Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has reached new developments, adding a Molten Salt Receiver to the world’s tallest solar power tower.
The largest single-site solar park in Dubai houses the 262.44 metre solar tower at the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the world, currently in its fourth phase to achieve a planned capacity of 5,000MW (megawatts) by 2030.
The mega solar energy project is party of Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050, with the aim to provide 75 percent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050.
The 950MW 4th phase will use three technologies: 600MW from a parabolic basin complex, 100MW from a solar power tower, and 250MW from photovoltaic solar panels.#MBRCSP#MBRPhase4#MBRSolarPark pic.twitter.com/B0sGuflfn4— DEWA | Official Page (@DEWAOfficial) June 17, 2020
The fourth phase of the solar park uses photovoltaic technology to provide 950MW of power, using 700MW of CSP, 600MW from a parabolic basin complex, 100MW from the solar power tower and 250MW from photovoltaic solar panels.
Overall, the project will provide clean energy for 320,000 residences and will reduce 1.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year.
“ACWA Power is proud to partner with DEWA and Silk Road Fund and support all efforts to make the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 a reality," said chairman of ACWA Power Mohammad Abunayyan.
"Today, we reached another significant milestone in the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant, Noor Energy 1. We have completed the lifting of the Molten Salt Receiver in a record time, keeping the highest standards of safety despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and many other challenges."
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently this year achieved new records in by reducing the city’s carbon footprint and more, all to keep Dubai clean. Find out more here.
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