HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electrical energy and Water Authority (DEWA), introduced that Dubai’s clear vitality manufacturing capability has reached 2,027 megawatts (MW) utilizing photovoltaic solar energy (PV) and concentrated solar energy (CSP). That is about 14% of Dubai’s whole electrical energy manufacturing capability of 14,517 MW. The announcement was made throughout Al Tayer’s go to to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park, which is being carried out by DEWA. It’s the largest single-site photo voltaic park on this planet utilizing the Impartial 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 labor on the fourth part of the park, the place 417MW will probably be related to the DEWA grid. This consists of 217MW from photovoltaic photo voltaic panels, and 200MW from CSP utilizing parabolic basins. The fourth part of the photo voltaic park is 92% full. Al Tayer met with DEWA’s Emirati workers who’re being educated in clear vitality initiatives within the 4th part of the photo voltaic park. This spherical was executed by Noor Vitality 1. DEWA owns 51% of the corporate whereas ACWA Energy holds 25%, and Silk Street Fund owns 24%.
Al Tayer additionally inspected the fifth part of the photo voltaic park the place DEWA related 600MW to its grid. The fifth part has a complete capability of 900MW and investments of AED 2.058 billion. The 300MW third challenge within the fifth part is 52.9% full and will probably be commissioned in 2023. It makes use of the most recent photo voltaic photovoltaic bifacial applied sciences with Single Axis Monitoring to extend vitality manufacturing. It’s going to present clear vitality for greater than 270,000 properties in Dubai and cut back 1.18 million tons of carbon emissions yearly.
“We’re working in accordance with the imaginative and prescient and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to advertise sustainability and the transition in direction of a sustainable inexperienced financial system. We’ve achieved this by diversifying vitality sources and rising the share of renewable and clear vitality in Dubai’s vitality combine. This has achieved the Dubai Clear Vitality Technique 2050 and Dubai Internet Zero Carbon Emissions Technique 2050 to supply 100% of Dubai’s whole electrical energy manufacturing capability from clear vitality sources by 2050. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park is crucial clear vitality challenge carried out by DEWA to attain obtain 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 n, and go to,” stated Al Tayer.
“Since its launch, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park has obtained a number of curiosity from international builders, displaying the arrogance of traders from around the globe in DEWA’s main initiatives with the non-public sector utilizing the Impartial Energy mannequin Producer (IPP). By this mannequin, DEWA has attracted round AED 40 billion in funding and obtained the bottom international photo voltaic vitality worth (levelized price) 5 consecutive occasions, making in Dubai which is a worldwide benchmark for photo voltaic vitality costs,” added Al Tayer.
The 4th part of the photo voltaic park, with a capability of 950 MW and investments price AED 15.78 billion in line with the IPP mannequin, is the biggest single-site photo voltaic CSP plant on this planet. It combines CSP and photo voltaic photovoltaic applied sciences. This part makes use of three hybrid applied sciences: 600MW from a parabolic basin complicated (three items of 200MW every), 100MW from the best solar energy tower on this planet at 262.44 meters (primarily based on Molten Salt expertise) , and 250MW from photovoltaic photo voltaic panels. Upon its completion, the challenge could have the biggest warmth storage capability on this planet of 15 hours, permitting for the supply of vitality across the clock. The fourth part will present clear vitality for almost 320,000 properties and cut back 1.6 million tons of carbon emissions yearly.