The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, will add 300 megawatts of photovoltaic solar energy in 2022, according to Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD&CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
By implementing innovative projects to diversify energy production sources to include various clean and renewable energy sources and technologies in Dubai and expand the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park projects, we work to keep up with demand.
This will assist in achieving the goals of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to produce all of Dubai’s electricity from clean energy sources by the year 2050. Al Tayer pointed out that the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park’s current production capacity has increased to 1,827MW using photovoltaic solar panels by adding 300MW from the 900MW fifth phase.
At the Solar Park, DEWA is carrying out additional projects totaling 1,033MW using PV and concentrated solar power (CSP). About 12.8% of Dubai’s 14,317 MW of installed capacity is made up of clean energy. The fourth phase of the solar park is the largest concentrated single-site solar power plant that combines CSP and solar photovoltaic technologies, with a capacity of 950 MW and investments totaling AED 15.78 billion based on the IPP model.
The fourth phase, which employs photovoltaic solar panels, has a total installed capacity of 217MW. For the implementation of the sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park based on the IPP model, DEWA has invited international developers to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI). Photovoltaic solar panels will be used to implement the 900 MW sixth phase of the Solar Park.