Posts tagged: Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse Just Broke A World Record For Solar-Powered Flight

By: Chris Mills The Solar Impulse plane took off on its mission to fly around the world without using any fuel on Monday morning, and it’s already breaking records. As part of the journey from Oman to India, it flew the longest ever distance for a solar powered plane going point-to-point. The Solar Impulse 2 […]

Solar Power Picking up Pace

By: Lindsay Carroll   DUBAI // Experts have welcomed a new ruling that will allow residents to install solar panels on the roofs of their homes and businesses and sell the energy generated back to the emirate’s power grid. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council, passed the […]

Dubai’s largest ‘Solar Park’ goes live

Dubai has opened a plant capable of generating around 24 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity every year. This will be the region’s largest photovoltaic facility to date. The power plant marks the first phase of Dubai’s $3.3bn ‘Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park’ which has a capacity of 13 Megawatts (MW). It was announced […]

Boeing, United Arab Emirates Partners Look to Harvest Biofuel from Desert Plants

ABU DHABI, Jan. 22, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] and research partners in the United Arab Emirates have made breakthroughs in sustainable aviation biofuel development, finding that desert plants fed by seawater will produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-known feedstocks. The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), affiliated with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology […]

Morocco Leading the World Toward a Green Energy Future

By Paul E McGinniss Morocco was the first country in the world to recognize the fledgling American Republic in 1777. Now, they are seeking clean energy independence and asking the world to join them in a green revolution. This North African country, a constitutional monarchy about the size of California, has recently set a royal […]