Dubai’s solar plant set to double in size next month

Green energy production set to soar across the energy

Dubai’s solar plant set to double in size next month

Dubai’s already huge solar park is all set to grow massively over the coming weeks and months, with it announced that a significant expansion is set to be completed by the end of June.

According to Arabian Business, the managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, has assessed the progress being made in the third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is found past Al Qudra Lakes.

The project is split into multiple phases. The third phase adds a total of 800 megawatts (MW) of solar power generation, and 200MW of that became active last year – to put it into context, that helps power some 60,000 residences with electricity, and reduces more than 270,000 tonnes of carbon emission every year.

Another 300MW is set to launch next month, by the end of June, and that, by extension, should be capable of providing electricity to another 90,000 residences.

The project is being run as a partnership between DEWA, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company and international energy conglomerate EDF. It’s the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa, and is the largest single-site solar park in the world.

By 2030, it’s set to generate 5,000MW – now that is what we call a green initiative.
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