Dubai Solar Park provides 800 MW of clean energy to 240,000 house
By using photovoltaic solar panels, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park 3rd phase in Dubai, which is one of the largest solar projects in the world, has a capacity of 800megawatts of clean energy for over 240,000 residences in Dubai.
DEWA built Dubai Solar Park 3rd phase
The third phase of the solar park was built by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), using the Independent Power Producer, IPP, the model of partnership with a consortium led by EDF Group, through its subsidiary EDF Énergies Nouvelles at an investment of AED3.47 billion, and Masdar as Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company.
DEWA also uses other innovative technologies, including cleaning robots for photovoltaic panels to increase the plant’s efficiency in which the facility is the first of its kind in the North Africa, and Middle East region to use single-axis solar tracking to increase energy generation.
The Authority established Shuaa Energy 2 with a 60 percent stake in the company. EDF Énergies Nouvelles has 16 percent, and Masdar has 24 percent, and recorded a world record in the cost of photovoltaic solar power for this phase of the solar park, using the IPP model at a Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) of USD 2.99 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Dubai Solar Park
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park UAE is the largest single-site solar park in the world. The Solar Park total capacity of operational projects, which uses photovoltaic solar panels, is 1,013megawatts with a planned total capacity of 5,000megawatts by 2030, it features an investment of AED50 billion. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority is creating an additional capacity of 1,850megawatts using Concentrated Solar Power, CSP, and solar panels.
The construction of Phase 3 of Solar Park began in January 2017, with financial close achieved in June 2017. The first 200megawatts came on stream in April 2018 of its kind in the Middle East, becoming the largest solar power plant to track the path of the sun. The second 300megawatts is scheduled for completion in 2019, and the final 300megawatts in 2020.