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Week In MiddleEast: Clean Energy Share In Dubai’s Energy Mix Is Expected To Reach 14% By The End Of 2022; Advanced Industries Plans To Build A Solar PV Manufacturing Plant In Oman and More

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growatt01-08-2022

Clean Energy Share In Dubai’s Energy Mix Is Expected To Reach 14% By The End Of 2022

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) provides electricity and water services to 3.514 million people living in Dubai according to the highest standards of reliability, availability, efficiency, and quality. This number is expected to reach 5.8 million by 2040. DEWA’s capacity has reached 14,117 megawatts (MW) of electricity and 490 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinated water. DEWA keeps pace with the growing demand for energy and water in Dubai and plays a key role in the Emirate’s efforts to increase the share of clean and renewable energy in line with Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai’s Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 which aims to provide 100% of Dubai’s energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.

Advanced Industries Plans To Build A Solar PV Manufacturing Plant In Oman

American manufacturer of mechanical and electrical products, Advanced Industries Inc. plans to build a solar photovoltaic panel manufacturing plant in southern Oman. It will have a capacity of 200 MW annually. According to Oman’s state-owned news agency, the manufacturer has reached an agreement with Salalah Free Zone in which the production site will be established. The factory will be built on an area of 10,000 square meters and will require an investment of around OMR 29 million. This project will encourage investment in the solar energy manufacturing sector and diversify industrial investments within the Salalah Free Zone.

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Veolia And TotalEnergies Partner To Build The Largest Solar System For A Desalination Plant In Oman

TotalEnergies and Veolia have signed an agreement to start the construction of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system providing power for a desalination plant in Oman, in the city of Sur. The power plant will be located on the site of the Sharqiyah Desalination plant, which is a reference in Oman and in the Gulf region, supplying drinking water to more than 600,000 inhabitants of the Sharqiyah region. This is in line with Oman’s National Energy Strategy to convert 30% of its electricity use to renewable sources by 2030. The plant will be equipped with more than 32,000 high-efficiency solar panels and will use an innovative East-West tracker system to increase energy production. It will cover an area of 130,000 square meters, equivalent to approximately 18 football pitches.

Food And Agriculture Organisation Of The United Nations Inaugurates Solar Energy Facility At Its Headquarters In Jordan

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has opened its new solar-energy facility at its Jordan headquarters. According to an FAO statement, the launch of the system will improve business continuity and reduce climate impacts for FAO Jordan. It will also decrease energy costs and promote sustainable development in the region. This 13kWp grid-tied solar system is in line with FAO’s Corporate Environmental Responsibility Strategy 2020-2030. It was installed by the CER team from CSLI, FAO Jordan, and UNDP Green Energy Team. This system will cover about 50% of the office’s electricity needs and reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 11 tonnes per year.

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Iran Inaugurates Its Largest Solar Panel Production Line Of 500 MW Capacity

The largest solar panel production line in Iran was put into operation with a capacity of 500 MW at Mana Energy Pak located in Khomein city in the presence of Ayatollah Raisi, the President, and Mr Mehrabian, the Minister of Energy. The exploitation of this production line will bring an important opportunity to increase the capability of domestic construction and the self-reliance of the country in the implementation of solar power plants.

DEWA To Invest AED 40 Billion In 5 Years For The Expansion Of Renewable And Clean Energy Projects

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced that DEWA has plans to invest AED 40 billion on capital expenditure in the next five years including the expansion of renewable and clean energy projects. He noted that DEWA plans to invest about AED 16 billion to strengthen and expand electricity and water transmission and distribution networks, and about AED 12 billion to complete the Independent Power Producer (IPP) projects in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the Hassyan Power Complex and the Independent Water Producer (IWP) projects at Hassyan, in addition to completing other ongoing DEWA projects in infrastructure and smart systems. The Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), which is 70% owned by DEWA, plans to spend around AED 3 billion mainly to expand district cooling capacity and network to meet demand growth for district cooling services.

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