First unit of Dubai’s giant concentrated solar plant commissioned

The project, estimated to cost $14 billion, will have a total capacity of 5GW

Statoil and Masdar to explore offshore wind storage

Statoil and Masdar have joined forces to explore the potential of battery storage solution at a wind farm in Scotland. They have signed a collaborative agreement to analyse data from ‘Batwind’ – the energy storage system designed to store power generated by floating wind farm Hywind, which was inaugurated last October. The Norwegian firm and […]

Firms team up for energy efficiency in UAE

A management services firm and Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company are to pursue joint sustainability projects. BMS and Masdar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to improve the energy and water efficiency of buildings and facilities across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They aim to help companies decrease their energy consumption and […]

Masdar buys UK offshore wind stake for £525m

UAE renewable energy giant Masdar has bought a 35% stake in an offshore wind project in the UK for £525 million. The 402MW Dudgeon wind farm, located off the coast of Norfolk, is expected to produce enough electricity to power more than 400,000 homes. Abu Dhabi based Masdar bought the stake from Norway’s Statoil, which […]

Samoa opens first wind farm

Samoa officially opened its first wind farm today. Slap bang on the Samoan island of Upolu, home to nearly three quarters of the population, the wind farm will supply 1,500 MWh of power per year. The country which broke away from New Zealand in 1962 paid for the project through a $50 million fund specifically […]

Transmission link to London Array sold for £459m

The three owners of the 630MW London Array (pictured) have agreed to sell a transmission link to the offshore wind farm for £459 million. Four bidders competed to own and operate the link through Ofgem’s tender process and Blue Transmission London Array was granted the licence for the biggest offshore project in the world, which […]

Cameron opens huge offshore wind farm

Prime Minister David Cameron today officially opened the huge London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm. With a whopping 175 turbines, the 630MW wind farm in the Outer Thames Estuary was brought online in March 2013 and the last turbine began generating in April. It could supply around 500,000 UK homes with electricity. Speaking […]

Abu Dhabi’s scorching ‘£1bn’ Green Investment Bank plans

Abu Dhabi is said to be planning a scorching amount of investment with the Green Investment Bank (GIB) in the UK’s clean energy sector. Tomorrow Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s state-backed renewable energy company will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the GIB during a state visit to the UK by President of the United Arab Emirates, […]

‘World’s largest’ offshore wind farm now fully powered

All 175 turbines at what is believed to be the world’s largest operating offshore wind farm are now generating clean electricity. The 630MW London Array in the Thames Estuary has completed its first phase of the project, with the final turbine (pictured) online on Saturday, 6 April. With all turbines now exporting power to the […]

Masdar’s renewables-powered desalination plants

An energy company in the UAE has launched a project to develop plants which turn seawater into drinking water using renewable energy. The Gulf region accounts for nearly 50% of the words desalinated water. In the UAE, which sits on the coast of the Gulf of Oman, seawater desalination requires around 10 times more energy […]