Saudi Arabia and the UAE topped the list of the most attractive markets in Mena for Cleantech, a report said, adding that Qatar, Jordan, Morocco and Egypt also showed significant potential.
Solar power had the highest potential fo
The Mena region is set to benefit greatly from solar technologies due its natural advantages of abundant sunshine, a power grid and road network that could support a large solar industry, a report said.
The new report released by
Qatar plans to generate 20 percent of its energy from renewables over the next decade with the first phase of a 200MW solar project to be tendered in the first quarter of 2014, said the organisers of an upcoming solar power summit in Doha.
Dubai Airports is working towards making Concourse D – which will become the new home of more than 100 airlines that fly to Dubai International when it opens in 2015 – as energy efficient and sustainable as possible.
Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) said nearly 21,000 solar panels, covering an estimated 34,000 sq m, have been installed, marking a key step in the solar energy pilot project.
Currently under implementation, the project will see
Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, will generate solar power as it lacks coal or enough natural gas output to meet rapidly rising power demand.
Doing so would allow it to slash the volume of oil it burns in power plants bankrolled
Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Hassan Fakhro visited the plant of Japanese solar energy expert Mitaka Kohki Company in Yokohama and expressed Bahrain's keenness to co-operate in this area and share the technical know-how.
Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company, Masdar, will host the World Future Energy Summit 2012, which will take place between January 16 and 19.
With the cost of solar energy modules plummeting by 76 per cent in just three years, accordi
Bahrain is evaluating a plan to establish an energy agency dedicated to renewable energy and conservation, spurred by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative.
The potential green energy agency would work in close partnership
Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza received Caspian Energy Consulting president Dr Rob Sobhani and discussed co-operation in generating solar energy at Awali in co-operation with the US Petra Solar company.
The project is part of plans