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  1. Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran
    Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran 19 Oct 2017

    Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy signed a deal worth $2.9 billion with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to develop solar farms around the country totaling 2GW of installed capacity.

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Dubai announced incentives to boost electric vehicles deployment
    Dubai announced incentives to boost electric vehicles deployment 25 Sep 2017

    During a news conference held on Sunday, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in collaboration with Road and Transport Authority (RTA) announced a series of new incentives to spark the growth of electric mobility around the emirate.

    Middle East,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. 700MW concentrated solar power project in Dubai hits a new record bid with $7.3 cents per KWh
    700MW concentrated solar power project in Dubai hits a new record bid with $7.3 cents per KWh 18 Sep 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) awarded the 700MW parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in a Saudi Arabia- China consortium with a record bid of $7.3 cents per KWh.

    Middle East,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. Dubai announced the construction of 500km new bicycle lanes and other smart-city initiatives
    Dubai announced the construction of 500km new bicycle lanes and other smart-city initiatives 31 Aug 2017

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai approved the construction of 500km of new bicycle lanes as part of air pollution mitigation efforts.

    Middle East,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. World Bank to fund Solar Rooftop-PV program in Gaza to mitigate energy crisis
    World Bank to fund Solar Rooftop-PV program in Gaza to mitigate energy crisis 2 Aug 2017

    World Bank announced a partnership with the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company and the Palestinian Authority to launch a $2.5-million solar roof pilot program in Gaza.

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Egypt closer to build the world’s largest PV Park after World Bank approves $660m for 500MW of solar
    Egypt closer to build the world’s largest PV Park after World Bank approves $660m for 500MW of solar 26 Jul 2017

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has unanimously approved investments worth $660m for a total 500MW of solar projects to be located on Benban solar complex in Egypt.

    Middle East,Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026
    Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026 21 Jun 2017

    An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting

    Africa,Middle East,Sustainable Energy
  8. Oman secures large-scale solar energy project
    Oman secures large-scale solar energy project 8 May 2017

    The Oman Investment Fund (OIF) has signed an agreement with Ningxia Zhongke Jiaye New Energy and Technology Management Co. to develop a 1,000 megawatt (MW) solar power plant

    Middle East,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  9. Saudi Arabia to call for bids for 700 MW of wind and solar
    Saudi Arabia to call for bids for 700 MW of wind and solar 13 Apr 2017

    Next week, Saudi Arabia will begin to appeal to renewable energy firms to bid for a combined total of 700 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar projects

    Middle East,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  10. Qatar’s largest solar project to begin construction in 2017
    Qatar’s largest solar project to begin construction in 2017 20 Mar 2017

    A joint venture between Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) and Qatar Petroleum will begin construction on a 200 megawatt (MW) solar project this year

    Middle East,Policy,Sustainable Energy

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