Video: Green tech: from the North Sea to Arabian Gulf

Tue 17 Jul 2018 10:07 AM GST
A smart battery system in Scotland could advance renewable energy-powered electricity grids in the UAE, according to Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar.

Jointly developed by Equinor of Norway and Masdar of Abu Dhabi, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, may only be relatively small in scale at 30 megawatts (enough capacity to power roughly 6,000 homes), but it is at the forefront of the technological drive to unlock the immense power of the elements to produce electricity sustainably.

Al Ramahi says the lessons learned in a windy corner of Scotland may have major implications for renewable energy development, here in the Middle East and many countries around the world.

In this edition of Inside AB Jeremy Lawrence and Bernd Debusmann look at how further innovation in energy storage will help meet the MENA region’s ambitious renewable energy targets, and ensure the availability of clean power, even when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun is not shining.

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(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)