Birmingham Uni partners with Siemens to create ‘world’s smartest’ campus

They will combine digital sensor and analytics technologies, decentralised energy generation, storage and renewable energy to create a “Living Lab’

Solar PV to drive fourfold increase in Emirates’ renewable capacity by 2025

UAE will reach 9GW of capacity by the end of 2025, new report estimates

Dubai launches 800MW third phase of the ‘largest single-site solar park in the world’

The third phase is forecast to provide renewable energy for more than 240,000 homes

‘World’s largest concentrated solar plant’ progresses despite Covid-19

The $4.4 billion project is expected to increase the share of Dubai’s clean energy to 25% by 2030, allowing a saving of 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide

Climate change: Regional collaboration centre established in Dubai

The Centre aims to help accelerate climate action in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia

First unit of Dubai’s giant concentrated solar plant commissioned

The project, estimated to cost $14 billion, will have a total capacity of 5GW

Dubai starts fourth phase of giant concentrated solar plant

The 700MW project is part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, claimed to be the biggest of its kind in the world

New solar in Dubai ‘to save 2.4m tonnes of emissions’

A proposed concentrated solar power (CSP) plant near Dubai is expected to save 2.4 million tonnes of greenhouse gases each year. The 700MW Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, to be developed by ACWA Power, will be spread over the equivalent area of more than 4,500 football fields. It will be mostly made up of […]

Philips Lighting buys traceable green power in the Gulf

Philips Lighting has announced the purchase of traceable renewable electricity in the Gulf region. It is the first major international company to secure its green energy usage in the Gulf using the International REC Standard (I-REC). It is a global standard for documenting renewable energy consumption used in regions where no similar documentation scheme exists […]

How energy efficient are buildings in Dubai?

A new project to assess the energy performance of buildings in Dubai has been launched. Emirates Green Building Council (GBC) and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) have joined forced for the ‘Benchmarking Project’ of 100 buildings in the city. It will be done under the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) programme, part of the […]