Posts tagged: United Arab Emirates

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 […]

Qatar to boost renewable energy with reservoir rooftop solar panels

In a bid to generate more renewable energy, Qatar’s state-run electricity and water company has announced plans to install solar panels atop dozens of water reservoirs across the country. Speaking at the opening of the Solar Qatar Summit on Monday, Saleh Hamad Al-Marri, the head of Kahramaa’s renewable energy technologies section, said that the public […]

Oman Invests in Solar Energy — to Extract Oil

Heavy oil 2,000 feet below the surface needs heat to help it flow, something that solar power can easily provide. Aging oilfields in the Sultanate of Oman and other places in the Middle East still have a lot of oil beneath the sands, but extracting the deeper, heavier oil can be an expensive and difficult […]