Biggest solar project in the GCC
Interest in renewable energy is on the rise across the region
Dubai Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
\nDubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to diversify the energy mix so clean energy will generate 7 percent of Dubai’s total power output by 2020, 25 percent by 2030 and 75 percent by 2050.
Qatar Solar Technologies JV Solar Project
\nState utility QEWC and Qatar Petroleum to provide $500m of start-up capital, as Qatar plans to build around 1,000 megawatts of solar power generating capacity to diversify its energy mix away from hydrocarbons
Shagaya Renewable Energy Park
\nKuwait has set a target of producing 15 percent of its energy needs from renewables by 2030. The Shagaya facility is being developed by the country’s Ministry of Electricity and Water and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, which in September signed a contract with Gijon, Spain-based TSK for the initial solar elements for 362 million euros ($399 million).
Oman Solar Rooftop Project
\nCesi, a global leader in technical consulting and engineering, has been appointed by the Oman Authority for Electricity Regulation as the lead consultant in the technical integration of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across the sultanate.
Shams Concentrated Solar Power Plant
\nBringing on line the region’s biggest renewable energy project. The scheme, located in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region near Madinat Zayed, has a 100 MW capacity, and is being cited as a hugely important step in the region’s push into renewable energy. Phases Shams 2 will soon begin followed closely by Shams 3.