UAE-based Enviromena Power Systems has installed solar home systems in more than 17,000 residences in Morocco and Egypt. The systems were installed as part of the off-grid project between Abu Dhabi’s Masdar and Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE), which is now providing solar power to more than 19,000 homes in […]
A leading clean energy company in the Middle East has been named Energy Provider of the Year at the 2017 MEED Awards. Enviromena, which develops, deploys and operates clean energy solutions, says its win highlights the advances renewables are making against their fossil fuel counterparts in a region traditionally associated with oil. The MEED awards […]
The directors of Enviromena are delighted to announce the appointment of international clean energy entrepreneur Adrian Pike as chairman. Adrian Pike’s career within the energy, telecoms and renewables services sector spans over 30 years and started with one of the UK’s ‘Big Six’ energy companies, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), where ultimately, he was […]
Enviromena Power Systems (Enviromena), a leading clean energy project company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), today announced it has been acquired by Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP). UAE-based Enviromena develops, deploys and operates clean energy solutions throughout the MENA region. With a project footprint spanning nine countries, the company has installed more than 17,000 […]
29 November 2017 – Sami Khoreibi, CEO of leading solar energy firm Enviromena, has been named one of the most influential young Arabs in the Middle East. The ‘40 and under’ list, produced by Arabian Business magazine, profiles the top 40 brightest young stars across a range of industries, ranging from fashion to finance, activism […]
Abu Dhabi // The UAE released 199.65 million tonnes of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in 2013, the Ministry of Energy announced yesterday. Electricity and water generation accounted for the bulk of emissions, at 33 percent or 64.89 million tonnes of green-house gases.
Solar power firm Enviromena has been shortlisted in the Energy Provider of the Year category of the MEED Awards, a new awards programme aimed at recognising and honouring the countless companies and stakeholders that have been instrumental to the success of the GCC’s growth story. Sami Khoreibi, CEO, said: “We’re thrilled that a firm that focuses […]
Advances in energy storage technology will lead to a huge transformation of the Middle East and Africa’s energy market in the next decade. That was the message from Sami Khoreibi, CEO of the transformative energy company Enviromena, as he spoke to the World Economic Forum in Jordan this week. Mr Khoreibi, who founded Enviromena in 2007, says […]
Enviromena has been named as one of the top 100 start-ups in the Arab world for its role in cultivating the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4iR). Enviromena, the leading provider of transformative energy solutions in the MENA region, says it will use the accolade to raise awareness of clean energy innovations among its peers. The Fourth […]
Solar deployment in the Middle East will accelerate over the course of 2016. Low oil prices present an opportunity for some parts of the Middle East energy sector. I run Enviromena; we build solar power plants throughout the region and we expect an over 1,000-percent rise in solar deployment in 2016.
BU DHABI (Reuters) – Enviromena Power Systems, builder of solar power plants, sees contracts rising tenfold in 2016 as countries from Oman to Morocco push ahead with renewable energy projects, its chief executive said on Thursday.
Low oil prices present an opportunity for some parts of the Middle East energy sector. I run Enviromena; we build solar power plants throughout the region and we expect an over 1,000-percent rise in solar deployment in 2016. A sharp fall in the price of hydrocarbons is assumed to have a negative effect on the […]
Sitting under a tent in the bright, clean sunshine of Qatar, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser listened intently as His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani shared an inspiration with her. It was early 1995, and together the noble couple conceived a plan for the post-carbon, cleantech future of their country. Envisioning a […]
Palestinian entrepreneur Sami Khoreibi successfully founded Candax Inc., the publicly listed energy company in Toronto, before co-founding Enviromena in Abu Dhabi in October 2007.
An increasing number of international developers are investing billions in solar projects in the country, including three Saudi-led projects aiming to construct 5.5 GW of PV capacity across the country.
The unpredictability of fossil fuel prices is a boon for solar power, even when the direction of those changes is downward, according to the head of a Middle East-based EPC firm.
BU DHABI // Dubai’s announcement that it planned to triple its renewable-energy target was more good news for solar companies after a buoyant 2014, a leading solar entrepreneur has said. Sami Khoreibi, the chief executive and founding partner of local solar installer Enviromena Power Systems, said raising Dubai’s 2030 renewables target to 15 per cent […]
Sami Khoreibi, CEO of Enviromena Power Systems (“Enviromena“), a UAE-based international solar photovoltaic integrator, highlighted the consistent cost of producing solar energy in comparison to the volatile long-term cost of hydrocarbons in ‘The Next Wave of Growth Markets’ panel discussion at the World Future Energy Summit on Tuesday 21st January 2015.
AN ACTION-packed first two days of WFES, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, saw a host of announcements of project launches, business deals and prize winners, while a number of high-level dignitaries have been on site at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center to discuss global and regional energy challenges.
FOUR DAYS of networking, innovation and knowledge sharing will end today, following the successful eighth edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which has been taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center (ADNEC) this week.
Enviromena has undertaken around half of all grid connected solar photovoltaic projects in the Middle East since it was founded in 2007. Sami Khoreibi, CEO and Erik Voldner, executive director of operations discuss the future of rooftop solar in the region.
It was 2008 when Enviromena, a one year old solar EPC contractor, started putting together a 10MW PV plant for the Abu Dhabi-based Masdar Institute. Back then, the cost of building the plant was around three times higher than it would be now and no-one really knew how solar PV panels would fare in the […]
Solar power has long been regarded as the “coming thing” in the global energy market, and especially in the Middle East, which has so much of the basic ingredient: sunshine.
Tumbling generation costs and massive demand for peak power are two reasons why Enviromena believes solar PV is poised for takeoff in the region. The Abu Dhabi-based EPC contractor, which built one of the region’s first PV plants in 2008 for Masdar, says PV is now competitive with other forms of power generation.
Enviromena Power Systems, a UAE-based solar PV integrator, today announced the launch of its first regional office outside of the UAE in Jordan.
Nouakchott: April 18, 2013 – During today’s inauguration of The Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Plant, a utility-scale, 15-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, His Highness Sheikh Saeed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s Ruler Representative, reaffirmed the UAE’s long-standing support for economic and social growth projects in developing countries. The country’s […]
The UAE continued to lead the Mena region in World Economic Fourm’s (WEF) Young Global Leaders (YGLs) list with four making into it for the year 2012.
The US President Barack Obama invoked the spirit of John F Kennedy in this annual state of union speech this week to inspire Americans to embrace clean energy. “We’re telling America’s scientists and engineers that if they assemble teams of the best minds in their fields, and focus on the hardest problems in clean energy.
PV does work in the Middle East. And it will keep unemployment down, as they need lots of laborers to brush the dust off the panels every two weeks. While attending the World Future Energy Summit, we received a tour of Masdar City given by Martyn Potter, the Director of Operations and Facilities. And there […]
Abu Dhabi plays host to the World Future Energy Summit this week, bringing together climate change experts and investors from around the globe. Despite sitting on one tenth of the world’s oil, the emirate is trying to promote itself as a pioneer for of clean energy. Its biggest project is Masdar, a sustainable, zero-carbon city […]
From a nation often known for communicating or meditating rather than producing tangible stuff, these Canadians leave big things behind wherever they go.
Enviromena was created in 2007 on the back of the Masdar Initiative, a multi-billion dollar renewable energy initiative spearheaded by the Abu Dhabi government. The company was envisioned by leader and savvy entrepreneur Sami Khoreibi. As Enviromena’s Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of the company, Sami (along with his extraordinary team) has succeeded […]
You might think green entrepreneurs would be pretty gloomy right now. The global financial crisis has national budgets bleeding red and governments are sure to start tightening their belts over the coming few years — likely cutting back on investment in green projects. Then there’s last month’s failure to negotiate binding carbon emission cuts in […]
Abu Dhabi’s carbon neutral venture invests in local solar player Enviromena. Abu Dhabi carbon-neutral venture Masdar has boosted its interests in local solar player Enviromena to become the largest shareholder in the latter’s latest investment round.
The Arab world may be rich in oil and gas by international standards but even its hydrocarbon resources are finite. In some states, such as Bahrain, Jordan, Dubai and Oman, energy shortfalls are either evident or are looming. Moreover, the countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council, because of a history of energy subsidies and price […]
Sometime in March the largest grid-connected solar power plant in the Middle East will go live. Built on a 212,000m2 site in Abu Dhabi, the plant is a product of the Masdar Initiative and will ultimately power Masdar City’s university.
This month, the 10MW solar power plant at Masdar City – the biggest of its kind in the Middle East – will flick silently into action, as it not only starts providing the power required to build the Masdar City development, but all excess production will go back into the main grid, providing a little […]
Call it doing well by doing good. Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Initiative has become a profile-raiser for the emirate, an aggressive move to rebrand the city from one the world’s worst polluters per capital into the Silicon Valley of environmental design. As part of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a division of government-owned investment firm […]
Sami Khoreibi couldn’t stop beaming at his company’s work. The baby-faced CEO of Enviromena Power Systems, Khoreibi started his business just a little over a year ago. Now he was standing over a 10-megawatt solar farm in the desert outside Abu Dhabi, with row after row of solar panels angled to the Middle East sun […]
Top government officials, heads of global organisations, leading environmentalists and the largest international investors will meet once again at the World Future Energy Summit in the UAE, to discuss, debate and plan for the future of energy.
Abu Dhabi residents will begin to benefit from clean energy in March, marking a first for the region when the renewable energy company, Masdar, connects its solar power station to the grid.