Week In Middle East: SirajPower Builds First Solar Canopy At Dubai Industrial Park; And More


SirajPower Builds First Solar Canopy At Dubai Industrial Park


SirajPower has installed the first of its kind solar canopy structure in Dubai for Hepworth in DIP. This overarching solar canopy is the third solar initiative installed by SirajPower at Hepworth, in addition to the rooftop and carpark solar systems, which have been operational for 4 years. The solar canopy serves the dual purpose of shading outdoor stored materials from direct sunlight while making use of the area to generate clean energy. This innovative solution is possible today due to the decline in the cost of solar energy, where SirajPower continues to innovate by customizing solar solutions that integrate into available spaces for new and existing clients to provide additional sustainable savings. The 400 kWp solar canopy is a visual reminder of Hepworth’s commitment to a sustainable future and is expected to generate 700 MWh of clean energy.


PVH Signs Solar Tracker Supply Agreement with CEEC for 300 MW Project in Saudi Arabia


PV Hardware (PVH), one of the world leaders in innovative solar tracking solutions, have signed an agreement with CEEC to supply solar trackers for the 300 MW solar photovoltaic independent power project located at Rabigh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia The company is currently in one of its most successful phases in the region, where it has already contracted more than 3 GW and it expects to reach another 2 GW in the coming months.The project will be equipped with the Monoline solar tracker in 2V bifacial configuration, designed and tested by the company in adverse weather conditions. The trackers are specially designed to maximize the performance of bifacial modules, increasing production, and reducing the LCOE. The poles are manufactured with a specific coating for the project, which will prevent the corrosiveness of the soil from affecting the structure, explained the company.

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Middle East Companies Signs 19 Partnerships With Korean Firms For Solar Services

Korean companies in the solar energy sector clocked contracts worth AED 550 million from the UAE and Middle East companies, indicating the growth potential for solar services and products in the MENA region. The contracts were signed at the just concluded Korea Energy Week UAE on October 7, 2021, where Korean solar energy companies signed over 19 MoUs with local UAE partners for solar products and services. “The show’s success endorses the robust market for solar products and services in the UAE and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market, where investments could reach reportedly US$182.3 billion by 2025,” said Chulwon Im, President, Energy Valley Enterprise Development Institute (EVEDI), Korea, one of the organizers of the event.

Madayn, Mubadrah And Solar Wadi Signs Deal To Establish 100 MW Solar PV Farm

The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates – Madayn, Mubadrah and Solar Wadi today signed an agreement with the objective to construct a 100MW Solar PV Farm in Suhar Industrial City to be operational by next year as part of the overall strategy of Madayn in providing a significant portion of the energy needs of its tenants from a sustainable renewable energy source, in line with Oman Vision 2040’s sustainability goals, and in so doing help to reduce the electricity costs for the tenants. The agreement was signed by Eng. Musallam bin Mohammed Al Shehri, Head of Operations Sector at Madayn, Mustafa Al Lawati, Chief Executive Officer of Mubadrah; and Yazan Faouri, Chief Executive Officer of Solar Wadi, and forms part of the larger overall Madayn Renewable Energy Project initiative which is being undertaken to transform the way the electricity needs of all industrial cities and free zones under Madayn umbrella are being met in order to have a significant portion being powered by renewable solar energy during the day.

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Saudi Arabia To Play An Important Role In Hydrogen Economy – Siemens Energy CEO

According to the CEO of Siemens Energy Christian Bruch, Saudi Arabia will be a leading player in the generation of hydrogen economy in the coming future. “Many of the elements required for the hydrogen economy are present in the Kingdom,” Bruch said in an interview. “You have a resource of solar energy and good existing infrastructures. If I look five or 10 years ahead, I expect that hydrogen will play a key role.” Green hydrogen is one of the major growing areas for Siemens Energy. The Company recently signed an MoU to develop a hydrogen-based industry with export potential with Egypt’s state-owned Egyptian Electricity Holding Company. The expansion of the company’s Dammam Energy Hub (SEDH) is a “trigger point” for the energy transition in the region and growing the talent pool of skilled local workers in the industry.

Abu Dhabi Department Of Energy And KUST Signs MoU On RE

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In line with its leading role in developing the energy sector and working on policies and regulations that support sustainable development in the emirate, the Department of Energy in Abu Dhabi (DoE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The agreement is aimed at strengthening partnerships with the government and academic sectors to exchange knowledge and experiences in developing advanced policies for renewable energy and sustainable and smart technologies. It is expected to lead to improvements in enhancing energy efficiency, demand-side management, and in supporting joint efforts to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position as a global hub for clean energy and sustainability.

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