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.

Latest News for: Emirates solar power


Dubai to add 600MW of clean energy capacity in 2021

The National 13 Jun 2021
Dubai is planning to add 600 megawatts of clean energy capacity in 2021 by adding more solar panels and through concentrated solar power (CSP) as it aims to boost its renewable energy capacity ... Dubai also received the lowest solar energy prices globally five consecutive times, making the emirate a global benchmark for solar power prices....

Dubai utility provider to boost clean energy capacity this year

Arab News 13 Jun 2021
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said it was adding 600 megawatts (MW) of clean energy capacity to the emirate’s power mix this year....

To the ends of the earth: Enric Sala, the explorer saving life in our oceans

The National 13 Jun 2021
The more species there are, the more powerful nature’s contribution to a sustainable existence for all of us ... However, efforts in the region, such as in the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, to develop renewable energy sources such as solar power are an important part of the global push towards supporting biodiversity, he says....

Abu Dhabi gets its largest solar-powered car park at upcoming airport terminal

Gulf News 01 Jun 2021
Abu Dhabi’s upcoming new airport terminal now has the emirate’s largest solar-powered car park, which will save 5,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year ... 7,542 solar panels, which will generate energy to power the car park, with excess energy fed to other sections of the airport....

Abu Dhabi Airports and Masdar complete development of largest solar-powered car park in Abu Dhabi

The National 01 Jun 2021
Abu Dhabi Airports and Masdar completed the development of the emirate's largest solar-powered car park at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the two companies said on Tuesday ... The energy generated by the grid-connected project will be used to power the car parking facility, with excess energy fed to other parts of the airport....

Solar Thermal Power System Market Shares SWOT Analysis, Key Development Strategies and Forecasts Till 2027

The Sentinel Newspaper 31 May 2021
The Solar Thermal Power System Market report offers an in-depth assessment of market dynamics, the competitive landscape, segments, and regions in order to help readers to become familiar with the Solar Thermal Power System market ... On The Basis Of Types, The Solar Thermal Power System Market Is Primarily Split Into....

BMW confirms its 2021 targets despite worsening chip shortages

Metro USA 07 May 2021
Power Women with Victoria Schneps ... As part of its drive to use more environmentally sustainable raw materials, BMW said it would source half of the aluminium used at its foundry in Bavaria from Emirates Global Aluminium, which makes the metal using solar power....

A Massive Solar Power Farm Will Be Built in California Desert

Interesting Engineering 04 May 2021
The California desert will welcome another massive solar power farm to its sandy, and sunny, land ... also boasts the Topaz Solar Farm in California that can generate 580MW of power, and the ... India, and the United Arab Emirates, among other nations, host major solar power farms, too....

Abraham Accords March On While Saudi Arabia Drifts to China

The American Spectator 26 Apr 2021
The Abu Dhabi Investment Office also launched in Israel to court Israeli companies to do business in the Emirates. Israel is also in preliminary talks with the UAE to purchase solar power, while Israel and Bahrain signed a $3 million deal to consult with each other on water technology....

Azerbaijan, Masdar company sign agreements on solar power plant project (PHOTO)

MENA FN 06 Apr 2021
Investment agreement, Power Purchase agreement and Transmission Connection agreement were signed on 230 MW solar power plant between the Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy, Azerenergy OJSC and Masdar company of the United Arab Emirates, Trend reports on April 6 with reference to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy....

Abu Dhabi committed to transitioning to clean and renewable forms of energy: DoE Chairman

Urdu Point 04 Apr 2021
Adding to the emirate’s solar power output is the Noor Abu Dhabi Solar Plant, which has a production capacity of 1,177 gigawatts of electricity - sufficient to cover the needs of 90,000 homes....

Solar-power proposal for Dubai's public toilets

The National 29 Mar 2021
DUBAI // The municipality is aiming to make its public toilets solar-powered ... This power source will be replaced by solar power in the experimental toilets, Mr Al Fuqae said ... Solar-powered toilets could be a model for similar projects, said Vahid Fotuhi, the chairman of the Emirates Solar Industry Association....

Al Tayer witnesses start of Dubai International Baja

Urdu Point 18 Feb 2021
Dubai International Baja is the first Fédération Internationale de l'automobile (FIA) World Cup cross-country event to be run on solar power ... The rally’s headquarters and the Service Park are run on solar power from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world....

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