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IRENA: “They speak about energy, but they mean electricity”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 3, 2015
IRENAIt was a busy Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) this January: It started with the fourth assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which brought together 1,200 high-profile attendants on 17 and 18 January 2015, and went on with the four-day World Future Energy Summit between 19 and 22 January, a summit that offered a renewable technology exhibition, as well as a series of conferences and debates on all technological and political issues regarding today’s renewable industries. The organisers expected around 32,000 visitors from 170 countries. “The next wave of disruptive changes is happening in energy,” Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of IRENA, said during the FT IRENA Question Time Debate on 18 January 2015. 
Photo: IRENA
 

Germany/Saudi Arabia: Fraunhofer ISE and KA CARE Sign Collaboration Framework Agreement

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 28, 2014
King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, KA CARE, located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Fraunhofer ISE, based in Freiburg, Germany, have jointly announced the signing of a Collaboration Framework Agreement, which will serve as a basis for various collaborations between the two organisations over the next years. According to a press release by Fraunhofer ISE, the joint projects will include renewable energy research and development, as well as testing and training. The photo shows Dr Mahar Alodan, KA CARE, (left) and Prof Dr Eicke R Weber, Director of Fraunhofer ISE, during the signing ceremony, which took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, at the World Future Energy Summit’s German Pavilion on 20 January 2014. 
Photo: Fraunhofer ISE

Middle East discovers Solar Thermal Technology

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 19, 2009

Tisun in Abu DhabiValuable business contacts: Robert Welling with his company Tisun was the only solar thermal manufacturer from Europe at the fair in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in the middle of January.
Photo: Tisun

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