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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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Solar Sector Ignites Global Investment and Local Market Leadership

The world is now witnessing an unprecedented pace of growth and investment in the solar industry, with an ever-narrowing spotlight on the solar sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia activates its potential to become one of the most energy-advantaged countries in the world. Riyadh, October 28th — “Numerous on-going solar initiatives in Saudi Arabia are looking to develop this key industry. These initiatives are driven by local...

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Saudi Arabia, Canada hold renewable energy seminar

A Canadian trade delegation, headed by Canada’s Deputy Minister of International Trade Simon Kennedy arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday to meet several Saudi officials and major firms with a special focus on renewable energy in Saudi Arabia. Canadian Ambassador Thomas MacDonald said Canada’s first renewable energy mission, which is focused on solar technology, will visit the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), the Saudi...

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SASIA News Alert—October 2014

The SASIA News Alert is published once each month to keep you up to date on key events, news, and members-only opportunities in Saudi Arabia and the MENA Region. Click here for this month’s alert.

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Desert Solar Conference calls for quickly organizing Arabia’s renewable energy market.

Companies interested in using solar energy to implement the applications and operation of construction and urban sites submitted suggestions to the Ministry of Municipalities. The suggestions regarded the use of solar energy for the lighting of Mina Camps and the other parking lot, in addition to residential buildings in Wadi Al-Noman. The experts demanded to work quickly to introduce legislation facilitating the use of solar energy in Saudi...

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Saudi agriculture industry eyes solar-diesel hybrids

Riyadh – 14 September 2014 – Solar-diesel hybrid solutions may hold the answer to reducing fuel costs and increasing energy security for Saudi Arabia’s agricultural sector. The poultry industry, in particular, could benefit from hybridizing diesel generators with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, as attendees discussed at a recently held roundtable in Riyadh. “Hybrid solar-diesel systems are a viable solution to provide power to...

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Solar-diesel hybrids: the perfect fit for Saudi Arabia’s energy dilemma

Advancements in solar inverters and expensive diesel costs have made a winning business case for photovoltaic (PV) hybrid solutions across the world’s remote areas. In Saudi Arabia, the world’s second-largest producer of crude oil, the appeal is even greater. Every summer, when the demand for power shoots up, the Kingdom has been forced to use imported fuel oil and diesel to reduce the amount of crude burnt in the power sector. Last...

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“Solar will force global power companies to adjust their business model”

Solar thought leader Jeremy Leggett to be a keynote speaker at the “Desert Solar in Saudi Arabia” conference 17 & 18 September, Riyadh Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2 September 2014 – Jeremy Leggett, a prominent international solar thought leader, entrepreneur, business leader and author, will provide one of the keynote speeches at the second edition of the solar energy conference “Desert Solar in Saudi Arabia”, 17-18 September in Riyadh. The...

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Lucrative opportunities in Saudi Arabia’s off-grid, hybrid solar markets

Saudi Arabia looks to offset diesel with off-grid and hybrid solar solutions Local developers and suppliers gear up to power remote residential and industrial areas Riyadh – 26 August 2014, Off-grid solar photovoltaic applications and hybrid solutions have already demonstrated their technical and economic feasibility in many parts of the world. These applications are even more relevant in Saudi Arabia because of the Kingdom’s superlative solar...

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