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Arzon Announces uModule Platform

The California-based Arzon Solar team is excited to unveiling the uModule CPV platform. Unlike most CPV products, which are targeted specifically to the utility-scale segment of the solar market, uModule is designed to empower products in every market segment of solar, including industrial, commercial, off grid, remote, mobile, utility and as an alternative to rooftop. Click here to learn more about the uModule platform on the Arzon Solar blog....

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Dead Sea PV plant brings affordable energy to Palestinian households

The opening of the 710 kW first phase of the planned 1.5 MW Dead Sea Photovoltaic Generating Plant has resulted in dramatic drops in electricity prices for Palestinian households that were formerly dependent on high Israeli utility rates. Dead Sea Photovoltaic Power Generating Plant, Jericho, Israel Near Jericho, the biggest Palestinian PV installation is producing electricity and transmitting it to Jerusalem. Kaco There are few locations in...

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Green funding makes its way into the MENA region

Financing has historically proven to be one of the biggest obstacles for solar power developers, and even more so in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where the lack of a track record of renewable projects poses a persisting challenge. But the picture is finally changing. Plummeting solar system prices, improvements in module efficiencies, and an industry-led movement to seek alternative means of raising capital, are together leading to...

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SPE Paper Examines Economics of Steam Generation for Thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery

Abu Dhabi November 24, 2014 GlassPoint Solar, the leader in solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR), recently released a new Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) paper entitled, “Economics of Steam Generation for Thermal EOR.” The SPE paper examines the economics of generating steam for thermal EOR using three methods deployed at oilfields in the Gulf region. Findings show under what conditions solar steam generators deliver the lowest-cost...

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Renewable Energy Investment Opportunities in Middle East, Africa Focus at World Future Energy Summit 2015

Region’s largest renewable energy and sustainability event expected to welcome 32,000 delegates and 650 participating companies to Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 November, 2014 – Unlocking the growing clean energy investment opportunities of the Middle East and Africa – two of the world’s most promising renewable energy markets – will be a key focus during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), January 19-22, in Abu Dhabi. WFES unites the key...

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Saudi Solar Trade Mission to Spain announced by the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF) and the Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA)

MADRID, Spain — The Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF), in collaboration with the Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Assiciation (SASIA), will host a Trade Mission to Madrid to identify potential investment and partnering opportunities between Saudi Arabian and Spanish companies. The Mission, which will include face-to-face meetings as part of the Spanish Solar Forum hosted by UNEF, will encourage Spanish and Saudi stakeholders to share experiences,...

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Egypt releases program requirements for renewable energy feed-in tariff qualifications

As reported by Eversheds, the Government of Egypt (GoE) represented by the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoERE) have adopted a feed-in tariff scheme for both solar and wind energy as a part of larger supporting scheme for renewable energy. According to this scheme both the transmission (EETC) and distribution (DCs) electricity companies are committed to purchase the produced electricity from both solar and wind at the prices,...

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West Bank solar industry could fuel Palestinian energy independence

Connecting 1,000 megawatts of solar now and an additional 1,000 megawatts in a later phase could “make the West Bank the greenest solar territory on the planet,” according to Yosef Abramowitz, CEO of Energyia Global and a co-founder of both Israel and East Africa’s solar sectors. Abramowitz drafted a detailed plan for future Palestinian solar infrastructure, which will be published next week in the Palestine-Israel Journal, in...

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