Qatar’s Sahara Forest Project Grows Its First Cucumbers from Saltwater

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The Gulf region is showing exactly why they are quickly becoming the top destination for renewable and clean technology in the world. A recent pilot project in Qatar aimed at growing cucumbers using seawater and solar power is just one of the more unique endeavors, and hopefully won’t have any Islamic leaders crying foul. According to […]

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Jordan’s Feed-in-Tariff for Renewable Energy is an Arab World First

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Jordan is the first country in the Arab world to offer its residents an opportunity to earn money through feed-in-tariffs (FITs). The Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) announced last week that citizens of one of the world’s most fuel-deprived nations can sell energy generated with solar panels for 120 fils per kilowatt/hour (kw/h) and wind power […]

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juwi Wind and Solar Plant in Egypt is Remote-Controlled from Germany

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German project developer juwi has installed their first combined wind and solar plant in Egypt to be used for desalinating and pumping irrigation water for farms and it is monitored and controlled remotely from Germany. Located halfway between the bustling cities of Cairo and Alexandria in Wadi El-Natrun, the new plant is comprised of four 12 […]

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Iraq Puts Hope in Wind, Solar Power to Buttress Energy Sector

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The Middle East is continuing to show itself capable of boosting alternative energy sources without facing political backlashes from opposing sides of the aisle. In Iraq, large multinational corporations are working with the country’s ministry of electricity to see clean and renewable resources become a reality in the post-war environment, where investment is expected to […]

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Cornell and Israel’s Technion Unveil Net-Zero Energy Tech Hub Plans

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Earlier this year Cornell and Technion, Israel Institute for Technology won the privilege of developing a new tech campus and incubator on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Starchitects Skidmore, Owings, Merril (SOM) won the design competition and now plans are underway to turn the entire island into an enormous super-green net-zero energy campus complete with […]

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Solar-Powered Doomsday Clock Counts Down to 12-21-2012

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Designers from Israel hope to install a solar-powered doomsday clock in Times Square, where it will count down to 12-21-2012. Using cutting-edge technology, including concentrated photovoltaic power and LED lights, the glowing four meter globe is designed to harness humanity’s attention in the lead up to the so-called end of times. But there’s a twist. […]

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Inflatable Solar Canopy to Power the Arabian Peninsula?

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MIT student Otto Ng proposes to solar-power the Arabian peninsula with more than 10,000 square kilometers of Powerscape – a tensile solar-collecting canopy comprised of inflatable mirrors. The problem with solar power, says Ng in a TED presentation, is the great amount of space required to produce the same amount of energy as a conventional […]

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