KarmSolar, first Egyptian company to get license for off-grid solar power plant

October 15, 2015 12:50 pm0 comments
KarmSolar, first Egyptian company to get license for off-grid solar power plant

KarmSolar at work. (Image via KarmSolar) Solar energy startup KarmSolar has become the first in Egypt to be officially allowed to sell electricity from a major off-grid solar power plant. The license, for a 1 megawatt (MW) installation at a dairy farm owned by a subsidiary of dairy foods company Juhayna, was approved by the Egyptian Electricity Regulatory Agency (Egypt ERA) and is specifically for KarmPower, a subsidiary of KarmSolar. It is expected to be operational by April 2016. “This is the first license …

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Innovative tent for refugees harnesses renewable energy

September 30, 2015 3:03 pm1 comment
Innovative tent for refugees harnesses renewable energy

Nearing the half-decade mark, the Syrian Civil War has by modest estimates already created four million refugees and driven at least seven million inside the shattered country to abandon their homes. Unfortunately, those forced to flee frequently escape one battle only to encounter a new one: the struggle to live […]

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DEWA “Change begins with us” campaign targets over 20,000 people

September 17, 2015 1:55 pm0 comments
DEWA “Change begins with us” campaign targets over 20,000 people

WAM To support Dubai’s goals of implementing a clear strategy and innovative plans to establish the foundations of sustainable development, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, regularly launches social awareness campaigns and programmes to promote the rational use of energy and water and raise environmental awareness among Dubai’s residents and […]

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Free training for Levantine green entrepreneurs

September 14, 2015 3:00 pm1 comment
Free training for Levantine green entrepreneurs

Are you a green entrepreneur? Need to grow a business model that creates environmental and social value? Want to launch your new green service or product but don’t  know where to begin? A new entrepreneurship program is seeking participants from Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan for their November training event. It’s free – but you need to act now. The workshops start in November (in Lebanon and Jordan) and in December (in Palestine), occurring over five days spread across three months. Candidates are chosen based partly upon a feasibility assessment of…

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We’re trashing the environment: how two Emirati sisters are trying to preserve marine ecosystems

September 10, 2015 11:17 am0 comments
We’re trashing the environment: how two Emirati sisters are trying to preserve marine ecosystems

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Abu Dhabi’s desert eco-retreat uses solar energy and smart technology

September 2, 2015 1:21 pm0 comments
Abu Dhabi’s desert eco-retreat uses solar energy and smart technology

An environmentally friendly desert retreat is the latest creation of Baharash Architecture Located in Liwa, Abu Dhabi, it is “in harmony with the pristine and untouched desert-scape” say the design team. The retreat is completely energy self-sufficient, using solar panels as it generates and stores clean power in battery units. […]

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Kerala airport now runs entirely on green energy

August 28, 2015 11:31 am0 comments
Kerala airport now runs entirely on green energy

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Qatar hails success of new technology in the fight against food insecurity

August 26, 2015 2:04 pm0 comments
Qatar hails success of new technology in the fight against food insecurity

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Industrial Internet and energy efficiency in the Middle East

August 13, 2015 10:23 am0 comments
Industrial Internet and energy efficiency in the Middle East

When a car’s fuel is running low, a little dial will let you know, and on the average car you can bet you’ve got about 40km at most to go before you are truly out of juice. Now, imagine having a dial or a light alert a building manager or homeowner that one of their air conditioning units is entering the first stages of a problem, getting to the AC unit in enough time to prevent it from using excess electricity to keep going.   As the Middle East region grows…

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AED719 million first-ever green water desalination plant to be set up in RAK

August 6, 2015 2:54 pm0 comments
AED719 million first-ever green water desalination plant to be set up in RAK

By WAM Utico Middle East, the GCC’s largest private full service utility and solutions provider, and Spanish energy giant Grupo Cobra, have announced their joint venture partnership to construct a AED719 million water desalination plant in Ras Al Khaimah. The joint venture, to be called Al Hamra Water Company, is […]

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