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World's Largest PV Power Plant in Abu Dhabi Officially in Operation

02 Jul 2019 08:55 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and providing of water and electricity across the UAE, has announced that ‘Noor Abu Dhabi’, the world’s largest single solar project, with a capacity of 1,177 MW, has started commercial operation. read more...


Irena: Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source

19 Jan 2018 10:26 | Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. - The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). read more...


Battery Costs in Stationary Energy Could Fall by up to 66 Percent

06 Oct 2017 13:30 | Tokyo, Japan - The cost of battery storage for stationary applications could fall by up to 66 per cent by 2030. The falling price of batteries could stimulate 17-fold growth of installed battery storage, opening up a number of new commercial and economic opportunities. These are main results of a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). read more...


Jinkosolar Announces Financial Close for 1,177 MW Sweihan Photovoltaic Project

26 May 2017 15:19 | Shanghai - Jinkosolar Holding Co announced that the financial agreements for the debt and equity funding for the Sweihan Solar PV Independent Power Project were signed by the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, Sweihan Solar Holding Company Limited, a joint venture between Jinkosolar and Marubeni Corporation, and a syndicate of international and local banks. read more...


Zayed Future Energy Prize Announces Winners of 2017 Awards

19 Jan 2017 17:03 | Abu Dhabi - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented the Zayed Future Energy Prize to nine winners during the 2017 awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi. read more...


Piccard and Borschberg complete the first ever Round-The-World solar flight

26 Jul 2016 17:03 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Taking turns at the controls of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) read more...


Average Costs for Solar and Wind Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

15 Jun 2016 10:33 | Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. read more...


Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

27 May 2016 14:41 | Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. read more...


US$7 Million Prize to Fund African Renewable Energy Projects

11 May 2016 14:24 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets, kicked off the countdown for applications to the ACF 2016, the second edition of its successful Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) for renewable energy projects in Africa. read more...


2015 Sets Record for Renewable Energy, New IRENA Data Shows

11 Apr 2016 10:46 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates read more...