Tag Archives | renewable energy

Iraq's Future Isn't Oil, It's Sustainable Electricity

By Luay al-Khatteeb, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Future Isn't Oil, It's Sustainable Electricity As the country continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Islamic State insurgency, revolutionizing the country's energy sector could be the […]

Testing the Potential of Solar in Iraq

Characterized by long, hot and clear summers, Najaf, Iraq's holy city, seems like the ideal place to realize the potential for solar energy in Iraq. Which is why in 2016, Najaf was selected as one of three sites to pilot rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, testing their potential for application across the sunny nation. Energy […]

New Solar Park to ease Dohuk's Power Shortage

By Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  New solar park to ease Iraqi governorate's power shortage No one batted an eye when the power abruptly cut off in English teacher Miriam Zia's 11th-grade classroom at the […]

Duhok to Establish First Solar Energy Park

Duhok will soon have its first solar energy park in a major step towards becoming a low-carbon governorate, setting an example on sustainable renewable energy to follow in Iraq. On 04 February 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a letter of agreement with the Governorate of Duhok to establish a pilot solar park […]

Iraq Plans Second 750 MW Solar Tender

By John Lee. The Iraqi government is reportedly planning a second 750 MW solar tender. According to pv magazine, Raad Al Haris, an energy advisor to the prime minister, did not provide dates but said that both this and the ongoing 750-MW solar tender launched in May will be finalized within two years. He added […]

Solar Street Lights for Ramadi

By John Lee. Al-Safwa Office has won a contract with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to supply and install solar street lights in Ramadi. The contract is worth $243,700. (Source: UNGM)

UNOPS, Japan providing Renewable Energy in Iraq

By John Lee. To improve living conditions for returnee populations living in newly liberated areas, UNOPS – with funding from the government of Japan – is helping to provide renewable energy and emergency waste disposal services in three Iraqi governorates. “[This project] comes at a time when Iraq is counting on its friends to recover […]

Investment Opportunities: 7 Solar Energy Projects

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has published details of a new round of solar energy projects: The Ministry of Electricity is please to invite local, regional and international Independent Power Producers (IPP) to submit Expressions of interest (EOI) to embark into a proposed reverse auctioning round for SEVEN (7) Green field solar […]

Shire Oak joins Iraq Britain Business Council

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that Shire Oak International has become the latest organisation to join the Council. Shire Oak International is the first organisation with a primary focus on Renewable Energy to join the IBBC. Shire Oak International is a developer and financier of large-scale renewable energy projects in developing countries […]

UK Company keen to build Solar Energy Plants in Iraq

By John Lee. Oil Minister Thamer Al-Ghadhban met on Monday with Richard Crow, the Director of Development for the Middle East and North Africa at Shire Oak International. During the meeting, they discussed prospects for joint cooperation in developing Iraq's renewable energy sector. Mr Crow expressed his company's desire to develop the country's energy sector […]

Electricity Ministry Denies Saudi Solar Power Deal

By John Lee. The spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, Dr. Musab Sari al-Mudaris [Mussab Serri al-Mudaris] (pictured) has denied reports that he had told Bloomberg about an agreement to buy electricity from Saudi Arabia. He said the statement from the news agency is incorrect. Bloomberg had cited Mudaris as saying that Saudi Arabia agreed […]

Iraq prepares to curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Iraq prepares to curb greenhouse gas emissions through development of a roadmap for mitigation action A total of 27 Iraqi experts and officials discussed and agreed on an outline for Iraq’s actions towards mitigating the cause of climate change that will lead to the finalization of the country’s Roadmap for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA). […]