Posts tagged: Middle East

There’s a Place in the World That Is Fighting Poverty with Solar Power

By Tim McDonnell Lusela Murandika just wants to be able to watch the evening news. The 76-year-old farmer lives in Kanyala village in northern Tanzania, 60 miles from the nearest town that’s connected to the electric grid. For years, he’s powered a tiny TV set in the dim sitting room of his concrete house here […]

Earth Day in the Middle East and Africa

Earth Day 2014 is shaping up to be a huge success, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Several countries in the region will have Earth Day events this year, including Tunisia, Ghana, Oman, and Iraq, just to name a few. In Tunisia, the Maya Organization, an NGO hosted by the Higher Institute of Applied […]

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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 […]

Dubai’s 13MW Solar Power Plant Goes Live

The plant, which will generate around 24 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year, is the region’s largest photovoltaic facility. A 13 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant, marking the first phase of Dubai’s Dhs12 billion Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, has gone live, it was announced on Tuesday. The facility is […]

Is Solar Powered Travel The Next Big Thing?

Using energy from renewable resources is always a good thing. But while adding solar panels to your own home might be an option, renewable energy is harder to depend on while you’re traveling. If we want to explore out of our immediate areas, we’re still stuck in a world of airplanes, cruise ships and cars […]