, and Green Energy Corridors. Anil Chaudhry, Country President and Managing Director, Schneider Electric India, in an exclusive interaction with BusinessLine details the […]

ABB completes HVDC link upgrade in Canada supporting transmission of renewables

ABB has completed a major upgrade of the 350 megawatt (MW) Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link that connects the grids of Québec and New Brunswick in southeast Canada. The back-to-back converter station has been in operation for more than 30 years and the modernization is expected to significantly improve grid reliability and help […]

Duke Energy turned N.C.’s sunny days into more solar energy capacity in 2016

North Carolina’s status as a national solar energy leader expanded further in 2016 as Duke Energy connected about 500 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity in the state to serve customers. The combination of owned and purchased solar was enough to power about 105,000 homes at peak production. “Renewable energy is important to our customers, and […]

Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy Announces Commercial Operation of Two Solar Photovoltaic Projects in California

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy has reached commercial operation of the adjacent 100 MWac/131 MWp Astoria and 75 MWac/100 MWp Astoria 2 solar projects located in Kern County, California. “With the help of our trusted partners, the Astoria projects will […]