The latest stage in the development of a record-breaking solar park in Dubai has increased the Emirate’s clean energy share to 4%.

By 2050 Dubai wants 75% of its power output to be from clean sources and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will contribute to that. The 200 megawatt (MW) first stage of the 800MW third phase, being delivered by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), has now been inaugurated by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. DEWA is progressing phase three in collaboration with a consortium spearheaded by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and Électricité de France (EDF) Group.

“It is a great honour for the EDF Group to contribute to the Emirate of Dubai’s energy transition. I am delighted with the trusting relationship we have forged with our partners, DEWA and Masdar, to develop carbon-free energy in the region and beyond,” said HE Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and CEO of EDF Group.