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Middle East


UAE's First Nuclear Unit Enters Commercial Operation

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) said Unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear facility has entered commercial operation, nine years after construction of the Arab world's first nuclear power plant began.…


Record-Low Solar Prices Drive Middle East Projects

Abu Dhabi Power Corp. (ADPower) in late April announced what it called the lowest-ever cost-competitive tariff for a solar photovoltaic (PV) project, a few months after a project in Dubai…


Qatar Will Boost Middle East Solar with 800-MW Project

Qatar’s energy minister on Jan. 19 said the country will build an 800-MW solar power project that will push the country far beyond its announced goal for solar energy. That…


Solar Projects Show Rapid Growth in Middle East

Solar power continues to make inroads in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and other parts of the Persian Gulf region. The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) in…


How the Middle East Is Transforming Its Power and Water Industry

Global demand for power and water is accelerating—and the Middle East is no exception. A burgeoning population combined with multiple industrial diversification programs is fueling a boom in power and…