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Week In Middle East: Dubai Update Plans To Cut Emissions By 2030; Jinko Power To Build 300 MW Saad Solar PV Project; And More


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Dubai Update Plans To Cut Emissions By 2030

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, chaired the Council’s 68th meeting, which took place online. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, attended the meeting. The meeting discussed several topics including the successful launch of DEWA-SAT 1, part of DEWA’s Space-D programme, that HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai launched in January 2021. DEWA is the first utility in the world to use satellites in its operations.

Jinko Power To Build 300 MW Saad Solar PV Project

Jinko Power (HK) Company with Jinko Power Dhafra Holding Co and Jinko Power Middle East Holding Co bags a bid for developing Independent Power Project (IPP). The company will develop Saad Solar Photovoltaic (PV) of 300 MW capacity in Saudi Arabia. This project is a part of Category B projects under the National Renewable Energy Programme (NREP)’s the third round of the kingdom. The company has submitted the tariff of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) tariff of 5.5626 halalas/kWh for the project. Jinko Power will invest $209 million in the project.

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Ecoppia Announces Another Project With Leading Global Investor Actis In India

With over 3GW of deployed projects globally, Ecoppia’s unmatched solutions portfolio continues to be the leading choice of tier-1 energy players. Ecoppia, the world’s leader in robotic cleaning solutions for photovoltaic solar, announced today another project of 150MW with Sprng Energy, a company owned by the global leading investment platform Actis. Ecoppia robots will be deployed at Sprng Solar’s Ananthapuram project in Andhra Pradesh in Q2 2022. Actis had initially engaged with Ecoppia back in 2017, installing the fully autonomous robots at 4 different solar sites of its platform-‘Ostro Energy’. 

SAN Group To Construct Green Hydrogen Unit In UAE

SAN Group has chosen Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) as the platform for its green hydrogen and farming subsidiary SAN Enertech. The company is constructing an integrated sustainable hydrogen production unit, plant, and fish farm on a land plot of 8,470 m2 in RAKEZ Al Hamra Industrial Zone with an investment of AED 12 million. SAN Group is building a fully integrated sustainable farming system on a land plot of 8,470 m2 at Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone.

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Alcazar Energy Is Now In The Process Of Launching A New Fund, AEP-II. Similar To AEP-I, The New Fund Will Invest In Renewable Energy Projects However Across A Wider Region To Include The Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia: Daniel Calderon, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Alcazar Energy

In an interesting interview with SolarQuarter Middle East, Daniel Calderon – Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Alcazar Energy gave us his views on the solar sector and investments in the MENA region. He spoke about the pandemic effect on the company’s business and its major projects. He also gave us the company’s growth plans for 2022.

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