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Dubai’s solar park makes headway

August 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said work on the 800-MW Phase Three of the Dh50-billion ($13.6 billion) Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is progressing as per schedule with nearly 22 per cent of the project already completed.

It is the largest single-site solar park in the world, based on the independent power producer (IPP) model, with a planned capacity of 1,000 MW by 2020 and 5,000 MW by 2030 which will eventually save approximately 6.5 million tonnes per annum in emissions, said Dewa.

The World Expo will be connected to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which will provide it with 400 MW of power,
Dewa added.

The third phase will be completed by 2020, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive of Dewa following a field visit to the Solar
Park site.

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