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Masdar and NEPCO concludes PPA to build largest solar power plant in Jordan

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has completed a key step in the development of the largest solar power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

The aviation industry is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011 aviation contributed around 3% of Australia’s emissions. Despite improvements in efficiency, global aviation emissions are expected to grow 70% by 2020 from 2005. While the industry is seeking new renewable fuel sources, growing biofuels takes up valuable land and water that could be otherwise used to grow food.

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Masdar to Launch UAE’s First Independent Solar Testing and R&D Hub

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s pioneering renewable energy company, and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, announced this week plans to launch the Masdar Solar Hub to expedite the development of solar technologies.

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Masdar Solar Home Systems to provide 99% of rural Morocco with electricity

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar announced on Wednesday the partnership with Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (National Electricity and Water Supply), ONEE, to design, supply and install 17,670 Solar Home Systems across 940 villages in the Kingdom of Morocco. When complete, the solar homes, along with broader electrification initiatives, will result in 99 percent of rural Morocco having access to energy by the end of 2017 – a critical resource that underpins economic development.

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First Round-The-World Solar Flight Takes Off from Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2, a plane able to fly day and night on solar power only, took off  today from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman.

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