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Week In Middle East: SirajPower To Develop 2 MWp Solar Rooftop System for Al Ghurair Trading’s Warehouse; And More

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SirajPower To Develop 2 MWp Solar Rooftop System for Al Ghurair Trading’s Warehouse in Al Quoz

SirajPower, the UAE’s leading provider of distributed solar energy, announced today another significant solar partnership for a 2 MWp solar rooftop system with Al Ghurair Trading, a pioneer organization in real estate warehousing. As part of this partnership, SirajPower will provide their industry-leading end-to-end service, which includes financing, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining a 2MWp solar rooftop plant at one of Al Ghurair’s largest warehouse facilities in Al Quoz, which covers a staggering 16,682 sqm.

Masdar Signs Agreement With TANESCO To Support Clean Energy Projects

Masdar has signed an agreement with Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd. (TANESCO) to develop renewable energy projects in the East African nation. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at an event in Dubai, witnessed by Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and Maharage Chande, Managing Director of TANESCO, were the signatories. TANESCO, the sole provider of electricity in Tanzania, is looking to add more renewable energy sources to the national grid to meet the country’s growing demand for power and increase energy access. The Tanzanian government is targeting an electrification rate for the entire country of 75 percent by 2035. 

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Green Hydrogen Is DEWA’s Solution To Provide 100% Power From Clean Energy Sources By 2050

The world today witnesses an increasing demand to invest in clean and renewable energy sources, which will change the global energy scene in the next few years using environmentally friendly and relatively low-cost energy sources. In line with this global trend, the use of green hydrogen for power generation and supporting development in several vital sectors is increasing. Studies show that green hydrogen production will increase by 57% annually to reach 5.7 million tonnes in 2030.

Egypt Plans To Start $1.5 Billion Solar Desalination Project

Egypt is planning to start a Solar Desalination project and once the plant is completed, it will be one of the largest such projects in the world. The companies involved in this are Scatec, Orascom Construction, and Metito Holdings Limited. The total cost of the project will be around $1.5 billion with a $2.5 billion initiative for building more renewable energy by 2025. The consortium will also build 400 MWs of solar power plants. This plant will produce 1 million to 2 million cubic meters of water every day. The country’s main source of freshwater is the Nile River. Egypt needs around 114 billion cubic meters of water for its population but it can only generate half of the required amount. Instead of producing food, it exports food for saving water.

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Turkey Generates 97% Of Electricity From Clean Energy Sources

According to the data of the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry, 97% of the electricity generated in Turkey was from clean energy sources in the year 2021. The total capacity of renewable energy during the same period was 3,446 MWs. In this, the share of the solar power was 14.5% with the capacity of 498 MW, and 51.5% share was of wind power. The total capacity of the renewable energy of the country was 99,820 MW with a 53.7% share. Renewable energy in Turkey has grown significantly as the country is transitioning to clean energy technologies. The largest share of renewable energy comes from hydroelectric power plants which are 31.5% and solar and wind energy is also gaining momentum slowly.

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