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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 applied by DEWA. It’s the largest single-site photo voltaic park on the 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 linked 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 staff who’re being educated in clear vitality tasks 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 linked 600MW to its grid. The fifth part has a complete capability of 900MW and investments of AED 2.058 billion. The 300MW third venture 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 would present clear vitality for greater than 270,000 houses 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 economic system. We’ll obtain this by diversifying vitality sources and rising the share of renewable and clear vitality in Dubai’s vitality combine. It has achieved the Dubai Clear Vitality Technique 2050 and Dubai Internet Zero Carbon Emissions Technique 2050 to offer 100% of Dubai’s whole electrical energy manufacturing capability from clear vitality sources by 2050. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park is an important clear vitality venture applied by DEWA to realize ot this objective and consolidate Dubai’s place as a sensible and sustainable metropolis in addition to a most well-liked vacation spot for dwelling, working, investing, and go to,” stated Al Tayer.
“Since its launch, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park has acquired loads of curiosity from world builders, exhibiting the boldness of buyers from around the globe in DEWA’s main tasks with the non-public sector utilizing the Impartial Energy mannequin Producer (IPP). Via this mannequin, DEWA has attracted round AED 40 billion in funding and acquired the bottom world photo voltaic vitality worth (levelized price) 5 consecutive instances, making in Dubai which is a world 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 accordance with the IPP mannequin, is the most important single-site photo voltaic CSP plant on the planet. It combines CSP and photo voltaic photovoltaic applied sciences. This part makes use of three hybrid applied sciences: 600MW from a parabolic basin advanced (three models of 200MW every), 100MW from the very best solar energy tower on the planet at 262.44 meters (based mostly on Molten Salt know-how) , and 250MW from photovoltaic photo voltaic panels. Upon its completion, the venture could have the most important warmth storage capability on the planet of 15 hours, permitting for the provision of vitality across the clock. The fourth part will present clear vitality for almost 320,000 houses and cut back 1.6 million tons of carbon emissions yearly.