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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UAE’s Utico plans $500m sukuk to pay down debt

The National 19 May 2020
“The response has been positive ... It is also bidding for new utility projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman, he added. Read More ... Dubai private utility Utico commissions $100m trans-emirate pipeline. Utico’s business spans water supply, desalination, power generation and transmission as well as solar plants in the UAE ... ....
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Middle East petro-states look past oil's crash to advance solar power plans

Arabian Business 06 May 2020
Middle Eastern countries will add thousands of megawatts of new solar-power capacity through at least 2025, according to Wood Mackenzie ... A day later, the neighbouring emirate of Dubai awarded a contract for a project to generate power at a historically low price - part of a solar park designed to produce 5 gigawatts by 2030....
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Mideast Petro-States Look Past Oil's Crash to Chase Solar Power

Canada Dot Com 05 May 2020
Middle Eastern countries will add thousands of megawatts of new solar-power capacity through at least 2025, according to Wood Mackenzie ... A day later, the neighboring emirate of Dubai awarded a contract for a project to generate power at a historically low price –part of a solar park designed to produce 5 gigawatts by 2030....
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Uzbekistan to double power generating capacity, go heavy on renewables

Canada Dot Com 04 May 2020
Uzbekistan has already launched a handful of projects, including with Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power and United Arab EmiratesMasdar, for the construction of solar and wind facilities with long-term power purchase agreements....
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Abu Dhabi Moves Ahead With Giant Solar Park After Getting Bids

Canada Dot Com 28 Apr 2020
A solar farm bigger than 4,200 soccer pitches will be built in the United Arab Emirates to supply power at what could be record-low prices. Abu Dhabi Power Corporation received five bids from unidentified investors to build the 2-gigawatt solar project, one of the ......
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Dubai on track in deal with UK monorail firm

Arab News 27 Mar 2020
Dubai has enlisted the help of a UK company in a bid to modernize the emirate’s transport system by building a monorail ... Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi is constructing Masdar City, a vast development centered on moving the emirate away from oil dependence, being both car-free and relying chiefly on solar electricity for power....
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Why is the UAE, where solar energy is abundant, about to open four nuclear reactors?

MENA FN 11 Mar 2020
(MENAFN - The Conversation) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is building the world's largest concentrated solar power plant , capable of generating 700 ... ....
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UAE on the verge of solar panel tipping point, says expert

Gulf Daily News 04 Mar 2020
Next-generation “efficient luxury” PV solar modules are poised to take centre-stage on building facades across the emirates and beyond, simultaneously ending the tradition of solar power solutions being placed out of sight on rooftops, stated Dr Hamidreza Peshevar, ......
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UAE’s first floating solar power plant launched in Abu Dhabi

Gulf News 17 Feb 2020
The UAE’s first floating solar power plant will begin energy production this week in Abu Dhabi ... Powering Nurai Island Micro-Grid with Floating Solar on Sea Water Enerwhere ... The UAE's first floating Solar Power Plant by Enerwhere off the coast of Abu Dhabi Image Credit ... Advantages of a floating solar power plant....
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What the UAE's energy mix will look like in the decades to come

The National 06 Feb 2020
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has set a string of world records for the cheapest solar power, and has been followed by the newly-reorganised Emirates Water and Electricity Company, which is currently tendering a giant two-gigawatt solar farm in Al Dhafra ... Both emirates ......
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Abu Dhabi to invite consultancy bids for next solar IPP

MEED 21 Jan 2020
Abu Dhabi has been assessing various site options for the emirate's third major solar independent power producer scheme. The post Abu Dhabi to invite consultancy bids for next solar IPP appeared first on MEED ... ....
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South Korean power company eyes $650m renewable energy project in Indonesia

The Jakarta Post 20 Jan 2020
A South Korean power producer is looking to finance a hydropower plant project in Central Java that would be the coal buyer’s first renewable energy deal with Indonesia ... Earlier this month, Indonesia secured $6.8 billion from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to develop, among other projects, two oil refineries and one floating solar power plant....
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Sanad Powertech wins maintenance contract from Shams Power company

The National 18 Jan 2020
Abu Dhabi's Sanad Powertech, a wholly-owned unit of Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company, won a maintenance contract from the emirate's Shams Power Company ... The Shams 1 project of Masdar and its partners, a concentrated solar power plant, covers 2.5 square kilometres and has a capacity of 100 megawatts....
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