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Dubai solar park a record-breaker

The fourth phase of development on the ‘largest single-site solar park in the world’ is underway.

Forming a key element of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, ground on the latest stage of the record-breaking Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) facility was broken this week by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, according to the Emirates News Agency. The strategy is for 75% of Dubai’s power output to come from clean sources by 2050.

Called the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, it will have a capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030.

“We are guided by HH Sheikh Mohammed’s resolve and vision to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy; establishing the Emirate as the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world. Achieving these ambitious targets will require more than 42,000 MW of clean and renewable energy by 2050. This project is one of the most important projects that will contribute to these needs. It has a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030, with a total of AED 50 billion in investments, to accelerate the transformation towards solar power,” Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), told the Emirates News Agency.

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