Dubai’s clear power manufacturing capability has reached 2,027 megawatts (MW) utilizing photovoltaic solar energy (PV) and concentrated solar energy (CSP). That is about 14 p.c of Dubai’s whole electrical energy manufacturing capability of 14,517 MW.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electrical energy and Water Authority (DEWA), made the announcement throughout his go to to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park, which is being applied by DEWA. It’s the largest single-site photo voltaic park on the earth utilizing the Unbiased Energy Producer (IPP) mannequin. It has a manufacturing capability of 5,000 MW by 2030, utilizing photovoltaic photo voltaic panels and CSP applied sciences.
Al Tayer reviewed the progress of the fourth section of the park, the place 417MW might be related to the DEWA grid. This consists of 217MW from photovoltaic photo voltaic panels, and 200MW from CSP utilizing parabolic basins. The fourth section of the photo voltaic park is 92 p.c full.
He met with Emirati workers of DEWA who’re being skilled in clear power initiatives within the 4th section of the photo voltaic park. This section is applied by Noor Power 1. DEWA owns 51 p.c of the corporate whereas ACWA Energy has 25 p.c, and Silk Street Fund has 24 p.c.
Al Tayer additionally inspected the fifth section of the photo voltaic park the place DEWA related 600MW to its grid. The fifth section has a complete capability of 900MW and investments of Dhs2.05bn. The 300MW third undertaking within the fifth section is 52.9 p.c full and might be commissioned in 2023.
It makes use of the most recent photo voltaic photovoltaic bifacial know-how with single-axis monitoring to extend power manufacturing. It’ll present clear power for greater than 270,000 properties in Dubai and cut back 1.18 million tons of carbon emissions yearly.
“The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park is crucial clear power undertaking applied by DEWA to realize this aim and consolidate Dubai’s place as a wise and sustainable metropolis in addition to a most popular vacation spot for dwelling, working, investing, and visiting,” Al Tayer mentioned.
He added: “Since its launch, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park has obtained quite a lot of curiosity from world builders, displaying the arrogance of traders from all over the world in DEWA’s main initiatives in partnership with the personal sector utilizing the impartial energy producer ( IPP) mannequin.
“Via this mannequin, DEWA has attracted practically Dhs40bn of investments and obtained the bottom world photo voltaic power worth (levelized value) 5 consecutive instances, making Dubai a world benchmark for photo voltaic power costs.”
The 4th section of the photo voltaic park, with a capability of 950 MW and investments value Dhs15.78bn based on the IPP mannequin, is the biggest single-site photo voltaic CSP plant on the earth. It combines CSP and photo voltaic photovoltaic applied sciences.
The section makes use of three hybrid applied sciences: 600MW from the parabolic basin complicated (three models of 200MW every), 100MW from the very best solar energy tower on the earth at 262.44 meters (primarily based on Molten Salt know-how), and 250MW from photovoltaic photo voltaic panels.
Upon its completion, the undertaking could have the biggest warmth storage capability on the earth of 15 hours, permitting for the supply of power across the clock.
The fourth section will present clear power for practically 320,000 properties and cut back 1.6 million tons of carbon emissions yearly.