First Phase of Dubai's solar project sees the sun
Phase one of the Dh12 billion Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has gone live on Tuesday.
The 13-megawatt phase one was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The project, which is expected to generate 24 million kw of power per year in phase one, is being undertaken by the Dubai Supreme Energy Council.
The event took place at Seih Al Dahal near the Dubai-Al Ain road where the project is located on a 48-square kilometre area.
The solar park will ultimately have a capacity to generate 1,000 megawatts of power when it is completed in 2030.
On Tuesday, Shaikh Mohammad also launched phase two of the project, which will see the next stage of construction of a 100-megawatt installation to be built in public private partnership with Solar First.
The solar project is part of the emirate's plan to diversify its energy mix and reduce dependency on oil and gas.
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