Tag: solar energy

    A new ladies’ only beach which uses eco-friendly solar energy opened in Qatar
    26 Dec 2021

    Al Shamal Municipality opened a new beach for women in the Al Ghariya area on December 14, in an effort to provide the “best and high-quality services to all members of society.” This is now the second women’s only beach in Qatar, Doha News states. Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality said on Twitter that the move […]

    Egypt eyes quadrupling desalination capacity in 5 years

    Water-scarce Egypt aims to more than quadruple desalination capacity by granting private companies concessions from its sovereign wealth fund to build 17 plants with sustainable solar energy over the next five years. The plan fits into Egypt’s push to diversify its freshwater sources for a fast-growing population as it faces competition for Nile river water […]

    Oman’s maiden green ammonia project plans firm up
    16 Oct 2021

    US-based global technology firm KBR has announced that it has been selected by India’s ACME Group to provide its breakthrough technology for a green ammonia project to be built in Oman at an estimated cost or $3.5 billion, Oman Observer states. Under the terms of the contract, Houston-based KBR will provide technology license, engineering, proprietary […]

    Nuclear and renewables: Modeling tool to evaluate hybrid energy systems
    14 Oct 2021

    On the path to carbon neutrality, more than 40 countries and the European Union – representing over 70% of global CO2 emissions – have committed to net zero objectives, most of them by 2050. The deployment of low-carbon energy sources will be vital to reducing emissions from the energy sector, in which electricity and heat […]

    After subsidy cuts price them out of diesel, Egyptian farmers in Qena turn to solar energy for groundwater
    27 Sep 2021

    Under the scorching heat of Upper Egypt, between lands that vibrate in hues of green and lands awash in barren drabness, a modest house stands in the mountains of Garah. Let’s read the Madamasr story about what’s behind this house. This report was published with the Médias Indépendants sur Le Monde Arabe and Orient XXI. […]

    Solar energy empowers young women in Yemen
    08 Sep 2021

    Ten women in Yemen’s Abs district have built and now run a solar microgrid. The project was set up in 2019 with the help of the UN Development Programme. It helped the women build the power station. The all-female team now runs a solar microgrid in Abs, Yemen, as their own business, providing affordable, renewable […]

    SirajPower, Emirates Group sign a log-term solar deal
    15 Aug 2021

    SirajPower, UAE’s locally-owned and leading distributed solar energy provider, has signed a long-term solar deal with Emirates Group to install the region’s first and largest solar carport for a sports facility, GDNonline reports. The 2 MWp solar carport will be custom-built for Sevens Stadium, a facility owned by Emirates Group known for hosting the world-famous […]

    Dubai’s Solar Decathlon Middle East attracts innovations in building smart houses
    11 Aug 2021

    The second Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME), organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), “has attracted innovative projects that promote the culture of sustainability in the UAE and Dubai,” Dewa announced according to Gulf News. SDME promotes sustainable living by encouraging the design and operation of solar-powered houses that are highly efficient in terms […]

    Bahrain: Solar panels to be installed in select NBB, BisB branches
    29 Jul 2021

    NBB Group announced that it is undertaking a new initiative to install solar panels in select National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) and Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) branches across the Kingdom, further demonstrating its commitment to implementing ESG measures across its operations, Gulf-Insider reports. The new initiative, expected to be rolled out in the first quarter […]

    Iraq’s Basima Abdulrahman, the sustainability trailblazer, wins $100,000 Cartier Women’s Initiative Award

    Cartier announced the eight winners of its 2021 Women’s Initiative Awards, with Basima Abdulrahman from Iraq scooping the top prize for the Middle East, for her company Kesk. She’s sustainability trailblazer is the Middle East, and she won an annual prize, which supports female entrepreneurs around the world, The National reports. “Being named as a […]