Week in Middle East: Israeli Firm Ecoppia Produces Solar Technology in India for Project in UAE; DEWA Highlights Future of Renewable Energy in the UAE; MEDENER And RCREEE Launch The 2nd Phase Of The EU Funded Project and More


Israeli Firm Ecoppia Produces Solar Technology in India for Project in UAE


The Israeli embassy said a partnership has been initiated by the International Federation of Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce (IFIICC) through which an Israel-based company is producing an innovative robotic solar technology in India for a landmark project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a statement, the embassy said the cooperation involves Israel, India and the UAE. “The embassy of Israel in India is proud to announce a first-of-its-kind trilateral cooperation between Israel, India and the UAE,” it said. “Under the leadership of Ron Malka, ambassador of Israel to India, a trilateral partnership has been initiated by the IFIICC through which an Israel-based company, Ecoppia, is producing an innovative robotic solar cleaning technology in India for a landmark project in the UAE,” it said. It said the Abraham accords signed between Israel and UAE have paved the way for friendships and business partnerships across the region.

DEWA Highlights Future of Renewable Energy in the UAE


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) participated in the Ramadan Scientific Majlis organised by the Emirates Science Club at the Cultural and Scientific Association in Dubai. Jamal Shaheen Alhammadi, Vice President of Clean Energy & Diversification at DEWA, highlighted the future of the renewable energy sector in the UAE, emphasising that clean and renewable energy is a strategic priority for the UAE. He noted that the National Innovation Strategy aims to stimulate innovation in seven key sectors including renewable energy. Alhammadi talked about DEWA’s efforts to increase the share of renewable and clean energy in Dubai’s energy mix in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. He noted that DEWA attaches great importance to Research and Development in this sector.

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MEDENER And RCREEE Launch The 2nd Phase Of The EU Funded Project “MeetMED II”

MEDENER and RCREEE were proud to organize the online launching event of the 2nd phase of the EU-funded project “Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region (meetMED) on the 7th of April 2021, gathering more than 130 participants from all Mediterranean countries. Following the success of its first phase (MEETMED I, from 2018-2020), meetMED project commences a new phase aiming to enhance the energy security of beneficiary countries (namely Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia) while fostering their transition to low carbon economy. meetMED II will also be contributing to the creation of more stable, efficient, competitive, and climate-resilient socioeconomic contexts in the targeted countries. The second phase of meetMED will run until June 2024. MeetMED II activities aim at strengthening the implementation of EE measures and improving countries’ energy mix focusing on building and appliances’ sectors through a multiscale, multipartner, and inclusive approach at local and regional levels, thereby fostering regional cooperation.

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Sungrow To Supply PV Inverter Solutions For A 200 MW Project In Egypt

Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, announced that the Company signed the inverter supply contract for the 200 MW Kom Ombo project in Egypt following the signature of the EPC agreement between ACWA Power and the EPC contractor Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited. The project will be the largest privately developed utility-scale solar plant in the country and will increase the share of renewable energy in Egypt’s energy mix in line with national targets. The project is located within a desert area of Kom Ombo town in the Aswan Governorate of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The operation of the solar plant is a proactive measure towards a low carbon transition for Egypt’s economy harnessing the abundant solar irradiation in the country.

MENA Energy Investments To Exceed $805bn By 2026

MENA region looks to exceed over $800 billion in investments into its energy sector over the next five years. The outlook forecasts MENA emerging as a major blue and green hydrogen-exporting region thanks to low-cost gas resources and strong renewable energy progress. Renewables claim a significant share of almost 40% the estimated $250 billion in power sector investments, committed gas investments projected to fall by $9.5 billion to $75 billion after completion of several megaprojects in 2020.
As a whole, the MENA region expects to add an estimated 3GW of solar power in 2021 – doubling its total from 2020 – and almost 20GW by 2025. Wind and other sources such as hydropower are also coming into their own as countries step up their energy diversification plans.

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