The World’s Largest $14bn Solar Park Achieve the Major Milestone to Produce 5 GW of Energy By 2030

By: | August 28th, 2022

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (Image Credit: DEWAOfficial/Twitter )

Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is aiming for a capacity of 5 GW (5,000 megawatts) at a total investment of $13.6bn when all stages will be completed by 2030.

The world’s largest solar park constitutes one of the key pillars of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 100 percent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.

The project has been designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 6.5 million tons each year by 2030. The solar park uses a blend of photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies.

The operation of the park began with the launch of the first phase of the project in 2013. Now, the work on the 900MW fifth phase is progressing as planned. The fifth phase will provide clean energy to over 270,000 residences in Dubai in stages until 2023 taking the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to 2.9GW. It will reduce 1.18 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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