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Arzon Announces uModule Platform

Arzon Announces uModule Platform

The California-based Arzon Solar team is excited to unveiling the uModule CPV platform. Unlike most CPV products, which are targeted specifically to the utility-scale segment of the solar market, uModule is designed to empower products in every market segment of solar, including industrial, commercial, off grid, remote, mobile, utility and as an alternative to rooftop. Click here to learn more about the uModule platform on the Arzon Solar blog. Click here to download a PDF overview of Arzon Solar and uModule.... Read More>>>

KSA aims to become renewable leader

KSA aims to become renewable leader

KSA aims to become leading renewable energy market Saudi Arabia may be the biggest oil exporter but moves are afoot for it to also become the world’s foremost market for renewable energy, according to industry sources. The Kingdom has earmarked $109 billion investment budget to achieve this goal, they said. By 2032, Saudi Arabia hopes to generate as much as a third of its local energy demand by using renewable energy. Read the full story from Arab News.... Read More>>>

KSA AG industry eyes solar-diesel hybrids

KSA AG industry eyes solar-diesel hybrids

Riyadh – 14 September 2014 – Solar-diesel hybrid solutions may hold the answer to reducing fuel costs and increasing energy security for Saudi Arabia’s agricultural sector. The poultry industry, in particular, could benefit from hybridizing diesel generators with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, as attendees discussed at a recently held roundtable in Riyadh. “Hybrid solar-diesel systems are a viable solution to provide power to Saudi Arabia’s poultry producers, many of which are not connected to the national electric grid.... Read More>>>

Lucrative opportunities in Saudi Arabia’s off-grid, hybrid solar markets

Lucrative opportunities in Saudi Arabia’s off-grid, hybrid solar markets

Saudi Arabia looks to offset diesel with off-grid and hybrid solar solutions Local developers and suppliers gear up to power remote residential and industrial areas Riyadh – 26 August 2014, Off-grid solar photovoltaic applications and hybrid solutions have already demonstrated their technical and economic feasibility in many parts of the world. These applications are even more relevant in Saudi Arabia because of the Kingdom’s superlative solar radiation, industrial penetration into remote areas, and the staggering volume of diesel imports.... Read More>>>

KSA to offer world’s lowest solar cost

KSA to offer world’s lowest solar cost

Solar PV power will be cheapest energy in the world by 2020 Riyadh – 5 August 2014 – Solar power costs have fallen dramatically over the last five years, thanks to lower module prices, lower balance of system costs, and increased competition at the development and EPC level. Financing costs have also decreased as investors recognize the low-risk profile of solar assets. As a result, solar power is now cheaper than most alternative power sources. “For systems with the right economies of scale — 10 MegaWatt (MW) and above — solar power can now... Read More>>>

Exploring the career opportunities for women in solar—5th May, Dubai

With less than 10% of jobs in solar filled by women, the career opportunities for women in the solar industry in the Middle East and North Africa will be analysed and discussed at this year’s Women’s Solar Seminar (5 May, Dubai) The solar industry is kicking off in Saudi Arabia with the announcement of the first ISCC plant, 170MW of PV projects well underway in Jordan and the qualified bidders for the Noor II and Noor III CSP plants in Morocco soon to be announced. Therefore, the opportunities for both young aspiring women as well as... Read More>>>

KSA seeks 9 GW of renewable power

KSA seeks 9 GW of renewable power

Hazem El Sharkawy, Riyadh In an interview with Aleqtisadiah newspaper, Abdulmohsen Al Shoaibi, Chairman of the Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA), declared the Kingdom’s intent to generate 9 GW in the first phase of the renewable energy project – with an emphasis on solar energy – at an estimated cost of 9 billion euros (more than 45 billion SR). Al Shoaibi added that the Kingdom is working to generate 54 GW of power from renewable energy in the coming 20 years, as per the plan of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable... Read More>>>

Saudi Solar PV Trade Mission

Saudi Solar PV Trade Mission

The Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA) in partnership with Solarplaza will again offer the opportunity for international business developers to meet the local and international key stakeholders, establish life-long business relations and gain valuable insights. It’s the perfect start for setting up business in the Saudi Arabian PV market. Join us from 14-18 September and get your Saudi endeavour kickstarted. Following upon the success of this event in November 2013, we have decided to extend the conference with a second... Read More>>>

New: Arabic Solar Installation Labels

New: Arabic Solar Installation Labels

NEC and IFC-approved Arabic labels to provide useful safety tool for the GCC solar industry Riyadh, 17 January 2014 – The Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA) and Solar GCC Alliance have announced the release of an Arabic-language version of the HellermannTyton solar installation labelling system. Created by cable equipment maker HellermannTyton, the pre-printed, regulatory solar identification labels have been designed to meet the National Electrical Code (NEC) and International Fire Code (IFC) requirements for durability, colour,... Read More>>>

Forbes ME honors DarSolar Partner

Forbes ME honors DarSolar Partner

Forbes Middle East has named DarSolar Managing Partner Abdulmohsin Mohammad Al Shoaibi #35 in their list of the top 100 “Leaders Inspiring A Kingdom in the Business World.” Mr. Al Shoaibi was honored for his work in alternative energy. “Whilst corporate powerhouses form a solid pillar of the Kingdom’s economic success, it is the visionary self-starters who have the power to initiate change and contribute to the Saudi Arabia of tomorrow,” the publication writes. Click here to see the full list.... Read More>>>

PV with batteries: a threat to CSP? Read more: ow.ly/yIzuw

About 3 years ago from DAR SOLAR 's Twitter via Hootsuite