The first three renewable energy projects developed under the US$50 million United Arab Emirates-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF) have broken ground in the Bahamas, Barbados and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, according to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC).
Port operator DP World’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a free economic zone at the western end of Dubai, has launched the UAE’s first green storage and warehouse facilities and is set to install 88,000 PV modules across its Dubai facilities' rooftops.
After finalising plans to install a rooftop PV project atop the facility of Gulf Center for Soap & Chemical Industries (GCSCI) in Dubai, officials from the Abu Dhabi-based Enviromena Power Systems acknowledged that commercial solar might be on the verge of a boom in the UAE.
Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) for renewable energy collaboration and investment between South Korea and the UAE.
ALEC Energy, the renewable energy arm of ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC, has signed off on a contract to develop a 6.5MW rooftop solar plant with Emaar Development for the Dubai Hills Mall project which is currently under construction.