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Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy to support Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week as Principal Partner

Masdar, host of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), today announced that Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy (DoE) will support the global platform for accelerating sustainable development as ADSW’s Principal Partner. The partnership with the DoE will support ADSW’s initiatives and events, which are bringing global leaders together virtually from 18 – 21 January 2021, to engage in dialogue and take action to advance the global sustainability agenda.

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Solar power – a primer

The energy that the Earth receives from the Sun in just one hour is equal to the total amount of energy consumed by humans in one year. Part of this energy can be converted into electricity by photovoltaic systems. The basic unit of these systems is the light-absorbing solar cell, also called a photovoltaic (PV) cell. Conventional solar cells contain a rigid semiconductor wafer made of crystalline silicon as the PV material, although other PV materials are now in use as well.

26 JUN 2019
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Managing Waste – A primer

The global economy today is mostly linear in nature: products reaching their end-of-life are disposed of in landfills or converted to a lower-quality product that can no longer have high value in the economy. As waste accumulates, both the private and public sectors have shown interest in utilising waste as feedstock to create higher-value products for a circular economy.

09 JUN 2019
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Pay-as-you-go model brings affordable energy to rural areas

Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) energy is a prepayment system that allows the user to pay upfront for a set amount of power, avoiding complexity with billing afterwards. While available in countries in the developed world, such as the UK, its main value is electrification of rural regions.

06 MAR 2019
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Wind power: A primer

Wind power generation relies on special turbines to convert the kinetic energy of the wind into electrical energy. Because of its dependence on wind, which experiences fluctuations due to gusts and temporary calms, wind power has an intermittent power output.

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Critical innovations for sustainable practices on earth

Under the theme ‘Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development’, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2019 gathered to explore how industries are responding to the digital transformation underway in the
global economy, which in turn is giving rise to new opportunities to address global sustainability challenges.

10 FEB 2019
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SAVING THE CLIMATE THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY

Under the theme ‘Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development’, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2019 gathered to explore how industries are responding to the digital transformation underway in the global economy, which in turn is giving rise to new opportunities to address global sustainability challenges.

10 FEB 2019
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Technology for Good

Under the theme ‘Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development’, Abu Dhabi
Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2019 gathered to explore how industries are responding to the digital
transformation underway in the global economy, which in turn is giving rise to new opportunities to
address global sustainability challenges. With this in mind, Masdar has produced the Future of
Sustainability whitepaper report – in partnership with The National – based on information provided by
students, individuals, companies and governmental organisations actively driving sustainability-related
innovation across the planet.

03 FEB 2019
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Utilities in the Modern Era: Embracing a New Business Model

Historically, electric utilities were large, publicly owned entities, operating in a highly regulated environment, whose main function was to ensure the consistent and regular delivery of electricity. Recent advancements in digitalisation, however, and an increase in renewable energy and distributed generation, are challenging the traditional utility business model.

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