Solar power

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaics convert light into an electric current using the photovoltaic effect.

The International Energy Agency projected in 2014 that under its "high renewables" scenario, by 2050, solar photovoltaics and concentrated solar power would contribute about 16 and 11 percent, respectively, of the worldwide electricity consumption, and solar would be the world's largest source of electricity. Most solar installations would be in China and India.

Photovoltaics were initially solely used as a source of electricity for small and medium-sized applications, from the calculator powered by a single solar cell to remote homes powered by an off-grid rooftop PV system. As the cost of solar electricity has fallen, the number of grid-connected solar PV systems has grown into the millions and utility-scale solar power stations with hundreds of megawatts are being built. Solar PV is rapidly becoming an inexpensive, low-carbon technology to harness renewable energy from the Sun.

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ME energy, utilities sectors set for major transformation

Gulf Daily News 11 Dec 2019
Shortly after the commissioning of the Sweihan plant in March, neighbouring emirate Dubai reached financial close for a $4.3 billion concentrated solar power (CSP) project, the largest single-site power investment project in the world ... for solar and wind power tariffs since 2015....
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Govt, UAE Ink Solar Deal

All Africa 28 Nov 2019
Kadoma -Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a 2 000 megawatts solar power deal, which will go a long way in solving Zimbabwe's power deficit once implemented in 18 months .......
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Abu Dhabi gets bids for world’s biggest solar plant

Arab News 24 Nov 2019
... power plant project covering 20 square kilometers of desert in Abu Dhabi ... Once operational, the plant will lift Abu Dhabi’s solar power capacity to around 3.2 GW, further reducing the emirate’s CO2 emissions by more than 1.6 million metric tons per year, EWEC said in a statement....
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Abu Dhabi receives bids for planned 2GW solar scheme

The National 23 Nov 2019
Abu Dhabi utility firm, Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), received bids for a planned 2 gigawatt solar photovoltaic project being developed in the Al Dhafra region of the emirate ... That project, built at a cost of Dh3.2 billion, is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi Power Corporation, Japan's Marubeni and China's Jinko Solar....
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EWEC receives bids for world’s largest solar plant

Gulf Daily News 23 Nov 2019
... purchasing and supply of water and electricity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and beyond, has received bids for its 2 GW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Independent Power Producer (IPP) project, to be located in the Al Dhafra region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE. ....
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GCC to create 200,000 solar power jobs by 2030

Gulf Daily News 18 Nov 2019
The Emirates Water and Electricity Company’s Noor Abu Dhabi recently became the world’s largest single operational solar power plant at 1.18GW, and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa)’s 5GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is among the world’s largest single-site solar parks....
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Fire crews extinguish blaze at Shams 1 solar field in Abu Dhabi

The National 16 Nov 2019
Solar power ready to light up the emirates ... The solar field has 768 parabolic trough ... It was the UAE’s first project financed solar power facility....
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World ‘awash’ in oil as US sees its shale boom barrelling ahead

The Times of India 28 Oct 2019
Perry will travel in the coming week to Saudi Arabia to discuss possible sales of US liquefied natural gas and Saudi efforts to develop a nuclear power program. Perry held talks in the United Arab Emirates and visited the country’s largest solar-power facility at a site near the U.A.E.’s commercial hub of Dubai ... ....
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World 'awash' with US oil: Trump Energy Secretary

Irish Independent 28 Oct 2019
Anthony DiPaola and Manus Cranny ... Perry will travel in the coming week to Saudi Arabia to discuss possible sales of US liquefied natural gas (LNG)and Saudi efforts to develop a nuclear power program. He held talks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and visited the country's largest solar-power facility at a site near the commercial hub of Dubai ... ....
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World ‘awash’ in oil As Perry sees shale boom barreling ahead

Chron 27 Oct 2019
liquefied natural gas and Saudi efforts to develop a nuclear power program. Perry held talks in the United Arab Emirates and visited the country’s largest solar-power facility at a site near the U.A.E.’s commercial hub of Dubai ... .......
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Global markets ‘awash’ in crude thanks to the surge in U.S. shale output

Business Line 27 Oct 2019
Global markets are awash in crude thanks to the surge in U.S. oil output, and the boom looks set to continue, U.S ... U.S ... liquefied natural gas and Saudi efforts to develop a nuclear power program. Perry held talks in the United Arab Emirates and visited the country’s largest solar-power facility at a site near the UAE’s commercial hub of Dubai. The U.S....
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Dubai’s Dewa gets record-low bid to build solar-power plant

Gulf News 13 Oct 2019
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority selected a contractor that submitted a “record” low bid to build a 900-megawatt solar-power plant in the emirate, Managing Director and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said ... The United Arab Emirates had 594 megawatts of installed solar capacity at ......
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DEWA connects 1,354 solar installations with grid

Gulf News 08 Oct 2019
... power and export any excess to the power grid ... “Shams Dubai gives Dubai’s residents the opportunity to transform their buildings into sustainable ones, reduce the Emirate’s carbon footprint, and increase the proportion of solar power in Dubai’s environmentally-friendly energy mix....

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