Tuesday 01-11-2022 19:02 PM
DUBAI, 1st November, 2022 (WAM) — Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced that the organization has added 300 megawatts of solar photovoltaic power in 2022, from the phase 5 of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
The Solar Park will have the capacity to generate 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030. Phase 5 is currently underway, with a total capacity of 900MW and an estimated investment of AED2.058 billion. It will operate in phases until 2023.
This year, DEWA has added 300 MW to the 300 MW that started operating last year from phase 5.
Phase 4 of the solar farm, with a capacity of 950 MW and an investment of AED 15.78 billion based on the IPP model, is the largest single-site solar power plant that combines CSP and solar photovoltaic technology . This phase will use three hybrid technologies: 600MW from a parabolic basin (three units of 200MW each), 100MW from the world’s tallest solar tower of 262.44 meters (based on Molten Salt technology), and 250MW from photovoltaic solar panels.
When completed, the project will have the world’s largest oil storage capacity of 15 hours, allowing around-the-clock energy availability. Phase 4 will provide clean energy to nearly 320,000 homes and reduce 1.6 million tons of carbon emissions annually. A total of 217MW of phase 4 using solar photovoltaic panels is already operational.
DEWA has invited international developers to send their Expressions of Interest (EOI) to implement phase 6 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park based on the IPP model. Phase 6 of the 900 MW Solar Park will be implemented using photovoltaic solar panels. It will become operational in stages from Q3 of 2025.
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